Ear protection/listening to music

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TheLawnRangerLLC, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. CGlisson

    CGlisson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 158

    No offense, but I think that headset is terrible. The digital tuner is a joke. You can only listen to a handful of stations without interference. And handheld equipment messes with the frequency. I don't live in a rural area, so the radio frequencies are not weak.

    I use this kind of headset, but you'll appreciate a better version of these believe me! I give this headset to my help...because it is cheapest.
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    love my work tunes!
     
  3. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    Elvex Com-610. Sound great, and are very durable. [​IMG]
     
  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,501

    I use those yellow Worktunes. I get them at Home Depot for around $50. They seem to last for about a season. The battery cover breaks off, so we use duct tape as the cover. The digital tuner is weak, the old analog tuner was superior. But the digital ones have an input for an mp3 player. Batteries last a couple of weeks.

    They are far from perfect, but I have tried some others with even worse results.
     
  5. grincon

    grincon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    my worktunes are about 3 months old and are stuck on the christian station : ( also duct taped batteries.
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  6. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    I had digital peltores for two seasons and were great until they got ran over. I have gone thru 2 pairs or work tunes but I have a problem with the volume knobs busting. Has anyone really used used the ryobi's yet?
     
  7. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i use those as well and have caught them on a branch or two:laugh:
     
  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,133

    Peltors are built cheap, have terrible tuners and they do not muffle noise that well. Elvex is where its at. Blows peltors out of the water but they do cost more. You really do get what you pay for.
     
  9. scraper1

    scraper1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    peltor worktunes are good if you dont mind muffs. have to have mp3 hookup. radio signal fades too much....aggravating.
     
  10. TheLawnRangerLLC

    TheLawnRangerLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    Hey guys, I have received my ear fuze custom head phones. I have molded them and they sound pretty darn good. I have not had a chance to fire up any equipment this evening, but I will be working all day saturday with them so I will let you know. The only problem I had with the head phone is you have to first figure out what ear phone is for what side -- left and right-- but that is easy to do with this video on youtube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ODm-F9-IM ). Its loud so turn your volume down. Until then, here is a picture of one of the custom ear phones in my ear while it cures, and one of what it looks like out of the ear.

    Ps. sorry for the fuzzy pictures, I used my camera built into the mac.

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