Listening for the Right Protection!
I was looking at both recommendations in this post:
ELECTRONIC EAR MUFFS
Listen to conversations, keep an ear on machinery while protecting your hearing. Revolutionary technology blocks out only the sounds that exceed safety levels
Screens out noise over 85dB
Over 200 hours battery life on two AA batteries (sold separately)
Hands free operation
LED indicator light
Solid state circuitry
$19.99 [lined out]
Peltor H10A Professional Earmuff Hearing Protector (Noise Reduction Rating 30dB)
From the Manufacturer
Peltor's dual cup patented Twin Cup design minimizes resonance achieving maximum high and low frequency attuation. This patented design provides the highest noise reduction rating for an earmuff tested in an approved laboratory. The H10A provides effective, lightweight, comfortable protection. CSA Class AL
Because your hearing is often taken for granted and is permanently affected by loud machinery and noises at work and at home, we've added some great Peltor® products to protect your hearing. The Deluxe Personal Hearing Protector is inexpensive, comfortable and provides excellent attenuation at low and high frequencies. Noise reduction rating is 27 dB. The Twin Cup Design provides ultra-high attenuating hearing protection and has a noise reduction rating of 29 dB.
Being a novice, which is better, electronic or twin-cup? My hearing is very important to me, and I won't skimp here, but we're only talking in the neighborhood of $10-$20. Should I be looking at more expensive models, or will either of these fill the bill?
What about the muffs at the range, any good or typically crappy?