Best safety ear muffs according to redditors

We found 517 Reddit comments discussing the best safety ear muffs. We ranked the 102 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Safety Ear Muffs:

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 127 pointsr/sysadmin

You might also try over-the-ear hearing protectors, like you might wear to operate a lawn mower or operate heavy equipment.

I usually advocate for cheap, disposable foam earplugs (I keep a small pack of these in my laptop bag in fact) but if you have some damage to your ear, jamming something in there might possibly cause problems of its own. So going over-the-ear is the safer path.

Cheap: 26dB @ $7 USD

Good: 31dB @ $15 USD

You said you are in Buenos Aires, so I'm sure you'll know better places to purchase than Amazon US.
These are just examples...

u/guacamoleburger · 24 pointsr/gundeals

I’d much rather go for the 3M EEP-100. 27 NRR capable out the box with the right ear piece and upgradable to 30 NRR. Same price too.

I’ve been meaning to write a full review on these but I’ll give a short snippet on how they are:

  • I use them under electronic muffs and this combo provides the ability to hear everything while maintaining good hearing protection.

  • Battery life hasn’t been much of an issue, haven’t ran into them dying on me yet.

  • the color is a little off putting but underneath electronic earmuffs, it’s a nonissue

  • The charging box is great and a nice way to carry them around
u/CausticApathy · 23 pointsr/gundeals

For those of you saying Amazon... Primeday is a scam. They were $143.54 as of July 1. They raised the price back up for Prime Day, the 20% off is ~the same price pre-Prime Day.

u/aribrona · 20 pointsr/Rainbow6

No problem! these may be a bit cheaper and might go over better. (i cant recall of IQ's ear muffs have a olive tint or are just black)

u/other_other_self · 18 pointsr/programming

Have you tried over-the-ear hearing protection? It's made for power tools and the like, but in an office setting, it bestows pure, blissful silence. I had these, which were pretty conspicuous-looking, but there are smaller ones available. The Noise Reduction Rating is the most important thing to look for (higher is better).

u/nitsuJcixelsyD · 18 pointsr/gundeals

If you are interested in dipping your toe into in-ear electronic protection, I would recommend starting with the EEP-100 for ~$144. The included foam tips will get you 27 NRR and you can increase that to 30 NRR with replacement tips at ~$21 for 10 pairs.

I have the EEP-100 and use them outdoors with the 27 NRR tips and am very pleased with their performance. I am using them to replace Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic over ears. My biggest complaint with over ears is when I shoot a rifle my cheek weld will break the seal. I would resort to foam plugs under the impact sports and then turn them all the way up. This was uncomfortable for extended range trips and I still had to talk loud/ yell to range buddies.

With the EEP-100 I can keep them in ear at a good volume and not break the seal from cheek weld on a rifle. Outdoors they work perfectly and I don’t notice any discomfort from extended range time and the 27 NRR allowing too much noise in.

I plan to use these with centerfire suppressed rifles as soon as my cans clear. I will probably bump down to the 23 NRR tips in that case as I won’t need much to stop the remainder of the sound with the suppressed rifle. Even dry firing and racking and dropping bolts/slides the EEP-100 will pick that up and gate that noise. Pretty impressive.

Your use case may be different, but the price to performance for me is perfect.

u/fringeHomonid · 16 pointsr/ShittyLifeProTips

Ok. The Active sound cancellation, simply put, emits sound waves to cancel out sound waves. It's possible that there is a bleeding, if you will, of low frequencies and that's what might be giving you a headache.

If you want to avoid a headache you could try to use a pair of these with some standard ear buds and achieve the same effect.

u/LockAndCode · 15 pointsr/Military

>Anybody else notice that fireworks sound like a nearby firefight?

I'm sitting here in my La-Z-Boy wearing foam earplugs, and over the ear hearing protection, and I already have 40% hearing loss, AND I took one of my "as needed" Xanax. I'd turn on a loud movie, but those flip me out too.

Not my favorite holiday.

u/xxxJakkxxx · 14 pointsr/guns

>Shot my AR15 an .357 revolver without ear protection and my hearing was basically gone and had ringing in my ears for hours.

...Why would you ever do this? You may want to go see a specialist because there is a very good chance that you're done some permanent damage

>best route to go for ear protection for a inside range and outside farm?

Doubling up is best but doing either will offer protection. The amount of protection depends on the rating for that particular product and if it's being used properly.

Example. This pair of over-ear protection is NRR 23 while This pair of in-ear protection is NRR 32 if used properly

Here's a website with information about NRR ratings.

u/gingerooed · 14 pointsr/Parenting

We got the highest reviewed off of Amazon to use at a wedding. My son was 6 weeks old and slept 6+ hours.. we actually had to wake him to eat.

Here is a link.. If that's allowed? Baby Banz EMBB Hearing Protection, 0-2 Years, Blue

Editing to add that I saw your other post and I really hope some of the suggestions help. Please keep us updated on if anything works.. as a mother pregnant with my second this is one of my biggest fears once the baby arrives.

u/SirScotchelot · 14 pointsr/gundeals

$135.10 (before tax) $169 at amazon for prime day. As mentioned by u/guacamoleburger below, these also do not include the 30NRR tips, only 27s


Edit: wasn't logged in, you save an additional 20% in cart if you have prime. Might need to pick up a pair for hunting

u/jay_sugman · 13 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Given the door is designed to keep the microwave radiation contained you probably don't want to alter it. This may be the only thing that could work:

u/TripleChubz · 12 pointsr/Firearms

How does your product differ from the available OEM gel cups by 3M/Peltor that are already on the market?

Such as:

u/skaag · 12 pointsr/Parenting

Here's some simplistically delivered advice, all of them are things I tried, and while each one isn't a "complete" solution, combined together they will accumulate and help overall:

  1. Get ear muffs. Here's a $15 product on amazon:

  2. Sleep on the sofa once or twice a week, with good ear plugs, so you are not woken up by the baby.

  3. Understand that babies will cry for tons of reasons. Even a it of gas in their intestines will make them cry. We are programmed to be really bothered by another person crying, but you need to re-adjust your perception about crying. Imagine the baby is an alien and this is simply how the alien says "hello".

  4. They sleep longer once you introduce solids, and after that, it gets much easier overall after 10~12 months.

  5. We put this butterfly plush toy next to baby's head near the changing pad, so he has something to look at while we change his diaper. It isn't 100% guaranteed to work, but even 1 out of 10 is better than 0 out of 10.

  6. When the baby seems to cry for no reason whatsoever, they can be over-tired, and they don't know how to put themselves back to sleep. Sometimes I will simply lift my baby up in the air and hold him way up there for 1~2 seconds, then down again to face level, and plant a kiss on his nose. Lift him up again, and down again. This seems to calm him down, and lately he actually switches from crying to laughing (I guess he loves being raised high up in the air like that). You need to fight the instinct to behave more abrupt/fast with them, reverse it instead, when they cry just be compassionate and merciful, be slower and even more gentle, hold them gently and walk. Babies love that feeling of being carried and your steps seem to have a calming effect on them.

  7. Get a yoga ball, hold them gently in a sleeping position, and bounce on the ball. Try different speeds and heights. Be careful not to fall back with the baby. Works like magic for us!

  8. Focus on taking care of yourself, your physical needs, your mental needs, and communicate those needs with your wife. Every person is different, and needs different amounts of sleep, fun, sex, food, social interaction, walking outside to breath fresh air, etc. Just discuss this with your wife and I guarantee she can help you out more than you think!

  9. DO NOT hate on yourself. I clearly remember with my first child this dark thought of literally throwing her out of the window. I did not sleep for 3 days, I was hungry, thirsty, my head was exploding because I had the flu, I didn't have sex for 6 month+, and I just had about enough of the whole thing. But then you look at that baby and you realize they depend on you for everything, they are absolutely helpless, and you need to practice squeezing the love out of you for that little being :-) I find this is a great skill to master regardless of your baby, it comes in handy when dealing with obnoxious people in general, at work, with family or with society at large.

    That's all I got for you today. Good luck!

u/Rogue-Planet-Mike · 12 pointsr/audioengineering

I'm 35 - pro mastering engineer, and a tinnitus sufferer. I know this might seem impossible, but in time you will adjust and it will go away. A couple things I wish I had told myself at 21.

  1. Buy ear plugs and put them in your car, jacket pocket, pants, back pack. I like the Hearos Extreme ones. Wear them whenever you're in ANY sort of loud environment.

  2. Buy these, or something like them, and wear them (instead of the earplugs) if you're doing anything around the house that might be loud. Mowing the lawn, building something, even vaccuming.

  3. This is HUGE. Buy an SPL meter (I'll link to a cheap one below) set it up at your listening position and adjust your listening level so that it doesn't go above 85dba during the loudest passages of mastered tracks. Don't use youtube, spotify, or any other loudness normalized playback medium to do this. Buy a song off itunes (that isn't labeled 'mastered for itunes') or better yet - play back a CD.

    Mark that volume level on on your level control and NEVER go above it. 85 dba SPL is safe for 8 hours a day - anything more than that, or longer and you could potentially cause permanent damage. If your ears feel stuffed or tired it's because you're listening too long, too loud, or both.

    I understand that you may be recording or mixing material that is lower than mastered material and will sound quiet at the 85db setting you'll have marked off. In that case, make a second mark on your volume control that corresponds to 85db at mix level, or better yet - keep the SPL meter in front of you. This serves a dual purpose, as it doesn't only protect your ears, but it helps you hear constantly. Your sensitivity to different frequencies chances (quite a bit) with listening level. So establishing a (safe) standard will allow you to mix faster, better, and much more confidently.

    Typed that pretty fast while working, so sorry for any typos.

    Good luck!

    edit: for some reason all my points are coming up as #1 ... odd.
u/Pete_Iredale · 10 pointsr/videos

> Put in earbuds and turn on a rad audiobook Put on noise cancelling headphones *

I'd like to introduce you to [these bad boys] ( Wife got them for my birthday a couple years ago, and it's a complete game changer!

u/debello · 10 pointsr/flying

I flew my (at the time) 3 month old last summer on an 8 hour round trip XC for vacation, as well as some other flights. In my experience, it's been easy peasy. Here's what makes it that way:

  1. Make sure you have someone on 100% kid duty throughout the entire flight. In my case, it was my wife. She sat in the back next to the car seat.
  2. Let the person on Kid Duty handle the kid. I have a now somewhat fond memory of getting a departure clearance out of a busier Class C airport with my 5 month old screaming the background because he wanted out of his car seat. That's the way it goes sometimes, but focus on performing your pilot duties and let the child handler handle the child. As part of your pre-flight, brief them on what to expect and when they should notify you of a problem. As PIC, it's up to you to ensure a comfortable flight for all of your passengers, but your first priority is safety.
  3. During takeoff and landing, we had the little guy strapped in the car seat. Once we were a few thousand feet AGL and en route, he was in and out of the car seat depending on his comfort level. He was able to nurse, stretch out and interact with Mom and stayed pretty happy the whole time. There were a few times we had to go through some smaller convective clouds. I knew about them ahead of time and gave enough warning that my wife was able to strap him back in the car seat in case of any turbulence.
  4. We used Baby Banz over his ears. We also stuck some cotton in his ears under the Banz because they didn't always stay on.
  5. Little children don't quite know how to equalize ear/sinus pressure yet, so if it all possible, try to limit your climbs and descents to about 500 FPM. Again, safety first, but if you have the chance keep that in mind. Sucking (whether it be nursing, bottle, pacifier, candy, etc) is a great way to keep pressure equalized in the sinuses. Once we were at a safe altitude and climbing, my wife would pull our guy out of the car seat and nurse him until we were at cruising altitude. If he was ever uncomfortable he didn't let us know.

    I don't have any personal experience flying a 3 year old, but I'd imagine a lot of the same applies - make sure you have someone whose sole duty is to hang with the child, and a booster seat may not be bad idea so that they can see out of the windows while still belted in and it will help make the seat belt more effective if, God forbid, you need it.

    I'd be happy to answer any other questions or share more details if you'd like. Good luck!

    Bonus: Pic of our little guy riding along comfortably at 9000'
u/Its_A_Nice_Day · 9 pointsr/misophonia

If other people are still using headphones maybe it's just an unenforced rule.

>. My friend has told me that since I checked 'yes' on the 'I have a disability' section of my paperwork and didn't fill in a specific reason, I can just strongarm HR with that and tell them they're not legally allowed to demand a reason, but we're a small company and HR is already has this overbearing tone of 'but why don't you just conform? It's not a big deal.' and I don't want to create an adversarial relationship with my work

I think you legally have a right to request accommodations for your disability.

There are also earmuffs like these

If you really believe in the company then the push to do what you need to do is important. They just want you to back down but if its a problem that you wont give up, they may eventually give in.

Also, get documentation of all your requests. Put all your requests on paper so that you have a paper trail for everything. You could even get a payout from this. Remember, HR is there to protect the company, not you.

If it was four months ago you're ok bringing it up again. Honestly I'd just wear the headphones again since others are already doing it. If anyone says anything, which they probably wont, Let them know its for your disability.

u/Ephemeral_Halcyon · 9 pointsr/specialed

The school I'm currently at has the new talking fire alarms. There's either no siren, or it's pretty low. They've scientifically proven that the talking alarms are safer and more effective in an emergency. We've got a room full of AU kids and haven't had any issue at all with the alarms.

I would bring talking alarms up with your admin.

In addition, what kind of noise cancelling headphones are you using? I know ours are bs and do little to nothing. If your alarm is so unbearably loud that it's cutting through the headphones, they probably need better headphones. When you put them on, are you still able to hear conversation?

Look for earmuffs with an NRR rating of 31. Here's a pair.

u/KarmaAndLies · 7 pointsr/sysadmin

Disposable Foam Ear Plugs are the right answer if you can comfortably keep them in the whole work period. I am one of those people who cannot, I literally get earache after about 60 minutes of continuous use (and I've tried the smallest that fit). IEMs cause similar issues.

Foam Ear Plugs are the best because unlike regular headsets they won't slip if you bend over or flick your head back; that's an issue you genuinely need to consider with most larger headsets. But if you cannot use them, like me, then we have to keep searching for alternatives.

I've had some success with these, they put less pressure on my inner ear (YMMV):

I'm also a fan of these, but I'm also a big 3M fanboy for the durability and "just works" factor:

Legit noise cancelling is fine, but I've dropped the 3M ones far too many times to seriously consider using $300 Bose QuietComfort at work away from the desk; whereas $30 ones I can treat like crap (and do).

