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After our recent CLSB Buffalo Range outing got rained out, it seems that my Peltor Tactical 6s got water in one side and bit the dust.

I see that they're pretty cheap to replace ($60), but I figured I'd take this opportunity to evaluate what other products are out there that some shooters may recommend.

And save the "just use foam plugs" comments for someone who gives a shit.
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I am always afraid that I will have the volume on then shoot and explode my head with those.

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What's wrong with foam plugs? No srsly cuz that's what I use and I don't know better.
Electronic muffs amplify sounds within a "normal" level, while actively muffling unsafe sounds. Thus, I can carry on normal conversations while others are shooting. They're also useful to hear other conversations that you might not otherwise pick up on.

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Electronic muffs amplify sounds within a "normal" level, while actively muffling unsafe sounds. Thus, I can carry on normal conversations while others are shooting. They're also useful to hear other conversations that you might not otherwise pick up on.



Wat?
The hunters ears, don't they amplify sounds?

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They're also useful to hear other conversations that you might not otherwise pick up on.



Wat?
Like when you're sweeping rooms and the burglar is talking to your cat?
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The hunters ears, don't they amplify sounds?
The muffs I'm interested in not only amplify sound, but muffle louder sounds.
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The muffs I'm interested in not only amplify sound, but muffle louder sounds.
You use the same ones I use. And I think mine got wet as well.

I've heard good things about the high end tactical ones, but being $250+ I don't know anyone who's used them.

I think I'm just going to get the same thing again, if mine are fried.

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Electronic muffs amplify sounds within a "normal" level, while actively muffling unsafe sounds. Thus, I can carry on normal conversations while others are shooting. They're also useful to hear other conversations that you might not otherwise pick up on.
oooooooooooohhhh. that's badass! you said you paid $60 for yours?
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oooooooooooohhhh. that's badass! you said you paid $60 for yours?
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I've used these before and they worked pretty good.
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Was leaning towards a pair of the Supreme Pro X's... figure I may as well go high end and all of my research indicates that these are the way to go.
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I have never had amplification problems with my set. The audio doesnt break up like others I've tried. Also, the AUX input is noce. I can run an I-Pod mini on attached to the band and never know it's there.
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I have never had amplification problems with my set. The audio doesnt break up like others I've tried. Also, the AUX input is noce. I can run an I-Pod mini on attached to the band and never know it's there.
Been through hell and back. Pay once cry once
I'm leaning towards pay one cry once now. I thought the Peltor would last, but I'm tired of crackling and inconsistent function.

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I'm leaning towards pay one cry once now. I thought the Peltor would last, but I'm tired of crackling and inconsistent function.
I've already decided to pick up the Supreme Pro-X's myself as well. Won't have to worry about being rained on again.
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So I placed my order for the Supreme Pro-X's via SRSTactical.com mid-last week. They seem to be the official US branch/distributor/whatever for Sordin.

This morning, I got a call from an unknown number. It's a dude with a heavy British accent. He tells me that there's a problem with my order... they don't have any more Supreme Pro-X's in the olive green/camo combo and won't have any for another 2 weeks! Boo!

Instead, he offers me the all black variant, which sells for $10 more. The only difference is cosmetic and I wasn't willing to cough up $10 just for "cool black." He offers it to me at no extra cost to me and will ship it out today if I accept.

Of course I'm elated, say yes, saying that I only went for the camo because it was cheaper!

Thought I'd share this, because of how awesome the fella was and that it was a nice customer service gesture from them.
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I need to check that out when you get them in. I can't swing that right now...too many irons in the fire...

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Bek, how do you like those SRS? I still need to replace my Peltor. I'm running passives right now and not liking being deaf to what's going on around me.

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They're different sounding than the Peltor's but better all in all. You're welcome to try them out. You know where to find me.
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Bek,

I know you havent had yours that long, but when your ready to replace the cushions and liners make sure you get the GEL kit. Much more comfortable.
Also, they now have the bluetooth set available! Only $500 and you don't even have to take your muffs off to talk on teh phone!

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I know you havent had yours that long, but when your ready to replace the cushions and liners make sure you get the GEL kit. Much more comfortable.
No need, I bought the gel inserts straightaway!
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No need, I bought the gel inserts straightaway!
That's exactly what I'm lookin' to do. They have that package at the store you bought them from.

I'm gearing up for some proper shooting this year.

Oh, and I still have something of yours in my gun safe by the way.

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