The logic of this escapes me

Okay, what we have here is an industrial(ish) noise-reduction headset — with AM/FM radio and an MP3 player jack built in. Huh?


“[N]ot to protect your hearing,” speculates Brian J., “but to destroy your hearing in a more enjoyable fashion.”

Is this worth fifty bucks? You make the call.


  1. Charles Pergiel »

    20 April 2010 · 11:56 am

    If you’ve got to wear headphones on the job to protect your hearing, and if they do a decent job of blocking out the ear-shattering industrial noise (I’m thinking jet engines), why not listen to some tunes? Makes perfect sense to me.

  2. Dick Stanley »

    20 April 2010 · 12:19 pm

    They’re heavy, is one good reason not to buy them. After a while you have a headache to go with your abused eardrums.

  3. Brian J. »

    20 April 2010 · 3:07 pm

    It’s only MP3 compatible, which means it has an input jack.

    They do block out the sound of the mower quite a bit, though. And I bought these at $50 because I’d seen others at $80.

  4. hatless in hattiesburg »

    20 April 2010 · 3:49 pm

    ehh, not my cup of tea. but they would have been handy in some of the factories my dad worked in, where some of the workers tried to drown out the machinery noise with their various boomboxes…

  5. SnoopyTheGoon »

    21 April 2010 · 6:55 am

    I guess that for kids born after, say, 1970 this contraption will not be anything new. Their eardrums are already gone.

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