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/LifeProTips

You could have saved a lot of money and had even better noise reduction by just buying ear muffs w/ ear protection. Something like this - Much better LPT...

u/beepbopborp · 6 pointsr/daddit

Found the actual product. This is what we bought: Baby Banz EMBB Hearing Protection, 0-2 Years, Blue

u/gambiter · 6 pointsr/iphone

Noise isolation is pretty much identical to the Earpods. It's too bad... I wish they made in-ear Airpods... I've even considered making a silicone cover that makes them go into the ear canal more, but then they wouldn't fit in the charging case. For the most part, it isn't horrible, but it's still a part of using them.

That said, a couple things you might not know...

  • Airpods are slightly larger than Earpods. For me, that means they fit my ears better.
  • Since they don't have the weight of the cable, they stay in my ears much better than Earpods. They're so light, I can even tilt my head to the side without them falling out. Pretty much the only thing that makes them fall out unexpectedly is taking off a tight-neck t-shirt while they're in my ears.
  • Most bluetooth (even with Apt-X) headphones will split the BT signal when you activate the microphone, giving you low quality audio in both directions. With Airpods, you get high quality in both. I've done tests, and the people I've talked to have always been able to hear me loud and clear. I really wish the mic quality was talked about more with them... it's a huge selling point.
  • As has been said, their audio quality is excellent. If you're in a quiet room, they sound absolutely gorgeous.
  • Because there's no noise isolation, though, my worst experience was trying to listen to podcasts on a plane. That said, I do woodworking and use ear muffs for protection from the loud saws, etc... if you have an over-the-ear pair, they fit over the Airpods (at least, they do for me) without any issue. You end up with amazing sound + noise protection.

    YMMV, of course.
u/CmdrSquirrel · 5 pointsr/guns

See disclaimer.

These are my favorite plugs I've tried.

These are very effective and cheap, but they're not conducive to rifle shooting because it'll kill your cheek weld.

u/tikitravels · 5 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

I'm going to go a different direction then actual sounds. Get a pair of these:

and you will be shocked at how much they cut out. Quite frankly, in a quiet room she will hear her own breathing, etc. For an idea, trying plugging your ears (really pushing them in) and then humming or breathing or talking and you'll see what I mean. They have this type of thing at Home Depot, etc. as well.

u/Bilbo_Fraggins · 5 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Buy this and experience your morning blending 30db quieter.

u/deluseru · 5 pointsr/Tools

I totally understand, in that case here are some things.

If you don't already have a set of 1/4" impact bits I highly recommend the Makita impact gold series, three options from $15-$30. Good strong bits good for everything not just impact drivers.

Their 1/2" and 3/8" wobble adapters are nice, you can get them by themselves, or in a pack with standard or metric impact sockets. $4-$5 by themselves or $15 with the sockets.

This Makita Impact GOLD Ultra-Magnetic Torsion Insert Bit Holder is also excellent. $5

How are you set for razor knives? The Milwaukee FASTBACK Compact is my daily and I love it. It does have one flaw, if you hold the blade section in a certain way for detail cutting you can depress the blade release. But once you get used to it it has not been a problem for me. $9

They have a special buy going in my area for the Fastback Flip, Fastback Compact Flip, and 50 blades for $15.

How about pliers. I love these tiny Cobras, they were part of my EDC at my last job. $26

6" models only $1 more. $27

7" only another $1. $28

Very very tough diagonal cutters. $35

For when you need a bit more oomph than your standard cutters, Mini bolt cutters. $44

The classic Swedish style pipe wrench, always make for an interesting conversation piece. $46

How are you set for PPE? I wear this respirator for 8 hours a day 5 days a week and I love it, after a few minutes you forget your even wearing it. And its super easy to just un-latch to speak to people then pop it back on.

Without filters at amazon. $19

Home depot does not sell the filters I use, but amazon does. $11

These are only particulate filters so if you do a lot of painting the set from home depot with the VOC filters would be better.

For hearing protection I had been using a set of 3M Peltor Optime 105's until I upgraded recently to a combo of 3M Peltor WS Alert XP's and 3M Peltor CH-5 High Attenuation Headset. The 105's offer extremely good protection for the money.

3M Peltor Optime 105 $20

If there are any specific categories of tools you would like a recommendation on let me know.

u/PrionBacon · 5 pointsr/buildapc

Headset on shoulders = Sponsor's headset.

Headset worn = 3M Earmuffs to block out environment sounds + earplugs

EDIT: Changed Headset worn.

u/britishben · 5 pointsr/guns

I like the Peltor H10As. Passive, but cheap and effective. If I'm shooting something loud I'll double up with cheap foam earplugs underneath, can't hear a thing then.

Edit: Just wanted to point out, these Peltors block out 29dB, whereas the active ones ruertar recommends only block out 20dB for 6x the price.

u/grnhgh · 5 pointsr/gaming

Depends on what you think is cheap. Maybe 10-20 bucks at a hardware store, or 5-20 bucks online. I'm not sure, I bought mine a long time ago. Search for "noise reduction ear muffs", or here is an Amazon page with some.

Also, it seems like gun users use these things, so you may find some where guns are sold.

u/deetothapee · 5 pointsr/USCR

I've always found it easier to park outside and take the shuttle around the track. Makes it much easier to leave. I would also definitely recommend getting some radio earmuffs if you don't already. The food vendors are ok but I've always enjoyed cooking out more.

I'm also praying that we won't see a repeat of last year. I unfortunately didn't check my tent before we left only to find the zippers leaked...

u/tllundmano · 5 pointsr/Dogfree

i'm sorry to hear about this. as a person who's worked the graveyard shift, and needed to sleep when everyone else is awake, here's some things i've done to get the sleep i've needed.

  1. wear earplugs while sleeping. not just the foam ones you find in stores, but contruction/shooting range quality silicone ones. i use these, they work great:

    (for maximum comfort while sleeping, take out the green plastic core part, that part is stiff)

  2. white noise generators. i have them on my macbook, iphone and ipod, ready for any situation where i know i need sleep. use them with a set of earbuds, and you'll be able to block out most noise. sometimes i play the whitenoise app on my macbook speakers while wearing the above earplugs.

  3. construction/shooting range earmuffs/headphones. i have a pair of these, and they can be used in conjunction with earplugs, and this model can be used with your phone/mp3 player and a white noise app for extra noise blocking potential. not the most comfortable thing to wear while sleeping if you toss and turn, but useful nonetheless.

    hope these suggestions help... they've helped me quite a bit in noisy situations where i've needed to get my rest.
u/johnsonch · 5 pointsr/NASCAR

Borrow or rent a headset. Your ears will thank you and it makes it a heck of a lot easier to keep dibs on what is happening. Plus you can tune in to your favorite driver and listen to the chatter. If the he scanner is too much, I have a pair of these and use a small portable radio to tune into the FM broadcast.

u/ziburinis · 5 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

That is such a UK/Ireland thing where you guys consider that a long distance and we in the US don't. My mother drives over an hour to nanny my brother's kids, one way. And thinks nothing of it (they reimburse her for gas). 40 miles is nothing for family to drive to visit if they want to visit, but it's vast if they don't want to.

You might want to look into noise blocking headphones for babies and toddlers for the footie matches. That way you won't have to worry about the screaming damaging hearing. They are pretty cheap and it might be fun to have your mother buy it, tell her it's so they can take the baby to the games and I bet your stepfather will especially like it, it's confirmation of the relationship you want him to have with your kiddo

u/JrNewGuy · 5 pointsr/sysadmin

Basically: What is your budget? Do you want something that is also for use outside of the data center?

I've used ANC earbuds and ANC headphones.

The buds work well - well enough for shorter stints in a data center or every day office/commute use.

The expensive headphones (MDR1000X, QC35) work incredibly well - you can still hear the noise, but I've been in the DC for hours with them and didn't mind. These things were life-changer for me.


are good starting points for a quick read.

There are also "industrial" types, such as

But they're not as comfy, don't have very good audio quality, etc. They're ear protection that happens to do FM and BT - they're not headphones with noise cancelling. They're 1/5th the price of a Bose or Sony set though...

You can also get a bluetooth ear piece and regular sound dampening "ear muffs" if you want to MacGyver it.


u/AceBacker · 5 pointsr/jobs

Give these a try:

Should send a nice passive aggressive message as well. Unless you want to be openly aggressive, then you don't need them.

u/AromaAttack · 5 pointsr/hsp

Finally a topic I'm passionate about!

I don't have a specific answer for you, but that's because I have a lot of experience with ear plugs, and I know taste and fit will vary immensely from person to person.

Unfortunately, that means the best advice I can give you is try a whole bunch of different ear plugs, and see which ones fit best and work best for your purposes.

Judging from my experience, I'm certain you're going to need more than one type of earplug.

A bunch of tips:

  1. This place:

  2. Check out their assortment packs.

  3. They make smaller women's and slim fit earplugs. I'm a fairly large man, and they don't fit me perfectly, but if I just want to take the edge off of the ambient sound, I use them. They muffle everything, but not to the same degree as my regular sized earplugs. That may not be an option for you depending on the size of your ears, but it's an option for some.

  4. For music and movies, I've tried Downbeats, but they don't fit me very well. You may have more luck, and there are other brands worth considering. Search for earplugs for musicians. They preserve the full range of audio frequencies, but just lower the volume. (Regular earplugs will tend to block out some frequencies more than others.)

  5. My favorite.

  6. Buy disposable earplugs in bulk on the internet.

  7. Those single use disposable earplugs -- you can use them more than once, but they do lose some of their blocking power. (Depending on the situation, this might be an advantage.) But once they get a little too soft and squishy, they're done.

  8. I often wear earplugs almost all day like you're planning. And I sleep with them every night too. That's doable, but do take them out for a decent amount of time each day. If they are in too long, even your favorite earplugs can become irritating. (And I know some people do have allergies to certain earplug materials.)

  9. Noise dampening earmuffs are also great.

  10. Keep a pair of earplugs with you in a little case at all times. You never know when you're going to want them.

    If you have any questions or just want to talk earplugs, let me know. Like I said, I'm an earplug aficionado!

    As for the rest of you, I can't recommend the earplug lifestyle to people on this subreddit strongly enough.

    Earplugs are like a warm, cozy blanket for your mind.

    Once you start using them regularly, you'll wonder how you ever managed to live without them.
u/bcphotog · 5 pointsr/ar15
u/Didthenecessary · 4 pointsr/gundeals

I bought these and shortly after bought a pair of thick Peltor muffs. Having compared the two, the Howard Leights are a fantastic bargain compared to regular slim earmuffs but I strongly recommend going for the Peltors if you only intend to wear muffs and not doubling up with ear plugs and muffs. Shooting without doubling up on these is not possible if you are near anyone who is firing a rifle or is using a brake.

Stereo sound from the Peltors was a huge improvement over the Howard Leight's mono sound. Once you hear the difference, you see what an improvement it is being able to hear where sounds are coming from.

The Peltor set is far more comfortable. As in inflatable mattress vs memory foam mattress difference in comfort. This is to be expected from the price difference, but they are perfectly comfortable for hours and hours. I don't have grass to mow here in the desert but I can imagine these would be great for mowing a big yard. They're like pillows for your ears, seriously. And I just found out that they make Gel pads

If it is in your budget, you can get the Peltors for $180ish when you can catch them on sale.

u/veni_vidi_vale · 4 pointsr/headphones

> I'm in a house with roommates

Buy them these

u/jbaber · 4 pointsr/ABoringDystopia

Howard Leight by Honeywell Sync Stereo MP3 Earmuff (1030110)

u/Praxiscat · 4 pointsr/childfree

Generally speaking you need an earmuff style headphone. Not active-noise cancelling, but passive noise blocking. The type people who work in loud environments are required to wear for safety. Some have headphone jacks. This blocks out noise from across the noise spectrum, they are essentially sound isolation for your ears. They are much bigger though. FYI....Like This:

Active noise cancelling actually lets quite a bit of sound through, it is really not the best tech. As somebody stated it is really for blocking white noise, not the entire sound spectrum.

u/rayliam · 4 pointsr/headphones

I did this for awhile but a little differently. I wore IEMs with some 3M earmuffs for noise suppression. Super isolating but clampy. The cable underneath the earmuff pads was fine. Used these on a long flight and couldn't hear a baby that was crying off and on throughout the flight.

u/lowbiker · 4 pointsr/programming

I have [these] ( They're still not a 100% solution. There is a guy in my office who has a permacough. I combine these with earbuds and a whitenoise app for total blocking but still put up with pinched ears

u/kremes · 4 pointsr/politics

Well, think of it this way, what is the downside that prevents it from being practical or useful? There really isn't one. Since it prevents the gunshots from causing permanent hearing damage, anytime the weapon is fired it's practical. It's simply a safety device. It doesn't solve every potential problem by itself, but it's not supposed to. Ear plugs are still useful, like seat belts and airbags, they're both good individually but combined is even better.

The amount of noise reduction varies widely depending on the caliber, firearm, and suppressor. Generally though yes it's still loud, but not loud enough to cause permanent hearing damage. The dB scale isn't linear, so a reduction from 165dB to 132dB may not sound like a lot, but it will save you from needing a hearing aid later in life.

At the range, people sometimes forget to put their ears back on.

You can suppress shotguns, generally not as effective but still doable. Home defense is probably the most practical application. If you ever have to use a gun indoors, there's a good chance you're going to cause permanent hearing damage to everyone in the house. It's not realistic to scramble around for hearing protection for yourself in that situation, let alone the entire family.

u/Snorumobiru · 4 pointsr/ptsd

I was molested too. I have PTSD, OCD, and autism. Loud noises are the bane of my existence. When I'm startled, it takes me hours to weeks to recover.

Sometimes you need to go to a safe space where you know you won't be startled. Here's some things I've found work well:

I find brown noise works best. It's broad-spectrum constant noise to help you block everything out. Works great with headphones or desktop speakers.

These block out everything, including very sharp or low-frequency sound. Best thing is, you can wear them over foam earplugs. I've experimented and found that when I wear my earmuffs and earplugs together, they block up to 65dB of sound.

I think one of the worst things you can do is let yourself get angry at the source of the noise. As soon as you do that you're giving the brain circuits that are hurting you strength. Another thing that helps me is reminding myself: "The noise that hurts is okay to think about. I cannot hear it right now. My future self is capable of handling it if I hear it later. I will not lend it existence in this moment by worrying about it now. I am safe and I am strong."

Your anxiety comes with a physical feeling. For me it's a cold, gripping feeling in my chest. For you it may be somewhere different. When you feel that feeling, get somewhere safe from triggers, and then close your eyes, take a deep breath, force yourself to smile, and pay close attention to the feeling. Let your consciousness inhabit it. You will feel it shrink away. If it moves to another part of your body, follow it. Soon, it will dissipate.

I wish you luck and success in your journey. Please feel free to talk to me whenever you need.

u/moktor · 4 pointsr/gundeals

No worries! I had hoped that this wouldn't be their crappy yard sale like last year.

