First of all… I have pretty good hearing, and I’m keen on keeping it that way for as long as possible
I used to run the Howard Leight Impact Sport. I “upgraded” to the Peltor Sport Tactical 500. In addition to the boost in Noise Reduction (22db vs 26db NRR) the cutoff/switching between muffling/amplifying is much better with the Peltors so it’s easier to converse on crowded indoor ranges.
The downside to the upgrade is that the Peltors are significantly bigger. When using pistols, it’s not an issue. But when I run a long-gun sometimes the muffs bump against the stock when I’m trying to get a good cheek weld. Then the recoil will bump them up just a bit, breaking the seal of the muffs against my head and I get a lot of noise coming in. It’s not pleasant. I’ve taken to doubling up on ear pro now when using most long guns, but then I reduce the effectiveness of the amplified noise.
So does anyone know of good slim profile ear muffs with as high an NRR as possible? Must be electronic (amplify normal noises, dampen loud noises). I don’t need features like Bluetooth, but I won’t be upset if it has it.