• 3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
  • 3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
  • 3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
  • 3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
  • 3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
  • 3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
  • 3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai
3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai

3 M Peltor X4 A Over The Head Ear Muffs, Noise Protection, Nrr 27 D B, Construction, Manufacturing, Mai

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  • Over-the-head hearing protection with Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 27 dB for moderate to high noise exposures
  • Low-profile cup design for improved compatibility with other personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Twin headband design helps reduce heat buildup with good fit and balance
  • Earcups tilt to ensure a customized fit and comfort for individual users
  • Electrically insulated (dielectric) wire headband helps reduce hazards around electricity

Customer Reviews

Good noise reduction for the size Great profile, and good noise reduction.I have the much larger version in this series with higher NNR but it is not comfortable to use in some positions because the ear cups are almost 3 times as big.These work well enough to sleep/rest in without causing discomfort, which is good because my neighbor makes a lot of noise.The unit I got had the seam popping out a bit where the white ring connects to the cup. Turns out the padding was caught in between this space, and crumpled it up. Pulling off the circular ear pads and putting them back on, and then stuffing the padding back in fixed everything. It's good that all of the parts come apart easily and are replaceable. 5Discovery of the year! I don't leave reviews very often, but buying this guy was like hitting jackpot for me. This is by far my greatest discovery of the year.I like quiet. I work in an open-office space with people that can be very loud, I spend 2 hours a day in a bus that can also be loud, and I live in a house with a roommate who occasionally can also be loud.No need to get upset about any of that anymore. Just put these guys on, let them do their thing, and I'll do my own. My job requires high concentration, and my efficiency improved quite a bit with these.They are comfortable, adjust perfectly and tightly, and block sound very well. The greatest thing about it is that they look like trendy wireless headphones, so you get to wear them anywhere you want and few people will ever stop to think you are not wearing headphones.I also bought the X5A model, and although they do block even more sound, they are heavier, bulky, and look ridiculous in public. The X4A, however, I just love them. Totally recommended 5Great..."IF" you have SMALLER EARS that me... or have unattached ear lobes! Well made. Fully adjustable. The crown or band that goes over the top of your head can be reshaped if necessary. I have a high crown on top of my head so I altered the shape of the band to conform to the top of my head by bending it. Also, out of the box these muffs squeezed my head pretty tight. No problem... with some light outward flexing of the headband and I was able to spread the distance between the ear cups and relieve the squeezing pressure. The foam pads on the cups are really soft and comfortable and will easily seal out external noises. Regardless of what other reviewers have stated they seem really solid and quite durable.That said... the reason I can't give them 5 stars (for me anyway) is my ears will not comfortably fit inside the cups. However, for their quality to price ratio they're a good value. They fit my wife perfectly so she's keeping them. Since my ears will not comfortably fit inside the cups I included some photos along with the following detailed explanation so you can determine if they will work for you.The cup opening dimensions (ear hole opening ) is 2 3/8" tall and 1 3/8" wide. These muffs are designed to go "around" your entire ear so the ear cup foam can rest against the sides of your head. The foam pads should NOT be resting on any portion of your ear.NOTE: The actual opening "inside" the cups is slightly larger (approximately 2 7/8" tall and 1 7/8" wide). To determine if your ears will fit in these muffs, DO NOT measure the total height of your ear but rather the height portion of your ear where the ear flesh is physically attached to your head. (most ears in general - the highest portion of, top tip of the ear, is not attached to the head). This allows the top of the ear to fold down. The ear lobes are a different story. On some people (like me) the ear lobes are attached. On other people they are detached (see photo)So... moving these ear muffs around while working them into a comfortable position your ears more or less flop around until they are "inside the inner cup area. Once your ears are inside the cup and past the initial opening of the foam pad they can comfortably unfold (so to speak)My problem is my ear lobes are attached. The total attached part of my ear is taller than the opening in the cup. (see photo) In order for me to get my ear through and into the muff opening... I have to fold my ear lobes up! After about 30 minutes of wearing my ear lobes hurt from being folded and pinched. This also prevents the muffs from sealing against my head at the bottom of the muff.NET: If the