3M Pro-Comms Electronic Hearing Protector Test and Review: Finally a Good Mike

3M Pro-Comms Electronic Hearing Protector Test and Review: Finally a Good Mike

Very few Bluetooth earmuffs allow you to take a phone call in a high noise (>90 dB) environment. Having now tested the 3M Pro-Comms (‎90546-SIOC) against a lawn mower, saw, and router, I can report that these do the trick: callers can hear me when it gets loud, and I can hear them. Until very …

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How to Connect the 3M Pro-Protect to One or Two Devices via Bluetooth

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In this post, I am outlining the steps for pairing and connecting the 3M Pro-Protect Electronic Hearing Protector. We are also looking at how you can simultaneously connect to two devices. This isn’t an “official function” and there are some limitations (see section connecting to two devices), but I wanted to give it a go …

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3M Pro-Protect Electronic Hearing Protector Test and Review: Awareness Mode and Bluetooth

3M Pro-Protect Electronic Hearing Protector Test and Review

In this post I am reporting on my tests of the 3M Pro-Protect electronic hearing protection earmuffs. I got the version with gel cushions and a noise reduction rating (NRR) of 26 decibels. The Pro-Protect are level-dependent hearing protection earmuffs: They passively reduce noise via their ear cups like other earmuffs. In addition, they use …

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ISOtunes XTRA 2.0 vs Plugfones Liberate 2.0

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I have recently tested both the XTRA 2.0 and Liberate 2.0 Bluetooth earplug headphones and posted detailed reviews. In this post, I am contrasting their main strengths and weaknesses to help you decide between the two. For more information and tips & tricks for the XTRA 2.0 and Liberate 2.0, here are links to the …

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Plugfones Liberate 2.0 Review: Earplugs with Bluetooth

Plugfones Liberate 2.0 Review

A couple of months ago, I tested the wired Plugfones Guardian: I liked their nice balanced sound. I also found out that the silicone tips fit my ear while the foam tips were too small. Many users like silicone tips for their ease of use and durability, so I decided to also test the Bluetooth …

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ISOtunes XTRA 2.0 Earplug Headphones Review (plus Tweaks)

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Recently I tested a pair of basic wired ISOtunes and was impressed by their noise isolation and selection of ear tips. The ISOtunes XTRA 2.0 (NRR 27) are the wireless upgrade: they have Bluetooth 5, a rugged design and a high dust-and-water resistance rating (IP67), and they can be connected to two devices at the …

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How to Make Quiet Recordings Louder on 3M Worktunes and Other Earmuffs

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Worktunes and Bluetooth safety earmuffs in general are designed to protect your hearing from loud noise (e.g., power tools, gas-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers, etc.) while at the same time allowing you to listen to audio. Unlike standard headphones, Bluetooth earmuffs are first and foremost hearing protectors. Most of them attempt to limit the maximum …

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7 Great Earmuffs for Large Heads and 5 That Are Too Small (Review)

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I have been asked a few times to recommend earmuffs that suit people with large heads, so here is my take on this. I have an above-average but not huge head, and over time, I have used my share of earmuffs with different designs and different-sized headbands. For this post, I have also measured their …

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How to Pair 3M Worktunes and Troubleshoot Their Bluetooth Connection

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The purpose of this article is to help you out if you encounter issues when pairing 3M Worktunes with your phone or switching between different devices. I have been asked a few times, so I want to share how I do it. We will cover pairing your Worktunes, resetting Worktunes, and unpairing them from your …

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My Top 5 Bluetooth Hearing Protection Earmuffs

Best Bluetooth Noise Reduction Earmuffs

I purchased all Bluetooth earmuffs reviewed here at standard retailers and put them through some good testing. This post reports on my findings and personal favorites. Bluetooth hearing protection earmuffs can spice up your work day and make you more productive: Listen to music or audio books with the built-in headphones while protecting your hearing …

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