3M ELC-22 Shooter's Ear Muff
Low priced item - Don't expect a lot
These ear muffs are functional and comfortable to wear, but don't expect them to last a long time. If used for shooting as the product name implies, they should be okay for a while with careful handling (we don't use them for that and I can't say how well they work at suppressing those sounds). We use them for our lawn service crews to attenuate the sounds of our backback blowers and other 2 cycle equipment. They do a fine job, but with the constant handling only seem to last a couple of months. Invariably, the ear cups pop off the mounting base and once that happens, their days are numbered. You can pop it back on, but each time you do the fit is looser and it pops off easier until it eventually won't stay on anymore.
October 8, 2012
The ear muff works as advertized. I have noticed two differences from my past earmuff set: 1. The head connection is quite short and will not fit coimfortably over a ball cap and 2. the sound that I hear is louder than my last pair ( I suspect because the head connection does nt allow the muffs to seat well over my ears and they probably do not atinuiate sound as well as my old ones.
October 8, 2012
Perfect to quickly protect your hearing
Pros: Inexpensive. Comfortable. Greatly tones down any sound. Keep your ears quite warm.
Cons: Does not block out much sound when worn with a hat... I don't like not wearing a hat landscaping.
I put these over the AO Stafety ear plugs and they work great! I use anything from leave blowers to lawn mowers. Good product.
November 15, 2009
Works great. The price is definately right. I use them for sighting in.
Holds down the sound just great.
November 18, 2008
AO Safety Ear Protection
I initially bought this ear protection for the price. I needed a few spares to keep around for when the guys loose their own. Well these are comfortable, they stay put on your head and the noise reduction is amazing. Normally we will use earplugs and put these over the top. With this style we don't have to use ear plugs anymore. We operate a Vactor for our City's Sewer Department and the noise levels can be very high with two diesel engines turning 3,000 rpm's 5 feet from your head. Another thing I noticed is, when we are not wearing them we like to hang them from our necks under our chin. My old ones were so tight I could not do this without some discomfort to my neck. These allow me to wear them like this and they don't slide around on my head.
April 14, 2008
I had bought 1 pair of AO Safety ELC-22 Shooter's Ear . But once I found that I could use them for a variety of tasks I bought 3 more pair. Of course they are excellent for target practice. When we get desperate we try anything!!
I started using the muffs for feeding some very noisy animals and when I nead to cut wood for projects. Then I found that if I take naps, on my back, they are excellent for taking the edge off sound so that I can still hear but it's muted enough to let me sleep. My husband likes me to watch TV with him, but I like reading, now I can be in the same room reading while he watches TV. He looks at me and snickers but at least we are in the same room.
January 21, 2008
Used the ear muffs with chain, table, and jig saws. Worked well and were comfortable. I recommend to use ear muffs intead of foam type ear plugs to prevent ear wax from clogging ears and to keep sweat from entering ear canal and causing infections (this is why I purchased this product).
July 11, 2007