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I have these and the Sordin Pro-X. I would go with the Sordins and gel pad...
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Top of the line ear protection

by Legacy Reviewer, Written on January 25, 2014
After taking a few new people to shoot, I decided to upgrade to electronic earmuffs. At a crowded range, these provided much better protection than the slim passive earmuffs and foam plugs I had been wearing. With the electronics turned on, I could hear my friend, and even people in other ports with ease. Despite their size, the Pro Tac Golds are comfortable enough to wear for a few hours.

Each side has one battery, one circuit board, and one on/off switch. The switches have a solid click, but can still be accidentally turned on or left on there is no automatic shutoff I am aware of. Two circuits mean twice as many parts to break, but also redundancy in case one board does (which I prefer).

If you shoot at an indoors range, especially one that allows rifles, and want electronic protection, I think these provide a big advantage over other electronic models with a lower noise reduction rating. Easily twice the size of passive muffs and much more expensive, but you get what you pay for and I'm glad I bought them. Made in the USA.
Pros: Great hearing protection with redundant electronics
Cons: Bulky...
Would recommend: Yes
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by Legacy Reviewer, Written on February 2, 2013
i love them got another pair for my son
Pros: GREAT HEADSET...
Would recommend: Yes
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Only problem is that sometimes the batteries have to be taken out and then reinserted.

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, WV Written on July 15, 2012
So far I like the product
Pros: good product
Cons: haven't had it long enough to tell of any...
Would recommend: Yes
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Terrific Hearing Protection

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on January 3, 2012
A fellow shooter recommended these to me and I thank him every time I see him.

I'm in my seventies and have a slight hearing loss and I shoot high caliber handguns at least once a week. My Pro Ears headset (Pro Tac Mag Gold NRR 33 with Lithium 123 batteries) does the job for me. On the indoor range where I shoot, Ive had 12-gauge shot guns, high-caliber rifles and high-caliber handguns fired in the stall next to me (even rapid fire). The sounds are nicely muffled. When this occurs while Im chatting with another shooter, I seldom have to ask the speaker to repeat him or herself.

Although I havent had experienced a problem, consider the following:
(1) The knob for on/off and volume seems like it could be unwittingly bumped to the on position. Thus, I try not to jam my Pro Ears headset into my often overcrowded range bag.
(2) The plastic headband works well, but I sense I could easily break it.

A close friend (with an electronics and audio background) purchased Pro Ears for his wife and himself --- shortly after he checked out the manufacturers technical details. I will continue recommending my Pro Ears model to other shooters.
Pros: Can easily hear people speaking to me when others are shooting
Cons: Expensive, but no equals to my knowledge...
Would recommend: Yes
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Pro Ears Pro Tac Mag Gold NRR 33

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, PA Written on July 5, 2011
Bought the most expensive Electronic ear protectors that you sell. Not equal to my passive NRR 24 Howard Leight protectors. Item was sent back to the manufacturer with no improvement.I have had the item in my posession about 3 weeks, not counting the 11 days the manufacturer had them and cannot return or replace because of the 30 day policy at Optics Planet. Would not want another as these are unusable at their level of noise reduction
Pros: None
Cons: Noise reduction not equal to NRR 24 passive earmuffs...
Would recommend: Yes
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Pro Ears Pro Tac Gold

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, OR Written on January 23, 2011
I have these and the Sordin Pro-X. I would go with the Sordins and gel pads any day of the week, although the NRR is much lower on the Sordins if indoor shooting is a concern.
Pros: High NRR
Cons: Cups are not as deep as expected, headband adjustments...
Would recommend: No
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Pro Ears Pro Tac Mag Gold NRR 33 Black - Lithium 123 Batteries

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, AZ Written on January 5, 2011
I am a RSO and I wear these head phones for long periods - they are comfortable. The TWO audio channels (one in each ear)provide excellent reduction in sudden loud sounds while amplifying voices near by. It is like I wasn't wearing any head phones - the sounds around me are natural sounding without the loud firearm concussions.
Pros: Excellent sound reduction...
Would recommend: Yes
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Good But Expensive

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, KY Written on August 6, 2010
The electronics are exceptional. If someone is talking when a gun is shot, the shot noise is safely reduced yet, without interruption, I still hear the person talking. I don't know how the elctronics accomplishes reducing the gun noise without reducing the volume of the person talking but it does. You can also amplify sound up to something like 6 or 8X but still maintain a safe high noise level.

You can adjust the mic and speaker levels but it is sort of a pain to get to the electronic components to do so. I also question the 33 db noise reduction as I have a pair of non-electronic muffs, rated at 33 db, that are much quieter when shooting. Having said that, they do reduce the noise to safe levels.

For the reasons given in the last paragraph and the fact these are expensive, I rated these a 4 and not a five. Still, given the exceptionally good electronics and safe noise reduction levels, all in all I'm glad I bought them.
Pros: Great electronics
Cons: Expensive and Mic/speaker settings difficult to change...
Would recommend: Yes
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Pro Ears Pro Tac Mag Gold

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, NJ Written on July 27, 2010
Although the Pro Ears Pro Tac Mag Gold electronic hearing protector came very highly rated, I was disappointed.
The unit came in an unmarked cardboard box with a note that environmental considerations precluded typical retail packaging. My initial impression was that I may have received a counterfeit. The Pro Ears logo which appears on each earcup, was poorly printed and illegible on one earcup. Counterfeit or poor quality control? The 123 batteries protruded out of the earcups into the cup cavity to the degree that the foam covering flap did not fit over them and I expected the batteries to make contact with my ears. Fortunately, they did not. Worst of all, the noise reduction rating of 33 is very hard to believe. Shooting a 45 ACP handgun was much less comfortable than when using my 33 NRR earplugs! At the range, an adjacent shooter with a 9mm left my ears ringing. Changing back to the earplugs was a huge relief! While the audio is clear and impressive through the electronics, as a shooting hearing protector, the Pro Ears Pro Tac Mag Gold is a disappointment. Stick with earplugs if you value your hearing!
Pros: Excellent audio quality
Cons: Noise reduction somewhat disappointing...
Would recommend: Yes
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