If you have a large lawn or a property that requires a lot of yard work get some 3M Worktunes. About $50 and they're combination hearing protection and Bluetooth headphones so you can actually hear your music without destroying your eardrums.
They're a good gift too for anyone you know with a lawn or wood shop or something.
At my old house it was a 4-5 hour ordeal to mow and trim the property. I'd likely have went fully insane without those.
If you don't like Walmart they're also on Amazon for the same price but gundeals is auto removing Amazon posts so here we are.
Listening to Rush really helps my speed drills but I've found my Celine Dion makes it harder to get a good sight picture through the tears welling in my eyes.
EDIT: Out of stock on Amazon until December 8th
Hmm, I wonder if you had good sealing IEMs like Etymotic and then earmuffs on top of that. You'd look ridiculous but oh my god the isolation.
They also make this pair - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ - which don't have the big antenna or mic. I have these and they're great. If you ever need something official and stealth isn't an absolute requirement, you may want to give them a look.
3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth technology, $35 shipped on Amazon. I got some recently and really like them, makes me want to keep them on when they have music.
Are these it? I am looking for an alternative to my cheap ones when I mow the lawn. I know that I just turn it too loud to muffle the mower, no sound protection at all.
or dont be a cheapskate and buy these, then tell the foreman they have active sound filtering which is why the blue light is always on....
A cheap solution. Was sat right behind a screaming baby on a plane for 9 hours last month and wasn't at all bothered by it. The battery lasts for days to boot.
These are my favorite because I'm usually wearing some sort of hearing protection and can never hear the radio. https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=3m+bluetooth&qid=1567655367&s=gateway&sr=8-4
Easy solution to the screaming in pain problem.
Ear Muffs with Radio
/s /dark humor
Seriously I don't know how someone can do this to another human. Now that said, when r/watchpeopledie was a thing, christ there were some grisly videos. I sometimes wonder if its just a product of growing up in the west in relative safety and comfort that we say stuff like "I could never do that". Growing up in a violent place where shit like this happens regularly, you almost imagine it just becomes normal for the people that grow up into the cartel kind of violence.
I really sympathize with your situation. I am also very sensitive to noise and find it extremely distracting.
Perhaps you've considered this before, but if your class records lectures, can you just watch it afterwards? That way you won't have to join live and show your face. If the only thing holding you back from doing that is stigma, don't let it, there's plenty of us (including myself) that just do that.
Also, have you looked into noise blocking options at all? I recently got a pair of Sony XM4s which have incredibly good Active Noise Cancelling, completely solved the issue of overhead footstep / across-the-house talking noise for me; they work better for lower frequencies / far-away sounds though so if someone is right next to you talking and you're not playing music you're still going to hear them. Another option is some good earmuffs which can be better for higher-frequency
noise but not as good for lower-frequencies as ANC (the ones I have: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1).
Another option which is up to you whether you consider morally objectionable is to prerecord a video of yourself (or someone else? haha) and play it back during lecture. The way I would do it is by using OBS Studio's Virtual Camera feature and playing back a video using a Video Source.
While I’m not an audiologist or acoustical engineer, it is my understanding that “noise cancelling” or “active” noise cancelling headphones will likely struggle when it comes to mid-high level frequencies, perhaps that of construction. “Passive” “Noise reduction” earmuffs excel in reducing mid-high level frequencies, so to me it sounds like a pair of noise reduction earmuffs may work a lot better in your situation.
Personally, I prefer noise reduction earmuffs in all environments. I have sensory difficulties, mostly with noise, so a high quality pair is important to me.
There are a lot of trash pairs out there, but there’s one brand I’ve come to love - 3M. Specifically their Peltor series. Because of their strict standards, testing, and use for actual hearing protection in industrial environments like construction zones, they HAVE to work. I’ve loved my pair, and have yet to find anything better. It should reduce nearly 95% of everything you hear. If you want to go all out, you can even probably wear earplugs at the same time haha, but I doubt that’d be even remotely necessary.
Here’s the link:
3M PELTOR X5A Over-the-Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, NRR 31 dB, Construction, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Automotive, Woodworking, Heavy Engineering, Mining https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_C4HRMEZPG16Z2Q52JR6C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Ones that are just Bluetooth? I don't want ones that have an am/fm radio as I don't want an antenna that gets caught on things.
I looked on Amazon and the ones I have no longer have a 2 month delivery estimate. They're on sale too, so I ordered a backup pair.
