2.5X Better Audio Quality
- Better audio quality makes for a More Full, Rich Audio Experience
2.5X Faster, Smoother Compression for Max Hearing Protection
- 85 dB of Compression
- Extra Set of Heavy Duty Foam Earplugs for Maximum Seal in Any Ear Canal Size
2.5X the Battery Life
- 25 Hours Hearing Enhancement Only Run Time
- 9 Hours Audio Only Run Time
- 8 Hours Run Time When Hearing Enhancement & Audio are Used Simultaneously
- SportFit Ear Hooks to Comfortably Stay in Your Ear
- Rechargeable lithium battery on lanyard
- 25 hours hearing enhancement & protection run time
- 120 hours standby time
- ABS, Medical Grade, Non-Allergenic Acrylic Shells
- Control sticks for Bluetooth and hearing & protection volume
Switch between Hearing Enhancement & Protection Mode to Bluetooth Audio Mode, or use both at the same time with independent volume controls to tune to your environment.
- Control the Hearing Enhancement for Normal Hearing to Moderate Hearing Loss
- 5.0 Bluetooth Audio for Studio Quality Audio & Hands Free Communication
- Compresses Sounds at 85 dB or Louder
- 6.5 premium dynamic speaker
- 0 Hz-40,000 Hz sound spectrum
- 19 dB SNR with Silicone Tips
- 29 dB SNR with Foam Tips
- Hold down the main BT button to turn on and off.
- Plus button on Bluetooth: one press increases volume; long press skips song
- Minus button on Bluetooth: one press decreases volume; long press skips song
- Bluetooth button: one press pauses music and answers phone calls; two presses calls back the person who you last called; three presses hang up phone call; long press activates Siri for iPhone.
- Light is red when charging and turns blue when done.
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These are great!!!
Very satisfied. I really like the fact that they are hard wired together. It protects against loss. Noise canceling is good. I would highly recommend. Thanks
Since the weather has been rather nasty lately, I haven’t had a chance to put them to the test at the range just yet. However I work around some pretty loud machinery where hearing protection is required. The Axil’s seem to keep out a little more noise than the company “approved” plugs and muffs and are really quite comfortable. The high noise tips are unlike any I’ve ever used, either plugs or earbuds. They feel kinda strange at first but you get used to it pretty quick. I’m a musician who’s spent a fair amount of time around “studio quality” gear and though I might not go as far as to say they are THAT good playing music, they’re still pretty damn good. The volume only goes so loud but after all these are billed as “hearing protection” so it wouldn’t be in line with that to let us blast our eardrums out. I haven’t talked on the phone yet either but after I do and range test them I may have to post again to update. But my first impression is definite good. Actually my first impression was the packaging. It was beautiful and meticulously done so I had high hopes just from that. And so far I am very pleased. I’m not expecting that to change.
Love the product! Customer service,shipping and delivery all flawless.Thank you
So far so good
These are way more useful than I anticipated and I use them every trip to the range. Love them!!
These do everything that they claim to do. Easy to put on and comfortable to wear!
Worth the money! The sound quality is great and the hearing protection is too. I easily adjusted them to fit me and they are comfortable. They work good for phone calls as well.
Great product. Works just as advertised.
They are good for hunting. Can listen to music and protect your ears when you need to take a shot.
Was very impressed with the level of comfort and protection provided by thes small lightweight earbuds and even more impressive was the level of sound amplification while maintaining the same level of gunshot supression. Would 100% recomend above over ear protectors.
Outstanding hearing protection and great amplification. For the first time in several years, I can actually hear what everyone else in the duck blind is saying!
This was the result of being able to hear the other afternoon Heard this deer a good 75 yards off as he came in . I was able to prepare myself for the shot long beforehand. Being in a shoot house the noise canceling feature was great. Thank y’all so much , I really love them!!
So I ordered two pairs to get the discount and forgot to put in the promo code and paid full price. I emailed customer service and told them what happened and they immediately refunded me the extra money I had paid. Just for this I think they deserve 5 stars.
Good -Battery lasts -charges fast -Bluetooth is reliable Improve -waterproofing -On/Off switch touch makes noise when bumped -feedback audio (sometimes)
I had a lot of reservations, but I am pleased to say they work perfectly. Went to the range and gun shots sound like a loud clap, yet I could easily hear everyone talking to me.
