Gear Review: Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic EarmuffsSep 17th, 2009 | By Lee | Category: Gear Review
The Howard Leight Impact™ Sport Electronic Earmuffs are extremely low profile earmuffs that will comfortably fit under an Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH). They come packaged with 2 AAA batteries and a cable to connect a radio, mp3 player or other audio device. Weight is a manageable 10.25 oz.
According to Howard Leight’s website the Impact Sport has a NRR of 25 and automatically shut off the electronic amplification at 82 db. These specifications are in line with or better than other earmuffs we have used. Additionally, the Impact Sport has an auxiliary input that is allows easy integration to you radio speaker. The nice thing is the radio volume controls the volume in the headset. The headset also has an automatic shut off of the electronics after four hours to preserve battery life.
Peltor Communications – Tactical 6-S, NRR 19, 8.8 oz. $90 online
- On the range
What we think
I have used these on the range for about six months and have not had any issues with them. They are completely comfortable over my Oakley M -Frames and I still get a good seal with the ear-cups. I have had issues with cheap earmuffs not fitting correctly over my shooting glasses. My 10-year-old likes to connect these to iPod while cutting grass. The Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs exceeded my expectation.
The Impact Sport is an exceptional value especially when compared to other electronic earmuffs.