fleshy attached portion of your ear is no taller than 2 3/8" they should work just fine. 4Works great! Value: 5/5Noise cancellation: 5/5Fit comfort: 4/5Size: 4/5Weight: 4/5I don't use these for any heavy industrial work. Rather, to drown out the constant noise from my neighbor who plays basketball at all hours of the day in a driveway situated next to my bedrooms. The noise echoes through the driveway corridor and into my entire house. I needed something to cut the noise level down significantly.These earmuffs do a good job. They take out about 80% of the noise surrounding you. The cushions are soft and fit snug. There are adjustable headband poles that slide up and down to fit your head size. There is no way to adjust the "snug" so you have to live with it. No, these are not "extremely thin" as mentioned in the product specifications. To be fair, they are thinner than most of 3M's noise cancelling ear muffs. Examples of even thinner ear muff designs are the Howard Leight sport earmuffs used for shooting at the gun range.Leaving them on for 30 minutes, you will get sweat in the areas where the cushion touches skin. I tried sleeping with them on and they aren't totally comfortable..To give you a sense of how much noise this cuts down the noise:- Snap fingers: About 90%- Clap hands loudly: About 80%- Bounce basketball in closed garage: About 80%- TV at normal volume: About 80%- Mowing lawn: About 80%Yes, they are that good. Very satisfied with this purchase. 4Good for sleeping I use these types of earmuffs to sleep. With the right pillow, you can definitely sleep well with these. They block out most sounds for us light sleepers. I've had others and this one is slimmer than what I've used before. Highly recommend.Get the right pillow. I prefer pillows that sink easily, so that the earmuff doesn't put pressure on my head. I use the Purple Pillow, which feels like gelatin/rubber. This material combined with the earmuffs is a cloud for my head and no pressure points. 53M Peltor has the best hearing industrial protection Wow the comfort! Its like they were just made for my head. I am a size 7 3/4 and they fit perfectly. I could have saved a few hundred dollars if I would have purchased these first, but oh well thats the way the ball bounces. They cut out the sound so well, and reminds me of the clear armour safety muff. Update 1/21/16 1PM They create a vacuum so your ears are sealed in the earcups so you should be careful taking them off so as not to put pressure on your eardrums. I have ears that go outside the 2.5 ear pad range , but my ears are sealed up and I don't feel any crimping. It seems they are air tight. Alot like with the clear Armour muff its hard to dislodge the muffs unless you break the seal ( they are snug , not so much making a vacuum) , so it helps to take any play you have in the headband, and make them even more snug . I'm wearing the red X4 28 NR as I type this. I was so impressed I got the whole line. Buy these muffs, you wont regret it. I had to return this particular headset because it had a minor problem dealing to my ears . 5Great Quality, Design, Comfort. Works Well, Not For Extreme Noise These earmuffs are absolutely the best I've tried yet. They're the 4th pair I've tried in a very short period of time. The others were broken, cheap, or very painful to wear. They squeezed my head like a vice.These 27db 3M earmuffs are surprisingly comfortable in relation to what they are. They're slightly adjustable, and they fit great on me.I'm a petite woman, with medium-sized ears (my dad used to tell me that if you have big ears, you'll be rich and successful. But, he also told me that small splinters will travel into my heart and kill me).The oval cut-out in each earpiece fits right over my ear without pressing hard against it. There is an appropriate amount of space in there.I'm not sure about people with very large ears. It's important that your ears are completely sealed off. So if you happen to be a huge person, I might hesitate.It's also important that other things and accessories don't get in the way too much. Without the seal fitting snug around your ears, the noise protection level will be compromised. And it makes a big difference in its ability to block out extra noise.You have to wear glasses that are flat on the sides, and that lay flush against your head. Otherwise, the glasses won't fit well, and it will also allow sound to leak into the earmuffs.From what i've seen, there are really thin and lightweight plastic eye protectors that seem appropriate, for those who need them.I've been really excited and impressed by the excellent comfort and sturdiness (and neon yellow-green color).The design is impeccable, although I'm disappointed that I can't wear them around my neck like regular headphones. They're too big for that.Yet the earpieces are pretty slim in width, in comparison to other earmuffs, and I can deal with wearing these in public without feeling too self-conscious.Today, I brought the earmuffs to my doctor's office. Since they don't fold up in any way, they took up my whole medium-sized purse. I had to substitute my regular wallet for a tiny zippered pouch.I'm wondering about maybe attaching some sort of metal clip to the headpiece, so they can be worn on my hip. Just a brief idea....we'll see.Anyway, I was sooo thankful I brought the earmuffs to the doctor's waiting room.There is a ridiculously loud big-screen tv that really bothers my sensitive hearing. I've complained about it, and even the