Decided to buy a nice set of ear protection. Should I pay the extra $30 and get the MSA over the Peltors? $250 is about the absolute max I am willing to go.
Compression over clipping is a must have.
I want GEL ears to seal better on eye pro so I am thinking if I get the Peltors and Gel Im at nearly the cost of the MSA.
I am willing to give up a little NRR for a slim profile that doesn't interfere as much with the butt stock. I do have an issue with that with my current Champion muffs. The Champions are good but big and clunky on my stock which does break the seal a bit. However, I usually always double up with foam ear plugs anyways. This makes communication really tough though.
I see people complaining that the MSA have super low NRR (18dB). However, NRR is freq. dependent, and from my reading the MSA NRR is actually more like 25dB give or take at firearm Hz freq. of the gunshot. That being said Im sure that the Peltors do in fact have a higher NRR at any given frequency due to the simple fact that the much larger cups allow for more sound foam.
What does the collective opinion say about this issue?