I have been poking around in the categories, did find these muffs that will be on sale starting at 4:05 PM (PDT I'm assuming). I might pick them up for a spare range pair.

u/pmunkyandpals · 4 pointsr/tumblr

If you're still looking for a solution, you should try [these]( /B01L1U9L5W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_RnvMAb1TJBH9D). I use them in my college's library because people don't understand the concept of silence.

u/MrPants1401 · 4 pointsr/Teachers
  1. Rows instead of groups. You get less interaction with rows so there is less off task behavior
  • Buy a couple ear protection earmuffs for like $10 bucks each. I have students who are really chatty wear them when they are working to keep them on task.
  • If your race is an issue, then you need to show an appreciation for their cultural things.
  • Drop the level of instruction. Cover something they should already know but don't (not forever, just until you get the class under control). Students misbehave more when they are struggling with the material.
  • Have more things be about completion than ability. It encourages the students to do work, and once they are working its easy to increase rigor.
u/the_blue_wizard · 4 pointsr/guns

Most rifles today will come with a Breech Lock (also called a Cable Lock) which is really padlock to secure the gun.

As an example -

There are also Trigger Locks, but as I said, you will get a free Breech Lock with the gun -

A box of ammunition -

A good place to start is with CCI Standard (50 rounds per box, 1070fps). If that has trouble pushing the bolt back in a reliable way (though it works fine for me) then switch to CCI Mini-Mag (50 or 100 rounds per box, 1235fps). Later you can work out what ammo you like best.

CCI Standard are a lot easier on the ears.

Ear Plugs -

There are several types, some are just foam plugs you put in your ears. I don't personally like those, but they are super cheap. One step up would be the same plugs on a String that you can hang around your neck.

As an example -

Here are a type that are on a rigged band that goes around you neck, every handy -

I prefer the same style but with GEL ear plugs - (Running Website in redesign) -

There are also over the ear protectors -

Allen is a maker of Gun Cases, and I know Walmart has them. Get a case that will accommodate a Scope should you decide to add one later -

Also a Cleaning Kit -

I cheaped out and got the most minimal kit. Far better to buy one of the better ones that come with a case, and various attachments. It may seem like a lot, but the price is low, and likely you will end up spending more money if you don't get the full kit -

HOPPE's Number 9 Gun Cleaning Solvent -

Hoppe's Number 9 Gun Lubricant -

There are all kinds of Oils and Cleaners but start with Hoppe's.

Gun Bore Cleaning Patches -

You will need some type of Eye Protection. If you wear glasses that's fine, good enough. Otherwise common Safety Glasses -

I'm using various website simply for the Photos and Prices, everything listed here is very common, and Ear Plugs and Safety Glasses can be bought at places like Home Depot (and similar).

Walmart likely has all this stuff in their Store.

Again, buy the full cleaning kit with a case. I bought the most minimum .22 Caliber Kit, and then had to find a case. With all the running around trying to find a case for the kit, then when I started adding accessories, I ended up spending more than just buying the full cleaning kit outright. Walmart will have several brands of Full kits like the example above. Just make sure it includes .22 Cal, and you are set. Very reasonably priced.

u/matthew_ditul · 3 pointsr/guns

Most people will tell you Howard Leight and earplugs. This is a great solution, and the Howard Leights are great muffs if you want the electronic hearing feature.

However, they don't have a particularly high NRR rating (NRR 22). If you don't care about the electronic feature, then you can buy earmuffs with a much higher NRR for cheaper. Examples that I use when I want to make sure I have as much NRR as possible:

NRR 31

NRR 37

NRR 34

u/msoc · 3 pointsr/misophonia

How do these look?

They work pretty well for me. They don't get rid of all sounds but it makes it much quieter. I bet if you combine these with earplugs it could block out all sounds under 50-60 db.

u/tysonedwards · 3 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

I too am autistic. When I want / need silence and can't just walk away, I will just layer up.

You might want to look at these, and just put them over top of even some cheap (or nice) in ear headphones.

If you are going to go with something over $100, try to get something with an MMCX connector so you can replace the cable if it gets snagged.

u/imnotgrownupyet · 3 pointsr/hsp

I bought ear muffs designed for ear protection while shooting guns to use while I blend smoothies. Now I wear them when I vacuum, or when I’m cooking with the hood fan on.

10/10 purchase. I bought them because the noise-cancelling headphones I bought were shit and I couldnt afford the real “good ones.” Ear muffs were like $12 here

Edit: oh I should also say: I started crying when I was cat sitting a cat that meowed loudly. I only had to be there for like 30ish min every other day. I fucking hated it. I then was heartbroken when I learned my newly adopted cat meows and I was afraid I wouldn’t love him and would be miserable (he’s not as bad as the other cat tho, I’m used to it now, and I manage his feeding and attention/snuggles to minimize it). A barking dog would be a huge no for me.

u/420Hookup · 3 pointsr/medicalschool

Everyone is recommending the boss quiet comforts. They are TERRIBLE for dead silence.

Don’t believe me? Buy them from Best Buy rather than online and try them out for a day or two. That way you can return them if they don’t work out.

What you really need for dead silence are the construction headphones.

These are 10x cheaper and actually block noise.

u/eawsound · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ok so these headphones do not have active noise cancellation, correct? You are just using them to block outside sound?

If that's the case then you are likely not damaging your hearing just by wearing them to bed. However, if you are plugging them into your phone and that causes a buzz in the headphones then you may give yourself a notch hearing loss. I have a few pairs of cheap headphones that when plugged in make a slight buzzing noise even when I'm not playing anything through them. Even though it's a soft sound I would be concerned with being exposed to that signal for 6-8 hours every day.

If you can already tolerate the headphones you may want to look into just a pair of earmuffs. I use these for around the house stuff and they work very well.

u/mzieg · 3 pointsr/learnprogramming

A cheap pair of ear protectors. Been wearing these at work for 10 years, help you get the job done.

u/Rando_Thoughtful · 3 pointsr/gundeals

This is a good deal but I think the Peltor is better if you have a large head and ears like I do:

u/gravyenema · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

They use IEMs and Ear-Muffs over them.

> also is surround sound and 5.1 speakers ingame better for cs or not?

You have 2 speakers over 2 ears. Stereo is fully capable at rendering accurate direction. Surround sound adds delay, echo and dither which degrades the sound. It also requires 100% perfect V speaker placement to be even remotely accurate. You will be hard pressed to find a "Pro" that doesn't use "windows_speaker_config 1" which is the "Headphones" setting In-game. I often hear things others don't, and everyone I know that uses the 5.1 setup gets reversed direction bugs all the time. Virtual Surround is better for cinematic experiences, like Skyrim, not for CSGO where accurate direction is key. Also for gaming, most Realtek onboard chips are perfectly capable.

u/enigma2100 · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

absolute best earplugs I've tried

hearos xtreme protection

put the hearos xtreme protection in and then put these earmuffs on

absolute best earmuffs I've tried

it will be total silence

I sleep with just the earplugs in.

if I'm up and reading and want total silence I put the earplugs in and then put the earmuffs over, these earmuffs are extremely comfortable, also you put headphones (earbuds) (for music and movies) on and put the earmuffs over. I can't say enough great things about these earmuffs.

Like someone else said on here your neighbors, landlord, and the cops just don't care. Moving is the only option.
Best advice is to move and never move back into apartments again.

u/jac50 · 3 pointsr/formula1

The cars are much quieter than they were judging by the Malaysian race, but my dad and I bought some over-the-ear ear defenders (similar to these ). You can also get some at the track with a built in radio, but I can't remember if they still do them at Spa

u/DC2600 · 3 pointsr/giantbomb

You either use some worktunes (Works fine for the smaller mowers, the big one is a little too loud), or you take some earbuds, and wear some earmuffs over that. You gotta get earbuds with a low profile so they don't push into your ears. I can hear podcasts on a regular volume fine with that set-up.

u/MJDiAmore · 3 pointsr/INDYCAR

I love these myself. Have been using them for IMSA for a couple years now. Good noise protection (24dB), + an aux jack for your scanner or phone and solid volume to hear over the cars.

u/SirKeyboardCommando · 3 pointsr/Hunting

I use these Peltor earmuffs at work for hours on end because they're the most comfortable I've tried. I also use them for hunting, although they're not electronic. Peltor also makes electronic earmuffs, so you could try them too.

u/jasonbourne0305 · 3 pointsr/aspergers

Both of my children are homeschooled so they are getting as much attention and support as possible. I just purchased my son some noise reduction earphones for his school work and they are already helping him out (he got them today). My daughter (9) is in fourth grade and my son is in second (math is on fourth grade level). Homeschooling is very, very expensive thought - the only downfall; well worth it, however. I was bullied and I know for a fact that my daughter would be bullied (sad, but true).

u/n3wby_w3rk · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

Don't drink soda (carbonation) or anything with caffeine. Just water or juice. Take a walk up and down the aisle every so often, and stretch while you are doing so.

Music is also good, I use these headphones with a set of earmuffs as a kind of cheap noise-cancelling setup. Looks like there's also these that do the same thing in one package.

Get the window seat so you can rest you head against the wall and get your brains vibrated for free!

Pillow for lumbar support or extra cushioning might help too. The tip about taking your shoes off is a good one as well.

u/alinroc · 3 pointsr/cscareerquestions

You should be more worried about the noise than the heat. People live their entire lives in hot climates. Human beings are quite adaptable to heat and cold. Noise, not so much.

Get a decibel meter (in a bind, download one for your phone). OSHA regulations permit up to 90 dBA for an 8-hour shift. Find out how loud this equipment is where you'll be sitting.

Then, regardless of the reading, ask for protective equipment. Even though OSHA's regulations are 90 dBA, lower levels can still harm your hearing with prolonged exposure. This is a very real problem. Go to management and insist upon being provided with hearing protection. If they refuse, buy the biggest, gaudiest, most obvious hearing protection you can find and wear it, just to make the point. Oh, and keep the receipt - either for reimbursement or to claim on your taxes (assuming you're in the US).

Edit: Looks like you're in Egypt? I got nothing WRT regulations there. Europe uses 85 dBA as their limit
Document your concerns and make sure you keep a copy for yourself. Do anything and everything you can to get this decision reversed, or at least get you moved out ASAP.

> this makes me question what a healthy programming environment should be like?

Well, I can tell you that a "healthy programing environment" should not be like the one you're going to be subjected to. Really, it's not even about a "programming environment" at all but being subjected to this at all for a full workday without proper protective equipment.

u/Citi19 · 3 pointsr/guns

I just went through this not too long ago, and ended up forgetting a whole bunch of stuff. What I eventually got was this cleaning kit, simple eye protection at wal-mart, earmuffs like these, and a range bag to put it all in.

I haven't used any of it longer than a month, but so far it works well.

u/Dogonapillow · 3 pointsr/tinnitus

i use the 3M earplugs occasionally at home either when something loud is going on outside or to bed, pretty sure my tinnitus has lessened since using them

i also use these earmuffs

u/AaronCompNetSys · 3 pointsr/EDC

Frequently I work in data centers that are very loud.

Sound protection headphones with an upgraded cord. Trucker bluetooth headset with active noise canceling, modified to work with the hearing protection headphones. Galaxy S7 and custom wallet made by my wife.

Stored in the briefcase is laptop and [folio]( Bypass shears, Leatherman Freestyle, 6" ruler, click sharpie, pen sharpie, stanley screwdriver (and RAM removal tool), silver sharpie, red sharpie. Zebra T-3, Cardsharp prototype.

Eyeglass case holding only cables, secured with velcro. Emergency heat sink paste.

u/TyrannosaurusWrex1 · 3 pointsr/toddlers

You could always get a pair of BabyBanz (on Amazon). We use them when we go to the movies with our 3yo to protect her hearing. Obviously it looks a bit weird, but I figure it’s better than our kids ending up with tinnitus like I’ve got. Here’s a link to the 0-2yo version; they also have a version for 2yo+ as well.

u/Brennan1 · 3 pointsr/hockey

We had these on our registry and my son has worn them to maybe a dozen games at this point. He seems to like them just fine. We started taking him to games at ~4 months and he's about 17 months now and they've always fit nicely.

u/queen_of_cool · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

This is what I tell my SO. We love going to shows/concerts and he thinks that will change... well guess what, it won't because I just bought these: baby protection headphones

u/indiadamjones · 3 pointsr/zen

You came to right place, I have my ear protection on now. A thrift store find, but I've already researched backup, and 3M makes an excellent ear protection. I've chosen the yellow model for you based off your desire to block out kids. Additionally, meditation doesn't reflect my opinion of what Zen masters teach, so you can just wear these earmuffs whenever you want, according to me.

u/JafBot · 3 pointsr/CoDCompetitive

3M Peltor X-Series. Amazon Link.

Players also used in-ear buds with attached microphones. I never actually looked at the brand of ear buds before I gave them out though.

u/tgsa · 3 pointsr/gundeals

I almost ordered the HL Impact Sports the other day when they popped up here, but decided against it after reading some reviews.
Someone in the HL thread said you can combo the Peltor 100s with these gel sealing rings to get very high quality ear protection. For $92 combined (after tax for me) I figured it's worth a shot.

u/nauticalmile · 3 pointsr/gundeals

I currently use the Peltor Sport Tactical 100 ($50) which does have a very basic compression circuit. At least from my personal experience, the noise suppression performance in that model is better and the sound more natural than the Howard Leight Impact Sports, though both pale in comparison to my employer-provided MSA Sordins.

If I was in the market for a new set, I'd probably be looking at:

  • 3M Peltor Sport Tactical 300 ($100) - These have a far more sophisticated compression circuit than the 100s;

  • 3M Peltor Sport Tactical 500 ($120) - Effectively the same thing as the 300s but adds Bluetooth capability. While Bluetooth is useless to me at the range, I also use frequently use my earpro for air travel including long international flights, so one less cable in my way would be nice for those situations.

  • MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X ($260) - Newer version of my work-provided set, these do everything quite well but don't have Bluetooth.

    Of course, any set of Peltors I might buy would also get 3M camelback gel pads installed, which adds another $40. The difference in comfort with those pads is amazing; with the standard soft plastic pads the Peltors get uncomfortable for me after an hour or two, but with the gel pads I'm fine wearing them for the duration of 10+ hour international flights. The MSA Sordins come with similar gel pads installed, but overall they're $100 more than the Peltor 500 + gel pads.

    So yeah, if I were buying today, I would most likely spring for the Peltor Sport Tactical 500 + camelback gel pads for a total of $160. If Bluetooth is not useful for you, you could save $20 by dropping down to the Peltor Sport Tactical 300.