receptionists have no idea how to adjust the volume on it. There is no volume button! It's controlled some other way.So i happily put these earmuffs on my head, congratulating myself for thinking ahead..But I immediately found that I could still hear almost every single word from the people speaking on the TV. Their voices were still too loud.In fact, in the beginning, I thought their voices were booming even louder when i put the earmuffs on. It gave the voices some tunnel effect.Yesterday, there were noisy truck sounds outside my window, early in the day. I put the earmuffs on, and they did help for the most part. But not totally.After a bit, I heard a little whine from outside my bedroom door from my pomeranian son.I was a little surprised that I was able to hear it across the room, through the door. He didn't even have to bark.So although I'd thought I found the perfect solution for blocking out most noise, it's not exactly awesome. If someone speaks in a low, quiet tone next to me, it sounds too muffled to make out. But other noises are still loud. I can hear bass sounds well.So I'm a bit disappointed. There is no way I could go to a noisy bar with a band or DJ playing, for example. I don't trust the earmuffs enough for that purpose.These 3M earmuffs ARE made of good quality. But I'm realizing that I'll definitely have to sacrifice style in order to be able to block noise more efficiently.These neon yellow-green and black earmuffs DO look kinda fly. They do. But I wish there were more colors and options available. I wish higher, more efficient noise protecting earmuffs didn't have to be so huge. Hopefully we will head in that direction in the next few years.It would drive me crazy to be anywhere near construction... even with these snug on my ears. So it's really up to you, and the level of noise protection you require.Since I have a hearing sensitivity, certain repetitive and loud noises bother and hurt me. But for you, it may just block out enough noise so that your hearing will continue to be protected.Either way, there is no doubt. These 3M Peltor X-Series earmuffs, 27db, are made with a lot of care and attention to detail. Its high quality and comfort level are unmatched.If you need lots of hearing protection, get a db34 or up. I have a more efficient pair already from this company.Works well, and I look just like Princess Leia. Except with a larger bun on each side.So does that mean guys find me sexy? Like the real character?No. No it doesn't. 5Helps Keep Noise Out For Studying Yes, it doesn't block out everything... it's only rated for 27 NRR, which is right up there with some pretty good earplugs.I bought these for studying (I have executive function issues and am easily distracted - the worst is people talking... I absolutely cannot zone it out (even if I can't understand what they're saying)).I am using this in my bedroom, away from other people, and they work great. I will likely be trying them this weekend with some earplugs to see if I can get studying done with someone in the same room. (That said: if someone is right next to you and tries to talk to you, you can hear them but their voice will be very quiet)They are very tight on the head but I found that if I had them positioned correctly (keeping the bottom of the ear pieces off my jaw as much as possible) they were comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time. This means that I have to be very careful with how I position them and I basically have to wiggle them around my ears till they get in the right place. I expect the grip to loosen slightly over time, but also recognize that the tightness is part of what makes them effective.All-in-all, I'm glad I purchased them. They are very helpful to keep noise out when I'm studying and work better than my earplugs (which admittedly have a lower NRR rating) and don't look ridiculous like some of the larger models. 4The perfect ear protection. These are, without a doubt, the best hearing protection I've ever owned. I've tried Howard Leight, Stihl, Home Depot garbage and they all work for a time but about 3-6 months later the plastic ear gasket reacts with sweat and becomes brittle - thus, the dB rating is compromised. These headphones, however, have lasted over a year and the gasket is still pliable and comfortable to wear.The dB rating states 27 dB but is seems to me that these are quieter than similarly rated headphones from other brands.I am a general contractor and daily carpenter. I use these nearly every workday for 8+ hours. On and off, on and off. I drop them constantly and they are still in great shape. I Highly recommend. 5Very tight even on a small head and quite heavy... I bought this due to extreme sensitivity to sound due to some neurological issues and along with migraines. I had high hopes, but did not find it helpful. I think some will like these but I didn't. It did muffle sound but not in the way or to the extend I had hoped. I think it's likely better as hearing protection.It's also VERY tight and I found them painful to my head and ears to wear. I have a small head and it was too painful to wear and very heavy. You also have to adjust it quite a bit to get a good fit and get a "seal" over your ears.I'm passing these on to hubby to use when working. They are very well made and should hold up very well. It's not the product's fault that it didn't work for me personally.But do know that if you're buying it for noise sensitivity (and these are rated pretty highly for that, but not the highest) they are heavy, pinch your head and ears (and I'm a tiny person). And you may or may not like what it does and doesn't muffle. I am glad I tried them, but sad they didn't do what I had hoped. But I don't think it's a bad product. 3
