Ear defenders

Longneck

Member
I managed to break my old trusty ear defenders the other day and as I get older I find these to be an essential item when in the workshop.
Just wondering what other people are using, I like the traditional over your head type of ear muffs but they can be a bit of a pain when grinding rusty old steel with goggles and a dust mask. I see some folk use the ear plugs but I’m not a fan of the disposable ones and I’m not sure what the necklace type things are like.
What’s everyone else using??
 

Goggles

Member
Location
Hertfordshire
Do you find they sap your phone battery if you’re using Bluetooth?
I tried a set of wireless buds but they walloped the phone battery, so I reverted to wired buds, with the wire tucked inside my shirt. Buds under defenders can be a bit uncomfy.
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
I use the Peltor Optime III, but I get them free though my airport work :whistle: , good sound deadening and comfortable.
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ARW

Member
Location
Yorkshire
Do you find they sap your phone battery if you’re using Bluetooth?
I tried a set of wireless buds but they walloped the phone battery, so I reverted to wired buds, with the wire tucked inside my shirt. Buds under defenders can be a bit uncomfy.
Yes they do, if I’m knocking all day then I’m charging my phone at midday just so it lasts past 3pm
We wouldn’t be without them, they provide entertainment and protection, we have a noisey job so it’s encouraged to keep them on your head
 

Gerbert

Member
Location
Dutch biblebelt
Well, I don't rate the peltor design, the plastic tends to break off where the wire slides in, not cheap either. I bought a husqvarna one that seems quite rugged. Also the actual noisemuffling part is changeable. Might be cost prohibitive, dunno.
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MF565

Member
Location
Blackpool
i had a pair of them protear radio muffs but have broken out in 4-5 months useage and reccomendations for another set doesn't need to have bluetooth but would be nice.
 

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