Decibullz: Molded ear protection with a sleek, discreet look and feel that won't push the budget.
We have the opportunity to review a lot of products that come across the desk here at Wide Open Spaces. Oftentimes, we get excited when new and innovative products come out that look like they'll just work. The Decibullz were no exception.
We first met with Decibullz back at SHOT Show 2017 and we were able to get a demonstration on how they worked. After we left SHOT, Decibullz sent me up with another pair to test out at the range. The results? Two thumbs ups.
What separates Decibullz from most other ear protection, is their comfort and ability to stay in the ear all at an affordable price. Below is our complete list of Pros vs. Cons of the product.
- Custom fit to your ear
- Suppresses outside sound great, works great on loud sounds like that of a firearm.
- Several options: Lanyards, Colors, Percussive Filters, etc.
- Extremely Comfortable
- Stay in and don't fall out.
- Great price.
- Made in the USA
- Noise Reduction Rating of 31db
- Since they are custom, they will only fit your ears.
- You have to mold them before you use them.
As you can see, there weren't really any negatives about the product. You have to keep in mind that they are molded around your ear. With that, comes the fact that you can't just buy them on your way to the range and wear them. You also can't use them and let your buddy use them right after, not that sharing internal ear plugs is common anyway. Outside of that, there are way more pro's than con's with these and the number one thing that got us was their price.
Most anything you buy today that is custom, usually takes a shot at your pocket. Not these. The Decibullz start at $25. You get several different types of ear insert options so they are fit to your ear canal and comfortable. After you mold these to your ear, put them in and you are all set.
We did find that the Percussive filter (orange filters) did work great in normal conversation allowing us to talk at normal volume versus yelling with ear plugs in. Decibullz's new filters offer users that additional protection without comprising their hearing experience. The filters are ANSI IPIL certified up to 166 dB. When no loud noises are present, users can still hear low-level noise, such as conversation.
The filters also allow sound directionality and spatiality, meaning users can hear all around them, which is critical for hunters. We didn't notice a huge difference between the new filters and the original, but all in all they still worked great. When the crack of the CMMG MK4 rang out, everything was suppressed with both the percussive and regular inserts.
For more information on the Decibullz be sure to visit their website.
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