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Description
  • Over-the-head hearing protection with Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 27 dB for moderate to high noise exposures
  • Low-profile cup design for improved compatibility with other personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Twin headband design helps reduce heat buildup with good fit and balance
  • Earcups tilt to ensure a customized fit and comfort for individual users
  • Electrically insulated (dielectric) wire headband helps reduce hazards around electricity
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Good noise reduction for the size Great profile, and good noise reduction.I have the much larger version in this series with higher NNR but it is not comfortable to use in some positions because the ear cups are almost 3 times as big.These work well enough to sleep/rest in without causing discomfort, which is good because my neighbor makes a lot of noise.The unit I got had the seam popping out a bit where the white ring connects to the cup. Turns out the padding was caught in between this space, and crumpled it up. Pulling off the circular ear pads and putting them back on, and then stuffing the padding back in fixed everything. It's good that all of the parts come apart easily and are replaceable. 5Discovery of the year! I don't leave reviews very often, but buying this guy was like hitting jackpot for me. This is by far my greatest discovery of the year.I like quiet. I work in an open-office space with people that can be very loud, I spend 2 hours a day in a bus that can also be loud, and I live in a house with a roommate who occasionally can also be loud.No need to get upset about any of that anymore. Just put these guys on, let them do their thing, and I'll do my own. My job requires high concentration, and my efficiency improved quite a bit with these.They are comfortable, adjust perfectly and tightly, and block sound very well. The greatest thing about it is that they look like trendy wireless headphones, so you get to wear them anywhere you want and few people will ever stop to think you are not wearing headphones.I also bought the X5A model, and although they do block even more sound, they are heavier, bulky, and look ridiculous in public. The X4A, however, I just love them. Totally recommended 5Great..."IF" you have SMALLER EARS that me... or have unattached ear lobes! Well made. Fully adjustable. The crown or band that goes over the top of your head can be reshaped if necessary. I have a high crown on top of my head so I altered the shape of the band to conform to the top of my head by bending it. Also, out of the box these muffs squeezed my head pretty tight. No problem... with some light outward flexing of the headband and I was able to spread the distance between the ear cups and relieve the squeezing pressure. The foam pads on the cups are really soft and comfortable and will easily seal out external noises. Regardless of what other reviewers have stated they seem really solid and quite durable.That said... the reason I can't give them 5 stars (for me anyway) is my ears will not comfortably fit inside the cups. However, for their quality to price ratio they're a good value. They fit my wife perfectly so she's keeping them. Since my ears will not comfortably fit inside the cups I included some photos along with the following detailed explanation so you can determine if they will work for you.The cup opening dimensions (ear hole opening ) is 2 3/8" tall and 1 3/8" wide. These muffs are designed to go "around" your entire ear so the ear cup foam can rest against the sides of your head. The foam pads should NOT be resting on any portion of your ear.NOTE: The actual opening "inside" the cups is slightly larger (approximately 2 7/8" tall and 1 7/8" wide). To determine if your ears will fit in these muffs, DO NOT measure the total height of your ear but rather the height portion of your ear where the ear flesh is physically attached to your head. (most ears in general - the highest portion of, top tip of the ear, is not attached to the head). This allows the top of the ear to fold down. The ear lobes are a different story. On some people (like me) the ear lobes are attached. On other people they are detached (see photo)So... moving these ear muffs around while working them into a comfortable position your ears more or less flop around until they are "inside the inner cup area. Once your ears are inside the cup and past the initial opening of the foam pad they can comfortably unfold (so to speak)My problem is my ear lobes are attached. The total attached part of my ear is taller than the opening in the cup. (see photo) In order for me to get my ear through and into the muff opening... I have to fold my ear lobes up! After about 30 minutes of wearing my ear lobes hurt from being folded and pinched. This also prevents the muffs from sealing against my head at the bottom of the muff.NET: If the fleshy attached portion of your ear is no taller than 2 3/8" they should work just fine. 4Works great! Value: 5/5Noise cancellation: 5/5Fit comfort: 4/5Size: 4/5Weight: 4/5I don't use these for any heavy industrial work. Rather, to drown out the constant noise from my neighbor who plays