The best hearing protection deals on Amazon right now


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So you have your shooting bag ready and you are ready for a day of shooting. But what is it ? Are you going to trust your long-term hearing to a pair of inexpensive disposable foam earplugs? Your ears deserve better. I get it, spending money on gun lights, optics, backup sights and ammo is more fun than safety gear, but what if I told you you could upgrade to hearing protection from quality without breaking the bank?

Several brands have currently reduced the prices of some of our favorite electronic hearing protectors. Rather than plugging your ears, you can reduce the volume of harmful noises and let range controls and ambient sounds through to maintain situational awareness. Some can even double as Bluetooth headphones that let you listen to music and make phone calls.

We’re big believers in PPE that does its job well, and we’re always looking for ways to save you money. These offers from Walker, Peltor and Caldwell do both. It’s unclear how long these deals will last, so if you need new hearing protection, now is the time to act.

These prices were valid at the time of printing, but prices may change and offers expire.

Price: Was $129.99, now $76.87
Seller: Amazon

If you’ve read our hands-on review of the original Walker’s Razor Active Earmuffs, you know I’m a huge fan. Even though the sound quality isn’t anything to get excited about, they’re comfortable, affordable, and do a good job of turning gunshots into muffled pops while still allowing voices and ambient sounds to come through loud and clear. The Quad version takes situational awareness a step further by adding a rear-facing microphone to each earbud. The result is 360-degree hearing that’s closer to what you’d feel without hearing protection.

This upgrade alone will set you back $60 on sale, but for $77 you can get the Bluetooth version and pair your pro ear with your phone to listen to music or make phone calls. Separate volume buttons allow you to independently adjust audio and ambient volume. Both variants use the familiar and beloved slim Razor ear cups and low profile headband shooters. If you wear earbuds for shooting, chores, and work, the Bluetooth option is a nice upgrade. Otherwise, the standard Quadsetup is a big step up from the original Razor and a steal at 25% off.

Price: Was $84.99, now $73.68
Seller: Amazon

Peltor’s entry-level active hearing protection isn’t much cheaper than Walker’s Razor Quad Comm BT, but if every dollar counts, this is another option worth considering. One benefit they have is thicker padding on the headband, which might make them more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They also feature a 3.5mm jack for running an auxiliary cord or plugging in a radio.

These are definitely budget-oriented active earmuffs, and you should definitely double down with earplugs if you’re going to use them indoors. Still, they are a popular choice among our readers and provide a viable gateway into the world of electronic active hearing protection. If you can save a few bucks in the process, great.

Price: Was $299.99, now $149.99
Seller: Amazon

When I tested the original Walker’s Silencer headphones, I was impressed with the sound quality and variety of audio profiles. Being able to adjust each earbud independently was also a nice bonus. This time around, Walker has updated these headphones with longer battery life, extended Bluetooth range, and a better connection between the two headphones. The app has been a serious point of contention in the past and I’ve never had success with it, but the Silencer 2.0 BT headphones can also be controlled by touch or voice commands. The case acts as a powerhouse for the earbuds’ rechargeable batteries and can keep them charged for a full day of shooting. You should expect a little learning curve with these headphones, but the payoff is well worth it. Of course, anytime you can win $300 for $150, it’s hard not to come out on top.

Price: Was $199.99, now $149.88
Seller: Amazon

Peltor’s Sport Tactical 500 Noise Canceling Headphones offer a nice alternative to the more economical Sport Tactical 100 and Walker’s Razor Quad Comm BT. For the extra money, you’ll get fancier sound profiles, better audio quality, and a product that just feels more premium. Peltor’s dynamic blanking time automatically adapts to the environment to more effectively reduce the volume of shots. Meanwhile, Clear Voice Tracking identifies and amplifies human voices to keep you aware of your surroundings. To top it all off, the Bluetooth connectivity makes it a great piece of equipment on and off the line of fire. As good as all of this is, the best feature might be the $50 discount available right now.

Price: Was $144.99, now $84.10
Seller: Amazon

Active Electronic Hearing Protection Headphones Under $85? Yes please. Caldwell’s E-Max shades are a user-friendly, easy-to-use option that makes it easy to do the right thing when it comes to protecting your hearing. They come with six earbud sizes to get the right fit, and the sound cancellation does a solid job of making a day in the distance less taxing on your ears. When hands-on testing the E-Max Shadows, I liked how easy it was to learn the controls and incorporate these headphones into my daily routine. Are they as advanced as some of the other products here? No, but it’s good to have choices to fit different budgets. If you want active in-ear hearing protection but can’t justify choosing a pair of Walker’s Silencer headphones, this is exactly what you need. Oh, and it’s dark, flat lands instead of shiny black. Expect your shooting to improve accordingly.

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