Hot Gear: Protect Your Ears, Enhance Your Hearing

The older I get the more I appreciate what’s left of my hearing. Rock concerts, power tools and repeated exposure to gunfire have taken a toll over the years. Now that I’m older and wiser, I always take measures to protect my ears while shooting and hunting. You should, too — and why not do it in style and comfort?

I’ve used various Walker’s Game Ears models over the years and have always been a fan
of the company’s products. So I was eager to dig into the box that housed its latest and greatest ear protection/enhancement device, the Ultimate Digital Quad Connect — a Bluetooth capable ear muff.

Walker's Game Ear Ultimate Quad muffs

Walker’s Game Ear Ultimate Quad muffs

Reading through the literature, I learned that if you want superior ear protection and hearing enhancement (with up to nine times hearing enhancement and sound-activated compression), this unit delivers. Constructed from sound dampening composite material, these muffs provide an impressive noise reduction rating of 27dB.

But here’s the super cool part. The Ultimate Digital Quad Connect features Bluetooth sync capabilities, which allows wireless connection to mobile devices without sacrificing hearing pro- tection while you’re in the field. That means you can use your smartphone to listen to the weather report or even music during those down times when you’re waiting for the sun to come up.

The integrated communication microphone provides clear voice transmission to mobile devices while its four high-gain omni-directional microphones pick up the faint sounds of those sneaky critters you’re after. These would be great for the rifle range, too, or even a rock concert if you don’t mind the strange looks.

MSRP: $299.99

Info: GsmOutdoors.com