If you spend a lot of time in loud environments (think shooting, events, and construction sites) you need to protect your ears. That is why having the best electronic hearing protection is important. Active, electronic models automatically shut out loud noises but still enable you to hear everything else. To help you find the perfect product, we have researched dozens of them and now to give you the ten best electronic ear muffs around. Before we start, here’s what to look for when shopping.
NRR (Noise Reduction Rating): NRR is how you measure how much noise is reduced in a noisy environment by an electronic hearing protection device. Measured in decibels (dB), the higher the rating, the more sound it shuts out.
Auto Shutoff: Sometimes when you take off and store your electronic ear muffs you forget to turn them off. If the product has an auto shutoff feature, it will shut down after a certain period of time so that you won’t run down your batteries.
Audio Jack: Having an audio jack lets you connect external devices such as a smartphone or an MP3 player to your electronic ear muffs so you can use these devices without having to take off your ear protection device.
Batteries: The sound amplification and noise shut off features of electronic ear protection devices run on batteries. What type and how many is something that you might consider when making your choice. Most use AAA batteries but not all of them.
Dimensions: For something that you will probably wear all day when you use it, having the proper size and dimensions is very important. You will probably want something that’s comfortable and sits just right on your head.
Warranty: Manufacturers would usually give product warranties against defects that arise due to faulty workmanship or substandard materials used in the production of the product. Not all warranties cover the same period so check your manual or warranty card for the coverage.
Here is our list of the best electronic ear protection currently out in the market. If you are a hunter looking for electronic hearing protection reviews, or a shooter looking for shooting ear protection reviews, you’ve found them. We’ve made our list as diverse as possible so if you are looking for the best hunting ear protection, or best ear muff for shooting, it’s here. In a hurry? Head on over to our Top Pick and our Budget Pick. They’re both smart choices.