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Elvex Quietunes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by springman26, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. springman26

    springman26 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Does anyone have a pair of these headsets? I do and I must say they are JUNK !! I 've had them since the start of the season and at first they were ok, then they got worse and worse. They won't hold any kinda of station. then the left speaker went out all the time now they barely work at all. Whats the deal? I got them new as a gift and i tossed away the paperwork, smart move. I think they go about 100 bucks. Save your hard earned money boys JUNK!
  2. AustinJ

    AustinJ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I've used them for over a year, and I love them! I sometimes have a problem holding a station, especially when the battery is starting to wear down, but it usually just takes a bit of fine tuning. Haven't had any problem with one side or the other going out (you DID check the balance control, right?), but, unfortunatly, last week, the headband snapped in half. I tried duct-taping it, but it just doesn't hold tight on my ears. I've been meaning to call Elvex, and see if I can buy a replacement headband. Sure hope so... That's my only complaint.
  3. Dr. Mow

    Dr. Mow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    I got mine for christmas , they lasted til about may or june. But I did love them while they lasted
  4. AustinJ

    AustinJ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Just a quick note. I talked to Elvex, and the headband is replaceable, it's only like $4. What happened to yours, Dr. Mow?
  5. Dr. Mow

    Dr. Mow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    tree limbs and sweet build up inside, even though i took them inside every night as they suggested.
  6. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    Get some Peltor Work Tunes. I've had mine for almost a year and a half w/ zero problems. Only thing I've had to do is buy a few AA batteries. I can't stand running any power equipment without them. A friend of mine had a set of the Elvex rechargeables and they crapped out in less than a year.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Biggest problem with BOTH Peltor and Elvex is they won't hold a station. The knobs are WAY too easy to bump and sometimes they even vibrate off channel. Was thinking of GLUEING it to my favorite channel!

    That, and the ear cups eventually get stiff and don't conform to hats and glasses as well, thus letting sound leak through.
  8. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    I use a Walkman with ear bud type headphones and put saftey muffs over the top.
  9. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 449

    I would try MEG-MOW blades that would solve your problem.
    Or a flex-deck:D

    Sorry could not resist.
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    :D :D :D :D


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