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why aren't there 40 dollar chinese electronic hearing muffs?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by atek3, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. atek3

    atek3 Member

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    I don't want to spend 135 dollars for the remington or dillon electronic muffs. When will a chinese company start selling 40 dollar electronic muffs at walmart?

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  2. frenchwrench

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    Check Gander Mountain. Electronic muffs for $40.00. I have a set I've used all year and they work quite well.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    There are Communist Chinese cheapo electronic earmuffs all over the place.
    Midway has them on sale for $25 this month.
     
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    Are your ears only worth $ 40 ??
     
  5. atek3

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    mete, your statement takes the cake.

    when people are wearing foam earplugs do you say "are your ears only worth 50 cents"? Because they do make premium earplugs for fifteen dollars. I'm unconvinced however that that is the best use of my scarce money.

    Thanks Jim and Chairman Mao, I got some ears for 25 dollars a piece. And you know what? if they break, for 25 I could buy two, and I did...

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    I hav a set of the Midway earmufs they work fine only complaint I have to stuff my ears into them the openings are a tad small oris it my ears are too big :what: never seem to get that straight
     
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    Spock has the same problem. :D
     
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    Harbor Freight has some for $19. They block sound well, but the amplifier section leaves a little to be desired :rolleyes:
     
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    If China were truly communist, us "Americans" would not be able to buy anything made in China that is cheap.
     
  10. atek3

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    actually during the cold war eastern bloc countries sold stuff to the west all the time, they needed to sell stuff to raise hard currency to purchase the things that they themselves couldn't make.
     
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    The only caution I give about the cheap electronic muffs is that the circuitry that shuts the microphone off may not respond as quickly as the more expensive muffs. I'm sure that there are some of the Chinese muffs that do, but I don't know any way to find out.
     
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    There are two basic type of electronic muffs:

    1. ones that amplify normally, and totally shut down when the impulse limit it exceeded.

    2. ones that amplify all the time and digitally filter out the loud noises. these do not "shut down" completely when the bang occurs

    For myself, I can speak and communicate with just NRR 33 plugs in (Max Leights), and when things get really loud, I wear "dumb" muffs over the top.
     
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    i bought 2 pair of those bobo, i hope they work
     
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    Those Midway muffs look interesting. I wish they gave an NRR rating though.

    I have a friend who has gone thorugh a few pairs of the cheap chinese ones. The trick to longevity that he found is after using them, don't store them with the earpieces clapped together. They need to breathe and dry out otherwise the sweat corrodes things in there.
     
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    There are more than afew out there, problems is, I hope you've got a small head. All the ones I've had experience with didn't extend down far enough to cover the ears, and the cup size was kinda small.
     
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    +1 on the Harbor Freight ones. Amplification works sufficiently for me...in a recent class, I kept forgetting to even bother to remove them when the instructor was talking. I could hear just fine, even if wearing a set of foam plugs underneath (I eventually pulled them out) with the volume cranked up.

    I've got a big head, and they're just a teeny bit smaller than I'd prefer (the band that goes over your head), but after a few minutes, I get used to them.
     
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    I used elect. muffs that cost up to around 250$..not mine of course. And some work very very well...stereo with two mikes etc.

    My personal muffs are Harbor Freights 20$ specials. Let me tell you guys...you wont find a better deal. They do cancel out completely with shots are fired but they also amplify sounds enough that I have a pair by my bed...in case someone breaks in....I can hear them better! I like that alot!

    Shoot well and god bless
     
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    I think the Peltors for under $100 (I think I last saw them for $69) are a great buy.

    I know what I'm getting, I can get service for them if needed and they back up there claims.

    I trust them and have confidence that it's a good product doing what it's meant to do. I'm afraid that by the time the cheap ones show obvious failure you will have already suffered damage. Also, if they're not stating their performance I wouldn't trust them in the first place.

    That's just me though.
     
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    So they, like America, have evolved into a fasctist scheme of government?
     
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    The local harbor freight had them on sale for $9.99 so I bought several pairs. The mono sound bothered me more than anything (can't tell where the sound is comming from) so I put two together and have adjustable volume for each ear for a little over $20 what a deal.
     
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