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Blessed 1
01-14-2004, 04:28 PM
I am debating on a set of Peltor Work Tunes. Are they unreasonably hot during the heat of the summer? The cheapest I see them on the net is $59.99. Does any one have a better price than that? Thanks for the responses.

C & S
01-14-2004, 04:33 PM
I bought a set last spring. There o.k. Yes they get warm during the "hot" times, but then again they do reduce the noise level quiet a bit. I am going to look for a pait with digital tuning. Every time you set them down, the station changes. Just my .02

Evan528
01-14-2004, 04:58 PM
I have been using the elvex for 3 years now and finally wore them out so this fall I bought a pair of the peltars. They can get hot during the summer but I love them. They make the day go by much quicker and at the same time reduce the ringing in your ears at the end of the day. I am so lost without them that I have driven 25 minutes back to the shop when I have forgotten them. they are one of those things that id easily pay double for if need be.

imograss
01-14-2004, 05:47 PM
I purchased some Peltor's at Wal Mart this past spring for 49.99 I believe. They do get warm, but like stated above, they do make the day go by and provide great protection. I would like the digital ones when these are worn out.
Tim

TreffertLawnWrx
01-14-2004, 05:59 PM
Go to Radio Shack they have ones alot better for about 30.00. I love them and they are alot more comfortable than Work Tunes. (yes Ive had both)

TreffertLawnWrx
01-14-2004, 06:03 PM
here they are: they also have presets and digital readout!.

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F007%5F009%5F003%5F000&product%5Fid=12%2D932

burninbill
01-14-2004, 06:33 PM
I also have a pair of work tunes and really hate the fact that they are not digital. However they are very good for keeping engine noise out, how are the pair that you have purchased from radio shack? they look more comfortable but keeping out the background noise is my main concern. With in first 2 1/2 months of the business I could tell a huge difference in my hearing. I was using a jogging walkman and jammin it as loud as it would go damn near just to get that engine noise to go away.

If you think that the radio shack pair do as good on background
as the work tunes then I would by a pair today.

my 2pennies

Jon Walker
Cutting Edge Lawn and Landscape

PrecisionLandService
01-14-2004, 07:36 PM
Buy Peltor... they are the best.... They do a good job keeping the sound out.... Peltor also recently restyled there headset so they are a bit smaller and easier to tune in stations then the earilier design.

Rich's Lawn Care
01-14-2004, 07:45 PM
I love them the best thing i ever bought.

ProMo
01-14-2004, 08:26 PM
home depot and walmart both carry them in my area now 49.99

Tbarchaser
01-14-2004, 10:11 PM
Yep, I got mine at wally world! and in summer there HOT and sweaty. But I need to hear what Whopper Jr. is going to do next(orlando thing). The day passes so much faster!

Munz
01-14-2004, 11:01 PM
I have a pair of Elvex and love them. They are definatly hot and sweaty in the summer months. The only problem that I have is the earmuff pressing the earpieces of certian safety glasses against my head, which sometimes causes headaches.

dishboy
01-14-2004, 11:16 PM
I use sony earbuds and either a walkman radio or a little cassette deck in my pocket. Then I put my Sthil ear protectors right over the earbuds. Works great I hear the music without having to raise volume to high and protect my hearing from the engine noise.

burnandreturn
01-15-2004, 12:17 AM
I like the Bose headsets. They have a noise cancelling button on them or a plug in for a radio or cd player. I'm having someone look at them to see if they can be modified to cancel the music and have my cell phone ring through. They work way better than my Stihl ear muffs. Just press a button and the world goes dead in my ears. They are just too expensive. If I mow over them you will read about my suicide on here!!!!!!!

Phishook
01-15-2004, 12:33 AM
When I get a second set, I'm going to try the Elvix. They're rechargeable, and you can run a CD player into them. Can't do that with Peltors. Plus the new digital Peltor muffs are FM only. I kind of like listening to the Cubs on AM.

Evan528
01-15-2004, 08:12 AM
Bose head sets? what are they $800.00?:eek:

mowinmoney
01-15-2004, 11:09 AM
3rd year with radio shack, wont work without them.

