For a better hearing protector than the Peltor Ultimate 10, this is what I found, yeah the ClearArmor. There is no actual name for this earmuffs, whatever they are I’ll put the link here.
I took it apart to find out why it’s pretty excellent compared to the peltor. First up I look at the thickness of the plastic. I don’t have a peltor taken apart and I’m not going to but obviously it’s thinner than the ClearArmor.
Then it has several different foam types. It has a dense foam at the apex of the ear cup and it’s really pack with foam and you can put some more in there if you wanted to but the thickness of the outer shell plastic is pivotal.
Then it has a screw in ear cup. All the other ones I’ve mention before have snap in ear cups. The most important part to highlight about the ClearArmor earmuffs is the gel pad.
In aviation headsets, this is where a lot of money is spent. Aviation headsets like David Clark’s have a gel pad, those are nice. But sometimes they don’t seal that good especially in cold weather. That gel gets really cold and it’s not flowing.
I think the ClearArmor gel pad seals better and another reason it seal good is because it has a higher clamping pressure, very important than the Peltor. The peltor have a medium clamping pressure, but the ClearArmor really gets on your head.
Some people would say that peltor Ultimate 10 had a more comfortable headband and i choose to agree with that becaus I’ve never found the headband of the peltor to be uncomfortable. In fact, I like how sometimes it can ride under hat. For the ClearArmor, you’re going to have hard time doing that because It’s designed to be over the head.
Anyhow, it is comfortable and have better clamping pressure and the attenuation is 34 decibels, totally worth it.
ClearArmor earmuffs had a really good ratings in Amazon. They do fold for storage and when you do it doesn’t destroy the ear cups like some of the others we’ve talked about.