basketball at all hours of the day in a driveway situated next to my bedrooms. The noise echoes through the driveway corridor and into my entire house. I needed something to cut the noise level down significantly.These earmuffs do a good job. They take out about 80% of the noise surrounding you. The cushions are soft and fit snug. There are adjustable headband poles that slide up and down to fit your head size. There is no way to adjust the "snug" so you have to live with it. No, these are not "extremely thin" as mentioned in the product specifications. To be fair, they are thinner than most of 3M's noise cancelling ear muffs. Examples of even thinner ear muff designs are the Howard Leight sport earmuffs used for shooting at the gun range.Leaving them on for 30 minutes, you will get sweat in the areas where the cushion touches skin. I tried sleeping with them on and they aren't totally comfortable..To give you a sense of how much noise this cuts down the noise:- Snap fingers: About 90%- Clap hands loudly: About 80%- Bounce basketball in closed garage: About 80%- TV at normal volume: About 80%- Mowing lawn: About 80%Yes, they are that good. Very satisfied with this purchase. 4Good for sleeping I use these types of earmuffs to sleep. With the right pillow, you can definitely sleep well with these. They block out most sounds for us light sleepers. I've had others and this one is slimmer than what I've used before. Highly recommend.Get the right pillow. I prefer pillows that sink easily, so that the earmuff doesn't put pressure on my head. I use the Purple Pillow, which feels like gelatin/rubber. This material combined with the earmuffs is a cloud for my head and no pressure points. 53M Peltor has the best hearing industrial protection Wow the comfort! Its like they were just made for my head. I am a size 7 3/4 and they fit perfectly. I could have saved a few hundred dollars if I would have purchased these first, but oh well thats the way the ball bounces. They cut out the sound so well, and reminds me of the clear armour safety muff. Update 1/21/16 1PM They create a vacuum so your ears are sealed in the earcups so you should be careful taking them off so as not to put pressure on your eardrums. I have ears that go outside the 2.5 ear pad range , but my ears are sealed up and I don't feel any crimping. It seems they are air tight. Alot like with the clear Armour muff its hard to dislodge the muffs unless you break the seal ( they are snug , not so much making a vacuum) , so it helps to take any play you have in the headband, and make them even more snug . I'm wearing the red X4 28 NR as I type this. I was so impressed I got the whole line. Buy these muffs, you wont regret it. I had to return this particular headset because it had a minor problem dealing to my ears . 5Great Quality, Design, Comfort. Works Well, Not For Extreme Noise These earmuffs are absolutely the best I've tried yet. They're the 4th pair I've tried in a very short period of time. The others were broken, cheap, or very painful to wear. They squeezed my head like a vice.These 27db 3M earmuffs are surprisingly comfortable in relation to what they are. They're slightly adjustable, and they fit great on me.I'm a petite woman, with medium-sized ears (my dad used to tell me that if you have big ears, you'll be rich and successful. But, he also told me that small splinters will travel into my heart and kill me).The oval cut-out in each earpiece fits right over my ear without pressing hard against it. There is an appropriate amount of space in there.I'm not sure about people with very large ears. It's important that your ears are completely sealed off. So if you happen to be a huge person, I might hesitate.It's also important that other things and accessories don't get in the way too much. Without the seal fitting snug around your ears, the noise protection level will be compromised. And it makes a big difference in its ability to block out extra noise.You have to wear glasses that are flat on the sides, and that lay flush against your head. Otherwise, the glasses won't fit well, and it will also allow sound to leak into the earmuffs.From what i've seen, there are really thin and lightweight plastic eye protectors that seem appropriate, for those who need them.I've been really excited and impressed by the excellent comfort and sturdiness (and neon yellow-green color).The design is impeccable, although I'm disappointed that I can't wear them around my neck like regular headphones. They're too big for that.Yet the earpieces are pretty slim in width, in comparison to other earmuffs, and I can deal with wearing these in public without feeling too self-conscious.Today, I brought the earmuffs to my doctor's office. Since they don't fold up in any way, they took up my whole medium-sized purse. I had to substitute my regular wallet for a tiny zippered pouch.I'm wondering about maybe attaching some sort of metal clip to the headpiece, so they can be worn on my hip. Just a brief idea....we'll see.Anyway, I was sooo thankful I brought the earmuffs to the doctor's waiting room.There is a ridiculously loud big-screen tv that really bothers my sensitive hearing. I've complained about it, and even the receptionists have no idea how to adjust the volume on it. There is no volume button! It's controlled some other way.So i happily put these earmuffs on my head, congratulating myself for thinking ahead..But I immediately found that I could still hear almost every single word from the people