We have ranked our amplifiers according to the sound quality. The Mega Ears and the Detect Ear come out with the most accurate listening . See our comparison chart.
Sound direction locating
Three technologies allow to locate the direction of sounds : stereophony and the use of directional microphones or of a parabolic dish.
Stereo Amplification creates sound like your own natural hearing. Because you perceive sounds with a slight time difference between both ears, you are able to retain your sense of sound direction. Stereophony is available on all models except Bionic Ear.
All models have omni-directional microphones that amplify sounds all around you (360°).
Directional parabolic dish
The directional parabolic dish allows you to scan your environment in search of specific sounds, eliminating this way undesired sounds. This is the technology used by the Detect Ear and the Bionic Ear to make them directional. With their powerful parabolic dish they are particularly efficient for naturalists as well as search and rescue teams.
Your ears are important, they are a link to nature. Damages suffured by the ears are cumulative : they add up and each gun shot worsens your hearing loss. You need to protect your ears yet be able to hear the game as it comes closer. All our headsets amplify sounds within a reasonable limit and they block out violent noises. Some of these headsets also muff out the surrounding sounds and may be considered protective ear muffs.
Note : when shooting with large-bore handguns, or at indoor ranges, it is recommended to wear supplementary earplugs .
Choosing between insulating and "open" ear cups
If you need permanent protection against sounds, we recommend one of these models : Platinum G3 or E Max Low Profile. Their ear cups insulate you from sounds not coming through the amplification system
On our other models, an automatic safety circuit cuts off amplification when sounds reach 95 decibels.
Choosing the amplification system
The Platinum G3 protects cleverly, limiting sound at a safe level, while continuously amplifying the weaker sounds. It never misses a sound (no cut-off), no compression of weak sounds. A great advantage for the shooting range.