By Joe Evans
USA -(Ammoland.com)- Everyone who’s spent time out on the shooting range knows how important quality hearing protection is.
I know that I, personally, never feel those generic brand orange foam headphone do an effective job. They just don’t dampen the gunshots enough to make a real difference.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, those big, bulky ear muff style plugs dampen any and all sound, along with being crazy expensive.
How are you supposed to hear when the other people may need to go down range, or if someone needs to get your attention? Thankfully, Etymotic’s GunSport PRO electronic earplugs give you the best of both possible situations.
Etymotic’s GunSport PRO feature adaptive noise reduction technology, automatically providing protection up to 40 decibels. But here’s the cool part. It happens automatically, only when the sound exceeds normal, safe levels.
In other words, when there’s no loud noises, you hear normally like the headphone aren’t even in. These innovative plugs even enhance and amplify the surrounding noises.
When I put these in and turned them on, I felt like a superhero. The best way I can describe it was similar to sitting in a movie theater with an awesome, super-charged sound system. Every single noise from the birds tweeting, to the wind blowing and gravel crunching under my feet was amplified.
I was hyper-aware of my surroundings, which is incredibly important while handling any type of firearm. The Etymotic GunSport PRO earplugs feature seven different, interchangeable buds to fit any type of ear or preference.
I personally liked the big foam cylinders best, since they quickly molded to the shape of my ear after only about an hour or so at the range.
They also come with a convenient hard shell carrying case and cleaning kit to keep them in tip-top shape. I love the Etymotic GunSport PRO ear plugs. I think they’re the best quality hearing protection I could possibly get.
I could absolutely see myself using these in situations away from the range as well.
These would be perfect for frequent concert goers, since the plugs amplify and increase sound quality along with providing unmatched hearing protection. You can enjoy the music without that post-concert ringing in your ears.
Simply put, I couldn’t recommend the Etymotic GunSport PRO more highly. Want to get a pair for yourself? You’re in luck.
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These earplugs are as essential at the range as the firearm and ammunition you’re firing.
Get a pair of the Etymotic GunSport PRO ear plugs experience the highest quality hearing protection I’ve ever had. After using these, there’s no going back to those crappy orange foam plugs.
About Joe Evans:
Joe Evans is the Assistant Editor at Ammoland.com.
The 22-year-old journalist, freelance writer and editor is a Pennsylvanian, a University of Scranton 2016 graduate. He’s a sports fan, blogger and lover of all things interesting. Forever writing something somewhere.