First Look: Radians R-Series Electronic Earmuffs

by
posted on June 19, 2017
radians-r-series-r3200-ecs-electronic-ear-protection-muffs-f.jpg
Radians offers a wide range of safety equipment for hunters and shooters alike, and the new R-Series R3200ECS electronic earmuffs provide a new level of safety and protection for firearms enthusiasts looking to minimize hearing damage.

One of the drawbacks of conventional hearing protection is the inability of wearers of non-electronic muffs to hear range commands at times, leading to potentially unsafe scenarios where those who couldn't hear orders could inadvertently disobey commands from a range-safety officer.

In the field, traditional ear muffs don't allow hunters to hear the environment around them, preventing them from obtaining vital information about their hunting grounds while also making them oblivious to the extra noise they're generating.

The Radian R-Series R3200ECS electronic earmuffs avoid all of these issues through the use of electronics to heighten user sensitivity to low-level sounds while preventing hearing damage through the compression of sound waves that surpass 85 decibels, which according to the company, is the level at which hearing damage begins to be a possibility. Once a firearm is discharged, the muffs deaden the overall sound level for the duration of the shot and quickly revert to normal hearing once the report is past.

Other features of the Radian R-series muffs are designed to provide better user experience and improved comfort. The muffs are built using a set of tapered ear cups that have a low-profile exterior design in order to prevent interference with rifle and shotgun stocks. The muffs feature two independent microphones in the right and left cups that help users hear low-level sounds easily.

Other features of the muffs include ear cushions for comfort when wearing the devices for long periods of time. The band connecting the two cups are also adjustable in order to provide a custom fit for each wearer. The total noise reduction provided by the muffs is 23 decibels. The muffs also feature an audio jack that provides for the ability of audio devices to be plugged into the unit.

The R-Series 3200ECS ear muffs run on two AAA batteries and retail at a suggested price of $49.99.

Latest

Mossberg 500 and 590 shotguns
Mossberg 500 and 590 shotguns

Mossberg 500 and 590: America’s Defensive Shotguns

Since 1961, the O.F. (Oscar Frederick) Mossberg company has sold more than 11 million of its Model 500 pump-action shotguns, making it the most popular shotgun of all time, if not one of the most sold guns in any category, period.

Customizing the Colt Detective Special

Got a gun with that has seen better days? Perhaps Grandpa’s favorite gun was obviously “well loved?” Talented gunsmiths and other artisans are out there who can give your favorite firearm a much-needed face-lift.

First Look: Dead Air Armament Primal Suppressor

Dead Air Armament is adding the Primal, a new.46-caliber magnum rated suppressor to their lineup of firearms sound suppressors.

9/11 20 Years Later: A Special Smith & Wesson

There are still heroes in this world. We mourn the loss of one some 20 years later on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Why Defensive Firearms Training is So Important

Yes, you may never have to fire your handgun in defense of your life or family, but the possibility always exists.

Review: Smith & Wesson Shield Plus

In retrospect, Smith & Wesson had nobody to blame for the situation but themselves. The company didn’t invent the subcompact, lightweight, single-stack nine, of course. Walther and Beretta had preceded the original Shield to market by a few years with the PPS and the Nano, respectively, and Kahr had more or less created the niche back in the 1990s.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.