TOP 10 – BEST EAR DEFENDERS OF 2024

With all of this extra noise it´s easy to understand how susceptible our ears have become to the dangerous effects of heightened sound. Whether operating an aircraft or working with heavy machinery our ears need the appropriate protection to withstand a noisy environment.
Here at Onedirect we´ve compiled a list of the top 10 ear defenders you´ll want to be investing in for 2024, take a look!

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3M Peltor Optime III Headband Version
-28%
3M Peltor Optime III Headband Version
2
3M Peltor LiteCom Two-Way Radio Headset
-14%
3M Peltor LiteCom Two-Way Radio Headset
3
3M Peltor ProTac III Hunter
-15%
3M Peltor ProTac III Hunter
4
3M Peltor ProTac III Shooter
3M Peltor ProTac III Shooter
5
3M Peltor Optime II Headband Version
-33%
3M Peltor Optime II Headband Version
6
3M Peltor X5A Ear Muffs
3M Peltor X5A Ear Muffs
7
3M Peltor X4A Ear Defenders
-28%
3M Peltor X4A Ear Defenders
8
3M Peltor CH3 FLX2 with microphone - Headband
-29%
3M Peltor CH3 FLX2 with microphone - Headband
9
3M Peltor SportTac (Green and Orange)
-17%
3M Peltor SportTac (Green and Orange)
10
Peltor ProTac XPI headset
-10%
Peltor ProTac XPI headset
Ear Defender Type Ear muff - Connects to walkie talkies or mobiles Connects to walkie talkies or mobiles Ear muff Ear muff Ear muff Connects to walkie talkies or mobiles Ear muff Connects to walkie talkies or mobiles
Wearing style Over the head Over the head With helmet attachment Over the head Over the head Over the head Over the head Over the head Over the head Over the head
Attenuation High attenuation - Medium Attenuation High attenuation High attenuation High attenuation High attenuation - Low attenuation High attenuation
Level dependent active listening
Bluetooth -
ATEX
Built-in AM/FM radio -

3M Peltor Optime III Headband Version

 

The 3M Peltor Optime III ear muffs are designed to provide hearing protection in areas where noise levels are extremely high, using double cup technology to minimise resonance and maximise attenuation. The low profile headband helps to balance pressure, while the soft wide cushions reduce pressure around the ears, improving comfort, while the large space inside the cups reduces moisture. The Optime III uses double cup technology which is particularly effective for high frequency attenuation, while the combination of the cup and spacer provides excellent protection against low frequency sounds.

Pros
  • Double cup technology minimises resonance
  • Large space inside cup - prevents moisture build-up
Cons
  • Depending on the size and shape of your head, one or both ear cups may slide down
peltor

IN STOCK

£29.00 £20.99 £25.19 Incl. VAT

3M Peltor LiteCom Two-Way Radio Headset

 

The new 3M Peltor LiteCom Two-Way Radio Headset is rugged with a built-in two-way radio for safe communications in environments where noise levels could cause permanent hearing damage, such as: Industry, Mining, Motorsports.

Pros
  • 2 in 1: Protective helmet with integrated walkie talkie
  • Free-standing radio
  • High sound attenuation capability
Cons
  • Not waterproof
  • No voice encryption
  • Range 3000m
peltor

IN STOCK

£507.09 £438.99 £526.79 Incl. VAT

3M Peltor ProTac III Hunter

 

The 3M Peltor ProTac III headband will allow you to focus on your work, without being completely isolated from your surroundings. Thanks to the level dependent function and stereo sound quality will be better able to hear ambient sounds and determine, for example, the direction of an alarm, warning shouts, vehicle movements and more.

Pros
  • Active level-dependent attenuation to perceive ambient noise
  • Accommodation of the electronics in the outer capsule area
Cons
  • No ATEX certification
  • No bluetooth
peltor

IN STOCK

£120.00 £102.99 £123.59 Incl. VAT

3M Peltor ProTac III Shooter

3M Peltor ProTac III Shooter

 

The 3M Peltor ProTac III Shooter headset is a versatile and durable device perfect for those who enjoy sport shooting. This high attenuation headset protects your ears against harmful impact sounds, in particular those of gunshots for those partaking in sport shooting. It has a level dependent function which allows you to hear ambient sounds so you can be aware of what is going on around you. It also enables you to communicate with others.

