MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X Review

If caring for your hearing is your highest concern, then you’ll want to make a commitment to the safety and protection of your ears by investing in a pair of MSA ear muffs. 

The MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X Earmuffs come out on top for offering all the protection you require while allowing you to perform your job to the highest standard.  

For over a century, MSA hearing protection manufacturers have stood by their roots and continued to deliver their customers with high-quality and dependable products that are built with safety as their number one concern. 

Of course, for MSA, a company that labels themselves as ‘the safety company’ it’s of no surprise that they would first look to safety with every new product they put on the market. They are a leader in workplace safety and now, with Sordin, are manufacturing one of the top models for optimal protective hearing, the Sordin Supreme Pro X MSA tactical hearing protection.

Favored highly by on the ground military personnel, miners, heavy machinery workers, hunters, range shooters and a variety of other individuals. 

This pair of ear muffs is great for anyone working in environments which require a heightened awareness to the sound around, since they let you hear surrounding safe sounds, but compress harmful noise levels.

Also, along with offering greater sound awareness, them while offering safety hearing protection to loud noises can have it all in a pair of MSA Supreme Pro X Earmuff.

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MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X Review

Selecting Your MSA Sordin Ear Protection

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When you look at a product like the MSA Supreme Pro X, you already know that being backed by ‘the safety company’ you can trust the product for effectiveness in protecting your hearing. 

Now what about the other considerations one must make when selecting the best electronic earmuffs for them? Once your safety is covered you’ll want to breakdown the features of the product to look closer at the NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) and amplification, sound cancelling capabilities, quality, and additional bonus add ons.

As a user, if you plan on spending a few hundred dollars on the MSA Supreme Pro X, you would expect it to be of the highest quality and comfort, loaded with a variety of features and be simple enough to use. 

Thanks to MSA, what they’ve labeled as their top model for Sordin hearing protection, the Sordin hits every mark when it comes to the materials used in production, the fit and feel, and the added bonuses such as being waterproof. Thank to all the added features, this set of muffs is far more than a standard piece of hearing protection.

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Do you have specific questions relating to the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X? If so, check out the FAQ which you’ll find near the end of the product review.

At first glance, the camo headband of the Sordin Supreme Pro X, which also comes in black with green ear cups gives the impression that this pair of ear muffs is ideally suited for remote hunting missions.

The MSA Supreme Pro X is really a product that is built for all and shaped to suit right or left hand shooters for ease of mounting a rifle no matter which side you shoot on. Their slim design makes them a good option for hunting and shooting at the range.

Conforming to Mil-spec ratings, this speaks to the product’s versatility. Also, this means that although these ear muffs are good for simple use on the job, they can also be worn in harsh environments and under varied conditions.

The Application Specific Integrated Circuit is controlled by a micro-processor and offers a high performance combined with low consumption of current. The model itself guarantees a level of hearing protection that reproduces the natural and realistic sounds around.

The best feature of this Sordin headset, according to the manufacture and reviewers is the ability of the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X to compress noises down to a level of 82dB rather than completely cutting them off. 

With a NRR (noise reduction rating) of 18dB you’ll have maximum amplification, which will allow you higher awareness of your surroundings, thus keeping you sharp and ready for anything in an instant.

Main Design Features:

  • All moving parts & MSA Sordin Supreme X microphone is made of high quality steel 
  • The AUX input and battery compartment are fully waterproof.
  • The most important electrical hub, the circuit board, has also been lacquered so that it is waterproof as well.

Let’s not forget that these muffs also have an AUX input (3.5mm) which can be connected to a radio, mp3 or similar devices; the mono cable is included with purchase. They provide very good sound quality, and can be used to listen to music.

Simple to use, the 3 button keypad on these muffs control all active functions. An additional battery save option and low battery warning lets you control your battery consumption. The LED indicator light lets you know whether your device is on or off and an automatic shutoff will keep you from losing power.

As far as comfort is concerned, the headband to these protective hearing earmuffs is comfortably shaped and flexible while being adequately stable enough to stay securely on your head. The tension on the headband is ideal for keeping it perfectly positioned.

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FAQ:

Is MSA Sordin Supreme Pro-X protection actually better?

Yes! Let’s explain. Everything that the Pro X is, has been represented in the name. If you read any MSA Sordin Supreme Pro-X LED Reviews, or any other MSA Sordin Digital Supreme Pro X customer review, the majority of them acknowledge the superior quality of these muffs and praise MSA; here’s why.  

