AOSafety Digital Worktunes Hearing Protectors

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
AOSafety
Model:
#90541
Price:
$40

Description

Hearing protector with integrated AM/FM radio and stereo input jack for optional MP3 players, scanners and more. EPA noise reduction rating of 22 decibels--great for job sites, workshops, and lawn work. Comfortable gel/foam cushions for extended wear; adjustable stainless steel headband.Save up to 10 radio station presets; seek/scan and AM/FM toggle buttons; easy-to-read LCD. Powered by 2 AA batteries (not included); 3.5mm male-to-male cable required for MP3 input (not included)

WOOD magazine review

AOSaftey Digital Worktunes Muff-Style Hearing Protectors

Review Summary

We’ve used WorkTunes radio muffs in the past, and AOSafety’s digital tuner with five AM and FM presets makes it much easier than the old analog dial to find a particular radio station. Now you can flip between AM and FM bands without losing your station, and get great sound quality and reception. Another improvement is an included cord for hooking up an MP3 player or iPod.
And to keep you from cranking up the tunes too loudly, the volume control tops out at 85 dB, the level where hearing damage begins to occur. Very handy!

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

These muffs stop the noise and replace it with music

Review Summary

I've got two pairs of these ear muffs. One has the old analog style radio tuner that I've had for about 6 years. It works great, but tuning to a particular station is tough because there's nothing to indicate where you're at. It's just hit or miss. then I bought the new digital one because it's easier to tune.
Plus I can hook up my Ipod to it and listen to my music, except the cord gets in the way sometimes, so I started rubber banding it to the headband and using a short cord. They're so comfortable I wear them all the time and only take them off when I have to.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

great ear muffs bad radio

Review Summary

The ear muff portion is great fits very comfortably sound reduction is good as well but the radio reception is very bad. I use radio function on my phone and deal with a cord so all is not lost. All in all they are worth the money but don't expect the radio function to work well.

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

2

Features

5

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

Hate the auto volume

Review Summary

I bought this headset at my local Menards store for $49.99. It has lots of great features that I wanted to use in both my wood shop and also around the home. I most liked the jack to connect to an outside player. I have an IPOD with all my music on it and its great to be able to connect up my player and listen to my music while I work in the shop or while mowing the yard.
My radio must work better than most because I get great reception and have several of my favorite FM channels saved into the preset memory buttons. As other reviews have said, it is next to impossible to manipulate the controls without removing the headset from my head. But I don't change channels that often so it's no bother. I do have two big complaints. First, there is no switch to turn off the auto volume limiter. The maximum volume on the headset just covers the ambient noise in my workshop when all is quiet. When I turn on any of my woodworking machines I cant hear my music anymore. And when I try to turn up the volume up it will stop at 85% to "save my hearing". While mowing the grass on my riding mower the mower sounds drown-out the music. Again, only up to 85% and no higher. And that goes to my second complaint, poor sound protection. I can hear way too much through the headset. The headset is not what I would call protective and certainly not to the level the manufacturer claims.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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