3M 90543-4DC WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology, 1 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/
Seriously, **THIS** should be the top comment. These tools aren't going to get much use when you can't see, can't hear, or can't breathe. Invest in comfortable PPE. Good safety lenses, good ear muffs, and good masks.
3M N95s are awesome. I bought a 10-pack in the Before Times and they are insanely comfortable. I also use the 3M worktunes so I can listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks while working. They are amazingly good and comfortable for only $40.
Noise protection ear muffs. Better than noise cancelling headphones imo. Take some getting used to, I will wear them and take a break and take them off and put them back on etc. Just say you are noise sensitive and have to wear them. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You will likely be better off with noise-isolating headphones. A simple trick is to use your preferred earbud style headphones with noise reducing earmuffs like these. Or there are earmuffs combined with headphones like these.
Source: me who can have issues concentrating with child noises nearby.
+1 to BlazeArk, double up with foamies and big honkin over-ears if you can. The best, and oddly the cheapest I've found are Clear Armor which have a hefty 31 NRR actual.
They also had solid customer service. They'd accidentally sent me two pair and just told me to keep the second on the house.
I've been told by several range friends that I need to just get regular noise cancelling muffs because I yell at ranges which is annoying to them... But I'd rather be obnoxiously loud for 4 hours every weekend at a range than obnoxiously loud for 40 years everywhere else.
I saw this recommended last thing this topic came up:'
As an alternative, I wear the Worktunes Connect. https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ I don't know what makes these 10x more expensive, but I'd love to try them out!
As requested. I LOVE these things. Chainsaw, planer, they’re great for anything.
I got mine at Walmart for the same price ($50) as amazon.
Hi and thanks for the mention.
I have made such headphones but I always suggest people looking for extreme noise blocking headphones to try noise blocking/cancelling ear muffs that can connect to audio sources.
The noise cancelling ones I made on those rare occasions were for very special needs clients that wanted even more extreme db isolation. So I recommend trying these ready made products which can probably help 90+ of those looking for such a solution.
Thanks again for mentioning me and I don't mind offering advice on this so feel free to ask.
I recommend these:3M PELTOR X5A Over-the-Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, NRR 31 dB https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Drowns out the leaf blowers, construction, kids, neighbors, neighbors' kids, etc.
Thanks for sharing! Is this similar to the ones you have? 3M PELTOR X5A Over-the-Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, NRR 31 dB, Construction, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Automotive, Woodworking, Heavy Engineering, Mining https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_SFMAFZJPRAKS0ZC0BBQ3
My head is so sensitive and my neck is a bit unstable after a bad rear ending years back. Makes wearing headgear hard. Are these fairly light?
Appreciate any insight!
Noise Cancelling headphones are not PPE!! They are no substitute for a proper NR headset. Have the boss order some Howard Leights or something, it is definitely the kind of proper PPE you should have in an environment like that.
May I also recommend the 3M Workman? I have a pair and LOVE them. And at about $50 they are a steal. They are specifically made for use on construction/industrial sites.
3M - 90543-4DC WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology, 24 dB NRR, Ear protection for Mowing, Snowblowing, Construction, Work Shops Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_LY61FbM0BRFBA
The batteries last forever - I probably had about 30+ hours on mine and it was still saying batteries medium when I recharged before a trip. They are also ranked #1 in the safety headphone category on Amazon.
Oh yeah look into the 3m peltor line to wear over them. I use etymotics to drum and wear a 3m peltor headset over it and it doubles the noise isolation
These are in my opinion the best thing that you are looking for. Pretty heavy duty compared to the more expensive smaller ones out there. Plus you can hook up music from your phone. Just don’t let your supervisors know about that. https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=3m+worktunes+bluetooth&qid=1600287805&sprefix=3m+wor&sr=8-3
Have you tried these? I lived at home all throughout my Bachelor's and these (actually a similar model which I couldn't find) were a lifesaver.
I use the 3M peltor X4A and X5A. They are both very comfortable, but I reach for the X4A 99% of the time because they are lighter and I don't need the extra couple decibel reduction the X5A offer. If you want Bluetooth, I would also recommend the 3M WorkTunes Connect + Gel Ear Cushions https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N6XXCWM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Rb1jFbGD36K32
Check these out - I bought them for work, but ended up taking them to a race last year when my group was short on RE headsets and ended up liking them better than my RE Gemini 5s... They're Bluetooth, but also have a standard 3.5mm jack that you could plug into your scanner. I've had mine 4 years, still working great. They're comfortable, noise isolation and sound quality are great. They're also awesome for mowing the grass.
