I’ve been shooting for quite a few years, a mixture of Clays and Game, so hearing protection has always been important to me. If you’re looking for passive hearing protection, I would highly recommend the Dec Impulse filter. I like to be able to hear what is going on and have a chat between stands/drives and with this plug I can do that without removing them, but as soon as the shooting starts, I’m protected.
If you’re looking for electronic hearing protection, for me, it has to be the Jaeger kit. I like as little faff as possible, especially on a shoot day and you get that with the Jaeger kit. They’re rechargeable, so no small batteries to mess around with and at the end of the day, I can pop them back in the docking case and they’re charged back up, which it does up to 20 times before I need to re-charge the case. The sound quality and blast reduction is great and they’re waterproof.
I have been a keen runner for sometime and I find music helps me get through those longer runs.
The bluetooth is brilliant for this as they are custom fit so they don't fall out while I run. When I am training the bluetooth are a great help as it allows me to hear my times so I can keep pushing to improve.
They have one wire which runs from one ear to the other but nothing connecting to my phone or watch so I don't have to worry about getting tangled up.
I have an ambient sound filter in mine which makes background nice very clear allowing me to hear traffic, bikes, walkers. I can also hear conversation if I'm in a group training session.
We work a lot of shows and during the warmer months we tend to camp at the show where possible, which is great from a socializing and networking point of view but it can also prove to be quite noisy, especially with generators running etc. Using the sleep plugs just reduces all that noise right down to a level where you can barely hear it, allowing you to shut off and get to sleep. I can still hear my alarm in the morning and things like fire alarms. I’ve also used them on long-haul flight and they were great at reducing the general background noise from the engines, they also helped reducing the ear pressure during takeoff and landing.