MSA is the company that acquired Sordin, along with their full line of hearing protection products in 2004. This model of Sordin is labeled Supreme for its active electronic ear-pro, which was made for extreme use in varied conditions. It also has an insanely good battery life.

By adding Pro X to the name, MSA Sordin is labeling the product as a top of line; what exactly does this mean? It refers to the quality and make (etc. Waterproof microphones, battery component and 3.55mm aux input), as well as most importantly the superior digital sound enhancement circuitry.

What are the main differences between the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X and the original Supreme Pro?

The original Supreme Pro is a more basic version of the Pro X which is great for entry level shooters. One main difference is that the Supreme Pro is not waterproof, only comes with a 1 year warranty and is designed with foam pads (no upgrade option to seals made of gel are available).

All in all, the Pro X is the outdoors model that is rugged enough and can be trusted to withstand more environmental conditions and situations.

Can the Supreme Pro X compress noise as well as the Premium Edition?

Yes! The only difference between the Premium Edition (Special Edition) and the Pro X is that the Premium Edition comes fitted with gel cups and is much more comfortable to wear for extended periods in comparison to the foam seals; MSA customer reviews confirm this!

MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X with LED Light

How much amplification do the Supreme Pro X Earmuffs have?

This particular model is able to amplify certain frequencies to give you a heightened awareness without the ambient sounds becoming annoying. To put things in perspective, at roughly 40 ft away you would be able to hear the voices from a conversation or a wild animal like a deer walking 150 ft from you.

If you have a lower budget, but are still looking for high quality electronic earmuffs, then check out our reviews of the Peltor Range Guard and Walker’s earmuffs.

Why are gel seals more comfortable than foam?

Gel made seals are superior for their design and material which offers a softer, more supple surface to place over your ears. They are more form fitting over your ear and in general provide the best comfort. Foam pads tend to wear down after extended use which is one main reason why they are not as durable as the gel cups.

What type of batteries does the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X take?

You will need to use 2 x AAA batteries and place them inside the battery compartment which is located on the side of the ear cups. The battery life will last you a long time (up to 600 hours). On average they have 300 hours of battery life, while the maximum is 600 hours of battery life depending on how much you use them.

Conclusion

After analyzing MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X Reviews we’ve come to the conclusion that the quality you get with these muffs are more than worth the priceAs with any electronic item on the market, there are always going to be some disadvantages; however, we were pressed to find few that were simply no more than slight annoyances. 

With all of its incredible features, the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X is definitely in a league of its own, one where it leaves much of the competition far in the dust.

From the intricate designed circuitry allowing maximum amplification while compressing the volume of dangerously loud noises, all the way to the durability features such as its waterproof capabilities and let’s not forget to mention the military grade materials its build from, the Supreme Pro X is without a doubt one of the top models on the market today.

5 thoughts on “MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X Review”

  1. I Supreme Pro 75302 keep switching off after a few minutes shooting, and the time is getting shorter. They are 4 years and haven’t had a lot od use What can I do to get it back to 4 hours?

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    • Hey David,

      Sorry to hear about your muffs losing power. If you have not already done so, I would suggest replacing the batteries if you can. If this does not help the connections in your muffs may be loose and malfunctioning.
      Always store your muffs in a dry space, any moisture can cause corrosion of the batteries or damage to internal parts. Hope that helps!

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    • Hey David,

      Sorry to hear your muffs aren’t working as intended. Perhaps the internal electronics are not working properly anymore. Some things you could check;

      1. Make sure the batteries are contacting properly in the pack.
      2. Check and see if there are any signs of corrosion in the battery housing.
      3. If being used for an extended period of time moisture can build up from sweat, remove the gel cups to ensure the muffs dry properly overnight, otherwise the excess moisture can damage the electronics.

      Although not a solution to your problem, these might help. If the electronics are faulty within the muffs, you may have to contact the retailer you purchased them from or grab a new pair if you no longer have warranty.

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  2. I really like the MSA Sordin Supreme Pro X ( Nov. 2019 ) The only thing holding me back is the poor NRR rating of 18. Is it possible to show how the rating system isn’t playing fairly as you mentioned in the video that gun fire db would equate to a rating between 25-30. Hearing protection is main objective, comfort and build is important but 2nd to hearing protection.

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