Hearing Pro: Need Help on sub $200 Hunting Hearing Pro

DWier

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I have Walker Razor XV3 ($~150), Peltor EP100 in-ear buds (~$200), Peltor muffs (~$45) and had Howard Leight muffs.
  • The Peltor muffs are the best for ambient sound amplification, and I use them doubled up with plugs when at the range with magnum rifles. They get in the way of a cheek weld on my hunting rifles.
  • The EP100 are my favorites. Work great for everything but crowded, busy rifle ranges. Sometimes, instead of doubling with plugs, I'll use the EP100's under my Peltor muffs instead of ear plugs.
  • The Walker Razor XV3's are OK. They work with cell phones via bluetooth. But my over-all experience with them is meh.
  • The Howard Leights were mediocre at best. Accidentally left them at the range, hopefully someone else appreciates them.
Edit to add, at my age, I have pretty bothersome tinnitus, 24/7. Sounds like a dentist drilling on a tooth. People suffering from tinnitus are also known to exhibit hypersensitivity to loud noise, i.e. they become more irritated than when they didn't have tinnitus. Hence, I prefer to be as quiet as possible, so often just turn off my EP100s. They are effective as stand-alone ear plugs.
I have walkers razor ear buds with bluetooth. Worked well until they came out with the 2.0. Now the original app doesn't work and they won't pair with the 2.0. Now they aren't worth a cold cup of coffee. The 2.0 may be good but be ware, when they come out with the next generation the 2.0 will be worthless. That's a lot to pay for something that you can only use for maybe 2 yrs. Spoke to customer service and they said they are 'working on it'. That was about 1 yr ago. I'm done with Walkers.
 

jdavistx

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I have walkers razor ear buds with bluetooth. Worked well until they came out with the 2.0. Now the original app doesn't work and they won't pair with the 2.0. Now they aren't worth a cold cup of coffee. The 2.0 may be good but be ware, when they come out with the next generation the 2.0 will be worthless. That's a lot to pay for something that you can only use for maybe 2 yrs. Spoke to customer service and they said they are 'working on it'. That was about 1 yr ago. I'm done with Walkers.
How much do you spend. on your rifle and ammo?
 

jdavistx

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Let me know if you find that button and I'll tell Walkers. According to them the 1st gen will not work with the new app and the old app no longer works (also According to Walkers).
I happen to be an electrical engineer. I've worked on Bluetooth problems. Get the manual and press the button for about 10 seconds. They are always backwards compatible. If not, you bought the wrong product, but I don't think so. It's a few bucks. Get over it.
 

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FYI, I just checked SoundGear's website. They're running a promotion this month for $125 off a pair of the Instant Fit electronic ear plugs (promo code PROTECT21), so $275 for a pair.
Well done!
 

skibbyshot

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I bought a pair of Walker rechargeable, Bluetooth ear buds. They suppressed sound well and fit on. I’m 67 and wear hearing aids and shoot trap & 2 F Class 300 yds each week. I had hoped to use these for hunting & other shooting but they didn’t have enough amplification for my hearing loss. So, I sent them back. They were $249 at Midway….
 

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Etymotics worked well in Afghanistan and they work well in the field. No complaints, just remember to take the batteries out for storage or they will corrode.
 

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