Sensear Smart Headsets & Earplug Reviews

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In a high-noise work environment e.g. a construction site or an airport with overwhelmingly loud equipment, communication is limited down to hand signals a majority of the time.  This increases the amount of time it takes to get work finished while trying to figure out what’s being said. It’s also unsafe when directing someone with machinery…they could possibly misunderstand the signal.  Now that Sensear headsets have come into these places, the whole vibe has changed.

The employees are able to hear everything their coworkers say clearly without skipping a beat. This is whether they’re out in the field or operating loud equipment.  Too, those with hearing impairments who wear aids are able to have normal conversations without difficulty while wearing Sensear ear muffs.

There is no fear that something will come up behind you without you knowing. You can hear all of the regular movements giving you great awareness of your surroundings. All the while, none of the obnoxious sounds are coming through.

These headsets cover the ever-growing  issue of safety on the job with protecting the workers’ hearing, improved communication and situational awareness.  

Sensear SM1X Headset

Sensear SM1X

The Sensear SM1X smartmuff has been upgraded. It has an NRR25 db.

The Sensear products all have the same basic footprint with various individual small nuances making them each unique in their own way. This version offers a standard unit which is yellow or an orange unit which will allow Bluetooth capability on your cell.  With the Bluetooth you are protected from sound up to 110 db. This particular headset has been made to hold its own in rough conditions, highly durable. It is not heavy and not known to bring discomfort to the wearer.

Pros:

  • Able to speak in normal tones and maintain conversations in high-noise areas directly one on one, through the radio or even on the cell without having to remove a muff.
  • Protects you from all the obnoxious sounds that affect hearing.
  • Provide awareness to your surroundings.
  • Gives you over half a day of continued speaking.
  • You can talk with other Sensear headsets under a hundred yards away.
  • It has a mic that can cancel up to 110 db of sound.

Cons:

  • This headset hasn’t the highest NRR rating.
  • The Bluetooth is a separate unit and it doesn’t allow for audio.

Sensear SM1P

Sensear SM1P

This Sensear earmuff has an NRR27 db.  It protects your ears with noises being made up to 112 db.  This headset is built with an eight-channel radio in that you can program. Bluetooth has been improved to where you can now access audio.  The batteries have a life up to a full day and recharging only takes about eight hours.

Pros:

  • Has a high NRR rating.
  • Radio.
  • Advanced Bluetooth.
  • Clears noise as loud as 112 db.
  • Battery life is long.
  • Includes all the same remaining protections and other advantages as the SM1X pros.

Cons:

  • It was difficult through research to find cons for this muff. This is almost like the Rolls Royce of headsets. The thing is when you’re on the jobsite where safety, concentration and communication are imperative, do you really want to add noise by putting music in your ears. What will that do to make you aware of what’s going on around you?

Sensear SM1R

Sensear SM1R

This set has an NRR25 db. The unique quality of this headset is there are no batteries. The source of power comes from the radio.  This makes it lighter and it’s comfortable to carry around. Thoughts, though, might be that the wire would be cumbersome or in some way limiting.  

Pros:

  • No batteries to worry about dying during the work day or needing to be recharged.
  • The basic features that are offered by the SM1X and the SM1P are also repeated in this Sensear product.
  • It offers a good NRR rating at 27.

Cons:

  • This set is powered by the radio. The fact that it’s wired may make it a burden to deal with on the job site.
  • It doesn’t have the bells and whistles of the SM1P but it provides the important health and safety requirements that a job necessitates.

Sensear SM1B Headsets

Sensear SM1B

These muffs also offer NRR27 db. These are different in that, as they come, only provide effective one-on-one direct communication. They will allow for two-way via the radio with a cable, sold separately, that needs to be plugged into an external radio that you already have.  After you plug it in, then your hands will be free, and you can proceed to work and talk. The two-way is limited, though, by how far your radio range will go.

Pros:

  • Again, the basic footprint of all of the Sensear earmuffs are the same and that’s a definite pro for this pair.

Cons:

  • This set doesn’t allow for as many communication options as any of the previous models. It basically comes with the ability to speak directly to someone.
  • The radio option is available. The cable is sold separately and you’re limited by how much range your radio allows.

Sensear SP1 Smart Earplugs

Sensear SP1 Electrical Earplugs

The foam tips for these earbuds offer NRR31 db and the silicone tips offer NRR25 db.  These were put in because they’re Sensear and just as a comparison between the sets and buds.  They offer, as mentioned, foam tips and silicone tips. In order to get good placement so there’s good noise blockage, pull your ear up and back and then push into the ear canal. The tips should be barely visible. They are wired.  You would wear them as if you would a music device, carry it in your pocket with the wires tucked behind your head into the back of your shirt. This way they’re not a safety hazard.

Pros:

  • They offer great NRR rating.
  • They do block out the loud, continuous sounds.

Cons:

  • If you want to have a conversation with someone, it’s recommended that you lean towards them to understand more clearly and hear them better.
  • It can happen in high noise areas that you lose audio, and it’s suggested that you go to a quieter area.
  • Not all the same basic benefits of the headsets, but they do five good noise reduction.

Sensear Headsets Review

Sensear offers a special technology to their products called Speech Enhancement Noise Suppressor or SENS which is basically what it says it is. This technology takes the voice or the important surrounding noises and amplifies those while it suppresses or pushes away the horribly mind-blowing, ear damaging noises.  

These muffs provide safety to the eardrum. They provide safety on the job site by allowing you to be able to hear when something or someone comes up behind you. They allow us to communicate effectively and prevent dangerous miscommunication via hand signals.  You can make phone calls or speak to someone on the radio without having to leave your place in the field or your work station.

Because of the safety and communication features on these headsets and the benefits they give to the workers wearing them, productivity can thrive. The time it takes to do things can be shortened. Safety accidents, injuries or worse are decreased.  

Protecting the hearing and the safety concerns at work is no longer an option, it’s a requirement.

Top Rated Model - Sensear SM1X

There were a list of Sensear products for you to take a peek at on this list. All really good in their own right for their own audience. One of them kind of did stand out a little bit in the crowd.

It seems  like the SM1X was the go-to for the hard-working person. This headset didn’t offer any wires to have to deal with. No extra parts to buy or extra steps to take in order to do the day-to day functions of the job.

The muffs provided perfect blockage for those harmful sounds that would hurt the eardrums. They then allowed complete ease of communication in any given situation with a clear, concise ability to hear it without having to shout.

The SM1P was pretty awesome. The downfall to this set had to be the music radio. That was kind of a contradiction to the whole safety concept.  It’s not one of the advanced features that you could effectively use on a jobsite. It would more so be a hindrance.

The Sensear SP1 Electrical Earplugs are nice but not effective under harsh working conditions. They don’t allow proper communication to take place. There would need to be hand signals and that’s just not safe.

Conclusion

It’s really nice that a manufacturer has established a product that will give employees confidence to perform their duties. You’ll know your hearing won’t decline. You’re not going to be blind to your surroundings just because you’ve opted to protect your ears. You’ll be aware of everything around you. You’ll be able to communicate in any scenario without shouting via phone, radio or head on and not have to take them off.

It’s amazing what they can do for people now.  If only we knew then..

Josh Roberts

Josh spent many years of his life working in an industrial environment where hearing protection is paramount to workplace safety. Since then he has been on a mission to share how important taking care of your hearing is for living a great life.

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