Also are available at Lowe's and Home Depot.
I bought a pair of noise reduction ear muffs rated for 31 dB off of Amazon for about $30. They don't block out everything, but they block out a lot. I can even wear earbuds underneath them and listen to music, although the earbuds dig into my ears a bit. The muffs were definitely worth the money. I haven't tried them on airplanes, but I wear them when my neighbors are doing lawn maintenance or when their kids are playing/screaming outside (I'm sensitive to loud noises).
Edit: You can even wear earplugs underneath the ear muffs for total silence, as long as you don't find earplugs uncomfortable.
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
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
Are the Sennheiser HD280 Pros still the best in 2022 for over the ear passive noise isolation?
I currently have these:
And they're awesome for blocking out noise (mainly my fan on loud settings).
They have 29dB of noise attenuation.
But the sound quality is a bit lacking and I was wondering if there is anything of better sound quality, but also blocks out noise as well (if not better)?
I read about the HD280s being good for passive noise isolation (apparently they block out 32dB which is actually better than mine that actually have an industrial construction look/feel)
Or these days did something come out that is better?
3M Worktunes Ear Protectors - I can't stress enough how nice it is to have a good set of headphones. These ones also have bluetooth built in and have enough protection so you don't need to crank up the volume.
Decent Safety Glasses - These ones wrap around and have a gasket. The gasket gets a little annoying when working outside in the summer, but you can take if off if you want to.
It's remarkable how often I wear those two. Neither my hearing or eyes are getting any better, but at least I'm not destroying them anymore.
One thing to be careful about with electronic options are whether or not they do a better job with continous noise or impulse noise.
Another easy option is to get a pair of 3M passive ear muffs and wear your preferred ear buds inside of them. That will generally sound better than the Bluetooth that comes with ear protection in my experience anyway.
> Will your regular 32dB rated plugs protect for this?
Some of the articles say regular ear plugs will drop the sound maybe 20 dB or so. But you are just supposed to step aside because the beam of sound is directed, so get out of the way.
I own a pair of "ClearArmor Shooters Hearing Protection" (supposed to reduce gunshot level sound by about 34 dB) which cost $16: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NKSMPZW/ Funny story, I used to work in a pretty loud open office plan (pre-pandemic), and I would put in BOTH earplugs AND the ClearArmor headphones, and my world was QUIET, I literally couldn't hear anybody talking or even shouting. I wonder how that combination would do against the LRADs?
If you can drop the 160 dB down to 110 dB that's pretty effective. OSHA says you can be exposed to 110 dB for 30 minutes a day and it's "legal" (probably not awesome to do that every day for a year). But better than nothing if you are going up against police in a protest.
Quick Disclaimer: to get the 34 dB protection from the ClearArmor, these things CLAMP to your head. I couldn't wear them for more than a couple hours without causing my head to hurt not from sound, but from the muff pressure. :-)
I highly recommend a noise-reduction headset that has radio functionality or speakers with aux cord or bluetooth so you can connect an audio source to hear the commentary while also protecting your hearing.
I have https://smile.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Honeywell-Earmuff-1030110/dp/B004U4A5RU and they do pretty well connected to a little FM radio and don't get too uncomfortable during long sessions wearing them.
Get proper hearing protection for mowing. A lot of people use ear buds while mowing and that doesn't protect you plus most people are blasting music louder than the mower.
3M Worktunes are the most common ones I know of. They actually block sound so you don't have to listen to your music crazy loud. Do yourself a huge favor if you mow regularly and get a pair.
Might I also suggest these?
They are over-ear hearing protection with (not very high quality) headphones built-in. Great for podcasts/audiobooks.
Thank you so much. I see them several days in a month.
Not very often but whenever they show up, I wish they will be done soon.
Hope that your week will be better!
I also wear these 3M Peltor and it helps a lot! Plane pilots wear them too.
I bought a pair of earmuffs and I wear noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones under that. If you sleep with your head opposite the reefer and play a bit of music, its almost okay.
Seems like those would only muffle the sound a bit judging from what the site is saying. You could try some work earmuffs if you want to.
