Howard Leight Ambient Sound Amplification Ear Muffs

Last updated: September 21, 2022


While this ear muff is designed for shooting, it can also be used anytime you want to reduce noise and protect your hearing. The headband is adjustable and the ear muff folds up to make it travel friendly. Users will appreciate that the unit automatically shuts off amplification when the decibels reach an unsafe level.

We looked at the top Earmuffs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Eamuffs you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you're looking for an ear muff with style, go with this set that comes in six fun colors.

In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the Howard Leight Ambient Sound Amplification Ear Muffs placed 1st when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Directionally placed stereo microphones amplify range commands and environmental sounds to a safe 82 dB. Amplification shuts off at 82 dB, and patented Air Flow Control technology provides optimal noise reduction across all frequencies. Ultraslim earcup with cutout allows for full clearance of stock. Padded, telescoping headband adjusts for a comfortable, non-slip fit. Convenient folding design for easy storage on the range or in the field. Connect to external MP3 player, scanner or other audio device. Snap-in ear cushions make replacement easy and extend performance of earmuff. Features auto shut-off after 4 hours and snap-on lid for easy replacement (includes 2 AAA batteries).

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

A top seller that offers excellent protection, noise reduction, and ambient noise amplification. Features low-profile design with patented air-flow technology and adjustable cushioned headband..
Featuring a low profile design and hazardous noise-blocking technology, Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff is built for safety and protection while offering a range of convenient features including MP3 plugin and compatibility with handheld devices.
Enhanced tech reduces noises over 82 decibels. Noise reduction rating of 22. Adjustable headband. Comfortable and secure. Durable
Its superior noise-cancelling ability protects the ears from injury. Sound quality is good, while its power-saving feature is unique.
Built-in directional microphones amplify range commands and other ambient sounds to a safe 82 dB, providing more natural listening and enhanced communication
They are low profile earmuffs and are quite comfortable earmuff designs to wear.

What reviewers didn't like

The costliest shooting earmuffs we tested.
Short battery life when compared to other brands. You may need earplugs when using them indoors. Pick up wind noise.
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