These are incredible! I wore them today while pheasant hunting, they were so comfortable. I was not busy fumbling with them, they kept in place the whole day. I highly recommend them! My Husband wears hearing aids and could hear very well with these on. I'm not really good with reviews, I just wanted to say how great these are.
Awesome Not only are their products great, I have both the ear buds and ear muffs, their customer service is very awesome. I have dealt with many different companies and can honestly say that this company is one of the best. The response time was very fast, and resolving my issues was perfect. The hearing protection of both styles is amazing, I have several different types of hearing protection and I will only carry Axil products from now on.
Excellent sound, easy operation I can't really add anything to what's already been said, but I do believe in doing right by others...individual or business. In light of this, I felt compelled to add my review to keep up the reputation/rating that Axil has built. In all likelihood I'll be adding at least one pair of the GS Digital 2, but once my son sees them he's going to want a pair as well...that's how it was with the GS Extreme. I was originally buying these for myself, then my son found out what I was looking at and said he wanted a pair too. It was just a stroke of luck I was able to get both pair during a sale. I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a new set of ear-pro any one of Axil's product are top quality 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Much appreciated, D. Fowkes
Well they really do work! I was watching Backfire TV on YouTube and he gave a glowing review on the Axil GS Extreme and I decided to look into them. I didn’t mind wearing the Walker ear muffs but after awhile the pressure on my ears was uncomfortable. I scoured the reviews on the Axil website and the response was very positive. So I took advantage of the buy 2 pair offer and recently received them after the USPS returned my order to Axil. Axil customer service was excellent and they made sure that my order was sent back to me as soon as they received it. I had a bit of a hard time initially getting the buds on but after watching Axils YouTube video I go the hang of it and now have no issues. I use my GS Extremes when I use my Kubota BX2380 tractor to blow snow. It has a cab and the noise in the cab is rather high. Today I used them while blowing snow and I though geez they were ok but! That is until a neighbour came over to thank me for doing his driveway and I couldn’t hear him! I had to pull a bud out of my ear to hear him. I’m sold on them now and yes indeed they work fantastic! I did take Backfire TV’s advice and turn them on before I get them in my ears. Im very happy that I bought them they work!
They work great! Love these ear protectors. I wanted to wait to write a review until I had used Axil's ear protection for awhile. It took me several tries to get the buds in my ears. After about a half dozen times, I was easily able to insert the buds in my ears and they stay put! Voice and sound is clear when the headset is turned on, I even wear them in the car when heading to a place I am going to need to protect my ears! Customer service worked with me over several different calls which made for a great experience, only to be exceeded by the quality of the Axil Extreme 2.0. Thank you Axil.
Git you some I'm 71, have hearing loss and tinnitus from 50 some odd years of not taking proper protection for my ears during work and play. Had a pair of Peltor electronic muffs for years and thought they were good. Everything finally wears out. So after recommendations, You Tube, and my own research, I chose the Axil GS Extreme 2.0. Yep, I'm not the best with instructions or electronics, but the customer service at Axil is awesome. After setting them up, went to the range. Was able to hear the range safety officer, gun blasts were definitely reduced and I was able to stream Johnny Cash an Flatt and Scruggs! Don't wait, right now there's an awesome discount. Just tell 'em I said so
A company that cares for their clients concerns the way yours has deserves to be recognized. As a result of your exceptional customer service, I bought an GS Extreme. I’ve been spreading the word about your dealings with me. A company that cares for their clients concerns the way yours has deserves to be recognized. Blessings, Doug Haney
Great sound. Great sound. Whether it’s music or sound enhancement. Good battery life almost lasts a whole uspsa match bumping hardbass at 75%volume. Foam tips are not really 29 nrr or whatever the rating is. So some competitors guns are uncomfortable on my ears compared to if I used equally rated foamies. But that’s the only down side. Been using em for 4 months
Excellent product, as my wife says, "if they can survive you they must be pretty darn good." Ok, my daughter asked me what I wanted for Christmas and you guys were having a sale on these things so I told her I wanted a pair. I thought they were cool in the ads but I had no idea how tough these things are. First I accidentally washed them in the washing machine only days after receiving them and after drying them out and charging them they worked fine just like new. Then today I had them around my neck and went out to run some errands. As I was leaving a store it dawned on me they were no longer around my neck. I searched the store I had just left and then went back to another business I had been to and low and behold they are lying in the parking lot. Yes...they had been run over but they were intact and they still work. They are all scratched up and rough now but they still work. Excellent product, as my wife says, "if they can survive you they must be pretty darn good." I'm satisfied, I think mine have proven themselves since Christmas. Thank for a great product. Dan Smith Jacksonville, FL
Worth the investment. Can’t tell y’all enough how awesome these are. I’m LE and not only use these when I’m on the range but in the field hunting as well. Worth the investment.