Pros
  • High attenuation (SNR = 32dB)
  • Level dependent function for ambient listening
  • Voice guided menu system
Cons
  • No ATEX certification
  • No Bluetooth
peltor

IN STOCK

£99.99 £119.99 Incl. VAT

3M Peltor Optime II Headband Version

 

The Peltor Optime II ear muffs have been designed to provide moderate to heavy levels of hearing protection, particularly in environments dominated by low to medium frequencies. The cups are modern and slimline and the liquid and foam filled sealing rings provide low contact pressure, making them comfortable to wear for long periods of time, while the soft wide cushions reduce pressure around the ears.

Pros
  • Noise-cancelling headphones
  • Double shell system to prevent resonance
Cons
  • No Bluetooth connection for phone access
peltor

IN STOCK

£25.29 £16.99 £20.39 Incl. VAT

3M Peltor X5A Ear Muffs

3M Peltor X5A Ear Muffs

 

The Peltor X series consists of five high perfomance colour-coded ear defender, offering different levels of passive protection for a broad range of industries. The series has been designed to make it easy for users to choose the right level of protection for their needs,while the electrically insulated twin headband design provides a balanced and comfortable fit.

Pros
  • No need for double protection in high noise
  • Double adjustable headband: superior comfort
  • Attractive and compact design
  • Very high attenuation: 37 dB
Cons
  • Unique, non-communicating helmet protection
peltor

IN STOCK

£32.50 £28.99 £34.79 Incl. VAT

3M Peltor X4A Ear Defenders

 

The Peltor X series consists of five high perfomance colour-coded ear defenders, offering different levels of passive protection for a broad range of industries. The series has been designed to make it easy for users to choose the right level of protection for their needs,while the electrically insulated twin headband design provides a balanced and comfortable fit.

Pros
  • Advanced design for maximum protection
  • Double adjustable headband: superior comfort
  • Attractive and compact design
  • High Attenuation: 33 dB
Cons
  • Unique, non-communicating helmet protection
peltor

IN STOCK

£36.00 £25.99 £31.19 Incl. VAT

3M Peltor CH3 FLX2 with microphone - Headband

 

The 3M Peltor CH3 FLX2 keeps employees protected from loud noise without isolating them from the surrounding environment. The Peltor CH3 FLX2 earmuffs allow you to focus on your work and communicate with peers, while at the same time providing excellent hearing protection. Thanks to the level dependent function and stereo sound quality you will be better able to hear ambient sounds and determine, for example, the direction of an alarm, warning shouts, vehicle movements and more. With a noise cancelling microphone, you can ensure that your message will be transmitted clearly.

Pros
  • Level dependent function
  • Stereo sound quality
  • Robust design
  • Built-in Noise cancelling microphone
Cons
  • No Bluetooth
peltor

IN STOCK

£204.00 £144.99 £173.99 Incl. VAT

3M Peltor SportTac (Green and Orange)

 

The 3M Peltor SportTac (Green and Orange) is a set of noise-modulating ear muffs, foldable for easy storage. Active listening enables you to hear low frequency sounds, such as people´s voices, whilst blocking out high frequency sounds that you would find in industrial environments.

Pros
  • Foldable for easy storage
  • Changeable colour of device (orange/green, convenient for what the activity requires)
  • Optional external radio connection
Cons
  • No ATEX certification
peltor

IN STOCK

£149.99 £124.99 £149.99 Incl. VAT

Peltor ProTac XPI headset

 

The 3M™ Peltor ProTac XPI Ear Defender is an electronic level dependent hearing protector, which is ideal for use against high noise levels in actitivities such as hunting and shooting, soldiers, police officers, military use, industrial environments like construction sites, agriculture, and forestry. The ProTac XPI offers Bluetooth Multipoint so you can connect multiple devices.

Pros
  • High attenuation ear defender headset with built-in microphone and PTL (push to listen)
  • Level dependency lets you hear conversation but blocks continuous louder noises
  • Bluetooth 4.2 with Multipoint
  • IP68 certification and noise cancellation
Cons
  • No ATEX certification
peltor

IN STOCK

£435.99 £392.99 £471.59 Incl. VAT