    Even just the $50 Peltor 100s should be a significant improvement over the Howard Leight Impact Sports or Peltor RangeGuards.
u/Whiskeydjangofoxtrot · 3 pointsr/aviationmaintenance

Cost a little more but this is what you're looking for: 3M Personal Protective Equipment PELTOR Camelback Gel Sealing Rings HY80, Comfort Replacement Earmuff Cushions, Black
They seal really well and are way more comfortable than the standard earpieces on most Peltors.

u/beta_particle · 3 pointsr/drums

So what I've taken to doing is wearing a normal set of earphones and shooting ear protection over the top of them, like These. Works better than you'd think. Otherwise, I use IEMs at church when we play with loops/click track.

u/abhayakara · 3 pointsr/TheMindIlluminated

It's better if you can find a different solution, but yeah, intelligible voices are a pretty black-belt thing to be able to keep in awareness without them becoming distractions. Depending on where you are in your practice, you might try playing with this, but if you aren't at least nearly at stage five, it's probably not a good plan.

You might try getting some reasonably comfortable ear protectors. However, bear in mind that meditating in silence isn't recommended. If there's any way you can find a place to sit that's not so challenging, that's better than wearing hearing protection.

u/grapefruit95 · 3 pointsr/Cubers

these work great for me :)
quite powerful clamping force though

u/Hopperkin · 3 pointsr/homelab

Oh I know, that's why I keep a pair of these around:

Also if you look closer you'll see that it's in a UCoustic 9210 soundproof rack.

u/thelakenorth · 3 pointsr/misophonia

Mine were really tight at first so I put them on a basketball for like a week to stretch them out :) hope it helps with your sleep!

u/kirbydanger · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Use these:

No real complaints. They are comfortable, cheap, and make very loud things fairly quiet.

u/Degru · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you want to "solve it once and for all" as you put it, the best option for you is the Etymotic ER4SR. The triple flange tips on these will block out EVERYTHING and I really do mean everything. The only thing that will beat these is custom IEMs which are way out of your budget.

Another option I recommend to people is getting a set of these and wearing them over cheaper but less isolation IEMs like 1More Triple Driver. Blocks out just as much noise and is possibly more comfortable, though you do look a little dumb wearing them.

u/PlNKERTON · 2 pointsr/headphones

I see what you're saying now. I think what would work even better is some basic noise blocking ear muffs like this:

Only $20, and if you've ever put a pair of these on you'll be surprised at how well they block out sound.

u/Evinceo · 2 pointsr/autism

Over-ear: these are fine.

In ear: I usually buy store brand 33db foam ones, probably similar to these:


u/taytron09 · 2 pointsr/premed

Ah man, I will not tell you what to do or not to do with your life because it is your life. But if there is that one part of you left that still wants to go to med school then I will give you this advice that might help.

Get some earmuffs when you study for the MCAT or take the practice tests or the real MCAT. Lucky for you they have the earmuffs to cancel noises in the testing center.

My first 3 months of studying for the MCAT, I didn't understand anything. Sure I can just read but it would just goes straight out off my head. I even studied at the library too, super quiet. You don't even know how many times I wanted to give up. Then break was on and the library closed and I couldn't go there anymore. Studying at home was a no go for me because of all the noises associated with being home, e.g. Tv, my parents talking. After a night of sleep, I woke up and thought, why don't I get some sort of noise cancellation devices. I tried out these earmuff and from there on, my life changed. I understand >90% of what I read from MCAT review books. I went on and studied for the MCAT that I took yesterday. It was hard, but doable. Also, English is my second language so I'm at a disadvantage compared to Native speakers already.

Take home message: buy the earmuff and use it to see improvements on your scores, and possibly other improvements in your life. Read the reviews on amazon for the earmuff if you don't trust me. They have med and law students backing that thing up.

u/anotherusername123 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

i'm currently searching on reddit and a popular one is this: (

but it's so cheap...

edit: uhh wrong link.. (

u/forgetcolor · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Loud is an understatement. It's like standing next to a jet. I tried one out using both earplugs (these with an NPR of 32) and then, in addition to those, hearing protection earmuffs (these, with a NRR of 30). Even with all of this hearing protection I found the unit to be very loud. Afterward I needed to rest my ears, not listen to records.

From reviews, I know many of the RCMs are loud. I doubt they're this loud, but, as you'll read here, some people don't find them to be as bad as I did. But if you're concerned about noise, this isn't the unit to get.

I'm hoping the Pro-ject might be quieter. I'd really prefer to have an all-in-one unit. Otherwise I'll probably get the KAB EV-1 which I can use with my quiet Miele home vac.

u/NinjaCoder · 2 pointsr/DIY

I use these for this type of work (such as hammer drilling concrete). I have at least 5 pairs, I leave them all over the shop/house/garage so that a pair is always available.

I am not a fan of the "jam it in your ear canal" hearing plugs, as they get pretty nasty in a short time, and my ears always feel terrible after a day's use.

My neighbor is an audiologist and she told me some good advice: the best hearing protection is the one that you will actually use. Meaning, if you get the top of the line earplugs, but you find them uncomfortable, or inconvenient, you will end up not wearing them.

A 30dB reduction from 91dB is more than enough... 60dB is considered "normal conversation" sound levels.

u/NeptuNeo · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

Just remember, you are not stuck. Maybe you can't move tomorrow, but you can work tomorrow towards moving. Figure out ways to generate money, move forward, save as much as you can, and make it happen, you deserve it. And while you are doing that, find short term solutions for today's issues. Can you make a lateral move and rent a room somewhere else in the area away from sirens and the current situation? Check, regularly, rooms open up all the time, find something better. Is the owner as unhappy as you, is he working to kick the trouble maker out? Put some locks on your door, and when the sirens are driving you nuts, try these, they are amazing Sound Cancelling EarMuffs

u/NicotineDiet · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

I have two pairs and I can highly recommend them despite their rather large price tags.

If you hunt you should get the slim ones.
They'll reduce the noise to a safe but still (to me at least) rather uncomfortable level.
Since you typically one fire a few shots during most normal hunts they are more than sufficient.
You can also plug a communications radio into them which is excellent if you're part of a hunting group or team that uses radios.
However they aren't good for range use.

If you're just shooting at the range go for the larger bulkier ones, they'll dampen the sound much better. You can shoot all day at the range with those and you won't experience any discomfort.

I personally prefer the 3M/Peltor brand, but there are plenty of other alternatives.

u/ohstrangeone · 2 pointsr/guns
u/PattyChuck · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I used to wear Peltor Tactical Pros in the shop. They're designed for gun ranges, and the interesting thing about them is they only block sound when it's loud. In other words, if there aren't any tools running, and someone came it the shop and was talking in a normal voice, you'd be able to hear them fine. It was really a neat feature. However, they were a bit heavy, hot, and squeezed just a bit too much. The audio cable was extra, and then they only played mono (which was more annoying than I thought it would be!)

So, I switched to these. A bit pricier, but man are they comfy. And, I can control my iPod from the buttons on the cables. I feel they block out a majority of noise, but I would imagine that if you go the distance and get them custom-fit, it would be a dream come true.

u/Myoptical · 2 pointsr/homelab
u/moonsal71 · 2 pointsr/aspergers

I’m in the UK but hopefully you can find the equivalent where you happen to be.
This one is light & cheap. It doesn’t block everything but enough:
These are the hardcore ones. No noise whatsoever, but heavier:
Hope these help.

u/Your-Ma · 2 pointsr/ireland

Industrial strength Ear Defenders. As a student it was the best thing i ever invested in. Earphones in then these over and you can literally only hear your heartbeat or music you have on.

u/redhatch · 2 pointsr/USCR

These are the earmuffs I use:

My scanner is a Uniden BearCat BC125AT:

The earmuffs have an aux in and the scanner has a headphone jack, so they work well together. In addition to 454.000 for the race call, with a little Googling you can also find the IMSA race control frequency and plug that in, and also some of the team radio channels. I know you can find the Corvette channels on the Corvette Racing Fans Facebook page before every race.

Interesting side note, IndyCar also had their commentary broadcast on 454.000 at Watkins Glen last year.

u/ringringdai · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

How are you liking yoga so far? I've thought about it.

My husband and I decided this is the year to finally get pregnant! My goal is to be the healthiest I can be, so I'm trying to improve my exercise routine, and eating healthier. I am eating mostly fruits, veggies, nuts, and lean meats. My exercise is going great! I walk two miles twice a day, I've been doing this for a while now, and I feel so much better! I also drink a ton of water. This would help push me on days my husband can't walk with me and I'm alone. I think it would put a little extra umph in my step.

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u/lownote · 2 pointsr/woodworking
u/zifzif · 2 pointsr/CCW

For general hearing protection where you don't need the microphone, i.e. mowing, recreational chainsawing, etc, what you want is this. Built in AM/FM tuner + 1/8" stereo input jack. They also make a Bluetooth version, but you lose the tuner.

u/Francis_the_Goat · 2 pointsr/autism

I found these on amazon for about $28. Looks like they work well for the price.

You can also think about earmuffs made to reduce noise, although I'm not sure if then block out as much noise? They are about $11.

Since you are so sensitive and it greatly affects your life, have you ever tried sensory integration therapy to see if it helps?

u/brain_implants · 2 pointsr/misophonia

I got these a few weeks ago based on a recommendation from a blog.

I'd also been using Mack's earplugs for a few years, but they would often fall out or cause pain due to the suction they create. It took me a few days to adjust to the earmuffs, but now I don't think I could sleep without them!

u/leer1649 · 2 pointsr/drums

I have kind of a ghetto setup for this but one you will want to consider.

Buy a pair of these

Buy any good set of in ear buds

but the buds in your ear and put the defenders over it.
Prepare for my shitty science.
Since you are dampening the sound twice you just about hear your kit. Trust me I wouldn't play drums any other way.
Have fun!

u/RichLongschlong · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I work on a research farm and have to spend a lot of time with plant grinders. We use these 3M Peltor earmuffs. You really won't be able to cut out all sound without spending a fair bit of cash, but I can set my earbuds at a normal level with these and still be able to hear what I'm listening to.

Also I've found some earbuds work a lot better than others. The older iPod buds are a little long to fit in the cups, but plenty of others work just fine.

u/Lurkndog · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I don't know that any earplugs are BIFL, but there are some that are at least "buy it for maybe a year."

These Howard Leight by Honeywell Quiet Band earplugs come on a semirigid headband. They may be best known as the earplugs Hickock45 wears in most of his Youtube videos. They seem to be easy to put in and take out as needed, and you can let the headband hang down at the back of your neck if you don't want it interfering with your hat or hair.

There are also over the ear earmuffs for hearing protection, and most of those are fairly long-lasting. Like a stereo headset, though, they are a little awkward, especially if you are wearing them over a cap.

When I go shooting, I "double-bag" and wear both earplugs and earmuffs. I don't want to be deaf in my old age.

u/justabaldguy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've worked with a few kids like this and have studied it a bit in my degree plan (EDIT: I'm far from an expert, don't want this to say otherwise, but I've worked with some and know a few autistic kids at church and speak with their parents). For one, some are very sensitive to sound. You might get a cheap set of these and see if that helps. The goal is to give him control. Difficulty in this varies with each child, but if he can control when it's too loud he'll generally be happier.

I HIGHLY recommend this episode of Arthur to watch with your kids in class. George meets and befriends a nice child with a form of PDD. I couldn't find it on but that YouTube episode will help. My 8 and 6 year olds understood it after watching that, and a little public awareness for your other 21 kids will go a long way. This teaches the children to be have as they normally are expected too, and not let their special friend confuse them. They'll need to learn to accept him as he is, which should alleviate some of his concerns too.

For your own viewing, try to find the video Loving Lampposts. It was on Netflix for a while but I haven't looked for it recently.

u/LilyoftheRally · 2 pointsr/aspergers

Have you tried using earplugs? When you are home alone you can use them all the time. Make sure to keep your phone on vibrate so you can take them out when someone calls.

Earplugs fall out of my ears. If earplugs don't work for you, try these headphones. They are similar to what construction workers wear when working with loud machines. Other similar headphones are offered further down on the page.

I used this type of headphones - specifically these - all the time at college because my dorm walls were super thin. I also use them during thunderstorms, for obvious reasons.

If you want, you can also request a single dorm room at university. Let your school's housing service people know why you would need one.

u/bossoline · 2 pointsr/Meditation

This is going to sound weird, but bear with me.

I shoot guns and I started using my ear protection when meditating when the house is loud and I can't go outside. I use these--they're light, comfortable, and isolate ambient noise incredibly well, so they work like a charm for meditation. For less than $20 US, they might be a worthwhile investment if you're going to be meditating in a shared space.

u/fieldsofgreen · 2 pointsr/guns

I actually just ordered these yesterday...the ones you posted look awesome though. And for that price, wow.

u/Paciphae · 2 pointsr/autism

If your therapist is that uneducated on the subject of ASD, they're not really qualified to be advising you in the first place. I'd be looking for a new one.

I don't go to the movies, and I have a real struggle just going to restaurants and shopping. I ordered a pair of these:
And I'm hoping that those, plus ear buds underneath them, will make outings more bearable.

u/morleydresden · 2 pointsr/guns

Just about any cheap foam earplugs work just fine, as long as you use them properly. If you're shooting real barn-burner magnums at an indoor range, you might want to get a pair of muffs and put them on over the ear plugs. I have a set of basic Howard Leight muffs, and they work ok and were only $20, but I don't know how they stack up versus other brands.

Edit: This is actually the set of muffs I have. Might want a bit more noise reduction than they provide.

u/bygod_weaver · 2 pointsr/Tools
u/ibsulon · 2 pointsr/headphones

There's a "fit for purpose" issue. Considering all the outside noise in the office, you're not going to notice all the detail, and you're more likely to get irritated with the cord.

I'm on record recommending these for office use. (I really wish someone would do a mod for better sound, though. I think there's a market...)

u/agoia · 2 pointsr/USCR

I'm a big fan of these

Cheap, light weight, good noise blocking, and have a 3.5mm jack on them with very decent audio quality that can be plugged into whatever scanner/radio/etc you have.

Only problem is when you take them off for a sec to wipe them off there will no doubt be a C7.R or RSR that comes by at just that moment to rape your ears.

u/returnoftheDjedi · 2 pointsr/landscaping

Thats exactly how I help the time go by. a pair of these and some red ice radio.

u/ICE_VS_ELECTRIC · 2 pointsr/introvert

Hey UnicornPenguinCat I sometimes have trouble concentrating in the office due to noise also. And I also found I had to crank the volume on the noise generator really high to drown out conversations. Though I found a solution on this blog that helped me a lot. Try this combo:

u/Sumpm · 2 pointsr/nyc

Wear these. I can mow my lawn while my neighbros' dogs won't shut-the-fuck-up-already, and hear my podcasts just fine.

u/luckus · 2 pointsr/Truckers

Earlier this summer I got a pair of these earmuffs coupled with this bluetooth adapter. They seem to work pretty well together. I use it quite a bit in the shop and while running equipment. They have good noise reduction, decent audio quality, and I can pair it with my phone or laptop and listen to whatever I want.

u/kivalo · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Yea if only there was a way to block out the outside noise...