Between the snow blower, my German Shepherd, and some random testing at work, it works great. I have had my GS Exteme for a little over a month. Living in a northern state, I do a lot of yard work and snow blowing. I also do shooting and public safety. These have been good so far! The only issue I’ve had so far is the foam doesn't always stay in my ear. This I don’t blame for the design or anything, I always have this problem with all brands of in-ear headphones. The noise cancelling is not the same you’d think if you have Peltors or other similar noise cancelling headphones. Those types straight cut out the amplification, whereas these reduce the sound to a safe level, but you can still hear it. This makes you think they are not working, but they are. Between the snow blower, my German Shepherd, and some random testing at work, it works great. The battery life goes pretty quick if you use both the bluetooth and active noise, but it charges super quick (haven’t actually timed it).
my favorite range hearing protection! As a Law Enforcement firearms instructor and avid shooting enthusiast these are my favorite range hearing protection!
i am impressed with the battery life. Got these the other Day and used them on the jobsite for the first time (commercial construction.) Have to say i am impressed with the battery life. I played music and had the ambient noise/noise reduction on at the same time (love that you can turn it on and off with a switch the ambient noise/noise reduction mode.) Ran it for almost 5 hours before it notified me that the battery was getting low. Also I enjoy the quick charging it has. I need too play with it a bit more too find my adjustments and am excited too try them on the range. The only downsides in my opinion is the wire between them seems thin and looks as though that time of folding them and putting them in the case will ruin or weaken the connection points. It would be nice to see some protective casing over the wire.(Just my opinion) also I would like too see an over the ear hanger to help hold them in place. They do great at staying in so far but I am very physical (moving, sweating, etc.) And have never had luck with any in ear headphones without over ear hanger attachments staying in.
I was very pleasantly surprised how effective they were. Got these when I got my first gun, a 10mm glock 40. I wasn't sure what to expect never having used electronic ear protection before, but I was very pleasantly surprised how effective they were. I had watched a YouTube video review that had complained about annoying feedback, which you will get IF you fail to fit them properly. I've used them on my commutes on mass transit. They are awesome for listening to music or podcasts and I love being able to turn on the listening enhancement if I need to have a conversation.. A very good product.
I am so glad I made this purchase. I am so glad I made this purchase. Wearing earmuffs over glasses and a beanie in winter is very uncomfortable. As an instructor I spend a lot of time needing hearing pro, and now I have something that works well and is very comfortable. I would say as far as function, they are as good as my electronic ear muffs.
Great product. Great product. I wish they were wireless. Used them on an indoor and outdoor range experience was amazing. I wear them on duty as a police officer and the sound enhancement helps to hear things I normally wouldn't hear. While shooting with my AR rifle the sling grabbed the wire and pulled one of the plugs out of my ear while firing. Ouch!! Other than that, they are perfect.
Good product all around. I bought these to use on a recent duck hunt to Arkansas. Whenever I wear earmuffs, even slim line, they hit the stock affecting my otherwise stellar shooting ability. There were 5 hunters plus guide on 2 days and 9 plus guide on 3rd day We were in a pit blind, all were using 12 gauge guns and 2 were using 3.5 inch shells. I was able to hear commands, geese honking, ducks quacking and subtle noises & normal conversation. Never had a problem with excess noise when the guns went off. There is a bit of hiss if you crank it up too high. It did take me a little trial and error to get the comfortable setting. I would recommend them and suggest ordering a couple pairs of extra ear buds in your size. I used the foam ones for best NRR. Have not tried the silicone ones so can't say how they would work out as to fit and NRR. Good product all around. Only suggestion for improvement is to possibly lengthen the cord that connects them. They got hidden in my beard and it was hard to find in a hurry. Minor I know but it would help.
