View Full Version : Elvex or Peltor?

01-20-2004, 06:14 PM
Ok, after receiving some past due allowance money from parents, I have decided to purchase some radio headphones. I have narrowed it down to the Elvex Quiettunes ($70 at amazon.com) or the Peltor Worktunes ($60 at amazon.com). I see that the quitetunes have rechargeable batteries, but the Worktunes has AM, unlike the Quiettunes. Any suggestions?

01-20-2004, 06:30 PM
try silencio my 2 cents

01-20-2004, 07:55 PM
I've heard pros and cons to both. My suggestion (since it is not a huge investment...like a ztr) would be to flip a coin and buy one of them. If you aren't completely satisfied with them, buy the other when the original pair wears out.

01-20-2004, 08:31 PM
Worktunes are $49.9? at Wally World in the Lawn & Garden Section

Ryan Lightning
01-20-2004, 08:31 PM
The only thing about the rechargeable batteries is, if they die in the morning you will have to go all day with no tunes. I just keep extra batteries in the truck so Im never with out the tunes.

01-20-2004, 08:34 PM
I use sony earbuds inside stihl ear muffs with either a walkman or cassette deck in my back pocket, I run the wire under my t-shirt. Works great as I am a cheap freak.

01-20-2004, 08:51 PM
I have each of them and the pelter's are much better. Go to wally world in the garden dept. $49.00

01-20-2004, 09:50 PM
I used to go through a lot of batteries in a handheld GPS in my ultralight and the best deal I've found is the Dollar Store. I really can't see any appreciable difference in the quality of batteries that I got there.

01-20-2004, 10:01 PM
You guys that keep talking about wally world is that a store or are you referring to wal-mart


01-20-2004, 10:03 PM

01-20-2004, 10:04 PM
wal-mart old man !


01-21-2004, 12:02 AM
Hey they only let me out of the nursing home every other weekend so I don't get around much any more. Doc did you know that the 5 and dime is gone???????????????


01-21-2004, 12:30 AM
LOL otd, im telling you guys ive had em both and you should try the ones from www.radioshack.com

01-21-2004, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by olderthandirt
Hey they only let me out of the nursing home every other weekend so I don't get around much any more. Doc did you know that the 5 and dime is gone???????????????

Five and dime is still there, it's called the Dollar Store now.

01-21-2004, 10:00 AM
The five and dime was loooong gone by the time the world was blessed with by birth Mac.
Are the nurses still beating on you every time you have an "accident"?

01-21-2004, 05:26 PM
hey excel25 how fast do the peltors go through batteries?

01-21-2004, 07:53 PM

01-21-2004, 08:42 PM
a week or two at least!

01-21-2004, 11:36 PM
I've used the Quiettunes
Pros- Rechargable battery plug in once a week overnight and don't have to worry about a dead battery. They get great reception.
Cons- Uncomfortable when ***** with a pair of glasses

01-21-2004, 11:51 PM
I am shifting towards the Quiettunes b/c they are rechargable, can accept CD players, etc.

01-22-2004, 12:16 AM
My peltors are ok. A bit heavy. Forget the AM I've never been able to tune it in very well. Keeping an FM station can be hard sometimes. Takes at least 2 weeks of constant use to go through 2 AA batteries. I'll look at the Selects next time. I think those are the ones with the digital tuner. And by the way after 3 years one side of the headphones stopped working. But then again, I've dropped, kicked, abused them so much that I'm amazed they still work at all.

Blessed 1
01-22-2004, 08:55 AM
This is probally the best deal on the market right now for digital, rechargable, auto shut off after 4 hrs, 50 hrs per charge and external jack! I am ordering mines today.


01-22-2004, 09:37 AM
That is silencio i own react there a little higher.

01-22-2004, 10:35 AM
I purchased some Peltor's a couple of weks ago and I'm a little disappointed in them.They do cover your ears really well which I'm sure helps protect your hearing but mine just don't seem to have much volume.I tried a couple of different sets of batteries just to make sure that wasn't the problem.With the mower running I CAN hear...just not as well as I had hoped.

01-22-2004, 11:17 AM
The thing about Peltor is they will last for ever. I have left mine in the rain, snow and sun. Ran them over. And they wont stop. Get the ones that come in FM Sterio rather than am fm radio. Much better reception.

01-22-2004, 11:29 AM
Not sure if any of this will be useful to some of you, but seems to be a record of actual ratings on a lot of products.

Just thought I would post, in case anyone could use it

Some government safety spreadsheet (http://www.msha.gov/1999noise/hearingprotect.xls)