Pro For Sho Earmuffs offer superior features, affordability
Pro For Sho Earmuffs provide “Maximum Hearing Protection” with a price tag of only twenty dollars or so. Impressive and just right for my pocketbook.
The Pro For Sho’s most significant safety feature is it’s high Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 34 decibels or dB. Usually a NRR rating of 22dB is the low end and 30dB is the high end for hearing protection, according to the Occupational Health & Safety Magazine. Pro For Sho’s rating clearly sits at the top end for blocking out sound.
There’s various other passive headsets on the market today with a similar NRR rating, but they’re large in size and tend to interfere while shooting long guns.
The more popular electronic or active noise reduction headsets typically only offer 22 or 23 NRR ratings. A microphone, circuit and speaker inside the muff are used to actively cancel out the report of a firearm and other loud sounds.
Passive earmuffs like the Pro For Sho are not designed to provide communication capabilities like it’s electronic counterpart. This might be a major negative or drawback for many shooters.
I had no problem hearing anyone with the Pro For Sho headset, but everyone is different when it comes to dealing with muffled conversations and range commands.
Comfort: The Pro For Sho headsets offer soft and sturdy ear pads. The pads provide a tight seal and didn’t slip or irritate my skin after a long day at the range. Some people just hate wearing earmuffs in hot weather. Very understandable.
The headset is adjustable and will stretch in time to fit the size of your noggin and hat. You still want them snug and adjusted just right to take full advantage of the high NRR rating.
I have a good size head and big ears, and I found them very comfortable to wear. No headaches. They should be a good fit for most folks.
The plastic covering and cushion on the thin headband could be upgraded a tad, but this would likely increase the price. The headband is about 1 1/2-inch in width.
The headset’s construction is robust and should take hard use just fine. They also fold up into a small package, making storage a breeze. They only weigh 6.8 ounces, according to my scale.
Long gun use: I didn’t experience any major problems with establishing a good cheek weld. The headset cups did clunk into the stocks of my AR15 and shotgun, but it didn’t cause any aiming issues for me. This may vary for some people.
I do recommend doubling up with soft ear plugs. This would make sure you’re protected during long gun shooting and indoor range practice. There’s always a chance of bumping a headset cup off an ear while running and gunning. Indoor ranges are just plain loud.
Product reviews: The Pro For Sho headsets are rated very well on Amazon with over 3,000 reviews. Reviewers have given the product 4.6 out of a 5 stars. Not a bad endorsement.
The Pro For Sho’s come in variety of colors: black, pink, purple, white, Army green, coyote brown, dazzling blue, grey, red and teal. This color spectrum should fit most personalities and styles.
Since the Pro For Sho headset is such a great product, I did purchase a second pair in coyote brown at: www.proforsho.com. I paid $17.45 plus $4.16 in shipping. Again, fantastic protection at an awesome price.
Pro For Sho offers a full satisfaction guarantee on all products you purchase from them. If you’re not 100% satisfied, simply contact them at 917-993-6020, or email email@example.com and they will send you a replacement.
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The headsets are designed by Pro For Sho/Mr. Bene International, LLC of Metuchen, NJ, and made in Taiwan. The headsets are listed as American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved.
For “Maximum Hearing Protection” and affordability, you can’t go wrong with the Pro For Sho Earmuffs.