MP3 Ear Protection for Big Heads?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ryan5943, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. ryan5943

    ryan5943 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I just started out in lawn care. I took a job as a sub doing REO lawns and found out I really like the work. I don't want to do REO anymore and want to switch to residential.

    I've been using my residential John Deere lawn tractor and picked up a Stihl Kombisystem KM130. I bought myself a Ferris Evolution 48/27 yesterday from a dealer as a demo unit for $5000. It's got 55 hours on it but still a full 2 year warranty. I'm noticing with the upgraded equipment that they're a lot louder. My problem is I have a wide head and want to be able to listen to music through my phone.

    Any suggestions would really be appreciated.

    Thanks, this site has been invaluable for gathering information about this business.
  2. ryan5943

    ryan5943 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Same thing with eye protection for a fat head if anybody knows a good brand. I have a hard time buying sunglasses that fit right.

    Thanks again
  3. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    Go to lowes and get the earmuffs that have a radio built in. However it does come with a small wire the connects to your phone or whatever so you can play music from that into the earmuffs. Cant remember what they are called riht now
  4. tebletlawns

    tebletlawns LawnSite Member
    Male, from Lansing, KS
    Messages: 163

    I think they are "work tunes" by 3m. Not sure. Best ones out there are at lowes. Digital display and low battery indicator.
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  5. ryan5943

    ryan5943 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Thanks I just ordered them
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Beyerdynamic Ear Buds underneath a set of earmuffs works best for me. I have tried the earmuff radio combo and have a hard time finding anything that excels at both the properties you would look for in ear muff while still delivering quality mids, highs and deep I have not ventured away from the ear buds and earmuff combo.
    These are two of your "tools" that will without a doubt get used more hours than any other tool invest and get quality.
  8. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    I was on the program for a while of combining bluetooth earbuds with earmuffs, but I've found these earbuds can block enough noise without even using the earmuffs over them. LG HBS-700 bluetooth stereo headset.
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  9. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Get some shures and drop the coin on a set of custom molds. Unless you have a tight acoustic seal you will do more damage then good.

    I have a 500.00 set for playing music live. Triple drivers and amazing isolation.
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,828

    It's not that they're louder, it's that the engine doesn't have any kind of shroud/hood over it, and is located directly behind your head. Just an FYI

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