Gel cups can be a great accessory for hearing protection. Noisefighter was founded by Neal Brace, a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Made in the USA, Noisefighter produces some very unique gel cups that are a welcome addition to most major brands and models. Not only is the gel extremely comfortable, but the cutouts on top allow for better comfort and seal when worn with eye protection. However, it is helpful to understand the installation process. Initial models of the Noisefighters came model specific, allowing the user to simply pop out a plastic insert with the old pads and snap in the new ones. For this article, we installed Noisefighters on a set of Howard Leights.
New Adhesive Mount
Noisefighter is now making a universal mount to allow for numerous models to fit on the same pads. This is done thanks to a peel and stick adhesive instead of a model specific insert.
Old Pad Removal
To start, first remove the insert with the old pads.
Use clean hands or clean gloves to prevent contamination of the adhesive on the new pads. Then remove the pad from the adhesive protectors and align the pad with the insert.
Simply align the gel pad so the outer lip of the pad slides beneath the clip and holds the pad against the headset.
Press the pad against the headset for 10 seconds with moderate pressure. Make sure to not use excessive force or you can risk deforming the gel ear pad.
While the adhesive does allow for a wider range of choices it still does not fit every model. Definitely check to make sure your model is supported or reach out to Noisefighter to confirm before purchase. To purchase Noisefighter gel pads, click here. When I attempted this, I was attempting to use my Noisefighters on my Opscore RAC headset. There was a little confusion and unfortunately, the RAC was not designed to be used with gel pads and the pad shape was not conducive to the plates.
However, for compatible models, Noisefighters are a great and affordable upgrade. Looking at the list of compatible ear muffs it is difficult to find a set Noisefighters will not fit.
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