3M PELTOR X5A Over-the-Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, NRR 31 dB, Construction, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Automotive, Woodworking, Heavy Engineering, Mining
This is an option but really, your options are limited if you don't want to use in ear stuff. They have to seal your ear to have noise isolation or ANC and if they don't go inside of the ear, it is going to be difficult to do that.
You could consider the Sony WH-1000XM3/4 for ANC but keep in mind that ANC is better at low pitched noises that are consistent, they don't work well for sudden noises.
You could consider getting custom molds for an in ear option for the comfort but those can be expensive, you would have to get your ears measured at an audiologist.
With what you are giving us, it is going to be very difficult to find what fits your standards at any price point.
Why not use one of this mufflers?
They can provide good protection and also you can use your AirPods inside them.
Piggy backing top comment about hearing protection to write about this:
If you are adverse to sticking things in your ear canal, then I recommend over ear headphones like these 3m over-ear ear muffs. They're excellent at drowning out noise.
Source: I used to work next to live jet engines and it's what I used. I also used them outside of work when working with power tools, or there was construction outside my window and I needed to sleep.
If, you don't mind the ear canal plugs, and you use these - enjoy the comfort of blissful near-silence as you protest. The honking of horns will be muffled so much you could stand in a sea of horn blasts with a grin on your face not being bothered.
On the topic of hearing protection. If you are adverse to sticking things in your ear canals I recommend the 3M over the ear earmuffs like these. They're excellent at drowning out noise. Look for thick padded ones like the kind I linked.
If you don't care about ear canal plugs, doubling them up with these ear muffs and you can can protest in blissful near-silence. You may only understand muffled sounds.
Source: I used to work next to live jet engines and this is the stuff I used. I also used them when they're construction outside my window to work or sleep through.
Interesting! And studio? I heard some use these
3M H10A Peltor Optime 105 Over the Head Earmuff, Ear Protectors, Hearing Protection, NRR 30 dB,Black, Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00009LI4K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_J838H15CBS9KSA40XSK5
>as cheap as I can get
> I don't want abject crap
> i'm willing to up my budget
You.... you do see how these three sentences are in direct contradiction with each other, right?
First of all, don't skimp on Safety. You skimp on absolutely EVERYTHING else before you ever skimp on safety.
Second, for the love of god don't buy AmazonBasics.
Third, for crying out loud get some ACTUAL goddamn hearing protection. u/GoatTnder linked the ones you need, but get the 31 dB version for 30 bucks instead.
Hydrate one million times hydrate. If you don't have a scanner a cool work around I did (not too different in price) was to buy Bluetooth ear protectors. I got the 3M Worktunes Connect off of Amazon and used the scanner in the nascar app for radios.
But I do think that the scanners will be more reliable + instant unlike the app.
One of the best purchases I made since coming to UBC.
You can wear earbuds under these.
3M PELTOR X5A Over-the-Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, NRR 31 dB, Construction, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Automotive, Woodworking, Heavy Engineering, Mining https://www.amazon.ca/3M-Peltor-Over-Earmuffs-X5A/dp/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3LKESGPJ885BC&keywords=3m+peltor&qid=1642138309&sprefix=3m+peltor%2Caps%2C113&sr=8-5
I use thesewhen I'm smithing. After I tested as the best hearing in my company I thought it would be the best investment in the long run.
These puppies are a game changer. Yes, I look like an asshat, but it's COMPLETE SILENCE. I wear them off and on at work and it's unbelievable how much I can focus even if it's not that loud at the time. But when people strike up a loud convo nearby or I'm eating lunch reading, they're perfect.
You may have ADHD like me. Most effective aid for studying have been ear muffs.
Complete deprivation of sound helps with focus.
ProCase Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Earmuffs, NRR 28dB Noise Sound Protection for Shooting Range Mowing Construction Manufacturing Woodwork Men Women Adult -Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MNZ7C1M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_P99BP1K3BNCBAJ6GN51G?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Admittedly I used to live in an apartment with lacking sound proofing in the basic building structure, which wasn't an issue in the beginning but when the downstairs neighbour moved out and problematic tenants moved in I got very angry, so I phantasized about how to get back at those people quite intensely as talking didn't help either, they even threatened to punch me and in spite of my complaints turned up the noise level. I thought long and hard about practical ways to fight back and came up with a number of elaborate, tech driven torture methods of which the barely audible but deeply annoying high pitch noise generator is one of my favourites. As adults lose some hearing sensitive in the higher frequencies, it'd be fun keeping the pitch as high as being not conciously audible and tipping into the audible frequency range just for a bit before vanishing again into the heights of tonal frequencies.
