Brands:Walker's Game Ear
New Walker’s XCEL Muff Series also includes four listening modes: Universal, Speech Clarity Mode, Hi Frequency, and Power Boost. New ergonomic headband design for maximum comfort every time. Hi Gain Omni Directional Mics with Active Dynamic Sound Suppression and Wind Noise Reduction. Controls moved to headband resulting in less holes in ear cups and improving NRR. Powered by 2 (AAA) batteries –included.
Works as advertised with all the features they say. I have only had it a few days enougb to test it once. But it was inside an indoor range where I was placed between a 357 revolver shooter and an AR15. I thought I would have to double up hearing protection but surprisingly I could feel the percussion blast alot more than I could hear it. As long as they last over the years itll remain 5 stars..
When I first used them, there was a lot of electrical feedback and static. Then I realized I was in a room with some computer equipment and LED lights. I left the room and they were much better. They don't seem to have a problem outside. I think they should be fine at the outdoor range. Will probably be ok at the indoor range as well, but I'm not totally certain. Having a sensitive antennae is probably a good thing, just be aware there might be some issues if you are using them around electrical equipment.
As a Range Safety Officer and Firearms Instructor for the past ten years I've used numerous types of electronic hearing protection. These are by far the best I have used. Sound dampening works perfectly and the voice clarity despite background noise is amazing.
I love this set of ear pro. I use it 5 days a week for about 3-5 hours a day and use the Bluetooth function daily. I’m in indoor range and the 27 decibel rating a definitely a plus because I deal with people that have 5.56 caliber 8-10” short barrel rifles with compensators on them regularly.
Best shooting headset I own. I have three other sets and this set is hands down the best. Bluetooth works great. Sound is crystal clear. The best part is how comfortable they feel. I usually have trouble with a headset being to small to fit my big head. They are not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. Don't even look at those cheap headsets. If you want to listen to music in comfort at the range, these are for you
I was disappointed in these ear muffs the on off volume buttons are too small or hard to find while you are wearing them once you do find the right button it's too hard to get the buttons to do what you want on/off volume up down . I did like the fact that the ear muffs were thin and offered a 26 NRR but if I could do it over again I would spend a little more and get the pro ears brand one simple knob on each ear on/off and volume up and down that's easy to find . One other thing the picture I saw on Amazon and other web sites show them to be tan or light brown mine were light grey .
Comfortable, soft ear pads, controls are easy to reach and adjust. Bluetooth is great. You can listen to music, audiobooks and take phinrcalls
Tried them at the range yesterday for the first time. Comparing them to Howard Leight Impact Sport, they seem to offer a slight bit more noise reduction from gun shots. Control buttons for on/off and mode selection are small, but not a huge problem. Volume controls are large and easier to use. I ran mine in the voice clarity mode and could easily understand what my fellow shooters were saying when speaking in a normal voice. Also, they don't seem slimmer than the Impact Sports, but for some reason they interfered with my rifle shooting much less. I normally have to switch to foam plugs for rifles, but was able to wear these with no problem. That was off a bench. Standing free hand may be different.
I tried to contact ShopZone (the seller) with the defect and it was mentioned, once shipped back to them, at my cost, and they deem the unit faulty, would be their word against mine, I would still be charged a restocking fee (didn’t mention how much that would be) ...my point of view is; all I wanted was a product that worked. It doesn’t and I will be charged significantly more than if purchased anywhere else. So...
I purchased these for range and hunting. This version of the Walker’s line is very well thought out. I really like the location of the controls which definitely helps the decibel rating. One negative, I really wanted a set with some type of waterproofing, but for the price.....and with Bluetooth, I can’t complain. Well worth the money!
I've owned several different pairs of Walkers hearing protection. All of them have been awesome. This one is the exception. Operation of the buttons is a pain and awkward. If you are looking to double up on hearing protection the volume is not loud enough to hear with ear plugs in. The worst thing was the sound suppression seemed off. I may have had a defective pair but it seems like the sound suppression wouldn't kick in quick enough.
Solid headset. Sound quality lost a half star rounded down because the audio is heavily tinny in most of its audio modes. Sound quality is super subjective though so I didn't dock it on the overall score.
Excellent ear pro, easy to use, fits perfect, pairs to iPhone 8 very easily
Love them! Very quick response time to loud noises of any kind. Very happy with these.
Exelente audio y calidad
performs better that Howard Leight impact.