For years my poor man's solution was ear buds underneath $6 harbor freight ear muffs. Now I use either Howard Leight Syncs or Impact Sports (If I can't find the Syncs).

u/Gluestick05 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I just wanted something cheap for my kid and bought these. They have fit on him since he was very small (he's 3 now and uses them on nowhere near the smallest setting). They block out noise without being $$ active noise cancelling headphones.

u/slakwhere · 2 pointsr/woodworking

This is what i use. i hot glued the bluetooth adaptor to the bottom of the earmuff. rechargable bluetooth audio with no wires. Marc from the wood whisperer has a good video that inspired me on this setup.


Bluetooth adaptor

Marc's Video

Edit: fixed first link

u/bird-by-snow · 2 pointsr/childfree

These are pretty good for passive noise isolation, wearing them is similar to putting in earplugs. Got them because my neighbors across the hall have a screaming kid:

u/kibitzor · 2 pointsr/tf2

One is an earmuff, one is an earbud.

Combine the two and get this.

u/ybitz · 2 pointsr/flying

The ones in the pictures are from baby banz

They seem to be daughter hasn't complained. I initially bought the Em's 4 bubs earmuffs, but they're no good. The front strap will slide down and cover her eyes.

Bonus pic, baby headsets don't fit on dogs so well.

u/acisnot · 2 pointsr/Parenting

[You'll want to have head phones for the baby] ( - indoor arenas are VERY loud.

Other than that -go for it.

u/WilliamDecker · 2 pointsr/hockey

Completely unrelated, but often in Canada you'll see kids wearing some sort of ear protection at games.

Is this uncommon in the US? I figured it'd be popular with any sort of stadium event.

u/ar1080percent · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Whoa whoa whoa- you guys have got to be kidding. Do you know how bad you can screw up your kid this way. Make sure to get some hearing protection in there- a nice set of ear muffs can go a long way.

u/camelsarebitches · 2 pointsr/Coyotes

These got us through plenty of Dbacks games this year, 4th of July fireworks show and a preseason Cards game with our little one. Slept through some loud noises without a problem.

u/firstbump · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

The choose is up to you (unless the couple has stated no children) and some people here already comments some good pros and cons. I'll just say that if you do decide to go, please do protect those little ears from the loud DJ! We bout some Baby Banz headphones for our little guy and they have come in handy on so many occasions: loud restaurants, fireworks, parades, and concerts/music festivals.

By far one of our best baby related purchases:

u/heavysteve · 2 pointsr/U2Band
u/xinit · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Baby Banz. They don't kill all sound, so can be worn at home as much as at a concert.

u/mamaof2boys · 2 pointsr/Mommit

I haven't personally tried these, but they look like they would work great for nursing babies. I hate pumping and washing bottles so I've always just fed from the tap haha. Another thing you can do is my husband and I will go to a matinee of a movie and use baby banz. That way baby isn't bothered by noise, it's usually emptyish during early showings, and tickets are cheaper so if I have to leave if baby starts fussing I don't get too upset on wasted ticket money. :)

u/QuipA · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hi there,

your post has been reported for violating Rule 1 of this subreddit and I'll have to remove it.

Rule 1: All requests for purchase advice must be posted in the sticky thread

You are very welcome to repost your question in the stickied daily purchase advice thread.

Please make use of this format when you submit a request

My personal advice for people who are terrified of thunder or loud noises in general (PTSD related etc.). Get a set of flat shelled IEM that seal well and wear earmuffs over the IEM.

For example:

u/amarigatachi · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Earmuffs are the obvious solution.

u/Konipa · 2 pointsr/misophonia

I now have Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.


  • thight in ear fit

  • noise-canelation is really effective on all levels. Annoying voices are equally reduced as say: walking.

  • can be used in combination with Earmuffs / Headphones.

  • Good. Sound becomes tinny when noise-caneling is on. I think its a good thing for misophonia because as far as I understand it is unimportant if the sound is loud or not but shifting it somehwhat is really helpful.


  • Without thier noise-canelation they are worse then these: Classic Isolating Headphones ( ignoring the sound quality - just comparing noise-reduction )

  • Sometimes when I move my head sideways or while eating they move and produce some sort of blob sound which is wierd ( atleast in combination with Earmuffs ).

    I just bought them recently so all I can say is that in combination with earmuffs and my airfilter there is absolutly silence ( atleast at home ).


  • Product-Link:

  • Classic Isolating Headphones:

  • 3M Peltor X-Series Over-the-Head Earmuffs:
u/LSATacct2019 · 2 pointsr/LSAT

I wouldn’t recommend Bose headphones for noise cancellation. They are far too heavy. Something like this is much lighter on the head. You might have to wear earplugs underneath them bc tv sound is projected at an odd frequency.

Sure you’re going to have distractions at the testing center, but they are going to be more like the distractions you would hear at a library - not someone having the tv on 24/7. Different kind of noise.

Also w/regard to soundproofing. You can do something really simple such as put a blanket on the wall where their tv is to buffer the sound. Home Depot also has sheets of 2in thick foam padding that you can put on the wall like they do in recording studios.

I agree to take an actual PT in an environment which reflects that of a testing center. But for your day to day studying there’s no sense in having unnecessary distractions, especially if they’re holding you back.

u/abnormal_human · 2 pointsr/woodworking

If you're concerned about minimizing airborne fine particulates (as opposed to just collecting chips), that's a hilariously undersized blower. At the very least, step up to the 2HP harbor freight unit. For "good" fine dust collection, 3-5HP is required.

Putting a motor like that in a carpeted cabinet sounds like a recipe for overheating.

I wouldn't try to do anything about the noise. You should be wearing good hearing protection whenever you're running the thing anyways. I run a 5HP DC + 3HP tools in a small room every day. Earmuffs off, it's pretty terrifying. Earmuffs on, I'm comfortable. I use these.

Instead of jury-rigging furnace filters and guessing about how well they'll work, how quickly they'll load up, etc, I would do one of two things: Either head over to Wynn and buy a pleated cartridge filter that fits your DC or vent the air outside and open up a window for makeup air while you're working.

A thein separator or cyclone is must no matter what you do. Without one, your filters will clog up super quickly.

The electrical constraint is annoying, but running new electrical circuits is a fact of life for woodworkers setting up shop in a residential setting. I suggest you bite the bullet and run another circuit out there. If you can swing it, run a 50A 220V circuit + neutral wire out there and put up a subpanel.

u/oysoyboy · 2 pointsr/UofT

Best $43 I ever spent

Edit: Actually ear plugs might be better for you since it sounds like you need something during sleep. These are good to use when you're awake, but maybe too large and awkward to wear to bed, unless you sleep on your back without turning like a mummy

u/Fargonian · 2 pointsr/gundeals

(I like the title change, thanks for taking my feedback!)

My review: I ordered three last time this was posted, received two very fast, the other was a preorder for the upcoming 3M replacement cups.

I definitely enjoy them. Like others have said, the glasses placement is kind of odd at first if you don't wear the ear pro the way Noisefighters recommend, but once you do, it makes a nice seal without glasses uncomfortably getting in the way.

While I personally prefer these with these over the Sightlines with the HL earpro (maybe my mind will be changed when the 3m ones come out!), as they create a seal on glasses very nicely even without the relief cuts, the Sightlines are still much cheaper and feels like the exact same comfortable gel material. The Sightlines are definitely worth the money, and light years ahead of the stock cups.

u/KillerCan87 · 2 pointsr/army

Yeah and way more comfy too
3M Peltor Camelback Gel Sealing Rings HY80, Black

u/HerrKenny · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Just got my Peltor Sport Tactical 300 in today from Amazon. I also ordered the "Noisefighters" ear pads with glasses relief cuts and the 3M Camelback Gel Earmuff Cushions to see which ones I liked. I am going to stick with the 3M cushions because the Noisefighters need to ride too low on your ears to utilize the glasses relief cuts, preventing me from being able to get a good cheek weld on a long gun.


I read a lot of internet comments saying to peel the ear pads from their plastic backing. I found a great YouTube video (he speaks slowly, best to play this video at 1.75x speed) showing how to swap the stock pads for the aftermarket 3M pads without peeling any adhesive. It is worth noting that the Noisefighters didn't come with plastic backers, if using those you will have to peel your stock pads from their plastic backing to install them. I basically used the same technique in this video to install the 3M pads, but instead of using the razor knife to pop the plastic shells out, I inserted my finger into the hole of the OEM ear pad (where your ear would be during use) and pulled it from the ear muff shell. I hope this is useful to others.

u/jjjjennieeee · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I recommend Mack's moldable wax earplugs. You don't plug them into your ears like the typical earplugs and they don't expand, so no uncomfortable pressure buildup in your ear. You somewhat mold them across your ear like the picture in the link shows. They are reuseable, though I toss each after about a week of use.

These can be used by themselves or if you need additional protection, with ear muffs. The ear muffs I recommend are
The foam pads are washable by squeezing and rinsing a sponge with soapy dish detergent then letting it dry and reinstall again with your fingers. Not sure how different this is from your ear muffs.

u/Baldoor-E100 · 2 pointsr/headphones

It would be a lot easier to use an IEM with a flat profile and a regular ear muff on top of it.

that would also sound a lot better and offer additional isolation of -30dB (or even more)

u/Bukujutsu · 2 pointsr/aspergers

I recently bought these ear muffs and they're great, very effective, comfortable:

If you combine them with these, you should have as close to silence as you're going to get:

I really don't have a problem wearing them all the time around the house, except when I'm listening to something or going to sleep.

There are also these in development, which are going to be released around November, IIRC. I want to read enough reviews to make sure they're quality and worth it, though:
They seem perfect for people with asperger's and hypersensitivity for hearing, likely a deficit in sensory gating as well.

u/xXWaspXx · 2 pointsr/canadaguns

That's a pretty good sale. If you're not into paying quite as much and/or don't care about the electronic portion, these have an absolutely killer rating and ship to Canada from I'll be ordering a pair as soon as my credit card cools down after my big Black Friday order from Brownell's & SFRC (as well as a new TV).

u/crocodial · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

I bought these a while back. They are reasonably comfortable and do a decent job of blocking sound. I love them on airplanes. Personally, I wouldn't want an in-ear solution because after awhile, they make my ears ache.

I wouldn't worry too much about looks. I guess it depends on where you are wearing them, but a lot of people use over ear headphones.

Anyway, for the price, I think these are good.

u/LockyBalboaPrime · 2 pointsr/guns

Are you at an alleviated risk of home invasion? Bad area, owe money to someone, high risk job, etc? If not, don't ask for a loaner. You've been fine for X years, you'll be fine for another year...probably.

>acquire safety equipment, a safe, etc.... and eventually get to buying a gun.

How much extra stuff are you planning on getting before getting the gun?

Are you legally required to store the weapon in a safe or are you getting one due to wife/kids?

"safety equipment" are glasses and hearing protection. Glasses are <$10 off Amazon or a few bucks at any hardware store, hearing protection can also be a few bucks at any hardware store or $12 for decent over ear off Amazon. All in your "safety equipment" should be less than $20. You can upgrade later.

The safe is a harder question, if you are legally required to have one then I don't know what the cost might be. If you're worried about the weapon being stolen, well then you'll need to drop a few hundred on a real safe. If you just need to keep it out of the hands of kids/make the wife feel better about it being locked up then an cheapish Stack-On safe will work This one normally goes on sale for $75-90 fairly often. If someone WANTS to get into it, they will. But it will keep dumb children and unhappy wives out.

If you just want one for general safety, fuck it. Get a $10 trigger guard.

What kind of gun are you wanting? If you just want SOMETHING for HD, then a $100 Hi-Point will do the job. You want a rifle to learn on, $125-150 for a Ruger 10/22 fits the bill perfectly. You don't need a $1,100 1911 for HD, you don't need a $1,500 AR to learn how to shoot a rifle. Just because something is cheap doesn't mean it won't fit your current needs.

u/yalestar · 2 pointsr/drums

I just use shooting-range-style earmuffs like these over my standard iPhone earbuds. 31db noise reduction so I can play along with music without having to crank it too loud, and as a bonus, the drums sound so goddamn good with them on.

u/Edonlin2004 · 2 pointsr/NASCAR

Buy this.
BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black)

Then this.
Electop 2.5mm Male to 3.5mm(1/8 inch) Female Stereo Audio Jack Adapter Cable for Headphone

Then this.
Mpow 035 Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Ear Muffs, Adjustable Shooting Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Ear Defenders for Shooting Hunting Season, with a Carrying Bag- Black

And use a pair of nice in ear headphones.

Budget and works great.

u/Krak3rjak3r · 2 pointsr/drums

Just buy these or something similar and you'll be fine.

u/fudog1138 · 2 pointsr/autism

These or similar help me at home and at work. No music, just considerably quieter and no echoes of every little noise.

Mpow 035 Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Ear Muffs, Adjustable Shooting Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Ear Defenders for Shooting Hunting Season, with a Carrying Bag- Black

u/ShadowCammy · 1 pointr/NASCAR

I'm already nearly deaf in my right ear, I don't want to lose what I have left. People who ignore hearing protection warnings really need to reconsider going to a race at all.

I mean come on, ear plugs are like 35 cents. There's no excuse for not using them, unless you dropped them somewhere or something.

And here's some ear muffs. Nice, cheap, effective. Not really any reason to not try to protect your hearing.

u/NieIand · 1 pointr/GetStudying

Fuck white noise, fuck fancy headphones. Buy some earplugs and ear-pro used for shooting. Put the earplugs in (correctly FFS) then put the ear-pro on and suddenly you're deaf, tada! Total $18.74

u/Gus_TheAnt · 1 pointr/NASCAR

Scanner: Baofeng UV-5R v2, $33. I have the previous model of this one. The older model is now $25.

Antenna: Nagoya NA-810 2.5-Inch Mini-Whip VHF/UHF, $14. The stock antenna on that radio has a lot of bleed, I changed the antenna on both of my radio's and the next race we went to there was no bleed whatsoever.

I just use normal earbuds for audio and have noise cancelling ear muffs, but plan on getting a microphone headset in the future.

Noise cancelling headset here

So for a little more than the price of renting one of the scanners you can buy your own and have it ready to go every year. We go to multiple races a year, so after two races we were already saving money on scanners.

u/Tim_Buk2 · 1 pointr/headphones
u/atetuna · 1 pointr/Machinists

I think you'd be happier if you went with ear muffs. You can get much higher isolation, foam and pads are replaceable, and they're generally able to put up with abuse. The dt770m comes fairly close, but you might spend a lot of money to find that they're not good enough for you. A lot of people don't like the way the dt770m sounds for music, which is why I noted the audiobook use. It sounds fine for audiobooks, but I don't even try to use it for music.