The noise cancellation worked extremely well I used these for the first time at an indoor gun range two days ago. I was skeptical of their efficacy at first but I’m very satisfied with how well they work. The noise cancellation worked extremely well and I was able to hear the range officer with ease. They’re comfortable and stay secure in my ears. Connection to Bluetooth is easy. A huge upgrade from using bulky earmuffs. The only reason I give them 4 stars is because the Bluetooth audio is poor. However, it’s not a deal breaker for me. I didn’t buy them for listening to music. I was listening to music at the range was still able to hear the range officer clearly. I recommend this product.
Own a pair and like them for outdoor pistol matches Own a pair and like them for outdoor pistol matches... especially when it’s warm these are convenient and they’re not bulky. However, I wouldn’t use them in indoor ranges nor around compensated AR15s (i shoot 3gun)... they will give a “concussion” effect and one time... my head was ringing for a whole night. Also, make sure you play with the plugs they provide until you’re satisfied and use the the rear section to tighten them as they can fall out easy if you don’t.
They work well. They work well. As others have stated, they could be longer. I find that if I want to use them to make calls via bluetooth, I have to move the cable to the front so the mic is located better. Otherwise I sound distant to the folks on the other end. The hearing enhancement does have a bit of hiss when amplifying.
I give them a TEN OUT OF TEN This year my wife did her homework for Christmas. When I was shooting at my friends house in may; I was talking about 20 feet away with my wife while he was mag dumping 60 round drums and he turned around and yelled “what?!” I told her immediately that I wanted them and BAM she ordered a pair for each of us! Last weekend I tried them out when my family came over and I am GLAD TO SAY that I was talking quietly to my wife while she was shooting and heard every single word. I give them a TEN OUT OF TEN and my entire family that shoots is getting them (about 14 people). I have never seen such excellent hearing protecting and use them at work frequently. My uncle is also loosing his hearing and he didn’t have to purchase hearing aids. These are going to save his hearing and prevent further damage from his job! These are a must have to anyone who wants to be able to hear their grandchildren laugh.
we instantly fell in love! This year my husband purchased Axil Ear protection to try out in the duck blind and we instantly fell in love! They make me feel like I’m tuned into a wildlife documentary on the discovery channel every time I turn them on, because the acoustics of my surroundings are so great! I can hear all members in our hunt group as well as making sure my calls sound just as similar to the flights around us. All while blocking out the sounds of gunshots. I can not recommend them enough!
Connects extremely fast after initial setup on my phone. I haven’t gotten the chance to use these in an environment to test the impulse shutoff yet. But I use them on a nightly basis to help me sleep, since my current living quarters has me right next to a 50-60 dB aircon/ventilation unit. The NRR seems accurate with the foam tips, blocking sounds about as well as my military-issued hearing protection (no, not the lawsuit ones), which are rated at about 27 dB. The Bluetooth audio is decent, but I would’ve liked a little more bass for depth of sound. It sounds quite tinny but still functions. Connects extremely fast after initial setup on my phone. The sound enhancement works pretty well, picking up a whisper from a few meters away and making it decently audible. That’s without turning up the volume above the lowest setting, by the way. Overall an 8/10, until I get a chance to test the impact shutoff while using the sound enhancement.
I have to say these things are great! My wife bought me the Ghost Stryke extremes and I have to say these things are great! Having ear pro that not only I can stream to but also use the hearing enhancement at the same time is an asset not just for my range time but also in my employment. Thanks AXIL!
These are seriously the best things ever! Shout out to Jake Harris with @axilofficial for these amazing, lightweight headphones! These are seriously the best things ever! Being able to enjoy shooting and conversations without ringing in the ears is fantastic! As a hygienist, I use them to protect my ears from my high pitched instruments and still have the capability to talk with my patients is outstanding!! I highly recommend these to all my friends who loves our second amendment right and to my fellow dental friends!
Awesome product! Awesome product! Used today for first time at the range, it was packed. This headset made a huge difference in comfort and quality. Don’t question the purchase folks, just add to cart. You’ll be glad you did. Very impressed.
