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    Default Hearing Protection w/Radio

    What might be the latest and greatest in ear muffs with radio?

    I would prefer to stick with Peltor, since they will also fit my hardhat. Their newest model is model WTD2600, with a NRR of 26. Any one using this?

    That being said, I would consider another brand if the reception was superior. Like many, I live outthere.

    Are these muffs/radio directional as far as reception is concerned?

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    For three years I've used an earlier model Peltor with conventional tuning and nrr of 26. I'm very happy with them.
    There's advantages to the digital tuning of the model you cite. That is digital tuning is impervious to radical temperature changes. I use to have a boom box with conventional tuning in the garage but I had to continually retune it during the winter as the temperature changed. The model you cite has preset tuning capability which is nice.
    Be aware that you can wear the headband behind your neck if you want to wear a straw hat or something.
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    Default Re: Hearing Protection w/Radio

    Paul, those are the ones I have also and they are Peltor with conventional (tunable capacitor) tuning. One thing I forgot to mention about those is that the frequency isn't well marked on the muffs and tuning is hit or miss. Also I bump the tuning knob too often and throw it off frequency.
    I'm seriously considering getting the digital tuning ones.
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    Default Re: Hearing Protection w/Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by ragkar
    Paul, those are the ones I have also and they are Peltor with conventional (tunable capacitor) tuning. One thing I forgot to mention about those is that the frequency isn't well marked on the muffs and tuning is hit or miss. Also I bump the tuning knob too often and throw it off frequency.
    I'm seriously considering getting the digital tuning ones.

    Well, I'll wait until I get your report on the digital tuning unit...

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    Default Re: Hearing Protection w/Radio

    I have the AO Safety WorkTunes™ and think they are great. With just two AA batteries’ I was doubting their longevity but found this not a problem. Well the first time use didn't last too long because I forgot to turn them off. Duh!

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    The Peltor WTD2600 looks like it could be ideal.

    Haven't been able to find any reference or price for these in Australia.

    I'll be interested to read more about their performance and price.


    http://www.aearo.com/pdf/WorkTunes_Digital_SS_1.pdf
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    Default Re: Hearing Protection w/Radio

    Good info. Thanks. Guess I will try a pair of the new digital muffs.
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    I bought a set from Lowes that are digital. Cheap, $47 or so, but they have 3 volume levels, so occationally they are too loud. The Peltors are nice, but they don't like rain if left out by mistake overnight . Now they change channels all on their own, listening along just fine to a radio station and suddenly another station all together is coming in. Also, a Carhart jacket collar is just the right height to hit the volume, look left the volume goes up, look right and it goes down . Real pita when snowblowing.
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    Default Re: Hearing Protection w/Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by atgreene
    I bought a set from Lowes that are digital. Cheap, $47 or so, but they have 3 volume levels, so occationally they are too loud. The Peltors are nice, but they don't like rain if left out by mistake overnight . Now they change channels all on their own, listening along just fine to a radio station and suddenly another station all together is coming in. Also, a Carhart jacket collar is just the right height to hit the volume, look left the volume goes up, look right and it goes down . Real pita when snowblowing.
    Bummer...the way I'm getting senility ...cuse, meant to say senority...It is only a matter of time.

    Do the Peltors keep the station pretty steady when you're moving around, turning etc?
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