If you want the ultimate passive isolation wireless headphone setup that doesn't go into your ear canal, I think I have it.

  • 3M X5A ear muffs
  • 3M Peltor HY80 sealing ring pads (so expensive!)
  • Koss KSC75 headphones
  • Elecom bluetooth receiver

    I haven't found a way to significantly improve the isolation of the ear muffs. The only way to get greater isolation is to wear in ear headphones, or to use ear plugs and crank up the volume. I actually like the latter when it's extremely noisy. The gel pads are for comfort and better sealing around eyeglasses and goggles. Keep in mind that hair can cause poor isolation due to leaks. The headphones are stuffed in without their ear loop, and I think they'll be less hassle than buds or plugs. I just literally installed them, so I won't know for sure until my next shift.

    The bluetooth receiver may not suit you unless like me, you work 12 hour shifts and listen to them during your commute.

    You may find two different ratings for the X5A. 31dB or 37dB. I also have the SilentSound ear muffs that are rated at 37dB, and they both block sound about the same. I wear the 3M ear muffs because they're less hassle to put on and take off in a production environment, and they're much more comfortable with the gel pads. The downside to the X5A is that they're very wide. People will say something about it.

    Let me know if you have any questions, and especially if you have some ideas on how to improve my setup.
u/beaglemama · 1 pointr/Parenting

something like this

Not real headphones, but just something to block out noise.

Hope it helps :) And even if it doesn't, it shows you're listening to him and trying to help find a solution

u/therrrowaway · 1 pointr/guns

I double up with foam and these over the ears:

I wasn't sure how much i'd be into this hobby, so I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on noise-cancelling electronic muffs. I sorted by highest customer rating on Amazon and they are awesome for the price. Come in a protective sleeve.

I love these as well -

Got them for everything - motorcycle riding, shooting, needing peace and quiet. If you don't like hard foam plugs or they are uncomfortable, I highly recommend these.

u/Musclemagic · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

So I hadn't seen that video before and LOL, great visual.

Here's an idea.. in-ears!! You can get custom-fit IEMs for all day comfort and superior isolation for $300-$800 nowadays. Or some very nice and very comfortable universals for even less.

You could wear those underneath some basic comfortable ear-muffs like these:

I'm guessing you'd get about 25-30db reduction EACH.

u/SanjiWatsuki · 1 pointr/headphones

I've generally found that an isolating IEM + a pair of noise reduction safety earmuffs is untouchable from an isolation standpoint. I suspect a similar set up with a KZ earphone will be superior to ANC.

u/_Kokonoe_ · 1 pointr/smashbros

I hear this depending on the CRT.

  1. Clean your ears.
  2. Use ear plugs or ear muffs.

    I recommend muffs since you can easily take them off to listen to your opponent when you need to hear stage bans.
u/Vitztlampaehecatl · 1 pointr/autism

If you just want to block sound, gun safety muffs are pretty good. Here's the pair I own

u/kindalike · 1 pointr/Meditation

You can try some ear plugs or some ear muffs like these:

I use them off and on when ever I feel like the noise is bothering me too much such as a TV on in another room.

u/almostaccepted · 1 pointr/drums

Etymotic are earplugs designed for musicians, and they're like $12. This is what I've used for almost two years, and I wouldn't recommend any other hearing protection for daily use/practice/gigging. HAVING SAID THAT, I've also noticed the way my kit sounds mic'ed up and through studo monitors sounds really similar to what playing them sounds like with cans, so I try those on to hear a pseudo-preview of what my drum parts might sound like in a studio setting.

u/kilograhm · 1 pointr/aviationmaintenance

I love these -

custom fitted with these -

The Gel pads last for years and years where as the regular ones last only a few months. Plus the gel pads are insanely more comfortable and form fitting giving you better sound protections. The pads are a bit spendy but mine are going on 5 years with no sign of slowing down. I made a custom soft nylon elastic cover to slip over the gels as the gels can get a bit sweaty.

u/MagniumXL · 1 pointr/metalmusicians

As already mentioned, you want to do the opposite of your setup. Use earbuds covered by over-the-ear muffs. Something like this works fine for ear muffs, and assuming you already have earbuds, a lot cheaper than spending money on isolation headphones from someone like Vic Firth.

u/addogaming · 1 pointr/dubai

I use these...

u/identifytarget · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Ok...I'm lazy and I didn't want to write this but I pity you.

First you must realize something.

0) ADHD has nothing to do with this. He has BRAT syndrome. I have ADD so I'm a bit familiar with the topic.

  1. You're not his parents. They have the authority/ability to correct this. From your story they don't seem interested.

  2. Trying to "fix" your brother's behavior is a waste of time.

  3. Don't goto war with him, especially if he figures out he can keep you from sleeping.

    Instead work around the problem. Buy a pair of these. I have them because noise wakes me up at night. It takes a bit getting used to and you have to learn to sleep on your side but it should help.

    Don't get the shitty kind, they won't work as well. Get the big deep ones with lots of cushion.

    If he's down the hall I doubt you'll be able to hear him with these. They are like fucking magic. When you put them on you'll hear the ringing of silence. It's amazing.

    Also get some over the counter sleep aids (diphenhydramine)
    Good luck.

u/Teknodruid · 1 pointr/guns

I got These and have loved them so far.

u/ridethecurledclouds · 1 pointr/TomorrowWorld

I haven't tried it myself, but what about layering ear protection?
Maybe good foam earplugs but then some earmuffs like construction workers use:

u/ssmahony · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

Yeah at northern arena they forced should have forced the players to use noise cancelling "3m earmuffs" (like these) which don't put out any audio. The only way to get audio would be to use earbuds. I know stewie2k uses generic Apple earbuds, however some pro's decide to go with higher end earbuds. Either way you don't really want to be using earbuds at home.

But if you are just asking about what headset to get for CS, the most common headset among pro's are the Senhizer's, if you are looking for something cheaper though Astro's, Hyper X Cloud II's , and Logitech G430's are also very popular.

I'm also going to take this opprotunity to point out that you shouldn't be using the default CS:GO sound settings, but you can read more about that here

u/waynep712222 · 1 pointr/Tools

these are just 30 DB and not noise canceling.. do you have a small airport nearby.. find the aircraft accessory store. charts.. lamps, electronics.. . they will have several options like this.. they will also have noise canceling versions.. i have some of the earlier versions of these in green that were only 27DB reduction. and i wore them when i would go to the funny car races.. be sure to wonder down the landing light isle there.. if your car still has small round headlights.. part 46.. there are 250W and 450W versions. so you would need a second battery and a starter relay to turn them on.. blinded by the light would be the remarks coming toward you.

grainger and safety equipment stores and really good hardware or industrial .. white cap, fastenal. perhaps.

u/lfnoise · 1 pointr/tinnitus

My hyperacusis came on somewhat later than tinnitus. Stacking plates is also too loud for me. I use over ear protection to load and unload the dishwasher.

u/civdude · 1 pointr/OrthodoxChristianity

Try using ear muffs instead of ear plugs maybe? They go over your ear instead of in it, so shouldn't cause you an ear infection. I use this pair at my work in a cabinet ship around loud heavy machinery.

u/gc8 · 1 pointr/Meditation

It's more enjoyable and easier to meditate in a quiet environment, and that's why most retreat centers are in secluded areas. I live in an urban area with a high population density. When they were building a giant condo a few feet from my apartment, I started utilizing these industrial ear muffs to continue to be able to meditate, and it made practice a lot easier. I personally use [this pair.] ( But other pairs I'm sure work just as well. Good luck!

u/fnord123 · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/foofad · 1 pointr/Blacksmith

Buy some good 3M ear muffs, something like this:

They're cheaper than noise cancelling headphones and you really shouldn't be listening to music or any other distraction while you're working with hot metal. It's just a bad idea. Focus on your work or risk injury.

u/miaret · 1 pointr/offmychest

I have lived with loud obnoxious assholes all my life, and allow me to let you in on a little tip: There was one night the drunks were so bad, I used those. But I also had earbuds connected to my ipod. I put the earbud on the inside of the earmuff so that I could still hear the alarm when it went off, but it simultaneously blocked out the bullshit. I got some sleep, though it wasn't especially comfortable.

u/rebelx · 1 pointr/bayarea

I didn't realize anc was not a good option. Do you have a recommendation on which firearms/industrial one to wear? Are those the ones that will block out noise above a certain threshold but let things like voice come through?

EDIT: How about this one?

Or this one?

What about this?

u/joelav · 1 pointr/woodworking

Try these. fairly inexpensive, very comfortable and excellent noise reduction.

The Ryobi ones suggested are pretty cool, I also have the 3m Tekk version of those. The sound quality of the music is pretty poor (compared to my Sennheiser CX 300B MK II earbuds). Shitty sounding music annoys me. They also don't block as much noise as regular decent quality ear muffs, so now they sit on the shelf.

u/NeverGonnaGiveUUp · 1 pointr/headphones

Best bass response I've heard from a closed back is the Ultrasone Pro 900 paired with a decent amp, they are great without as well. There are some issues with them though such as slightly recessed mids from massive bass response. Compared to the Beyer DT770 though, I'd say the beyers have a much more balanced and milder sounding bass. They definitely are a step down from the HD650s though, noticeable step down. If you want bass, isolation, and closed back, I'd go with Ultrasone Pro 900. If you want not so bassy and balanced, closed, isolation I'd recommend Mad Dogs over the DT770. If you want anything good but just isolation is the most important, I'd recommend high end ear muffs (like this with a good IEM in your ears at the same time, nothing beats that in isolation except active noise cancellation. Depends what you want.

u/Dr_Donald_Duck · 1 pointr/ADHD
u/Seclorum · 1 pointr/guns

Heres one.

Its designed to actively attenuate the incoming sounds to a specific maximum level. It doesnt just "Shut off," it keeps listening and amplifying or suppressing sounds to keep them at or under the specified limit.

Theres a difference between them going dead on your ears when a sensor is tripped, and having it actively suppress sound when its tripped.

Thats why that one is pretty expensive.

u/_bani_ · 1 pointr/gundeals

these amplify ambient sounds so you get better than normal hearing. they are superior in every way to the howard leight impact sports, but they are pricey.

u/HairyScotsman · 1 pointr/ar15

I use these 3M Peltor SV Tactical Pro Hearing Protector, they are expensive, but work a lot better than the Howard Leight electronic ones.

I also use them with this Ear Pro By Surefire 4 Sonic Defender Ear Plugs.

This is for an indoor range, great protection for AR fire, but shotguns are still a little rough, though we don't get too many at my range.

u/EllaTheCat · 1 pointr/britishproblems

That's my problem too. Industrial ear defenders look like 1970s stereo headphones but they reduce sound by 35dB, and you can wear them over in-ear headphones provided the latter fit flush.

I had to trim the Amazon link

u/you_make_pigs_smoke · 1 pointr/misophonia

The bose ones I have are discontinued now but they make a newer model. They are also expensive, about £200 UK but I tried a few different types in the stores and they had the most effective Noise Cancelling

The Earmuffs are Peltor 3M Optime III £18

I also use Leight laser light foam earplugs which are cheap and effective and handy if you have small ear canals

u/nuffced · 1 pointr/Snowblowers

> I like to use my snowblower though, throw some tunes on and rock out and I get to be in my own little world.

I hear you brother, I got these for yardwork, and snowblowing.

u/hok9 · 1 pointr/NASCAR

I have a FM transmitter that i velcro to the back and use These For my kids and I picked up some Ryobi earbuds for me to use with my scanner. They work well with cheap over the ear hearing protection.

u/pjr032 · 1 pointr/lifehacks

Exactly why they make sound protection headphones with speakers and antennas built in. If you're going to spend money on a setup like what OP has here, may as well invest in those headphones, the price would be comparable.

Link to headphones

u/gc1008 · 1 pointr/landscaping

Commercial wise I don't think we are there yet, most still have the jacks. These are good but all have jacks, I use Howard Leights for shooting, not this particular one but they have a great fit. I have used the original Peltors about 6 years ago and 3m's for the last couple of years. Too hot in Florida summers, just use plugs now.

u/oatscoop · 1 pointr/funny

I bought these -- don't have much use for the FM tuner but they have an aux port.

They also sell a bluetooth version, but I'm happy with the wired ones.

u/vitalyc · 1 pointr/tinnitus

Just ear muffs for hearing protection, they will block out a lot of the noise allowing him to keep his ear buds at a reasonable volume.

Or you can get him something like this:

Hearing protection and audio playback all in one.

u/z64dan · 1 pointr/running

My dad started running again seriously in the late 80s. I would remember him wearing headphones similar to these but obviously a little older, and less feature-packed.

They just played FM radio. He also had a walkman, I believe, and possibly later a CD player, but it's hard to get one that won't skip as you run. He switched to MP3 players in the late 90s or early 2000s.

He would do mainly street running, so he found a 5 mile path by driving his car around the neighborhood and paying attention to the odometer :P

u/pizza_dreamer · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

This is the one I have. My friend has a newer one with bluetooth.

u/danisaacs · 1 pointr/aspergers

I use these when doing yardwork. They reduce noise by about 24dB. These include an FM radio, but there are plenty of options.

Active Noise Cancelling generally only works above a threshold (82dB for most shooting muffs), or with lower octave sounds than you are likely dealing with. So they may not be worth the extra money.

u/WisconsinWolverine · 1 pointr/INDYCAR

If you're looking for something for hearing protection then I recommend something like this.
They have a aux inout that you can plug a cord into from the scanner.

u/ElectronGuru · 1 pointr/aspergers

Just keep these near the kitchen and ask her to say ‘ears’ when she’s about to turn something on

u/rhodesman · 1 pointr/homelab

I would recommend a decent set of sound suppressing ear muffs: believe me, you'll need them!!

u/LegalPusher · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

If you sleep flat on your back, I'd suggest a good pair of earmuffs. (I can't find the specific model I have, but it is a very similar Peltor. Actually, it might be this one.) I find them much more effective than earplugs in real-world use, and they should last a lot longer.

You can even wear earplugs underneath.

u/AnswerAwake · 1 pointr/NJTech

>noise cancellation headphones

Are not always effective. In my second job I was seated behind this monstrosity of a pig who would spend all day gossipping as loud as she could (but became whisper quiet if it was something really juicy)

I could not get my work done and my boss was useless in making any meaningful changes so I bought some 100$ sennheiser active noise cancelling headphones.

It is pretty cool how they worked but they couldn't even silence that pig. They did definitely reduce the volume but not enough that it removed her voice completely.

