[SHOT 2016] Silynx Clarus Pro

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Silynx is known for making hearing protection communication devices for military and law enforcement. Well now Silynx is looking toward the civilian market.

The CLARUS PRO is a unique noise cancelling, hearing protection headset system designed to meet the needs of today’s active headset user! Silynx leveraged its combat proven technologies to defy the convention that electronic hearing protection must be big and bulky or small and fragile! CLARUS PRO is low-profile and environmentally ruggedized to withstand dirt, mud, water, shock, vibration, and any element that would overcome other headsets. Provides active hearing protection (NRR 25), hear-thru capability for situational awareness, and cellphone/mobile audio connectivity.

Accessories include: polymer storage case, smartphone adaptor cable, ear tips, ear retainers, AAA Battery, user manual

The most interesting aspect of this system is that it is can connect to your smartphone and use it as a headset at the same time as hearing protection and sound amplification. There are other electronic hearing protection that can amplify sounds like the Ghost Stryke and Walkers ear buds. But they are not communications devices. The only other type that I can think of would be the MSA Sordins with aux input for a walkie talkie. All of those systems are rather expensive. The Silynx Clarus Pro are only $249.

As a headset you can listen to music or talk on the phone. While you are listening to that, the Clarus Pro is still piping in audio from outside. So for hunting purposes, you can still listen to noises around you. Just like any other electronic hearing protection, it will shut off any loud noises.

Here is the setup. It comes with a water resistant case with a storage insert. The headset and cables are managed on the insert and fit inside the case.

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Close up of the microphone.IMG_9032

The headset runs on a single AAA and has a run time of 80-90 hours. There is a low battery early warning that will alert you.

The headset has 4 volume settings. Low, medium, high and super normal hearing.

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If you are interested in them, here is their brochure. And they are available on their website.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • KestrelBike

    oooh these look really nice. How’s the actual protection, though? Are they going to be safe with people blasting away w/ compensators not far from the user?

    • Bill

      Probably not at a NNR of 25, particularly under a range cover. They might be from behind the rifle, but not to the side or rear.

    • chris

      it is the same as the Clarus that we have
      we used it even when blasting some doors of buildings
      does god job

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Cool. Are fireteams using devices like this anywhere?

  • Sianmink

    That’s the sort of runtimes we need for always-on hearing protection, when a 6-pack of AAs can have you covered for a month.

  • Jwedel1231

    This is a really cool item. A lot of people advocate doubleing up on hearing protection, plugs w/ electronic on top. The problem is that you have to crank up the electronic enough to be heard over the plugs, possibly ruining battery life. With the electronics in the ear, you could put earmuffs on top of them and keep the volume at a reasonable level saving your batteries.

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    These appear to be very well made, and the design seems excellent and just what shooters need and want. I do wish they’d opted for a CR123 battery instead of a AAA. Does every piece of shooting electronics need to have a different type of battery? At least I got rid of the N cell battery eater from EOTech.

    • Nicholas Chen

      Actually I prefer AAA. They are very inexpensive and available anywhere. Also the form factor of a AAA battery tube is narrower than a CR123. Thereby making the housing slimmer.

  • CommonSense23

    Being interesting to see if they have the same problem of earlier sylynxs and shut off with a loud noise or just reduce it.

    • Nicholas Chen

      They shut off. Think of them as ear plugs that have head phones inside. They play noise like headphones. But if you turn them off, they act as ear plugs. So you just have a faster and higher sensitivity and shut off quicker.

      • CommonSense23

        Ok that didn’t answer answer my question. I have worn silynxs before. The early models if you were on a firing line, or next to someone rocking a belt fed, would not have any hear thru capability until the noise went away. Unlike our Peltors which you still had hear thru capability. So while we loved our silynxs on patrol, they sucked hardcore while in contact or working a range. So am curious if this budget model has true hear thru ability.

        • chris

          that was correct with the old systems – the clarus has a noise compression and you can hear at all time even when the compression is active – you are connected to the environment all the time- actually it sounds more real than the Peltor i was using befor

          • CommonSense23

            Thanks. Helpful info.

  • MrSatyre

    I’ve never seen in-ear headphones (or over the ear, for that matter) rated from 0Hz.