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Walker Game Ear ??

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Any experiences, opinions? You guys are the smartest bunch I know but then again I don't get out much. :D :D

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Funny you bring this up as we were discussing these this morning! One of the guys I bird hunt with has the ones that you control with your cell phone. He got a new phone and was having trouble getting them to sync up.

I have been thinking about getting a pair myself.
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I have one of these on the way to me from Mid South Shooters Supply at a great price. It only has one review however. Hopefully it works well. I like the fact its a little bit harder to misplace with the neck ring. Battery life may be short but with judicial use it may be fine. I have a JBL portable speaker I use as a battery charger/back-up. I don't think it will be an issue for me.

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I have an older set that works great.

Has the ability to to connect to their old IR Game Finder, but I've never used that function.

Been thinking about upgrading.
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I've always wanted to try one, but hate to spend out the money just to find they don't work for me.
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Not sure if it's quite the same thing but I bought my son some earmuffs a few years ago. They shut out loud noises and amplify quiet ones. I can say that they really do amplify subtle noise.
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I've used the Howard Leight electronic muffs for years - great sound quality (you hear deer footsteps you'd otherwise miss if you turn up the volume) yet it stifles gunshots.

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Howard-Leigh ... n/16550661

....plus they keep your ears warm.... :lol:
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I find that ear muffs interfere with my shooting ability in a rifle often, of any kind. Why I went for ear buds, and ear buds connected to a neck ring. Hopefully they will work!

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I hunted with electronic muffs once, turned up nice and loud. I could hear everything! Everything with no sense of what direction it was coming from. Every leaf that fell sounded like a twig falling. A squirrel running in the leaves sounded like a buck! I didn't like it.

That night laying in my bunk, I realized my ears were ringing and I didn't know why. Then it hit me, listening to that pumped up volume all day. I never took them in the woods again.
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cas wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:49 pm
I hunted with electronic muffs once, turned up nice and loud. I could hear everything! Everything with no sense of what direction it was coming from. Every leaf that fell sounded like a twig falling. A squirrel running in the leaves sounded like a buck! I didn't like it.

That night laying in my bunk, I realized my ears were ringing and I didn't know why. Then it hit me, listening to that pumped up volume all day. I never took them in the woods again.
The secret is to turn them up just enough to be about like the background noise - NOT too loud...! Crank them up loud for just a minute if need be to check out a particular sound. ALSO - some are not 'stereo' and they offer no sense of direction, but the GOOD ones (Howard Leight's I have) have excellent directional capability.
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Just saw this at a good price - similar to what I use but the 'Walker' brand...

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021568860

I don't know if I'd use the 'walkie-talkie' feature though. Quieter to just use a cellphone and text.... :wink:
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Doc, not sure what version you are referring too. My new ones arrived with the neck brace, not sure at all how they perform so far. -Tutt
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I switched to electronic ear muffs years ago when many other guys at matches had them, and asked me to stop yelling when I talked to them. I immediately loved them, and quickly realized why they asked me to stop yelling once I had them also. I have no issue with any part of them, but I rarely turn them full volume as once people begin to speak I adjust the volume down to a comfortable level.
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CowboyTutt wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Doc, not sure what version you are referring too. My new ones arrived with the neck brace, not sure at all how they perform so far. -Tutt
Forgot the link... :oops: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021568860
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CowboyTutt wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Doc, not sure what version you are referring too. My new ones arrived with the neck brace, not sure at all how they perform so far. -Tutt
:oops: ... I forgot the link. Fixed above.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021568860
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I have profound hearing loss from a lifetime of working construction and shooting. I tried the Walkers you have linked and they worked ok except in the wind the speakers would pickup the wind so I couldn't hear anything else on a calm day they worked ok.One windy day I took them out and placed them in a pocket and lost them.
I have two sets of muffs now, one the Slim line which I like the fit but they only have two speakers and direction is useless, I lost a pheasant once because by the time I located him at take off he was out of range!
I have a pair of Cabelas muffs with four speakers that are much better! I used them yesterday when hunting and after shooting a spike buck thought what would my life of been like if I had these since my youth. being deaf isn't a good thing.
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EdinCT, was that MY link, or Doc's. Thank you for your input. I'm also trying to figure this hearing aid stuff out. Your information is very useful. Thanks for participating.

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I never knew of ones with four speakers...!

Are they front/back or up/down, or what...?
Are there four microphones too...?
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Doc's link was the one I referred to. I have seen the neck band but the head phones are working out. Even through a pouring day that I thought might do them in I hung them in a place where they dried and 4 years still going!
I have to say if I could do life over I might spend more on hearing protection than rifles.
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