About wirless Bluetooth earbuds

I have a question im looking for a good quality wireless Bluetooth earbuds to use it in the gun range and to use it for daily things.

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Welcome back to the Community.

Wireless Earbuds. Hmmm, well, this is just my opinion. At heart, I will go ahead and fall on my sword in confession that I’m really sort of a gadget junky. When I first saw an instructor sporting earbud, I had to find them. I purchased a set (the brand I won’t mention). They made me look cool, but sadly they were the most frustrating pieces of equipment that I have ever purchased. The concept seems like a good one, and there may be many that experience great success with them, but it was not the case with me. The reason is, they caused me to fidget. When manipulating a firearm, you cannot afford to fidget. For me, I will stick with the “mickey mouse ears,” that’s home for me. Alternatively, the rubber plugs (which doesn’t allow you hear anything) will have to suffice. There is another brand that wraps around your head and conducts something through your jawbone, and acts as a sound reduction, but I’m not sure of them. I’ll maybe have to try them, but generically. I would advise that you keep a set of the foam that you smash and put into the ear, or a good set of mickey mouse ears. As I stated from the outset, this is just my opinion based on my experience with a particular brand along with the concept in general.

Unless you can find a set of earbuds that will stay in place and that you will not have to fidget with, while handling a firearm is unsafe. You will become overly concerned about what the earbuds are doing and not with what you are doing with the firearm. Am I biased…eh…maybe. But I’d rather err on the side of caution rather than throw caution to the wind.

Safety over convenience is Job One.

Be safe, my friend.

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There might be some good wireless earbuds that block out a lot of sound, but I’d be hesitant to use them on a range, unless you’re talking about those fancy noise-cancelling things that block shots but not voices. I don’t think it’s a safe place to listen to music. We need to protect our hearing, but we also need to be able to hear what’s around us. If you can’t hear someone calling cease-fire, you might get kicked off the range (or worse).

Plus, if you’re anything like me, you’ll lose them, sooner or later. Better to lose a cheap pair of hearing protection than expensive ear buds.

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I’ve been pretty happy with the quality of Skullcandy Bluetooth Push Ultra earbuds.

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I’m hoping @Mohammad4 will be using them in conjunction with required hearing protection!

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See…now I’m going to have to look these up now…geesh! Will the search ever stop?! LOL

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I use Bluetooth earbuds from AXIL for the range, but not for their Bluetooth capabilities, just the noise cancelling. As Bluetooth earbuds go, they are mediocre, IMO. But as someone already mentioned you want to be paying attention at the range.

I prefer the earbuds instead of using my Walker “Mickey Mouse ears” because when shooting with a rifle they don’t get in the way.

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@Luddite_Vic , I really don’t know which set of Walker’s that you are referring to but there is a set that supposedly are cut in such a way that allows rifle use or will not impede your sight picture with a rifle, i.e., the Walker DR Pro’s, or the BenchMaster Rifleman TAC, etc. But I do know this (and I’m not in disagreement with you), that anything that impedes your concentration or serves as a distraction or competes with your ability to be scope locked or front sight focused as it relates to handling a firearm is not something that is safe for that particular activity.

Earbuds may be nice for other things, but as a “go to” piece of equipment, I believe their use will be short lived, and considering the money that is spent on getting the best that our pockets afford, it might not prove to be money well spent in my opinion, not right now at least. Why? Because there are drawbacks. But I am, however, going to look into the "Skullcandy Bluetooth Push Ultra earbuds that Scott52 mentioned above (because as I stated before, “I’m a gadget junky at heart”), but even looking at the photo I see some points of concern. Primarily them staying seated inside the ear canal. No matter how they seem to be able to secure around the outside of the ear, because we know they can slide back out of ear and just sit on top of the entry to the ear canal, which means there is no protection. And that’s the fight. That’s the point. But we’ll continue to investigate and plug around hoping that we each will find that one set of ear protection that just does it for us. Oh, the money that we spend, geeesh. But that’s what we do. What a lifestyle. Gotta love it!

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Isn’t that the TRUTH!!! I have SIGs and we call it the SIGness or SIGmentia… :laughing:

I have not found a set of “over the ear” muffs that do not impede, or restrict, proper cheek weld when using a rifle. That is the reason I prefer the earbuds. There might be some in the marketplace, I just haven’t found any that work for me. All of them end up either pushing up or back from the ear once you put cheek to stock.

