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I am in the market to trade in my over-the-ear electronic ear protection and move to the in-the-ear electronic protection. I have looked at the Sound Gear and the Etymotic brands. There seems to be a lot of pros and cons to each model that I have checked. I am looking for some first-had reviews of in-the-ear electronic ear protectors. Thanks!
 

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Interesting and valid thread for sure - I'd like to learn from the experience of users as well because people bring muzzle brake rifles to the range and no over the ear supressor is good enough for that blast when you are side on to them even 15 yards away.
 

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I use "Magnum Ear" electronic ear plugs when shooting trap or skeet and when hunting. The volume can be adjusted to hear communication from a referee or hunting companion as well as background sounds (animals walking in leaves etc.), but they shut out the loud noise from gunfire to protect the hearing. At the rifle range I wear a pair of muffs over them. If you get "in the ear" electronic plugs, get them custom fit not just those with a generic plug.
 

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Dropped a bundle on a set of SportEar Ghost Stryke electronic ear plugs and hardly use them anymore. A set of foam plugs work equally well, either under the muffs or merely by themselves.

The electronic plugs come with various types of soft plugs to fit in the ear canal which is a good idea, but the on/off volume control dial is extremely small and for an old duffer, hard to adjust. The tiny batteries are a PITA to change unless using a magnifying glass and tweezers.

Personally, save your money and go for the custom molded types as suggested above if you don't want to wear the muffs.
 
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