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LawnBoy627
05-28-2011, 12:25 AM
Does any body know of any good noise canceling head phones so you can listen to music while cutting grass. Music would make the job a whole lot more enjoyable.

Puddle of Oil
05-28-2011, 01:30 AM
Elvex.com, there're like a hundred bucks but well worth it.

MLC404
05-28-2011, 07:13 AM
I buy ones at walmart for $10 called plugs. They aren't. Noise canceling but the rubber soft rubber around them and the fit inside your ear better then pod ones. They block out a lot of noise. I don't have to turn the volume all the way up like I did with my old headphones.
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P.Services
05-28-2011, 02:15 PM
Stihl makes a good set. They cost 80 some bucks but they come with the mp3 cord to plug into your phone or mp3 player
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Cutter1
05-28-2011, 10:22 PM
peltor work tunes. $50 at lowes. Been using them for years.

vencops
05-28-2011, 11:13 PM
peltor work tunes. $50 at lowes. Been using them for years.


If this is the best there is out there.....I'm disappointed. I bought these last month. The reception is pitiful.

LawnBoy627
05-28-2011, 11:19 PM
Stihl makes a good set. They cost 80 some bucks but they come with the mp3 cord to plug into your phone or mp3 player
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Where could I find that at?

The main reason I need head phones is to listen to my ipod. I could care less if it has a radio.

Johnagain
05-28-2011, 11:56 PM
Bose QC15 over the ear.

ProStreetCamaro
05-29-2011, 12:05 AM
If this is the best there is out there.....I'm disappointed. I bought these last month. The reception is pitiful.

Yup the work tunes suck. I mainly use elvex but just got a pair of husqvarna digital and they are very nice. Almost as good as the elvex and i like the digital tuner better than the dial.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Husqvarna-505-66-53-78-Hearing-Protection-w-FM-Radio-/300447819178?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f415e5aa

unkownfl
05-29-2011, 02:07 AM
I use husqvarna head set and run my JVC ear buds under my shirt to my Iphone so I can here the phone ring and listen to music.

Landscape Poet
05-30-2011, 11:10 PM
I use husqvarna head set and run my JVC ear buds under my shirt to my Iphone so I can here the phone ring and listen to music.

different brands but I do the same method. Helps give you the hearing protection from the machines and allows you to listen to your music/ipod without cranking the volume which can cause hearing issues.

peahlybros.
06-01-2011, 07:27 PM
depends if you want ear buds to plug into an ipod or big head phones. We use JVC marshmallow ear buds.... they are the best I have found for the money (and I have tried a lot because I hate working without music). They use a foam very similiar to the ear plugs you roll and stick in your ear. Also, once you lose one of the foam pieces, which you will, you can just make a hole in the center of an ear plug use that, works even better at blocking sound.

bobcat48
06-01-2011, 08:31 PM
Ryobi tek 4 at home depot.

Darryl G
06-01-2011, 08:41 PM
peltor work tunes. $50 at lowes. Been using them for years.

I second that. The only problem is that I go through about a pair a year. Well that and I somehow keep hitting the volume button with my shoulder. Oh and they don't have a shut off if you accidently leave them on.

I had the Peltor Select II pair previously and they were great. They had stereo microphones so you could still hear outside noises. Nice when working near roads. They actually amplify quiet noises while cancelling loud ones while still allowing you to listen to music. Those are discontinued now. The Peltor Alerts are similar but aren't digital and they aren't cheap. Peltor actually makes some that incorporate a 2 way radio so crews can communicate.

LewisLawn
06-03-2011, 10:27 AM
I've got the ryobi tek 4 also...you can hook your choice of inputs to them and they have a control for the amount of volume you want to shut out..don't know if that is true for other brands..got them at home depot less than 80 bucks

R & R Yard Designs
06-04-2011, 09:56 AM
Order some from fuze .com. best money spent.
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james3374
06-05-2011, 12:06 AM
Elvex rates about 3 stars on Amazon. Peltor rates 3.5-4 stars.

Howard Leight earmuffs rate 4.5 stars out of five (312 customer reviews) and shuts off automatically after 4 hours.

baldoni
06-06-2011, 12:54 AM
I've used 3M Ear Buds for past couple years. They are great.
http://www.northernsafety.com/Product/118-27817/3M-E-A-R-E-A-R-Buds-Ear-Plug-Headphones

mikebramel
06-20-2011, 11:25 PM
Dont buy the 3M worktunes. The reception is TERRIBLE.

ray904
06-21-2011, 02:39 PM
mp3 with plugs from wall mart

jvanvliet
06-22-2011, 05:15 PM
I don't allow my myself or my crews to use mp3 players or whatever while working because they need to paying attention, be able to hear people, automobiles and my cries for help when I slide the mower into the water.

I do provide decibel reducing ear plugs to all my workers.

Work smart - work safe!

Winnipeg Lawns
06-23-2011, 06:54 PM
Crikey, you almost died there.


For myself I wish I could find sound cancelling or sound isolating bluetooth STEREO headphones with phone... talking piece (whatever it's called). I have been using sound isolating ear buds with a wire down to my black berry to listen to audio books.

Northeast Mower
06-23-2011, 08:53 PM
I don't allow my myself or my crews to use mp3 players or whatever while working because they need to paying attention, be able to hear people, automobiles and my cries for help when I slide the mower into the water.

I do provide decibel reducing ear plugs to all my workers.

Work smart - work safe!

God bless the roll bar...

ray904
06-24-2011, 04:11 PM
man that had to suck.