I received my AXIL GS Extreme for Christmas from my daughter and love them I received my AXIL GS Extreme for Christmas from my daughter and love them. I would rate the Bluetooth quality above par. I took them to the range and put them to the test standing 10 feet from a Gatling gun and also shooting a 1911, Sig P320, and Baretta 92FS. I used marshmallow foam tips. My ears were ringing after the Gatling gun. After that, I readjusted the fit, pushing them further in. That did the trick. The fit is key to these. If you don't get a tight seal, order a few different sized tips from AXIL. You might also ask your local retailer if they have a custom mold person that could make earpieces. I was able to find a custom molder that charges $70 to make them for the GS Extreme.
Easy to use Very satisfied very comfortable sound enhancing is great Bluetooth is nice and can use them out target shooting or hunting and it cancels out the sound of your shot. Easy to use
10/10, would certainly recommend. My son and I got a pair of these from my Dad for Christmas. I took them out to the range yesterday and shot everything from 7.62x39 and 5.56, 12 gauge and 20 gauge, as well as .40 and 9mm. They worked just as well, if not better than my Walker Razor Earmuffs and allowed me to wear any headgear I wanted without disturbing my eyewear. I really like how they form around your ear, and the multiple foam and gel earbuds ensure you get the right fit for adults or kids. The best part is the noise enhancement, I could hear people’s footsteps at the ammo shack when they were walking through the woods towards the shooting positions 120+ yards away through the forest. 10/10, would certainly recommend.
These are amazing! These are amazing! Bought them mainly for shooting at the range and for use as Bluetooth while riding the mower. In the summer electronic ear muffs get hot and sweaty. These are ideal. The sound cancellation works great while shooting. Setting them up is easy, love them on while streaming music from my phone while working, and the sound quality is pretty good. Best money I’ve spent in a while!! Thanks
Absolutely love my Axil GS Extreme. Absolutely love my Axil GS Extreme. Wife got me 2 pair for Christmas. I am always having a slide my electronic ear muffs back when shooting long guns as they get in the way with the stock. I love the ear hook, and that they are connected ( I can hang them around my neck) I have other electronic ear buds and I am always setting them down somewhere on the bench or putting them in a pocket . The sound enhancement is great while having conversations on the range or for listening for critters in the woods, great sound cancelation when shooting. Great product, keep up the good work
I am in LOVE!!!! My husband got me these as a Christmas present. He gave them to me early and I am in LOVE!!!! They are amazing!!!!
these are by far the best hearing protection we’ve ever used. First off let me tell you that these are by far the best hearing protection we’ve ever used. Very sleek design that goes around your ear. Ditch those bulky ear muffs and get these. We currently are running 4 pairs through our business! DONT WAIT! Save your ears with The GS EXTREME from Axil!!!
Love them Love them BUT... I've bought five of these and have given them to my friends because I love them so much. The reason I cut a star off is because they don't include a large foam plug in the package and you have to order them separately. Seriously? The cost on the plug is pennies and they should include it. I even actually called them on the Cyber Monday deal because I wanted to make sure that large foam plugs were included and I was told yes, only to find when I received the package that they're not. So aggravating. Fix this please and they'll be perfect!
It’s nice to deal with a company like Axil that understand the meaning of customer service. I received the new hearing protection. I haven’t tried it at the range yet, but so far they seem to be working good. I just wanted to say thank you for such great customer service. Prior to purchasing the Ghost Stryke Extreme, I purchased another set of in ear noise canceling blue tooth hearing pro from another well known company. That set had issues and I contacted the company. I received an auto reply requesting information that I had already supplied. I submitted the info and heard nothing for weeks. I sent a follow up email and still nothing. I ended up returning the headphones to the online store where I purchased them. It may have been a blessing in disguise as I ended up ordering the Ghost Stryke and they perform better by leaps and bounds. It’s been months now and I still haven’t heard from that company regarding my issue. It’s nice to deal with a company like Axil that understand the meaning of customer service.
The buds are my go to buds. I've owned a pair of these for about 3 years. The service is outstanding. The buds are my go to buds. This is a company that I trust and have confidence in.
