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Re: ear protection

it's a lose lose situation
you could get custom-molded plugs which are awesome, but they're expensive

but keep in mind there's no way to completely block out noise, due to some of it transferring to your ears through other means than air (like the floor or your own bones)

why don't you get a molded set and listen to some loud music on top of them? (you'll need some really loud headphones, like the sennheiser hd-25)
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Old 23.04.2013, 12:19
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Re: ear protection

This noise will continue for 4 more weeks, I think the silicon plugs will do me for that time.
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Re: ear protection

This thread (2013) popped up due to a spam post but I figured I would take the opportunity to mention that JUMBO now carries a line of hearing protection (head phone style) in a number of levels of protection. In my JUMBO, they are in the section with the power tools. From memory they were all under CHF 50.

Jumbo and Coop Brico also carry headphones for kids (green or pink) from 3M if you are taking them to concerts or air shows etc.
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Re: ear protection

I dropped by JUMBO today and had a look at the 3M display of hearing protection (the over the ear style). They had the kid's model and 4 for adults.

X5A is the highest level of reduction (-37dB) for CHF 59. Meant for all day protection from the worst noise.

X4A is -33 dB all day protection from heavy noise

X2A is -31 dB for medium to high noise but for short time

X1A is -27 dB for lower level sound over shorter periods

From memory the prices ranged from CHF 39 to CHF 59.

You can try on the headphones.
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I dropped by JUMBO today and had a look at the 3M display of hearing protection (the over the ear style). They had the kid's model and 4 for adults.

X5A is the highest level of reduction (-37dB) for CHF 59. Meant for all day protection from the worst noise.

X4A is -33 dB all day protection from heavy noise

X2A is -31 dB for medium to high noise but for short time

X1A is -27 dB for lower level sound over shorter periods

From memory the prices ranged from CHF 39 to CHF 59.

You can try on the headphones.
Any pics?
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I dropped by JUMBO today and had a look at the 3M display of hearing protection (the over the ear style). They had the kid's model and 4 for adults.

X5A is the highest level of reduction (-37dB) for CHF 59. Meant for all day protection from the worst noise.

X4A is -33 dB all day protection from heavy noise

X2A is -31 dB for medium to high noise but for short time

X1A is -27 dB for lower level sound over shorter periods

From memory the prices ranged from CHF 39 to CHF 59.

You can try on the headphones.
Good to know, thanks! SBB has started working on the train tracks right where I live
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I took some but more to have the details of each model. If you do a search for 3M Peltor you should get some better photos and details.
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