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Old 12-18-2015, 11:25 PM
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Work Tunes ear protection headphones

I forget if I have posted about this thing but damn I love it! I bought my first Worktunes about 10 or 12 years ago. I wore them every single day wearing them out, bought another pair, they were a little better as they had improved them a little. I had been putting up with one speaker not working for quite a while and decided to break down and get another one.

Â*Â*Â*3M™ Digital WorkTunes™ Hearing Protector and AM/FM Stereo Radio, featuring Voice Assist

They changed it quite a bit with a digital dial and so on, they confused me at first and I had a heck of a time, then I figured it out. HOLY CRAP these things are awesome! It saves stations so you just click on the knob and it goes to the next one. It goes from AM to FM with a simple click on another button. It even tells you where you are any time you touch anything, telling you with the speakers "AM" or "FM" and the station "6-80" for 680 AM.

I wouldn't work without them guys, they are OSHA approved ear protection that let's you listen to music or the ball game, how can you beat it!

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That is cool for maybe home use,, I wouldn't recommend it on a job... You couldn't use that where I worked.. They wouldn't allow it..
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That is cool for maybe home use,, I wouldn't recommend it on a job... You couldn't use that where I worked.. They wouldn't allow it..
Thank God they allow it where I do. I do agree with you that if you are doing something that requires serious thought, don't wear it.

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The problem is.. If your working jamming out and your about to be killed on the job and EVERYONE is yelling for you to get out the way, And all you hear is your song playing.. BYE/BYE TO LATE...
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:06 AM
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The problem is.. If your working jamming out and your about to be killed on the job and EVERYONE is yelling for you to get out the way, And all you hear is your song playing.. BYE/BYE TO LATE...
Yeah, that too!

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OSHA might allow them but "personal music" in a shop is a cardinal sin. Jammin to your own toons can kill you or others.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:22 AM
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In different work environments you guys are very right. They are like all "tools" use them with common sense and all is good. In working in your garage at home by yourself, it's not a big deal, there are uses for them. I wear mine mowing the lawn.

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Now if they made a set that interfaced with your computer via Bluetooth and you could get Pandora, THAT would be worthwhile!

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Old 12-21-2015, 10:07 AM
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Now if they made a set that interfaced with your computer via Bluetooth and you could get Pandora, THAT would be worthwhile!

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I have to assume that's coming next. On this one they added a jack to plug in an iPod or what ever. I don't know the lingo I am an old man with a flip phone. But yeah I really like Pandora and that would be awesome.

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those are cool and think we're all smart enough to know when we need our ears and when not to. but as said, when everyone is yelling for you to get out of the way and you can't hear it's bye bye. It's a good point. I got our two fabbers at work ear protection cause they don't ever use it. I use those cheap red ear muffs from HF, but will probably upgrade to their noise canceling version.

Recently had an ear infection and the medicine gave me tinnitus and now everything is hyper sensitive. Either that or Iso exposure. So sound is really amplified or sounds louder than it was before, and hammering is unbearable now.
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Yep, this time we have on earth is just too damn important to not protect yourself. Glad to hear you are doing the right things concerning this. I can't believe it when I look over at a guy my age in the shop kneeling on the concrete with a die grinder removing welds without any protection on but a pair of work glasses! OMG!

The HF "Noise canceling" head ear protection is pretty decent. I don't know how good high quality ones would work but those seem to be pretty good.

But really, just good old OSHA is a good way to go. You can still hear someone yelling but the sharp sounds of the hammer (that kills me too) are masked.



Yeah, any air tool, a DA, an impact, I don't care what it is, I wear my protection.

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I use Ear Fuze custom molded. Lightweight, great sound, no fatigue, color coded, $40

For $60 I've had custom ear plugs made and they were really good too but didn't drown out the engine at 8500rpm as well. The material would also get kinda slippery with ear wax and sweat and my helmet would pull out the ear piece.
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Yep, this time we have on earth is just too damn important to not protect yourself. Glad to hear you are doing the right things concerning this. I can't believe it when I look over at a guy my age in the shop kneeling on the concrete with a die grinder removing welds without any protection on but a pair of work glasses! OMG!

The HF "Noise canceling" head ear protection is pretty decent. I don't know how good high quality ones would work but those seem to be pretty good.

But really, just good old OSHA is a good way to go. You can still hear someone yelling but the sharp sounds of the hammer (that kills me too) are masked.



Yeah, any air tool, a DA, an impact, I don't care what it is, I wear my protection.

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yep, also becoming fond of full face shields instead of glasses/ goggles as well. A good face shield is priceless. I've gotten rashes on my arms from grinding metal onto my arms. The hot metal particles go right thru the thermals!
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I'm not a lover for safety's sake,of working with music blasting in my ear(s) though will wear hearing protection - now, anyhow. Unfortunately too many die grinders, hammers, saws, US Army ammunition explosions, concerts, loud exhaust systems, etc before they really became popular have left me with a bunch of hearing loss. I finally gave up after my wife started what I thought was mumbling, pried $4000 plus bucks out of my ever dwindling savings account and got a pair of these though not that gaudy color.



Not so sure that those muffs you are showing Brian, wouldn't have contributed to hearing loss like many folks who wear ear buds with their mP3 will be suffering soon.

Oh and those HA's - they weren't covered by ANY insurance in 2015 tho my 2016 non-Obamacare policy would pay 10-15 percent (whoopee!!!!!! )

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I'm not a lover for safety's sake,of working with music blasting in my ear(s) though will wear hearing protection - now, anyhow. Unfortunately too many die grinders, hammers, saws, US Army ammunition explosions, concerts, loud exhaust systems, etc before they really became popular have left me with a bunch of hearing loss. I finally gave up after my wife started what I thought was mumbling, pried $4000 plus bucks out of my ever dwindling savings account and got a pair of these though not that gaudy color.



Not so sure that those muffs you are showing Brian, wouldn't have contributed to hearing loss like many folks who wear ear buds with their mP3 will be suffering soon.

Oh and those HA's - they weren't covered by ANY insurance in 2015 tho my 2016 non-Obamacare policy would pay 10-15 percent (whoopee!!!!!! )

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I don't think it contributed to my ear issues as I don't "blare" it at all. I keep it pretty low really. But yeah, it could have been louder years ago.

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