These work great! These work great! Not only are they great for shooting, but they are great hearing protection when my wife and I are cruising around in our Can-Am Side-By-Side. They muffle the engine noise and amplify our voices a bit. Now, while on a ride, we are better able to talk to each other without having to yell.
These stay put when I wear them. First the good: These stay put when I wear them. The flexible band that goes around the ear makes it a custom fit and keeps them where I want them. In response to previous reviews, there is an obvious difference between the ear bud sizes. My foam buds were deformed out of the box but they are foam, and regain their shape after pressure is relieved. Sound protection is great. The BT sound quality is great. The ability to do both is even better. Using them as BT for phone calls has been better them previous BT units I have used. I've worn them shooting, hunting, riding horses and while doing my "honey-do list." I am glad I bought them. Now for the bad: the thing that I don't like about these is they seem to pick up ambient noise much more them voices. When standing next to someone talking, they pick up wind or heavy equipment working half a mile away more than the person I am talking to. They amplify the ambient noise more than the person talking to the point it makes it hard to hear them. The wind is the worst. These need better wind screens. Even a small breeze is amplified above any other noises. While hunting I could easily tell when the wind was blowing because it sounded like a hurricane but could not hear my partners footsteps behind me (and he is not a quiet hunting partner, maybe I need a new partner...lol). Im thinking about gluing a piece of foam over the mics to see if that helps with the wind. In regards to the BT, there was nothing in the box that gave instructions on how the buttons work. Obviously some are easy to figure out, volume up, volume down, hold to pair. Those are standard. However, I held a volume button down instead of multiple pushes to get the volume to change and it caused my phone to make a call, or redial the last number. It would be nice to know those unobvious controls. The usb port cover is crap and doesn't even come close to staying in place. Unlike a previous reviewer, I am going to use it regardless of weather as they are suppose to be sweatproof and therefore I assume Axil has accounted for the USB to be open (we know what happens when we assume though). If there is an issue I expect Axil to fix it as it is their manufacturing that caused the problem. Battery does not last 12 hours. I'd give it a solid 8 hours if you don't use the BT. I haven't used these as music BT yet so I don't know how long it would last with continuous BT use. All in all, I am glad I bought this. Given the down falls I think the price should be lower. I was anxious to get these so I bought them as soon as I was able. Maybe would have been better to wait until they correct some of these issues. Either way, I am keeping them and will continue to use them. For me, benefits outweigh the issues. I wont buy my wife a set though until they do some improvements.
These things work great. Received the GS Extreme yesterday. Tried them out in the backyard and in the woods. These things work great. I even put them on in the house and turn the volume down on the TV to where I couldn't hear it and fired them up and could not believe my ears. I could hear the TV with the volume down very low. I them switch over to try the Bluetooth function and it hooked up immediately and then turned on the music it sounded great...Thanks for the great product...
These represent the best noise cancelling/sound amplifying option out there. These represent the best noise cancelling/sound amplifying option out there. I own a bunch of active and passive hearing protection options. These are the best. Great ergonomics, great features, great performance. Well done, Axil.
I've used them shooting outdoors, shooting indoors, cutting the grass, and riding the motorcycle. Awesome concept. I've used them shooting outdoors, shooting indoors, cutting the grass, and riding the motorcycle. They work well for outdoor shooting but don't have quite enough NRR for indoor ranges. On the tractor and motorcycle, I can listen to music while riding then stop and talk to neighbors without pulling them out. The battery will last for about an hour while listening to music ... about 3 hours if you're just following GPS directions through bluetooth. The USB port cover won't stay seated on the port correctly so, I don't use them when there is a chance of rain. All in all, this is a good option for short outings with moderate noise.
Great Product Great Product, I just received this a few days ago and putting it to the test. My only complain is that the foam and silicone tip slides of easily and has the tendency to get stuck inside your ear canal or fall off when not on your ears.
Fantastic for range and yard work Have two pair, one for wife and one for myself. Fantastic for range and yard work, no need to unplug to talk, we love them. Could be a little longer around your neck.
We use them for everything. Love these earbuds. Bought a pair for my dad to watch TV with and my wife and 2 sons. We use them for everything.
