3M Peltor X-Series Ear Muffs Review

3M Peltor X-Series Ear Muffs Review

Loud environments are never easy to handle. While there may not be any problems with hearing a random loud sound now and then, it’s definitely going to be a problem if you keep hearing it throughout the entire day.

Before you know it, you’re screaming at your friends to tell them something while they respond with “quiet down, we can hear you!”

In these circumstances, a pair of ear muffs will keep your ears safe from noise so that your hearing won’t have to suffer. Let's take a look at the 3M Peltor X series earmuffs.

About The Product

These ear muffs have been designed for moderate to high industrial noises. They are quality made for anyone who has to work at a construction site daily or any place that requires hearing protection.They are ideal for high noise situations.

The company offers consumers a choice of five options depending on the noise level situation. The noise resistance on these headsets ranges from as low as 22 decibels, to as high as 31 decibels. The 31 db X5 model is constructed to completely restrict outside noise.

Moreover, these are the company’s highest attenuating earmuffs, making them the most favorable choice for high noise exposure. The high attenuation delivered by X5A earmuffs is possible as a result of specially designed spacers, formulated ear cup liners and foam contained in the cushions.

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The headband of these earmuffs was designed for comfort. The twin headband was made to reduce heat buildup so that you can wear it during the warmer seasons as well.

Plus, since it spreads over the largest part of your head, it is more balanced, therefore more comfortable to wear. The headband is also electrically insulated, which will prevent exposure to electrical hazards.

The earmuffs are one-size-fits-all, which means that the cups will provide a customized fit regardless of your head size. In addition, the design features pivoting and tilting ear-cups in order to adjust the muffs for greater comfort. . Once the earmuffs are adjusted, they will remain at that setting every time they are used. This is a nice function. 

Overall, here are the main features you will find on the 3M Peltor:

  • Internal stainless steel wires with a plastic coating for increased durability and strength.
  • Twin headband to reduce heat buildup on the head and around the ears.
  • ​Insulated headband with no exposed wires, which protect you from electrical hazards.
  • ​Soft foam cushioning that provides high-level sound insulation and all-day comfort
  • Custom attenuation levels
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These ear muffs simply combine durability with comfort and are very efficient when it comes to protecting you against high-level noise.

The Results

I used these earmuffs recently when I went shooting. I have hypersensitive hearing, so I usually steer clear of heavily noisy places, but I really wanted to give this a shot (no pun intended).

I read many reviews on the 3M Peltor earmuffs, and many people were pleased with their insulation properties. Additionally, the price was very affordable. 

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I was definitely not disappointed. First of all, the X-Series offers a large range of NRR, so depending on the noise level, you can choose the most suitable one.

I went with the 31db set, due to my sensitivity.  I can say for certain that it restricted the noise.  It was very quiet. I can’t say for certain anything about the lower attenuation models, but this model accomplished the task of blocking out the deafening noise. 

The construction and design are solid. I like how well it fits, and that it seems very durable.  However, the weight and the fact that the headband sometimes slides might be an issue for some – but I wasn’t bothered by that too much. 

Overall, I really like the functionality of these ear muffs. They do their job really well.

What Others Think

Many people really like these earmuffs.  They are comfortable and can be worn for long periods of time without feeling overly annoying. They do exert some pressure but are not as tight as other brands.

Depending on the product purchased from 3M , most people comment on how much these earmuffs blocks out the noise.  They don't block out 100% noise , but they do a great job of reducing it significantly. 

Some people have complained that they are a little heavy, but the benefits seem to outweigh this issue. Others have said that they tend to be big. They aren't uncomfortable, just a little bulky. 

What We Liked

You can literally surround yourself with deafening noises, and the X5 earmuffs definitely protect your hearing. Plus, they’re sturdy, comfortable, and there’s no way you can beat the price of these ear muffs. They’re among the cheapest out there.

What We Didn’t Like

Regardless of what is advertised, these headphones still hold a lot of body heat – so they might be uncomfortable during summer. Plus, they are a little bulky. This may be a little bothersome for some. 

Buying Advice

These ear muffs can be bought pretty much anywhere online, but I recommend you give Amazon a try. With under $30, you can get a great set of earmuffs very fast, with very little hassle.

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Plus, depending on when you buy them, you may also get some great discounts (Amazon releases coupon codes now and then for popular products), and you may even get free shipping. 


Overall, I was very pleased with my purchase of the 3M Peltor earmuffs. They’re affordable, they’re efficient, and they offer great hearing protection. 

If you need something that can efficiently attenuate extremely loud noises, then these are the ones for you. You just put them on, and it’s literally like you enter a different world.  You’ll definitely like wearing them.

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