Advantages: Low cost, full features
Disadvantages: Tops out at 25db noise reduction
Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Earlier this year I backed a Kickstarter project for a set of ProSounds M2 electronic earmuff hearing protectors. They came in last month, and to be honest, I forgot I had them, because I’ve taken a shine to these other ProSounds hearing protectors instead.
However, the M2 earmuffs are quite good. Slightly larger than the Howard Leights they replace, they offer 25db noise reduction versus the 22db reduction of the Howard Leights. They also cover my ears more, which is probably one of the reasons for the better noise reduction rating.
The volume controls are easy to reach and easy to use without looking at them (a must-have for this sort of hearing protection, and they were comfortable to wear all morning long at a recent USPSA match.
If you’re looking for something that’s a little step up from the Impact Sports that are so popular these days, give the Prosounds M2 a look.