Walker, a division of GSM Outdoors, has announced the release of their Razor series of electronic earmuffs to the market. Called “Razor” for their uber-thin muffs, Walker claims that the hearing protection is as thin as they could get without sacrificing hearing protection and amplification of the electronic section.
Despite their thin package, the Razor series is rated for a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 23 dB (2 dB less than the Hunter series announced at SHOT). Putting that in perspective of percentages, that’s nearly a 400% drop on volume at the ear, when properly worn. The muffs operate off of two “AA” batteries to operate omni-directional microphones and “full dynamic range HD speakers” which also can accept line-in input for music and other inputs. Volume controls are recessed into the muffs. Response time for suppression is quoted at .02 seconds.
The earmuffs are available in a veritable plethora of colors (unlike other brands, which tended to be one or two). Colors available are all in a smooth matte finish:
- Flat Dark Earth (FDE)
- Kryptek Typhoon
Unfortunately, the headbands are only available in black. They sport a wire frame and are fully adjustable to fit heads of all shapes and sizes.
Keeping in line with the small theme, pricing is set at a remarkable $69.99 MSRP.