P&C Lawn Care
01-15-2004, 11:52 AM
I like the worktunes which are cheapest at Wal-mart, but has anyone seen any that you can wear with a hat (not a ball cap). I know they have hearing protection that goes behind the neck instead of on top of the head. By the way the Peltors also drop the damaging sound by 25 db's. The radio shack's are just radio headsets. Protect your ears, eyes and keep out of the sun, it can haunt you years down the road. BTW they do have peltors that have a radio and have an external plug for CD's or scanners. But they are a little more $$$. Look for the Peltor website.

burnandreturn
01-15-2004, 03:07 PM
No, the Bose are $300 not $800!!!!!!!!

lrose2
01-15-2004, 04:18 PM
We use the Peltors. Love them!

burnandreturn
01-15-2004, 04:22 PM
Anyone know of earprotectors that we could plug our cell phones into so we can hear them ring?

chefdrp
01-15-2004, 10:59 PM
use a vibrate feture on your phone. I just got a pair of pelts for christmas. Cant wait to use them. Those ones from Radio shack look like the cant keep noise out. Isnt that what we want? Protection.

Olylawnboy
01-16-2004, 12:37 AM
My trick to this is quite similar to dishboy's. I have a cheap digital tuning (digital works way better) walkman type unit (cost me 12 bucks at Target). I break off the speakers from the headset and stuff them into my Stihl muffs, run the wire down the front of my shirt and put the walkman in my back pocket. Hearing protection and tunes, cheaply, heck I am a cheapskate :) Or as we said in Boy Scouts, thrifty :)

Soupy
01-16-2004, 01:27 AM
I do it just like dishboy. Olylawnboy, I bought some earbuds from Kmart for about $10 they are made by Kross. Just wad them up and stick them in your ear. I use plain $3.95 muffs I got from J-Thomas as a promotion. I think they are like $7 at Lowes.

Olylawnboy
01-16-2004, 03:23 AM
Soupy, I've only tried chepo earbuds and I always had a problem with one popping out of my ear as I mow or whatever and it drove me nuts. But the ones you got are Koss? They have made some really great stereo headphones in the day and probably still do. I could maybe try those :)

Premo Services
01-16-2004, 07:54 AM
I have a pair of Elvex Relax ear protection, and I love them.
I started with the com 260 ear protectors but they kept loosing the station. I returned them for the relax model and they work great. Also have a real high noise reduction rating, and rechargable batteries. They do get a little warm around the ears in summer, but I use them everyday and they have a lot of hours on them.

ProMo
01-16-2004, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by Tbarchaser
Yep, I got mine at wally world! and in summer there HOT and sweaty. But I need to hear what Whopper Jr. is going to do next(orlando thing). The day passes so much faster!


whopper jr returns today

Blessed 1
01-16-2004, 08:53 AM
Ran into these today from Gemplers. I like the auto shut off feature after 4 hrs and rechargable batteries. Any one have any experience with these?

http://www.gemplers.com/a/shop/product.asp?UID=200401160646312964335873&GEN2=&GEN3=&GEN9=0&T1=11054

Blessed 1
01-17-2004, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by Blessed 1
Ran into these today from Gemplers. I like the auto shut off feature after 4 hrs and rechargable batteries. Any one have any experience with these?

http://www.gemplers.com/a/shop/product.asp?UID=200401160646312964335873&GEN2=&GEN3=&GEN9=0&T1=11054

I guess no one has tried these.........

Stonewall
06-01-2004, 10:12 PM
Anybody know where I can get a hygiene kit (plastic ear pieces, foam, etc) for a Peltor Select digital model?

Thanks.

LAWNS AND MOWER
06-01-2004, 10:24 PM
Ok, my setup is Radio Shack Racing Headphones ( $49) and a Sony Walkman CD Player ( $59). The headphones are great because the cord is only 6 feet long, which reduces tangle up issues with bushes. And get the extended warranty ( 3 years ) for $10. It's well worth it. I've returned mine twice in the last 2 years, but I was at fault. Cord got tangled up and caused a short.

maxrep12
06-04-2004, 08:23 PM
Peltor digital tuning radio headsets don't exist. After reading several of the Peltor threads I decided to purchase a set. I called peltor today and they stated that they do not produce a model with a digital tuner. Somebody please prove me wrong with a working link!

TLS
06-04-2004, 09:10 PM
http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35993&highlight=Peltor+Select

dcondon
06-04-2004, 09:19 PM
I don't drop the deck unless I have them on. Batteries last a long time also.

Firstclasslawn
06-10-2004, 02:52 AM
Yes get them they are great