Then I started wearing these at home which elevated by wellbeing levels and restored my bliss.
The bad side here is that I got so used to this kind of earmuffs, after moving into a better apartment, I remained oversensitive to even the slightest noises so I ended up wearing closed over-ear headphones most of the time.
Noise by humans is hell. Funnily I have no problem with natural/animal noise, for example, I'm quite tolerant of roosters waking up early, but I imagine this is not a scenario commonly encountered in Japanese urban living arrangements.
So I did some quick research into ear muffs and what NRR (noise reduction rating) is ans how it works and which ear muffs would be best for cancelling out simple conversations, and the most highly recommended were the following:
3M PELTOR X5A Over-the-Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, NRR 31 dB, Construction, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Automotive, Woodworking, Heavy Engineering, Mining https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_P4JV2BJNSB2H2469464K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
These have an NRR of 31, which means they basically block out 12 decibels, which should be more than enough to drown out a conversation at a normal level, and dampen most if not all of a screaming match, as long as it’s not in the same room.
Hope that helps!
I have both the metal-looking loops and the silicone loops. I like them better than over-the-ear ear-defenders and foam earplugs, because both of those options hurt my ears pretty quickly. Loops do not block as much noise as 3M ear muffs, for example. We have some of those. The earmuffs (we have these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017YLTAI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) block way more noise, but they are far harder on my ears and head. They hurt me.
For the most part, I far, far prefer Loops. Loops are the first earplugs I've ever been able to sleep in (the silicone ones) and I can use them for hours with zero issues, if I want to. I can't make it an hour with any of the other options.
When I first got my loops, they really just seem like someone took some earbuds, cut the wires, and put a loop on them and I was pissed and worried they were a scam. They block enough noise for me for them to be worth it and my autistic 9-year-old also loves them.
So, I think it really depends on how much noise blocking you need. If you have proper, over-the-ear ear defenders and could not tolerate less noise protection than those offer, then you probably won't like Loops.
This. Ear plugs can be very cheap and protect your ears from noise. Earphone ear protection also fantastic, but a bit pricier. Highly recommend 3M's WorkTunes headphones for ear protection. I use these as ear protection in the woodshop, with bonus can play music too.
Hey OP. Glad to hear you're feeling better. I saw the kid noise really get to you!
A weird trick I know is to wear ear plugs or earmuffs like people wear when using power tools (ear muffs are better if the kids are so small they might choke on ear plugs). When the kids start a meltdown, whip 'em out of the diaper bag and put 'em on. They say the act of stepping back and putting on the "tantrum mufflers" helps them feel more at a remove and better able to handle the situation.
Another one I've seen is if they are fighting over something and it's getting out of hand, but not dangerous for either child, you can say, "This is too loud for mommy. Mommy is taking a break and we can try again in 5 minutes. This [the wanted object] is taking a break too. " And just put it away for awhile. If their older "Kids who've taken a 5 minute break themselves and can talk calmly to me are kids who can ask about having it back."
I know, I know, it totally doesn't work at all all the time, but sometimes it does and having a way to have you step back from the situation can help. Even if you have to hold the door shut between you and them.
I'm so glad you're going to go get help. I hope that there's someone who can give you just a half hour walk around the block solo each day too. Is there anyone you can ask for that? Can you spend some of that hard earned and saved up money on a once a week date with yourself just getting out? Maybe more small, safe escapes instead of one big one.
Internet hugs and good luck to you.
These are the ones I have. Nothing special, but get the job done
Nothing like The US Nats at Indy. My dad took me to my first one in 88 when I was 6…I missed my first one since last year as I moved to the western US and couldn’t make it back. I got to go to the Vegas race…it just isn’t the same as Indy though.
> -A pocket radio with noise cancelling earphones, they broadcast the announcers and it's super helpful
This 1000% on the distinction that you get proper noise reduction PPE headphones, not best buy noise canceling stuff, that shit doesn't work and last year I handed my friend my spare set at lap 2 after he saw what his noise canceling Sony's did vs IMSA race noise.
https://smile.amazon.com/Honeywell-Hi-Visibility-Digital-Earmuff-1030390/dp/B00IL9MK0A/ are what I pack for ears
Hey! Fellow Canadian fan here.
I just got back from Texas - this is the setup I used.