I’ll take a look at the ones you mentioned and see if they fit what I need. I prefer the earmuffs because you can better protect hearing that way, but I can’t use them properly with a rifle.

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Ok thank for your help David237 I want to see what do you think about this kind of Earbuds

ISOtunes Sport Caliber Shooting Earbuds: True Wireless Bluetooth Hearing Protection, Water and Dust Proof, 13 Hour Battery, 25 dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

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I’m very picky about ear and eye protection and spent already too much money on both …
These works the best for a little more than $100.
Probably these aren’t the same quality as $500 worth buds… but I don’t need more than protection from gunshot sounds… and quality has nothing to do with it.

ISO Tunes Sport Advance Tactical.

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Ok what about this one

ISOtunes Sport Caliber Shooting Earbuds: True Wireless Bluetooth Hearing Protection, Water and Dust Proof, 13 Hour Battery, 25 dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

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@Mohammad4

I have a set of Google Pro wireless earbuds that I wear when asleep. Keeps me better prepared for that bump in the night sound.

When I go the range I like to play music with a set of “cans” over my ear buds.

I was thinking about ISOTunes Caliber while purchasing my Advance Tactical.

Few reasons of my choice:

  1. Price
    $50 less

  2. Battery life
    Advance has 10hrs run time on single charge. I can confirm 7hr. I ran 8 hrs class with them, with 1 hr break (safety talk and lunch).
    Caliber buds run 13 hrs… but I don’t need such long time.

  3. NRR
    Advance - 26 vs Caliber - 25

  4. Convenience on the range
    Advance buds get cord running behind the neck with small clip you can attach to your hat.
    Additionally the buds have small flat magnetic surface and they hang together on the chest when not in use.
    I don’t need a box nor thinking where to keep them during short “cold breaks” on the range.
    Just remove them, stick together and let them loose.

All other features seems to be the same.

the VA gave me hearing aids,and the advantage to them is is they each have buttons on them and they ding as you put them in the ear,no problem of them staying in,when I go to the range i hit the left button to turn them off and they are silent,and when through i hit the right button and I can hear again

Well alright, nahh! You go, Sir!

As usual I didn’t read all these responses but if you check safe ear protection for firearms the DB level should be a minimum of 30 or 31
DB. Most electronic ear protection will attenuate @ ± 85 DB.



PS: awkward for a rifle shooting but I use them for handgun shooting.

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I disagree.
You can use 25 NRR and be safe as well.
All depends on your personal hearing characteristics.
What I can agree with - if you don’t know what to buy, then go with highest NRR rate.
But again, spending big money for 30 NRR or more, may not bring any advantages over good quality 25 NNR other than lighter wallet. :wink:

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If your happy I’m happy for you. That’s a good thing to exchange info.
The info I got was reading recommendations from people in the know ;
that know more than I do. As I understand Hearing damage starts ± @ above 85 db.
PS: just tried to help.
Happy thoughts Mr. J ….

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Yeah, we all here to help each other.

I’m guessing you missed my post on other thread… check this… it make things easier to understand.
I agree with the statement higher NRR, better protection… but it doesn’t mean you need 32 NRR to be protected.

Calculating dB or dBA attenuation is tricky one. It’s not a simple math, like:
150 dB (rifle shot) - 30 NRR = 120 dB… BTW… 120 dB is still too high :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Sound level (dB) increases on a logarithmic scale, meaning:

if 0 dB represents silence, then
10dB sound is 10 times more powerful than silence
20dB sound is 100 times more powerful than silence
30 dB sound is 1000 times more powerful than silence

When we speak, it’s about 60 dB, plate takeoff sounds at 150 dB, same as rifle shot.

Regular foam plugs are OK… if we don’t need to talk nor listen on the range. These usually cut the high sound levels great, but also lower the level of the voices.
Electronic buds / muffs make all easier for us. These cut (compress) any sound higher than 82 - 85 dB and amplify softer sounds. That’s why using them we can easily hear commands and protect ears from gunshots.

Without digging deeper, the fast formula for getting NRR you need is to use this math:

PROTECTED_LEVEL = [ SOUND_LEVEL - (NRR -7) ]/2

I’ve been using electronic buds (26NRR) for 7 hrs (continuously) and found them as good as foam plugs (32NRR) or SureFire EP10 (30dB) used previously. To hear Instructor’s commands, I had to take out foams and EP10, which was not needed with electronic buds.
Do the math and choose what works for you.

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