I ended up buying these noise protection earmuffs

They seemed to reduce her voice by a significant margin so I could finally get my work done.

Unfortunately they are a bit tight so when I occasionally wear glasses, they start to hurt my head after a while because these earmuffs really push hard against your head.

u/DarkTurtle · 1 pointr/ReviewThis

Take these with these and make a DIY

u/martelo · 1 pointr/guns

I have those Impact Sports and they're pretty good. I like them for going to the range with a friend, as it lets me hear what they're saying even if I've doubled up with earplugs under the earmuffs. They're also good if I'm taking someone new, I let them use the electronic ones so they can hear me a little better.

But if I'm going by myself I'll use a pretty basic set of non-electronic Howard Leight "Leightning" earmuffs. They just fit my head a little better than the Impact Sports, the cup forms a better seal on the area right underneath my ear.

I use this shotgun case for my Maverick 88 with the 28" barrel, works just fine. I'd only bother with a nice hard case if I traveled with it (like on an airplane) and if my shotgun was a lot more valuable.

u/Never_Comfortable · 1 pointr/airsoft

Yeah, I figured it was ok to be little paranoid when it comes to protecting one of my five senses. I probably won't be buying the Pros (I don't have that kind of money to spend on one part of my kit. I mean they all protect the same, right?), so I'm probably gonna buy these instead.

u/pale_red_dot · 1 pointr/guns

I use those paired with these:

May be overkill, but not inconvenient in the least. I also wear latex gloves to change my oil, so maybe I'm just a little more paranoid that most.

u/WWSSADADXZ · 1 pointr/guns

I bought a big bulk pack of Stanley in-ear foam earplugs and follow up with a pair of Howard Leight ultra lightweight compact folding earmuffs. The foam earplugs are cheap enough that I don't care if I lose them, and the Howard Leight earmuffs are small enough to fit 2-3 of them in my range bag easily in case I have friends come along.

I like the comfort of the setup as it offers a good double layer of protection, yet the Howard Leight earmuffs aren't in the way when I fire a rifle. I also wear them with eye protection no problem.

u/lutherdriggers · 1 pointr/rant

Buy a pair of sure SE215 ear buds with the squishy foam insert and stick them inside a pair of industrial ear muffs. Even fairly quiet music will block out nearly everything and people will hesitate to chat with you. Also, you won't ruin your hearing.

My work reimburses $100 for ear isolation equipment, and yours should too.

u/ChrisTR15 · 1 pointr/woodworking

These work for every tool and are very portable, otherwise build a box around it and line it with something like this or other panels made for sound dampening. Any opening let's sound out but remember, you will probably want to clean it out. Also if it was regular egg create foam, used for padding, it's not dense enough to reduce sound very much.

u/EatSleepJeep · 1 pointr/gadgets

Even better, Stereo ear protection. I run gas-powered mowers, trimmers and blowers all day and this single investment was the best.

u/Renigami · 1 pointr/gadgets

Exactly, I use this.

Out of necessity to give this:

wireless music capabilities without the cord, The adapter is compact and lasts for the time I am working a noisy lawn mower, or in a loud high decibel shop that I can't have a cord dangling about amongst power saws.

So, it is nothing new. The amplifier... since this is a stationary speaker stand, might as well have a power outlet for powering the amplifier. The only possible small user case scenario, would be setting up speakers, ala Kamen Rider Gaim's Beat Rider's Free Stage speakers (but even those possibly have a cord somewhere not showing), setting up large, old speakers out where power is not available.

u/llgabomination · 1 pointr/drums

No I mean ones that you would use at like a shooting range or something. I've never tried these but something like this might do the trick

u/KnowLimits · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

I just recently solved a similar problem for myself. (I have no problem with voices in general, but it's hard to debug code or do anything that requires prolonged deep thought with people talking all around.)

My solution: foam earplugs, plus earmuffs with built-in headphones playing white noise (babbling brook, thunderstorm, etc.).

Something like this:

As for the earplugs, you just have to experiment to find something comfortable for you, I'm still in this process.

u/intravenus_de_milo · 1 pointr/audiophile

For what it's worth, I've got a pair of Howard Leight headphones that attune to 82dBa

They honestly sound pretty good, and I can wear them for extended periods without pain. Which I can't say for several "audiophile" cans I've bought over the years.

I was going to buy some "work tunes" for yard work even though I knew the sound quality was pretty abysmal when I found the Howard Leights. Which really could pass for just listening rather than muffling the lawnmower.

u/Moumar · 1 pointr/woodworking

I use these with a bluetooth adapter. Not the greatest sound quality but they're okay.

u/MongoAbides · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

These headphones limit at 82db.

u/ConceptJunkie · 1 pointr/Misokinesia

I have misophonia, but it's usually not super bad. I also have misokinesia, but it seldom bothers me. About the only time it does is when I'm watching TV with one of my kids who's _always_ shaking his legs.

I can't offer any help, but I do sympathize with you. I can't imagine how it could be if it were much worse for me. My misophonia has definitely gotten worse over the years (I'm 54), but some people experience the opposite. Imagine my horror when the company I worked for went "open office". I suffered through two years of that nonsense. But now I'm at a different job where I work at home 3 days, and work in the office 2, where I share an office with a really guy who doesn't trigger me at all. The change of environment has done wonders.

Also, if you're in a situation where you can wear headphones, but don't have a lot of money, these work really well, and have decent sound:

u/Ihateallpeopletoday · 1 pointr/daddit

We have the Banz muffs for our girl. It says 0-2 years and she wore them starting around age one when we took her to some drum corps shows.


u/vaguelley · 1 pointr/babies

Oh I hope they're useful to you and your LO! I got them on Amazon they aren't the cheapest but they seem to last until toddler age.

u/PomeloMagazine · 1 pointr/Mommit

Hey there, these ones work great. We've tried them on a 6 month old and she didn't try to pull them off or anything.

u/jlynnbizatch · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

FYI - If noise is a concern, you can always pick up a set of headphones before you go. We have these ones and they work great. We've used them at outdoor festivals, loud restaurants, etc. and they seem to work out well.

u/es88 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We got these for my LO when she was a month old and we wanted to go see fireworks on the 4th of July. They seemed to work fine, but haven't had a reason to use them since.

u/joefromchicago · 1 pointr/RiotFest

We got these

They seem to fit his giant ass cranium pretty well

u/sidepart · 1 pointr/todayilearned

No idea...but I did find these for our 2 week old when we went and saw fireworks. She was pretty chill about the whole experience.

u/hjonx · 1 pointr/caps

I got my son these:

he hated them for about 5 minutes and then lazer focused on the game.

u/duenotsoonenough · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I have no advice lol. Only my recent experience. Keep in mind this is for a kid who already sleeps through the night (i.e. 8pm-6am... sorry).

So: our LO is 4.5 mo and we just traveled to San Francisco for five days (3hrs behind us here on the East Coast). We didn't prep anything...we just kinda went with it.

His bedtime is usually at around 8pm. In general while on the trip, he got cranky/tired right on time at around 5pm. We basically treated it as moving naptime and got him to fall asleep in the stroller or carrier. We either had a bottle with us or I found a quiet place to pop him on the boob to help soothe him. Then, we kept him out with us asleep in the stroller and just got him in his pack and play whenever we got back to our hotel at night. We were there for a wedding so we really had no choice and had to keep him w/ us for rehearsal dinner, ceremony, etc.

Because he was out with us I don't think he necessarily slept as hard as he would in his crib at home, but he was tired so he was still sleeping harder than just a regular nap. Pro tip: bring some noise canceling headphones in case you're at a loud venue like a wedding and want him to sleep longer.

Because he wasn't sleeping as hard, he'd usually wake up naturally as we were getting back to the hotel (no later than 9 or 10pm). We'd change him into his pj's, play for about 20min, breastfeed, read a book, and then try to get him back to sleep in the pack n play. In my mind we were trying to get him into the mindset of "bedtime" so he'd sleep longer.

Whatever the cause, it worked and he got usually a full nights sleep and was up at about 6am every morning.

For whatever reason, he definitely got tired/cranky 3 hours earlier (i.e. right on time w his east coast bedtime), but did not affect his wake-up time in the morning. He still woke up at about 6am. I think it's because we weren't truly putting him in "bed" at 5pm, we kept him out in the stroller.


u/zaatar · 1 pointr/Cricket

Yeah, it's a huge industry, at least in North America. Search query "baby ear muffs" and you'll see what I mean, for e.g.

u/aubiquitoususername · 1 pointr/preppers

Rock on. Also, if the earbuds don’t seal to your satisfaction, you can just throw a pair of these directly over top of the earbuds to enhance them. Doesn’t matter if the wires stick out. Just make sure it doesn’t cut down on your situational awareness.

u/A1cntrler · 1 pointr/NASCAR

Earbuds plus the big over ear protectors are what my wife and I have used for years. These ones should be sufficient: From Amazon

Or just some off the shelf at Home Depot or Lowe's.

u/PillowTalkGrrl · 1 pointr/misophonia

These can be a bit much but I find them to be a large-scale solution to annoying noise.

u/AvgasActual · 1 pointr/guns

I use "3M Peltor X-Series Over-the-Head Earmuffs". They work great, they're comfy, and $30.

  • When I shoot outdoors, I use the X4A (Chartreuse, 27dB).
  • When I shoot indoors, I use the X5 (Black, 31dB) or X4A with 3M Classic Earplugs, medium size.
  • When I'm working on turbine engines, I use the foamy ear plugs and/or MSA HPE Cap Mounted Earmuff. (In case you want a hard hat mounted option.)


    I've tried a bunch of different earpro options. The most important thing is that the muffs seal around your ears... as best they can while wearing safety glasses. I always wear a baseball cap and Smith & Wessson Magnum 3G safety glasses. (Hot .22 brass inside your glasses really sucks.) For ear plugs, most people like the long skinny kind that you roll and stuff into your ear canal. They really bother me, so the only ones I like are the 3M classics. I even had some custom ear plugs made and they did not work at all. (And it's only a matter of time before you lose them.) Also make sure to clean reusable plugs between uses.


    I'm not a fan of electronic ear muffs, especially Howard Leight Low Profile. The speakers inside the muffs stand on my ears and they don't seal for crap. One of my buddies was using these and had a terrible flinch. I gave him the X4's his flinch was gone. I haven't tried any of the mid-range electronic ear muffs. The high end MSA Sordins are very nice and pretty effective, but I haven't got around to picking some up yet. The only time you really want electronic muffs is when you're doing a shooting class, and you need to listen to the instructor. (Or for hunting, I suppose.) For general BS'ing during shooting or listening to the Range Safety Officer, I can hear just fine.


    Another point about PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), don't take it off! Leave your ear plugs in and your glasses on so you don't lose or damage them. Ear muffs are easy to take off during cease fires.
u/Cynicalraven · 1 pointr/woodworking

Low profile hearing protection. 3M X4

Any N95 disposable respirator is more comfortable and convenient that a half face respirator. It's just more expensive in the long run. Also be sure to watch videos on how to wear EITHER one PROPERLY.

u/bottom-of-the-ocean · 1 pointr/hsp

Maybe try to formulate an exit plan to a suburb/rural area that’s not too far away from some sort of city, so you can still do day trips when you want to?

I recently moved out of a very large city I’d been living in for exactly this reason - can’t be happier about that decision. But I know that’s not always possible. I found that the noise above anything else was a huge factor for me to get overwhelmed- maybe you could try using earplugs or noise cancelling headphones, etc, for a certain amount of time every day (like an hour a day) just to give your brain a rest?

Or earbuds under those construction-worker type earmuffs, so you can hear your music and not much else-

That constant hectic environment is no joke :( I feel your pain

u/samandbob · 1 pointr/ar15

Now that I'm at an actual computer, these are what I use. Difference is night and day.

u/HeloRising · 1 pointr/guns

I use these and they've never caused an issue with my glasses.

They're bulky but they work really well. I'm a bit skittish about the electronic ones.

u/Darth_Karate · 1 pointr/tinnitus

>stugeron - just looked this up. Do you have Meniere's disease? Get you some Peltor's and put in foam plugs highest NRR rating you can find if your gonna bang on de drum all day :)
>I use to be a lead singer and jammed out for as long as i could. I miss it but its not the end all not being able to anymore. My time has just passed. God, family, Fishing, and outdoors take up my time now. When I'm stuck inside i play video games with no head phones of course. You are gonna be just fine. You are young and time is on your side friend.
>Here are the muffs i have for myself.
>Ps. link that youtube channel bro!

u/chameleon_souls · 1 pointr/aspergirls

You can also try protection earmuffs. They are not expensive and some of them do a great job in blocking noise. Many of the models on amazon have reviews from people with sensory processing difficulties. I got those recently and when I combine them with earplugs, I don't hear anything. They are not that great on their own though.

A friend just gifted me these. They are ridiculously big but do an awesome job of blocking noise.

u/cornelldweeb · 1 pointr/Cornell

Two easy solutions I've done over the years:


  1. Walk up and ask them to tone it down a little. 99% chance they'll feel slightly embarrassed and actually will. 1% chance they'll get snarky about it. I once had this guy and girl get snarky about it lol.
  2. I recently got myself a pair of these bad boys, pretty great if I do say so

u/dzogmudra · 1 pointr/Meditation

If you need to block out noise, I recommend using good ear muffs such as the 3M Peltor X-Series. If that is insufficient, use earplugs underneath. I've also combined those with a good white noise generator like the Marpac Dohm. Noise-defense, in-depth.

Alternatively, if you have a lot of money to spend, you could get the Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones; however, they probably won't prove more effective than ear muffs over earplugs, just more comfortable.

If you can acclimatize yourself to ambient sound through meditation, even better. However, if noise countermeasures make the difference between meditating and not meditating, better to use them. This is just a more modern version of traditional Buddhist advice to find a quiet, secluded place to meditate - at least at the start.

u/stanier1 · 1 pointr/hyperacusis

> I wish i had money to try noise cancelling muffs

You can get them for reasonably cheap on amazon.

Something like this would probably work.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/videos

Non-mobile: I bought these on Amazon and they work great

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/SubjectYou · 1 pointr/aspergers

Here's what I think can help you. There isn't really a good solution for you that isn't hard to do. I got my own room over time by convincing my parents. There are some things you can do.

  • Get noise cancelling headphones and/or earmuffs and/or earplugs. These will MASSIVELY help with overwhelming sound. I recommend these. Active noise cancelling headphones are a bit expensive, but they are definitely worth it.

    $350 Bose QC 35

    $350, $298, Sony WH1000XM2

    $250 Sony XB950N1

    $30 earmuffs - these are cheap and block out noise.