3M WorkTunes headset/ear defenders with 1/8th” audio input from a Uniden SR30C.
The WorkTunes ear defenders were comfortable throughout the races, even with glasses on.
My scanner is little older and doesn’t support alpha characters in naming the channels, but worked good. I programmed it prior to leaving on my PC with some of the generic scanner lists there, then spent the $10 at the track to update a couple drivers/frequencies.
In the end I listened to probably 1-2 drivers on scan for the whole race. Didn’t bother with the PRN/NBC audio (which they do broadcast on the 400mhz UHF band during the race). Getting the unfiltered convos and drama from the car, pit, and spotter was great.
Amazon Canada links:
3M Worktunes Connect Bluetooth Hearing Protection with Call Integration, Noise Cancelling, NRR 29 dB (90543) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_JEKGY6KR17YEGS6Y8NXD
Uniden Bearcat Handheld Scanner https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00772MR0K/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_KNZ2414XQMCZ64W42J6M
I got them from a tiny little shop in my town and they don't have any branding on the package, so I don't know which specific pair I got. But you know those ear muffs that workers wear on construction sites? It's similar to that, but more like headphones. Looks a lot like these
I got them from a tiny shop in my town and it just says "headphones" in the packaging lol. I think it's from one of those unbranded international manufacturers. But it looks a lot like these
How do they compare to something like these?
I can’t get AirPods to stay in for anything but maybe the rubber tips on the ISO’s would help
I picked these up over the summer. They dampen well enough for chainsaw, table saw, diesel backhoe etc but I still definitely hear whatever I’m running, and the Bluetooth feature is pretty seamless. The music isn’t super loud but that’s probably a safety thing, music quality is pretty darn good. Outside of those I use disposable plugs or the horseshoe frame shaped plugs that rest around your neck when not in use.
I've got a pair of proper earpro headphones w/ bluetooth speakers inside them.
shit's fucking CASH.
Two things you could try:
1) I don't know what kind of earplugs you tried, but hearing aid technicians can build custom earplugs that will fit the ear really well and are also available with different levels of noise cancellation.
2) If you sleep on your back you could try over the head ear protectors such as these:
We have these and they help, we can still hear through them but it doesn’t give a scorching headache yard work headphones
I know you're already looking into better ear plugs, but I have lived next to a permanent construction site (first across the street, then next door, then the other next door) for over three years.
These are your best friend. They work 100x better than ear plugs for construction noises, and when you combine them with ear plugs, the world is just gone. You can also use them with ear buds in case you want to listen to music or a podcast or sth. But when I need to sleep through the constant BANG BANG BANG BANG of framers next door, that's what I reach for.
There's cheaper versions too, and I'm sure they work fine. All you need is a solid seal around your ear to create a silent zone.
I'm starting to wear earmuffs at work, like "I'm running a chainsaw here so kindly fuck off" style earmuffs. They are SILENT and it's magical. It's these puppies.
Do not use ANC for any form of hearing protection. ANC is terrible at predicting dynamic sounds like voices and instruments and works best on constant noises like traffic or air conditioners. If you are experiencing the same amount of noise reduction with and without ANC, this means that your headphones' ANC algorithm does not work on the violin. Stop using your ANC headphones for noise reduction immediately and buy proper hearing protection.
Probably easier to sleep in gym, use earmuffs or earplugs and an eye mask and planet fitness.
I have these. 3M Peltor Optime 98 Earmuff https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017YLTAI/ref=cm_sw_r_apanp_CikCspMliwjQj
If you must sleep in car, it is pretty easy to remove back seat bottom so the surface is flatter.
Hi, I recently went to a concert, and despite wearing 33 db foam earplugs still had a bit of ringing in my ears the next day. I'm looking to go to more concerts soon and don't want that to happen again so I am looking for earmuffs to wear on top of the earplugs. I have a couple questions:
1. Would wearing earmuffs on top of earplugs help reduce db levels at a significant level?
2. Does anyone have recommendations for earmuffs that provide high db protection but are also reasonably comfortable for extended periods of time? I've been looking at these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009LI4K?pf\_rd\_r=4ZVJBN7VJR7X4R7H9A2X&pf\_rd\_p=8fe9b1d0-f378-4356-8bb8-cada7525eadd&pd\_rd\_r=a8395ffb-75fd-4929-a87c-4e8c0d51be2d&pd\_rd\_w=BOCV2&pd\_rd\_wg=swlFr&ref\_=pd\_gw\_unk or https://www.amazon.com/ClearArmor-141001-Shooters-Protection-Folding-Padded/dp/B00NKSMPZW/ref=sr\_1\_1\_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Clear%2BArmor%2BShooters%2BHearing%2BProtection%2B141001&qid=1631457466&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUX...
