Top 5 Best Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders

Ear defenders or earmuffs are the best for protecting your ears and hearing. They also absorb the high frequency noise emitted nearby to you. Today, I am representing the 5 best helmet mounted ear defenders to safeguard your ears and hearing.

Ear defenders can be wear directly by using the over the head strap and by attaching it to safety helmet. 

Below I have mentioned the 5 best helmet mounted ear defenders =

5. 3M Optime 95 Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders

3M Optime 95 is ultimate low cost ear defenders which is best suitable and affordable for every class of people. 

The design is very simple. Earmuffs is made up of liquid foam filled cushion which makes it comfortable while wearing.

These ear defenders or earmuffs has noise reduction rating up to 21 Db. These ear defenders are best suitable for workers who are working in forest and operating chainsaws, other heavy machinery tools, etc.

3M Optime 95 is ideal for those who are staying or working near industrial area and aviation base.

3M Optime 95 ear defenders has two type of style:

1. Over the head - Over the head style is holding the earmuffs with steel and solid plastic made strap. The design is like headphone straps.

3M Optime 95 helmet mounted ear defenders


2. Helmet attachable  - In this style, you can attach your earmuffs to safety helmet. You can also detach the earmuffs whenever required.

3M Optime 95 helmet mounted ear defenders
3M Optime 95 helmet mounted ear defenders

4. 3M Optime 101 Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders

3M Optime 101 is an ideal choice for protecting your ears from noise while travelling in aircraft, operating chainsaw and other machinery tools in your backyard.

The Optime 101 helmet mounted ear defenders has green colored earmuffs and tey are made up of hard plastic material from outside and soft from inner side. The inner soft layer provides comfort to ears while wearing.

The design of this helmet mounted ear defenders is better than 3M Optime 95.

3M Optime 101 has 3 different style and each style has its own specification:

1. Behind the head - This style has noise reduction rating up to 22 Db, this style is best suitable for industrial workers to safeguard their ears from heavy industrial machines.

3M Optime 101 Helmet mounted ear defenders

2. Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders - This style has noise reduction rating up to 24 Db, you can attach the earmuffs to safety helmet and detach it whenever required. This style is ideal for those who are operating chainsaw for cutting woods, forest, trees, etc.

3M Optime 101 helmet mounted ear defenders

3. Over the head - This style has the highest noise reduction rating up to 27 Db due to its design. The style is best for people who are living near industrial area, highways, airport. This style is best for aircraft pilot and passengers travelling in aircraft.

3M Optime 101 Helmet mounted ear defenders

3. 3M Optime 105 Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders

3M Optime 105 ear defenders are considered as the best for those who have big head. The black and red polished earmuffs are made up of hard plastic material. The design of this helmet is better than the above 2 earmuffs.

3M Optime 105 is recommended for those who stay, live or work near high-noise level environment.

3M Optime 105 is available in 3 different style, without wasting anytime, let's discuss about them:

1. Behind the head - The twin-cup designed earmuffs has noise reduction rating of 28 Db. This style is recommended for those who are working in heavy machinery industries. The twin-cup neckband holds earmuffs and make you feel comfortable while wearing.

3M Optime 105 Helmet mounted ear defenders

2. Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders - The helmet attachable design has noise reduction rating of 26 Db. The helmet attachable ear defenders can be attached to safety helmet and can be detached after. The earmuffs can be attached to most of the hard hat helmets. This style is best suitable while operating lawn mowing tool, brass cutting tool, chainsaw tool, etc.

3M Optime 105 helmet mounted ear defenders

3. Over the head - Over the head design has noise reduction rating of 30 Db. Over the head design includes plastic and foam strap to provide comfort and fitness to earmuffs while wearing. As over the head design provides best fitness, it has the highest Db than other design. This style is best for those who want some peace while working in office. If you're tired of your neighbor due to loud TV noise and parties then this ear defenders will be savior. 

3M Optime 105 Helmet mounted ear defenders

2. 3M Optime 98 Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders

3M Optime 98 is lightweight, cost effective and durable ear defenders.

The yellow colored beautiful earmuffs are made up of foam which provides comfort and cushion to your ears while wearing.

This model blocks the noise while sleeping, while working in garage, gas station or sound station, etc. The earmuffs in this model also blocks other noises which I have mentioned below in different styles.

Just like other earmuffs, the earmuffs in this model is also made up of solid plastic material.

This model has 2 different styled earmuffs:

1. Helmet attachable - The helmet attachable part is lightweight, you can attach and detach the ear defenders from safety helmets. This style has noise reduction rating of 20 DB. This style is ideal for those who requires helmet and earmuffs while cutting steel, operating chainsaw, jigsaw tool, lawn mowing, etc. The earmuffs in this model blocks the sound from the above tools.

3M Optime 98 helmet mounted ear defenders

2. Over the head - In this style, the earmuffs are attached with stainless steel string and hard plastic made headband. The headband is adjustable to provide comfort and efficiency while wearing. This style has NRR rating of 25 Db. This style is best suitable for those who are working in construction area, tools shop, gun shop and shooting range. Also, if you're living near construction area, this helmet can block the noise coming from construction area.

3M 98 helmet mounted ear defenders

1. 3M X-Series Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders

3M X-series ear defenders are the newest edition of earmuffs by 3M. The black and yellow colored earmuffs are made with foam to provide comfort to ears while wearing. The earmuffs has replaceable ear cushions, you can replace it once it gets dirty after a while. The ear defenders in this model are better than other ear defenders in the list.

The earmuffs are designed in such a way that it protects your ears from large to low noise. This style has noise reduction rating of 24 Db. 

This style is best suitable for workers who are working in construction area, heavy machinery industries, brass cutting industries, tools manufacturing industry, etc.

The 3M X-series has only one style i.e. helmet attachable. The ear defenders in this model fits most of the hard hats and helmets.

The reason I chose the 3M X-series X2P3E  as the best helmet mounted ear defenders is because each and every part of this model is made with tough and long lasting materials, this model is lightweight, comfortable and durable while wearing which provides overall safety to your ears.

3M X-series helmet mounted ear defenders
3M X-series helmet mounted ear defenders

All the helmet mounted ear defenders in the above list is available on Amazon.com

Ramesh

Ramesh Patel is the editor at clickcheckandprotect.org who is a tools enthusiast and love to share his reviews of the best tools available in the market. He is blogger and designer by profession.

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