These have been perfect for using with jackhammers and other power tools. I bought 12 pairs of these for my plumbing crew. These have been perfect for using with jackhammers and other power tools. They've been great because we all use them for work, hunting, shooting, whatever. Thanks!
Awesome ear plugs Awesome ear plugs, that take a little getting used to.. I'm an NRA instructor and was very interested in trying these to see if I could better hear my students and because I cant wear a headset when shooting a rifle. I wore them for the first time during a rifle course at an indoor range. When I first entered the range 2 people were firing 5.56 AR15's with muzzle brakes. I was startled at first because the shots weren't muffled like with a headset. Each shot was clear but my ears weren't ringing. That made me nervous at first but then I realized I could hear the students and instructors clearly as well. I pushed the ear plugs further into my ears to make sure they were fully in and they were. I guess I was so used to everything being muffled from headsets and other ear plugs that I was thinking it's only safe when I hear that muffled sound. I then shot my 5.56 and the shooter next to me had a muzzle brake that was kicking gas out left and right. While I could feel the concusion from each shot my ears never once rang nor was the sound uncomfortable or painful in any way. The shots were loud but not uncomfortable which was very weird to me. After 1 1/2 hours on the range my hearing was fine. This was a small indoor range I have shot at before and even with a headset a 5.56 bothered me but not with these ear plugs. The only issue I had was getting the ear plugs out because they are so small. A lanyard attached to each plug that wraps around the back of your neck would make them perfect. The other thing I noticed is my voice wasn't tired after the range session because I wasn't yelling so that I could hear myself. I'm not sure if they would be comfortable for 8-12 hours but if they are these would be perfect for police or anyone who could unexpectedly find themselves in a shootout or other ear damaging environment. The big thing is to get used to them. Wear them at home for a while before you go to the range. When you are at the range at first everything may seem too loud. But pay attention. I could never fire my 5.56 even once without my ears ringing. Even a .22 handgun without hearing protection makes me jump. Everything will sound louder than you are used to but you'll notice the sound isn't really louder its just more clear. If the ear plugs are seated properly you'll notice that the sounds aren't uncomfortable which tells me the sound isn't too loud. After the range I had no side effects, ringing in the ears or headache so my best guess is my hearing was fully protected. We had people shooting 223/5.56, 300 blackout, 7.62 and none of it bothered me. A Barret 50 may require additional protection but the ear plugs handled everything everyone was shooting at a public indoor range even a 50AE Desert Eagle. I cant imagine a product working better than that. Again, it won't sound like a headset or regular ear plugs so give it a minute for your expectations to adjust. Once you understand what these ear plugs are doing you'll be very happy. Plus twice I had the range safety officers order me to put on hearing protection because they couldn't see these in my ears. It's like the top end of each shot removed so there is no discomfort. I have tinnitus from years as a paramedic and not realizing the sirens with our windows open were too loud. Plus they used to be mounted on the roof. After wearing these ear plugs at the range I didn't notice any increase in the tinnitus which no doubt I would have with poor hearing protection. All in all these are worth a hell of a lot more than they are charging. Once you have them sized right and get a proper seal these are the best hearing protection I have ever worn.
These work awesome! I use these for long range shooting of my .50 cal plus handgun target practice. Glad to be done with big ear muffs. These work awesome!
So comfortable and easy to use. I bought these for shooting, but use them on the ski slopes in Aspen now too. So comfortable and easy to use. Love the fit and audio too. Always stay in my ears without falling out.
I use these earbuds everywhere I use these earbuds everywhere- at the gym, while working on or riding my motorcycle and of course while shooting. I can wear these all day and not even think about, plus they don't get in the way of my hat and glasses. Love em'.
I find these to be the most comfortable Hi all I’m a avid shooter in Western Australia from hunting to competition pistol shooting. I have tried many different muffs . I find these to be the most comfortable and the Bluetooth option is great when I fly too . Thanks again for a great product…
I love not having to take these out to still have a conversation. I love not having to take these out to still have a conversation. I can hear people and noises around me but also have my ears protected. Bluetooth music is a plus too.
We all use them a ton. We started selling these as a retailer for AXIL at our skeet shooting and pheasant hunting club- before I knew it, my guides had all taken them for work and personal use- now these are their 'go to ears'. We all use them a ton.
GS Extreme 2.0