I ended up with the Z248F with the Kohler motor and welded deck for around $3k. The local shop was running a special at the time and it was the same price as what Lowe's had which was a step down ( smaller stamped deck and lower hp kawasaki motor )
I originally spent some time looking thru local classifieds for a good used mower, but the few husqvarna that were listed weren't much cheaper than new.
It reduced my mow time by a factor of 4-5x and made mowing more enjoyable IMO. So definitely worth it for me, YMMV.
I'm on 1 acre that's primarily flat. The only real slope is a ditch that I have to side hill. If you have any significant slopes you should consider a tractor instead of a zero turn. Possibly an AWD tractor if it's steep and slick.
You can still use towable accessories with a zero turn. Just can't use front attachments like a plow.
My favorite accessory has been these 3M Bluetooth ear protection
A blade balancer is also handy for sharpening your own blades.
You might want to try these: https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=sr\_1\_3?crid=1J9AZY8M2GES4&dchild=1&keywords=3m+wireless+headphones+with+bluetooth&qid=1631219261&sr=8-3
You can also put earpugs in and then wear the above headphones on top.
Most brands have a "find a dealer/service center" function on their website. I prefer local shops that also do service but most big names you mentioned at least sell them.
You can always try shopping for used mowers.
I'm on 1 acre, got a husqvarna zero turn and don't regret it a bit (except maybe the beer holder location). You can still use towable accessories with them. Wich is pretty much everything except a snow plow.
I liked Husqy and Toro because their frames were more robust than the John Deers.
Whichever way you go, the best accessory IMO are the 3M workouts
You have a couple practical options. The most immediate is something like this:
These work INCREDIBLY well.
The 2nd option, if you plan on living there a long time, is to install throughout the apartment or in 1 or 2 key rooms, soundproof drywall on the ceiling called 'Quietrock'. THIS WORKS INCREDIBLY WELL! Especially if you install 2 layers, you wont hear a thing, or almost nothing. I installed this on 1 wall I share with someone and it cut all sounds transfer through the wall. And my friend put this on her ceiling with the same results.
You can loop in the building owner to see if they will help cover the cost, just a few hundred dollars, or hire a drywall installer and just do it yourself. Take the power into your own hands with this solution, your peace will return.
These worked well for me on planes. I have used them in the car with my crazy-ass mother. https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=3m+headphones&qid=1629122770&sr=8-8 If you drive, "driver picks the music" may work well enough that you can just play music. With those headphones on, you can also pretend to sleep. Download some books, music or podcasts.
I feel your pain about the noise. Assuming you can't shut the inconsiderate **** up I have a suggestion.
Amazon sell 3M Peltor ear defenders. They look like a huge set of headphones. You can even squeeze in a small set of actual in-ear headphones for zoom,Skype etc.
They're ugly but they provide blissful silence. Worth a punt at the price. I have this model
Sorry about the stupid link
I’ve been through multiple pairs/brands, and there’s only one brand that stands above all. I’m sure there are a few others out there, it’s just the only thing among what I’ve tried that I’d recommend (which is saying a lot because I’m very hypercritical). The brand is 3M, specifically their “Peltor” series.
3M makes some excellent quality as heck noise reduction earmuffs. Their equipment is often used in industrial work settings, so the testing they do on their products has to be near perfect, as does the quality of the product. They offer a considerable variety of noise reduction earmuffs for adults. Their 3M Peltor line of earmuffs are my absolute favorite. The noise reduction level is moderate to somewhat high, which is incredible; I’d consider it highly reliable.
They should be quite comfortable, too, but like all headphones/earmuffs, they might be slightly irritating if worn 24/7. For that reason, I wear mine for periods of up to an hour in time, and I’ll take a small break without them. I’ll link them below. They are a considerable amount, but still a lot less than active noise cancellation headphones. Additionally, I’m pretty sure you can return them for free and get a refund if you don’t like them, but I wholeheartedly doubt that will happen.
The specific model is 3M Peltor X5A. They are the highest (legitimately) with regards to Noise Reduction Rating.
