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hearing protection

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MikeMaupin, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. MikeMaupin

    MikeMaupin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Does anyone use hearing protection with a built in radio and if so does it do the job for protection and tunes ? I happened to see a pair of these at Wal Mart for about $50. I use hearing protection on a regular basis and thought it would be nice to have the protection and the tunes at the same time.If you guys know of any other brand of these that do the job please let me know how they are and if anyone knows the scoop on these please give me your input.Thanks
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,109

    I use my Stihl ear muffs with sony earbuds. Works great, protects my hearing, and I do not have to raise the volume excessively to hear the music. I run the wire under my shirt to my back pocket.
  3. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 242

    I do something similar. I took an older set of walkman headphones, broke the speaker end off and they fit right inside mu ear muffs, and I have no problem hearing the music/talk radio I listen too, much cheaper too!
  4. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Hey Mike,
    I am guessing that what you saw were the Peltor worktunes, which have gotten lots of compliments on this site. Do a search for "worktunes" or "work tunes" and lots should come up. Elvex is another brand, but the worktunes seem to be reasonable at $50. I think I'll be trying a pair this year, as $50 is nothing to spend on your personal protection. You only get 1 body!
  5. I bought the pelters from wal-mart 2 months ago. Love them.
    FYI: Check the clearence aisle-got mine brand new unopened for $20.00
  6. LawnMower

    LawnMower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    I have a good set of ear muffs from a power tool place. Then I got some clip on ear speakers. I just stuff them into the ear muffs. I run the wire down the front of my shirt to the small radio clipped onto my belt.

    If I'm sitting on the rider, I but the radio on the front. If I'm standing, then I put it around back.
  7. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    i got the pair out of northern tool. the are yellow and called RELAX FM or somthing similar. they are nice, however, i think the rexeption is weak. i have a hard time getting some stations.

    also, the batteries pop out frequently and the speaker pushes on you ear on one side. they are a little outdated maybe, and were over 100.00 at the time.

    ill be looking for a new pair soon.

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