  • When your dad is not in his room, go to his room. When I had the loft as my room, I often took the laptop computer to my parents' room to use it. Although you can't bring your entire room there, you should bring things in your dad's room while he's not using it. If you can't do this, reply to me.

  • Convince your dad to switch rooms. This is harder to do. Figure out all the reasons why it's more important for you to have the bedroom. Tell him how Asperger's makes it incredibly difficult to even think without a room and if you do get a room, you'll be able to find a job and move out quicker. He doesn't need to have walls around his room just because he's the owner of the house.

  • If you have a therapist or psychologist, tell them about your situation and how bad it is on you and your mental health. It's not healthy to have auditory problems and be the one person who has to deal with a situation that would be bad if they have auditory problems. If you don't have a therapist, please get one as soon as you can.

  • This is the best solution but the hardest one to do. Move out. Find a job that's feasable to get (you have the requirements to get it and it's a job that wouldn't be torture for someone with Asperger's). I know this is hard, especially when you have no time to relax and feel fine. But once you do it, you'll be on a path to eventually be able to rent a space on your own. Maybe even find a relative or a friend that is willing to share an apartment or space with you as long as you get your own room. This will usually require you to pay a fraction of the rent of the space.

    The advice is very hard to follow, so take it a step at a time. Get headphones or ear mufflers first which will be a huge improvement to your mind if you don't already have active noise cancelling headphones. Remember to get active noise cancelling headhones because they really block out the noise. Then try to start using your dad's room to do things, which will probably work. You're limited in what you can do in someone elses room, but your mind is more free. Then try to convince your dad to switch rooms, which may or may not work. If it doesn't work, tell a therapist or psychologist about your problem. I don't know the best advice for you, which is why you should see one of those professionals. The ultimate goal is to move out because that will really free up your life.

    I still think it would be good to answer these questions. Are the auditory problems caused more by ambient noise or voices, or the feeling of having no barrier around you or something else or multiple things? Do you only live with yourself and your dad? Does your dad know and accept that you have Asperger's? Realistically, a lot of this advice won't work. Please reply to me with what happens when you try these solutions.
u/scottdeeby · 1 pointr/Drumming

For straight ear protection, I recently bought these and they're great:

These are so much better than the earmuffs off the shelf from the local hardware store. Lots of room inside for earbuds.

u/TinaBranford · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice


This is a Peltor earmuff that I’m using now, which is 31db.
When I wear earphones and wear this on top of this I can shut off most of nosies.
The thing is, I don’t always want to turn some music or video to block nosies from upstairs, because the sound from my earphones then will become a new distraction. Besides, some earphones with a long plastic end, like Earpods, are stuck between by ears and earmuff and it causes pain over time. It’s hot wearing the earmuff all the time too.

That’s why I was very excited by 35 to 42 earphones already, because it won’t get hot and is still quieter than the 31db earmuff. Even that sounds unreal already and 108 felt even more unreal(although it turns out to be some kind of misunderstanding)

I hope if I get one of these, I can shut off these noises without having to wear that bulky earmuff on the top and/or turning on mucis or videos all the time

u/lazyear · 1 pointr/guns

These are the pair of 3M's I have, with 31dB NRR. They are huge and ugly, but they fit well and they definitely protect more than the Howard Leights. You may not be able to get a good cheek weld with these if you're shooting rifle, but I primarily shoot pistol indoors and rifle outdoors, so it works for me.

I use these 3M disposable ear plugs as well, believe they are 29dB NRR. I promise I'm not a 3M shill.

Make sure you put in the plugs properly - roll them up, pull back your earlobe with opposite hand and then insert. I shoot indoors often 2x a month, so protecting my hearing is really important to me.

edit: I should note that I have the basic pair of the Howard Leights, not the impact Pro model.

u/TommyFive · 1 pointr/woodworking

I have these:

They're pretty cheap, but really awesome. Totally huge, but to me that doesn't matter.

u/anotherlostmonkey · 1 pointr/gundeals

Peltor Sport Tactical 100 + 3M Peltor Camelback Gel Rings

Edit* Forgot to mention the gel rings don't "technically fit" the tactical 100's. You can make them fit by slowly separating the original foam padding from the plastic ring, then separating the gel rings from their plastic ring. Once you have both off you can just switch them and the adhesive will hold them in. Haven't had any issues with mine since I made the switch.

u/ReadyStandby · 1 pointr/guns

This, plus these: 3M Peltor Camelback Gel Sealing Rings HY80, Black

...makes an amazing set of electronic ear pro for $110 total. They rival the MSA Sordin Pro at half the price.

The gel cups are INCREDIBLY hard to install by yourself. With a second set of hands, it's a five minute job per cup. The comfort of gel and better seal on your glasses is worth the $50 extra.

u/unique-eggbeater · 1 pointr/ftm

Won't help with Netflix, but I own these earplugs (yes, the 200 pack, lmao) and I swear by them. They won't completely muffle noise, but they do help a lot.

You can also put yourself in your own private sound bubble by popping in earbuds and then putting a pair of these over them. Not the comfiest thing in the world in the long run, but for an hour or two it works very very well in my experience.

Source: 20 years of delightful autistic hypersensitivity ;P

u/vtroid5 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

These work pretty well, I keep a pair around to take the girlfriend shooting.

ClearArmor Safety Ear Muffs

u/NorseSock · 1 pointr/ZReviews

And if that's not quiet enough for /u/audioholicx8x, they can wear over-ear protection too. I've used IEMs inside of regular over-ear cans and it improved the isolation. I pretty much couldn't hear any noise in an extremely noisy office, even without music.

u/sazken · 1 pointr/misophonia


Executive summary:

  1. Headphones + Earmuffs + Music
  2. Find a way to get people to accept your earmuffs
  3. Consider leaving note at co-worker's desk
  4. Consider talking to the person or to the boss

    I have a couple of tips for you - first of all, I always have music going, but I also wear a pair of shooting range earmuffs over them (for lack of a better word). I've never been to a shooting range, but I had the golden idea of buying these once and have never gone back - <- these are my personal fave (after trying a couple of pairs). Carry these at all times. You can stack them with headphones to get this amazing and pretty cheap noise-cancelling effect. In-ear buds work best, and you can listen to music, a white noise generator, or maybe audiobooks.

    The above tip has worked so well for me that I almost forget I'm misophonic most of the time. Sometimes, though, my new boss likes to pop over to my desk, and there's a new Tier 4 Sniffler near me. To get over this, I've tried to have meetings in closed offices or whatnot to avoid that. I've debated leaving a note at the Sniffle King's desk secretly... We'll see about that, though. It's hard to time.

    You may also wonder - how can I get away with the earmuffs? Push for it. I've had people make fun of me for them, but I say "Oh, yeah, I swear by them - they really push up my productivity" and mention I'm an audiophile if people ask. I've established a reputation as a bit of a quirky guy. I don't care - these things help me so much that I'd take that any day. Phrase it in terms of things your office would select for. I work in a place that's all about productivity, so I use the productivity line to communicate this to others.

    Here's the last thing - I've noticed that people who sniffle/chew a lot tend to be either from certain regional cultures (generally East Asian or South Asian) or American subcultures (ie. college athletes - always sniffling for some reason!). I know some peers of mine of East Asian descent have gotten heavy feedback from bosses about sniffling too much in client meetings. You can maybe make a case to a boss that the noises your coworker makes could be bad in client-facing settings - or say that the loud chewing has annoyed a whole group of people.

    I hope that helps. I know how rough this can be, but with a bit of prevention this can be really ameliorated.
u/3nine · 1 pointr/guns

If you're going to be shooting mostly handguns in an indoor range, I recommend these ClearArmors. They are cheap and effective.

If you go to any drug store you can buy simple foam ear plugs for very cheap. I used to just pop these in and cover with the ClearArmor.

No need for batteries and all parts are easily replaceable.

u/Bestorworst · 1 pointr/guns

The Leigh muffs aren't very good. They're designed for convenience.


I use these and combined. They'll get you hearing safe I can magdump my 7.5" braked AR pistol indoors, which creates such a blast that the concussion literally hurts my teeth and nose by the end of a dump, and my ears are fine.


Combined those two should net around 40-42 DB NRR. With them on you literally have to learn to lip read though because no matter how much someone shouts at you you won't hear it.

u/nolifegam3r · 1 pointr/ADHD

tl;dr: If sound overwhelms you try these

I totally understand this as it happens to myself as well, but usually mine is less touching unless I am really already far too overwhelmed.

I get extremely overstimulated from sound, it starts to "hurt" as in I don't feel pain, but my body reacts as if I did. (like chalkboard + fork)

I personally use these to deal with it, blocks out all sound and after a while I feel a bit better. It might be worth giving it a try to see if reducing overall stimulation helps.

u/Sugarpeas · 1 pointr/nmt

You could try using just silencing earmuffs or earplugs as well, which are even cheaper than headphones.

Like these: ClearArmor 141001 Shooters Hearing Protection Safety Ear Muffs Folding-Padded Head Band Ear Cups, Black

I used to cut rock samples at a lab and used shooter ear protection. Lots of models are comfortable and cut out pretty ridiculously high decible sound so in a quiet room I doubt you would hear anything.

u/Starving_Poet · 1 pointr/woodworking

I really like these: - coupled with some in-ear foam that's probably the best you can do without building yourself a deprivation chamber,

You can always put some baffles in the shop. You'll want industrial-designed baffles though because of the dust. That'll get spendy, but sometimes you do what you gotta do.

u/SeaTurtlesCanFly · 1 pointr/raisedbynarcissists

OP, this sounds like more than just ADHD. A lot of people with ADHD also have sensory processing disorder. Your auditory defensiveness sounds like sensory processing disorder.

I, too, am a person with ADHD and sometimes severe auditory defensiveness. If you have this, then certain noises may set off your fight or flight response. It's not something that you can help... but, it is something that you can learn to manage.

If your mother's voice sets off your fight response, you can take the edge off. Try foam ear plugs. Every Walgreens or CVS that I've ever seen has these. Grocery stores often carry them, too. However, you may prefer over the ear protection. Amazon sells all sorts of good ones for around $20, but often less than that.

If you use ear plugs or noise blocking ear muffs, I will offer you a slight bit of warning, tho. If you block noise 24/7, you will become more sensitive to noise. An occupational therapist gave me this warning, because both me and my son need these devices sometimes and it's true to my experience that using too much ear protection makes me even weirder about sound. So, don't wear them 24/7. I try to just use mine around my specific triggers.

Give this a try... it won't cost you much to try it and you may find out that you aren't nearly as childish as you thought you were...

u/naughtjawn · 1 pointr/cscareerquestions

A lot of people recommended the Bose QC35 but I tried a couple pairs on in a store and found that they put a pressure that I didn't like on my eardrums when the noise canceling mode was on. Instead, I got the Bose QC20 (their noise canceling earbuds) paired with Comply foam tips which isolate more noise than the QC35s. These are fine for general background noise and talking.

But next to me are 3 VPs that are always loudly yapping, the IT desk where they're generally shouting at soccer matches or every sales/marketing schmuck comes over and yells about how their googles hacked their spreadsheets, and a large table that serves as a meeting area.

That shit was driving me crazy and we don't have anywhere quiet to go. Earplugs barely helped so I got a pair of shooting earmuffs that work fantastically. Combining those with earplugs is great for when I just want quiet but sometimes when things are especially bad, I'll pair them with in-ear earbuds with Comply tips playing white noise.

u/fndude · 1 pointr/Vive

I took a pair of these:

and a pair of these:

And snapped the ear connectors off the Koss and shoved them inside the ear defenders. Now I have a pair of isolation headphones that work really well. I'll solder and make some plugs eventually, but this works great and is cheap.

u/Opheltes · 1 pointr/sysadmin

I use clear armor (and have a second pair for personal use in my house). They are cheap, comfortable, and effective.

u/Suggestathon · 1 pointr/guns

If this is an indoor range, I strongly encourage you to try out a few different types of earplugs to wear under the earmuffs.

These ones are pretty good earmuffs just based on sound reduction. Many of the slim fit muffs do not provide enough protection:

u/Rashkh · 1 pointr/headphones

If you're happy with your current iems then just grab something like this to wear on top.

Otherwise, look into Etymotic and Shure iems in that order. They've some of the best isolation on the market.

u/elmersmithstove · 1 pointr/ar15

You mean this earmuff: Yeah, I missed this one in my collection it's a bit expensive but you get what you pay for, it's worth to invest :)

u/Gustomaximus · 1 pointr/Ausguns
u/ayumusan · 1 pointr/gundeals

I recently bought the a pair of Sordins after trying Howard Leights and Walkers. The gel cups of the Sordins is where the magic happens, very comfortable and they don't break the seal. It's nice being able to hear and not have to put plugs in. Their pricey, but what is your hearing worth?

u/spicyindianfood · 0 pointsr/Accounting
  • How to win friends and influence people
  • 6 Pillars of Self Esteem
  • Models by Mark Manson (not related, but it makes you a better man)
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson

    If you're reading the book, then I recommend buying noise cancelling ear muffs so that you can fully concentrate on the book. Highlight parts that you like, and take notes.

    If you're listening to audiobooks, record the parts that you like such as end of chapter summaries and compile all the recordings at the end.

u/needsleepPLEASE · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

I can't because of how my ears work, they have some type of damage from being born premature. I justed place an order for these, but they won't get there till Wensday.

u/auriem · 0 pointsr/Parenting

Sounds like you have a normal baby, I should know, my 3rd is now 23 months old. Fortunately you are getting closer every day to your daughter growing out of this stage.

My advice to you is to get some thicker skin, some babies cry regardless of how much you meet their needs. Try this, acquire some industrial ear protectors with a audio jack for your wife and yourself and after feeding and putting her down to sleep, don your ear phones and catch a movie with your wife.

u/dar24601 · 0 pointsr/guns

For plugs I use the soft foam type cause they block more sound and Easier to pair with muffs.

For muffs I use these

It will be very difficult to hear someone, since your new I would recommend electronic protection

u/Harambae_Love · 0 pointsr/guns

Thanks. Shooting indoors just has so much umph without the pressure to go anywhere. I used these last time. Are they equivalent or is it best just to buy a tried and true brand like 3M?

ClearArmor 141001 Shooters Hearing Protection Safety Ear Muffs Folding-Padded Head Band Ear Cups, Black

u/Mirek_HS · -2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

that's not a headset, that's a noise cancelling ear muff, it has no speaker on it nor a mic, it only serves the purpose of cancelling noise. that's why they need to use a earbud for ingame sound and a headset or their neck for the mic, here's a link see for yourself

u/RadiantSun · -8 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

... Are you fucking kidding me? They're actually using 3M earmuffs? Those aren't headsets, they are literally earmuffs used while using power tools and shit, I have a pair right here, they cancel noise somewhat but they are in no way a replacement for a white noise setup, or a soundproof booth.