Ear protection/listening to music

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

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
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    hey guys, doing this for almost 20 years i have used my share of headsets, i can across probably the best i ever had both in construction and volume.

    last year i was at the NHRA national hear in englishtown and came across the Racing Electronics trailor and asked if they made a AM/FM headset.

    well they whipped out a kickass headset, stainless frame, tons of pading and came w/ a cable that you can plug anything into.

    the reception was the best ever, and super clear. also the is so loud that when wear mulching i can hang them on the wheelbarrow handle and listen easily.

    absolute great product, will never buy any other, i think they were about $70.


    good luck
     
  2. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do you have a link...or any pics of what you are talking about?


    EDIT....I Found it I think! And yeah, they look SWEET!

    http://www.racingelectronics.net/in...details&cat=scanner_headsets&item=RE-48-AM/FM


     
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  3. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
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    racingelectronics.net go to headset scanners (top right of page) its the classic, they are 69.99
     
  4. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    How long does the 9volt last? I like my rechargeable AAs.
     
  5. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
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    I get about a week out of it, usually more, I shut it off during commercials
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  6. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    welp...They should be here in 3-5 days! Happy Birthday to me!
     
  7. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Senior Member
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    My crew and I wear foam ear plugs (harbor freight the cheapest Ive found - big box of 200 pair for about $20). But in winter I wear EX-29 extreme isolation heaphones hooked up to my ipod. From what Ive heard these were design for studio drummers, but they work for me in any case. Ive tried wearing these in the summer but just too dang hot, starts to cook my ears because there is no air flow and they cover the entire ear. These are passive sound blocking but like the name implies blocks out 39 dbls. I dont have to turn up my ipod very loud at all to hear it clearly.
    And as an added bonus they work a lot like ear muffs keeping my ears from freezing during leaf cleanups. They run about $120. Been using them for about 4 winter seasons, last winter I broke part of the headphone ear piece clasp but for about $14 they will send you a replacement.
     
  8. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wasn't specific...The Earfuze custom headphones are on the way.
     
  9. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Earfuze.....Neat product.


    1. I like them for talk/sports radio.

    2. For music, the sound quality is horrible.

    3. For noice blockage....They are OK.


    Overall.....I Like my "worktunes" better and am giving these a chance. I got a nice "Tilley" hat and can't wear my worktunes with the hat.
     
  10. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use the Work Tunes as well and they are very good at reducing noise level, however, I don't use the radio feature to listen to music because it would just be trading the music noise for the mower noise ... in other words, why block out 25 decibals of mower noise for 25 decibals of music noise !!
     

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