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GTLC
01-20-2004, 05:14 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?

TURF DOCTOR
01-20-2004, 05:30 PM
try silencio my 2 cents

rkbrown
01-20-2004, 06:55 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.

tx_angler
01-20-2004, 07:31 PM
Worktunes are $49.9? at Wally World in the Lawn & Garden Section

Ryan Lightning
01-20-2004, 07:31 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.

dishboy
01-20-2004, 07:34 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.

excel25
01-20-2004, 07:51 PM
I have each of them and the pelter's are much better. Go to wally world in the garden dept. $49.00

tx_angler
01-20-2004, 08:50 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.

olderthandirt
01-20-2004, 09:01 PM
You guys that keep talking about wally world is that a store or are you referring to wal-mart

Mac

PrecisionLandService
01-20-2004, 09:03 PM
wallmart

LawnPerfect
01-20-2004, 09:04 PM
wal-mart old man !

lol

olderthandirt
01-20-2004, 11:02 PM
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???????????????


Mac

TreffertLawnWrx
01-20-2004, 11:30 PM
LOL otd, im telling you guys ive had em both and you should try the ones from www.radioshack.com

crawdad
01-21-2004, 08:42 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???????????????


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

LawnPerfect
01-21-2004, 09:00 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"?

GTLC
01-21-2004, 04:26 PM
hey excel25 how fast do the peltors go through batteries?

GTLC
01-21-2004, 06:53 PM
???

excel25
01-21-2004, 07:42 PM
a week or two at least!

hoffmanlandscaping
01-21-2004, 10:36 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

GTLC
01-21-2004, 10:51 PM
I am shifting towards the Quiettunes b/c they are rechargable, can accept CD players, etc.

Barkleymut
01-21-2004, 11:16 PM
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, 07:55 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.

http://www.gemplers.com/link.asp?prodid=11054&src=4W02REM

TURF DOCTOR
01-22-2004, 08:37 AM
That is silencio i own react there a little higher.

allstar
01-22-2004, 09:35 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.

mike48114
01-22-2004, 10:17 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.

twins_lawn_care
01-22-2004, 10:29 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)