|The Howard LIght Electronic Earmuffs are great for pistol shooting, but not really thin enough to use with iron sights. Oh well, life if full of tradeoffs. The head vise is a bit tight for long term comfort. I need to take them off periodically. And as others said, the color is not nearly as yellow or as bright as the picture.
The noise reduction is not as good as my old muffs with the big, deep ear cups, but it is good enough. The comfort of the cup pad is not as good either, probably because of the strong spring
My range dress includes a pair of foam earplugs and these muffs at full volume. The combination is unbeatable. The foam earplugs make me almost deaf to conversation, but the amplification of the muffs brings back my hearing. I can overhear people 20 feet away. Whatever weakness there is in the blast reduction by the muffs is offset by the foam plugs.
If I really need to use the iron sights, I take off the muffs and rely on the foam plugs. The foam plugs also pay off when I have taken off my muffs during target changing, and forget to put them back on. Of course, with the muffs off, I cannot hear any conversation.
I tried other earplugs with the muffs, but they will not work because the muffs cup is too shallow. The muff pushes the little handle on the earplug and drives it into my eardrum.
I tried my iPod with the muffs and it sounded more than acceptable. But I do not use it because I do not want to be distracted when on the firing line.
My only complaint is the tightness of the headband. I wish that there was a way to adjust the tension. Anyone have an idea on how to do that?|