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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.
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.
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. [link]
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.
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 [link]
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.
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.
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 [link]
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.
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. [link]
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.
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.
You might want to try these: [link]
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
These worked well for me on planes. I have used them in the car with my crazy-ass mother. [link] 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.
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.
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.
My recommendations on this front are silicone rubber ear plugs (the kind with a stem that has multiple disc rings coming off of it), and also a pair of good ear muffs to go over top for the REALLY loud crying sessions. WorkTunes Connect from 3M are great, plus they'll be useful for work around the house--even vacuuming! Which, yes, does produce noise worth protecting against.
I've recently read in another Reddit thread somewhere about the existence of 3M headphones.
It's basically work earmuffs that can play music wirelessly, so it should be pretty rugged.
I use these. I listen to stern most of the workday and then podcasts when his show is over. Although they are not noise canceling, I can barely hear my Wright stander or the leaf blowers. I also wear a hat with these with no problem as there is a notch under the headband for the top of the hat.
3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth technology [link]
I use these 3M WorkTunes PPE with Bluetooth ($50), and highly recommend them.
Real talk, man. I bought myself a pair of these:
When my kid is screaming and freaking out I put them on and put on some music so I can’t hear him. I work to calm him (and never wear them unless I’m with him) and find that taking away the screaming is a sensory wonder. Removing that one sensory frustration really helps me keep my cool and do my best to try and help. Even if he’s flailing and freaking out it feels less intimidating to try and handle. Just being able to hold him without the noise is... freeing? I’m not sure what word to use.
I’m probably a bad person for not listening to the screaming. But it works for me.
I haven't had any trouble with the adapter moving around too much. As for the battery life, I can't really say. I've used it for a couple hours straight without any problems, but never for a full shift. The amazon page claims a 10 hour life, but the reviews indicate otherwise. Maybe give something like these a try? 3M makes good stuff, and then there wouldn't be the adapter hanging down waiting to get broken off.
If people want to spend a little more, these $50 hearing protecters offer 24 db protection and support bluetooth. Basically, cheap wireless headphones with the added benefit of hearing protection.
or just get these
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
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.
Over the ear ones that are specifically designed for reducing ambient noise.
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.
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....
Wouldn't it make more sense for them to wear something like this?
He's wrong, they have a 3,5 jack. Best piece of gear ever.
Just get some 3M Worktunes, Bluetooth enabled.
3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology, 24 dB NRR, Ear protection for Mowing, Snowblowing, Construction, Work Shops [link]
Or there are some with Bluetooth and Fm/Am
3M WorkTunes Connect + AM/FM Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology, Ear protection for Mowing, Snowblowing, Construction, Work Shops [link]
The isotunes brand is fairly popular too.
ISOtunes Free True Wireless Earplug Earbuds, 22 dB Noise Reduction Rating, 21 Hour Battery, Noise Cancelling Mic, OSHA Compliant Bluetooth Hearing Protector (Safety Green) [link]
Just gonna throw these out there. I use these for mowing or loud outside work. I love them.
I do this too, though my lawn needs a more frequent mow for whatever reason.
Anyway, get these and thank me later. [link]
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.
Regular noise cancelling is for a regular environment. Check these out.
Maybe you could wear these when you need to focus?
They're actually meant for more construction work, but they're great for drumming. here they are on Amazon
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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) [link]
Uniden Bearcat Handheld Scanner [link]
3M Bluetooth worktunes earpro, you're welcome
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.
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.
You can get BT ear defenders now.. look like reg one but you can podcast all day [link]
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.
these are the best affordable option.
Here is a pair of bluetooth headphones that can be considered PPE. Made by 3M.
I bet this is it:
Heck for the price, if you are in a datacenter any you'd be almost crazy not to buy these.
You should pair it up with something like this or cheap ear plugs... haha 3M worktunes
I never found one that would work for yard work and the like, with Bluetooth and doing double duty. I recommend the 3m Bluetooth earmuffs (3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology, 24 dB NRR, Ear protection for Mowing, Snowblowing, Construction, Work Shops [link]) for yard work, and Walkers razors (Walker's Razor Slim Electronic Muff [link]) with gel inserts (Walker's Game Ear Gel Filled Ear Pad, Multi [link] shooting. If the walkers are too much, I personally like the reusable silicon earplugs.
3M Work Tunes for $50:
I humbly present for /r/britishproblems consideration, the solution to the 'quiet carriage' dilemma: Ear defenders with bluetooth built in
Not quite audiophile grade, but pretty decent.
Available on amazon US for half the price (grr): here
WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology [link]
You mean like this one?
Can you please give the link from Amazon India if it is available here?
Deal link: Amazon
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I just got a pair of Work Tunes and they are fabulous!
I like my $50 peltors...
I'm sorry I can't help with the money; but maybe i can help you be be clearer.
Would a noise reduction rating of 24dB be enough? If not maybe in ear plugs underneath?
These might work if you want something specifically for mowing lawns... I guess they're basically hearing protection muffs with sound.
I use 3M WorkTunes. Work great and the battery lasts forever. I use them about 2 hours every week and I think I've charged them once in the past month or two.
i use these and can be great for calls to support.
I actually found these through your link and they are probably closer to what I would want right now. I don't see the added $25 value of the other ones.