3M PELTOR X5A Over-the-Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, NRR 31 dB, Construction, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Automotive, Woodworking, Heavy Engineering, Mining https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TTDY5JYNY6CE7WH1Q0FY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Actually these are better https://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Over-Earmuffs-X5A/dp/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=pd_bxgy_1/130-1830333-1945041?pd_rd_w=PF0vp&pf_rd_p=c64372fa-c41c-422e-990d-9e034f73989b&pf_rd_r=B3Q0MTS7PBY0ZH7K5ZT0&pd_rd_r=645673d8-d655-456b-86da-8fd64d390f23&...
How about you try these headphones I found on Amazon. It costs $15.95 https://www.amazon.com/ClearArmor-141001-Shooters-Protection-Folding-Padded/dp/B00NKSMPZW/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=soundproof+headphones&qid=1626047124&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyTEJJNEhISE...
3M is among the best
example (Canadian Amazon):
What are some good places that sell this factory/construction equipment? I live in Tokyo but can travel around the Kanto region for this. It is to buy some bluetooth hearing protection.
These below are perfect but they seem to be available in the US only, I used to have a pair but I need an alternative now.
Buy these: https://smile.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ
Put them on and turn on some soft music when you need a little rest from the noise.
Not sure any noise cancelling headphones will work. I would look into sleeping earplugs. Look for 30dB or more noise reduction. Just be aware of wax buildup as earplugs tend to push wax into the ear canal.
Or for studying, something like this should be enough to mute the outside world. https://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Over-Earmuffs-X5A/dp/B00CPCHBCQ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
They still don't make the type of headphones I would like. Yes I have IEMs but what I want is a Sennheiser mid range quality speaker built into 3M style hearing protection muffs with good clamp force and a noise reduction rating of 30 decibels, and yes I own HD-280 pros and they reduce some noise but nowhere near a pair of actual hearing protection muffs like these
It will probably never be made but honestly the clamp force doesn't bother me one bit.
I bought these for $65:
They have amazing battery life and block out a lot of noise. Plus, you can wear the shoppers ear plugs you have as well for blocking out even more noise.
I also had a 5€ shitty headset before, now I use a pair of 3M Worktunes connect. I'm in europe but I bought them on sale on amazon.com for 40$. With shipping it cost me 60€ total. For some reason they cost almost double here so it was a great deal.
They are probably my best woodworking purchase ever, particularly for the price. I keep them on all the time. Now when I do stuff around the house, I just have the 3M on all the time. No more "it's ok I'm just going to vacuum this I'm not going to go grab ear protection for 2 minutes". I never take them off, I use them for hours and they're really comfortable. I bought the version with "gel earpads" or w/e because that one was on sale. I have a feeling they might be hot this summer because they kept me really warm all winter, it was great. But I don't know if it'll be an issue.
The sound is more than fine enough for this use (I love music and my PC headphones cost 300€). I can take calls with them, I've even missed less deliveries now because when the delivery guys call and I'm in my shop I can actually get the call :p The battery lasts a really long time.
A lot of people prefer earbuds/inears but I can't use them (if I stick anything in my ears they are instantly fucked and I have to go see a doctor the next week) so for me the worktunes connect are perfect.
This is where I got them (on sale though) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N6XXCWM?psc=1
Yeah, I usually wear these: https://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-Protector-Bluetooth-Technology/dp/B0723CYHPZ (Which I absolutely love BTW)
They keep my ears and beautiful locks safe.
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Thank you for caring.
Get a pair of these and wear them whenever you're cooking or eating. You can wear ear buds under them, so you can jam out while cooking and anyone trying to talk shit will look like a mime.
these are the best affordable option.
I'm assuming you dont want crazy expensive headphones like some of the other suggestions.
He probably doesnt have good enough hearing anyways. Check out the 3M worktunes. They're meant for work, meaning they're rugged. They should be able to withstand your father dropping them all the time.
I dont know if this is the proper price for them but heres an amazon link. I'm not 100% certain about the quality but this might at least point you in the right direction.
This was the one I bought, it was on sale for black friday though (around 40$)
I couldn't find it for less than 110€ here, so yeah I was pretty happy to buy it for 60. Non-bluetooth plain dumb hearing protectors from 3M are like 20 or 30€ already ...
Is it just you, or how many people? ... I went to my first Rolex on a whim in 2018, similarly to how you mention above (Flew in Saturday morning, rental car, got to daytona around noon, etc...) ...