speaking on the TV. Their voices were still too loud.In fact, in the beginning, I thought their voices were booming even louder when i put the earmuffs on. It gave the voices some tunnel effect.Yesterday, there were noisy truck sounds outside my window, early in the day. I put the earmuffs on, and they did help for the most part. But not totally.After a bit, I heard a little whine from outside my bedroom door from my pomeranian son.I was a little surprised that I was able to hear it across the room, through the door. He didn't even have to bark.So although I'd thought I found the perfect solution for blocking out most noise, it's not exactly awesome. If someone speaks in a low, quiet tone next to me, it sounds too muffled to make out. But other noises are still loud. I can hear bass sounds well.So I'm a bit disappointed. There is no way I could go to a noisy bar with a band or DJ playing, for example. I don't trust the earmuffs enough for that purpose.These 3M earmuffs ARE made of good quality. But I'm realizing that I'll definitely have to sacrifice style in order to be able to block noise more efficiently.These neon yellow-green and black earmuffs DO look kinda fly. They do. But I wish there were more colors and options available. I wish higher, more efficient noise protecting earmuffs didn't have to be so huge. Hopefully we will head in that direction in the next few years.It would drive me crazy to be anywhere near construction... even with these snug on my ears. So it's really up to you, and the level of noise protection you require.Since I have a hearing sensitivity, certain repetitive and loud noises bother and hurt me. But for you, it may just block out enough noise so that your hearing will continue to be protected.Either way, there is no doubt. These 3M Peltor X-Series earmuffs, 27db, are made with a lot of care and attention to detail. Its high quality and comfort level are unmatched.If you need lots of hearing protection, get a db34 or up. I have a more efficient pair already from this company.Works well, and I look just like Princess Leia. Except with a larger bun on each side.So does that mean guys find me sexy? Like the real character?No. No it doesn't. 5Helps Keep Noise Out For Studying Yes, it doesn't block out everything... it's only rated for 27 NRR, which is right up there with some pretty good earplugs.I bought these for studying (I have executive function issues and am easily distracted - the worst is people talking... I absolutely cannot zone it out (even if I can't understand what they're saying)).I am using this in my bedroom, away from other people, and they work great. I will likely be trying them this weekend with some earplugs to see if I can get studying done with someone in the same room. (That said: if someone is right next to you and tries to talk to you, you can hear them but their voice will be very quiet)They are very tight on the head but I found that if I had them positioned correctly (keeping the bottom of the ear pieces off my jaw as much as possible) they were comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time. This means that I have to be very careful with how I position them and I basically have to wiggle them around my ears till they get in the right place. I expect the grip to loosen slightly over time, but also recognize that the tightness is part of what makes them effective.All-in-all, I'm glad I purchased them. They are very helpful to keep noise out when I'm studying and work better than my earplugs (which admittedly have a lower NRR rating) and don't look ridiculous like some of the larger models. 4The perfect ear protection. These are, without a doubt, the best hearing protection I've ever owned. I've tried Howard Leight, Stihl, Home Depot garbage and they all work for a time but about 3-6 months later the plastic ear gasket reacts with sweat and becomes brittle - thus, the dB rating is compromised. These headphones, however, have lasted over a year and the gasket is still pliable and comfortable to wear.The dB rating states 27 dB but is seems to me that these are quieter than similarly rated headphones from other brands.I am a general contractor and daily carpenter. I use these nearly every workday for 8+ hours. On and off, on and off. I drop them constantly and they are still in great shape. I Highly recommend. 5Very tight even on a small head and quite heavy... I bought this due to extreme sensitivity to sound due to some neurological issues and along with migraines. I had high hopes, but did not find it helpful. I think some will like these but I didn't. It did muffle sound but not in the way or to the extend I had hoped. I think it's likely better as hearing protection.It's also VERY tight and I found them painful to my head and ears to wear. I have a small head and it was too painful to wear and very heavy. You also have to adjust it quite a bit to get a good fit and get a "seal" over your ears.I'm passing these on to hubby to use when working. They are very well made and should hold up very well. It's not the product's fault that it didn't work for me personally.But do know that if you're buying it for noise sensitivity (and these are rated pretty highly for that, but not the highest) they are heavy, pinch your head and ears (and I'm a tiny person). And you may or may not like what it does and doesn't muffle. I am glad I tried them, but sad they didn't do what I had hoped. But I don't think it's a bad product. 3
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