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Review by CharlesA posted 04-11-2017 06:27 PM 1861 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I listen to lots of podcasts, and I especially like to listen to them while I woodwork. These 3M Worktunes headphones are just what the doctor ordered.

As hearing protection they work well: block out the sound and are quite comfortable. Add to that the ability to listen to FM/AM/Aux/Bluetooth. I use the radio a bit. It is pretty basic, a manual tuning wheel—works adequately. I haven’t used the auxiliary cable hookup. Where they shine is the bluetooth capability. I find podcasts, with the pauses and lower volume, don’t distract me as much as music does. So I feel safe listening and working.

I haven’t run down first set of (rechargeable) batteries yet. Highly recommend.

You can find them at Amazon and many other places. I had alerts running for a long time before I got them for the price I was willing to pay ($65).

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson




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#1 posted 04-12-2017 05:00 AM

Putting them on my wishlist :)

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#2 posted 04-12-2017 07:09 PM

Farm and Fleet has Worktunes on sale for $60 (link).

I love mine.

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#3 posted 04-12-2017 07:33 PM

That’s a great price. I looked for months and never saw it that low.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 04-12-2017 11:43 PM

I bought a similar pair of headphones with a couple of things in mind…

1) I use it at the gun range for ear protection.
2) I use it at the drag strip (NHRA SpringNationals) – I can hear the strip announcer broadcast on the AM radio frequency and still have ear protection. :-) OH yeah, that’s right. the races are next weekend!!

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#5 posted 04-13-2017 01:08 PM

I bought a pair of the Howard Leight (whoever he is) units that I wear when I ride the mower. I find wearing a heavy set of muffs throws my balance off when I walk though.

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#6 posted 04-13-2017 06:59 PM

I never knew a BT version of these existed. Thanks for sharing! I’m going to grab myself a set.

For those times and for the posters above who don’t like muffs, check these out: https://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Isolating-Headphones-Plastic/dp/B00AEY4QP2 Ignore many of the bad reviews, as it appears that many of them either don’t know how to properly install tips, or expect these volume-limited protective devices
to operate like high-end earbuds.

I prefer the buds with the Skull Screw tips when mowing, wearing hats, and at racing facilities. I’m a season ticket holder at a local short track, and I hit some road courses and the Englishtown NHRA nationals. They’re cooler and have much better noise reduction than the muffs. During the Top Fuel rounds, I actually wear the Skull Screw buds with Peltor 33 dB NRR muffs over them when at the starting line!

I really like muffs when they’re on and off a lot, like in the shop. It’ll be nice to have Bluetooth for Pandora, podcasts, and my library, as I can’t stand broadcast radio! I normally Y my program between a transmitter and the shop stereo, so I can listen to the same material with or without muffs.

Thanks again!

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#7 posted 04-15-2017 02:45 AM

I used to have a pair of Ryobi (corded, not bluetooth) that had a neat feature where you could let in ambient sound levels. This was handy to be aware of your surroundings and still block sound. Do these do that?

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#8 posted 04-15-2017 05:01 AM

I have been using these for a couple of months.
Comfort is on par with any other over ear hearing protection which is not great.
I use these with an iPhone and Bluetooth.
Sound quality is quite good.
I highly recommend these.

-- Regards, Charlie

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#9 posted 04-15-2017 02:45 PM

I have two of these which have failed me..
Both are great for sound/noise abatement, both failed as radios.
I now use my iphone to listen to music and have headphones that abate the sound.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#10 posted 04-16-2017 01:54 AM

I picked up a pair tonight at Fleet Farm and the ad said the sale price was good through the 30th. I should say my wife for them so I could get another 10% off as well as a gama seal lid for my HF dust collector redue.

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#11 posted 05-08-2017 02:20 PM

How good are these at blocking out tool noise? Does it pretty much rely on playing music to drown out any of the background shop sound?

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#12 posted 05-08-2017 02:41 PM

They’re fine. I’d say that work as well as the 3M noise protection ones I wore before. I don’t have the sound up high to listen. I don’t adjust the volume when the tool is off.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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