Caldwell E-Max Electronic Ear Muffs Review

Caldwell E-Max Ear Muffs Review

If you are a construction worker or practice shooting daily, then you are probably aware of the ringing that you will get in your ears at the end of a very long day.  If you continue to subject your ears to these deafening noises without protection,  it can definitely lead to hearing loss – and that would obviously not be a very good for you.

In these circumstances, you would need a good set of earmuffs to keep you protected from harmful noises. And one of those sets to consider would be the stylish Caldwell E-Max Electronic Ear Muffs.

About The Product

These ear muffs have been designed for those who like shooting often.  Since gunshots are loud and can be harmful to your hearing, Caldwell created a set of earmuffs with complex wiring in a low-profile ear cup.

The technology is meant to amplify the environmental sounds (voices of people around you) while blocking out the harmful ones.

Caldwell E-Max Ear Muffs Review

Each muff has a microphone implanted in it that will amplify any sound that goes under 85 decibels but also shut off the sound of anything that goes over that number.

The microphones offer true stereo sounds and will let the wearer know where every sound came from. Plus, you also have an audio jack input that can be connected to your iPod or phone.

The muffs are very durable. They run on AAA batteries, and you can use them for a couple of hours straight; they won’t fail you when you need them the most.

Overall, here are the features that these ear muffs provide:

  • 23 Noise Reduction Rating
  • Low-profile design that makes it easily camouflaged
  • ​3.5 mm audio jack input that can be connected to your MP3 player or phone
  • ​Two microphones with stereo sound – one in every cup
  • Automatic shut-off when noise goes over 85 decibels
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Keep in mind that for the muffs to provide the proper protection, you need to get the appropriate size. The Caldwell ear muffs come in different sizes and styles depending on the preference of the wearer, so be careful that you get the right size.

The Results

I wasn’t aware of half the features when I purchased the Caldwell ear muffs, but I can say for certain that I was pleasantly surprised.

As the features say, these ear muffs act like a true stereo headset, having two microphones that can “catch” the sounds and one knob to control the volume.

Without including the sounds of a firearm, the knob wouldn’t do much to raise the volume more than it would in real life – so if you wanted to hear the deer approaching from a farther distance, you’d be out of luck.

Caldwell E-Max Ear Muffs Review

However, if someone is speaking next to you, then you will have no problems hearing them talk. 

The jack input fits my phone perfectly. I’m the type of person who listens to music all the time, so this one is a high plus for me.

This usually happens when I have to work with loud tools all day – but I still want to keep entertained. So I play my music in the background while working with the tools. I can hear the lyrics… but not the deafening sounds.

Most importantly, these are the perfect tool for noise reduction. You can literally snap your fingers next to them, and they will go off in “silent mode.” They can go into protection mode even at the sound of a door slamming shut.

The “normal” setting is when the noise is constant and not so loud (such as people talking). I could talk with my friends without having to yell at them over the noise. Plus, they cost half the price of your average electronic muffs, so they are a good deal.

What Other People Say

From what I have read, people have a very high opinion of these ear muffs – especially because they paid a very small price for it.

Most of the buyers got them for shooting, and claimed that these ear muffs blocked the gunshot noise that might have rendered them deaf.

The majority claimed that the muffs are very comfortable and that they fit on their heads well. 

Caldwell E-Max Ear Muffs Review

The only complaint that they seem to have is that the muffs can get rather hot during the summer, but think about it this way: it’s basically as if you are wearing thermal muffs for winter in hot weather. Most earmuffs are somewhat hot in the warm weather. 

Overall, they all seem pleased with the product.

What We Liked

What I liked was the fact that they were very comfortable, and the headband was not tight at all. It managed to insulate all the sound without giving me headaches all day, and I think most of the reviewers would agree with me on that.

Plus, I also liked the fact that I can hold normal  conversations with people without having to take the muffs off. They simply recognize what’s human and what’s not, making it easier for me to do my job.

What We Didn’t Like

Some people complained that the smell coming from it was very strong, resembling diesel fuel. I was not bothered by it. I got a scent of it when I first opened the package but, it wore off after some time. It seems as if many new items have a distinctive smell for a time.

Buying Information

You can buy these from pretty much everywhere, but the safest bet would be online – and specifically Amazon.

Caldwell E-Max Ear Muffs Review

Not only do you have the advantage of buying stuff without leaving your house, but you may also get some pretty nice discounts based on coupon codes.

I got free shipping, and that really helps. Look for discounts online, because some places are cheaper than others.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I have no doubts that I made no mistakes by purchasing the Caldwell E-Max Electronic ear muffs. The specs are great, and I’m fairly confident they will last me a long time.

If you’re also looking for a good set of ear muffs that will block out all harmful sounds, these will definitely do their job.

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