Walker’s Ultimate Power Muffs

Walkers

Walker’s Game Ear announced the new Ultimate Power Muff Quad Series ear pro. These over-the-ear muffs offer a noise reduction rating of 27 dB to protect your hearing while shooting or hunting.

The muffs in the Ultimate Power Muff Quad Series have four omni directional microphones built into them. Four mics should offer more natural hearing with the wearer better able to tell from where sounds are coming. Additionally, Walker’s Game Ear included the ability for the wearer to independently adjust both the volume and the frequency to get an optimal sound for each shooter.

These muffs run on a pair of AAA batteries that are included. The MSRP is $199.95 for black. If you want a Realtree or Mossy Oak camo finish, the retail price is $229.95.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I remember Power Muffs from the 70’s.

    • Tassiebush

      “Power Muffs” that sounds like an adult film!
      Agreed they’ve been round for ages but I think the point with these is that they make a special effort to improve the ability of wearer to sense direction.

    • MrEllis

      Well played.

  • Tassiebush

    It’s good to see the effort made to get the direction of sound catered for in these. Hearing protection for hunting has been a bit of an unsafe concept given that it reduces your ability to notice people. Certainly hampers the hunting side too. I’ll look out for these.

  • iksnilol

    Looks nice but do they make a more “powefull” version? Something with 30 or 33 db rating.

    I know, probably not worth it but I have above average hearing (which unsurprisingly also includes hearing damage before the age of 20).

    • CommonSense23

      Guessing you really don’t understand how the decibel system works, or your ears for that matter.

      • iksnilol

        I do, it’s a logarithmic scale. 3db increase is about double the power.

        Ears, I have damaged them enough to know that you need to protect them. More sensitive ears just damage easier (kinda like it is harder to break a knife blade than a scalpel blade).

  • Westin

    The amplified directional mics (as a concept) are great but the system’s clamping time versus sudden loud noises .. such as .. umm .. gunshots, tends to be 30 times too slow to catch the most dangerous rise of the noise spike. (like 30 milliseconds instead of the 1 millisecond it should be.) How does this particular unit perform?

    Currently, anything that works at that speed is either more like $1,500 .. or uses a smartphone app to run a 2 or 3 millisecond buffer (so there is no actual live feed) but then you’re losing the directional mics.

    • TechnoTriticale

      Re: The amplified directional mics (as a concept) are great …

      Does anyone have a link to data on how well this works? My recollection from the days of hifi “quad” (before surround sound) was that experiments with directional headphones were considered a failure, as it was impossible to generate useful directional cues to an enclosed ear.

      Re: … but the system’s clamping time versus sudden loud noises … How does this particular unit perform?

      Unspecified. This ”Ultimate” isn’t really the ultimate – there’s a model above it that includes bluetooth headset capability. That model specs “0.02” second reaction time, which is only 20 mS.

      Switchable active noise cancellation and programmable frequency response curves (via USB) would be nice too, but then that would make these muffs actually ultimate or something.