|Product Dimensions||10.06 x 17.86 x 21.49 cm; 385.55 Grams|
|Item Model Number||90542-3DC|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Size||Wireless & AM/FM|
|Style||3M Worktunes Wireless Hearing Protector|
|Power Source||Hand Powered|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||5|
|Included Components||Work Tuner Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth|
|Item Weight||386 g|
3M WorkTunes Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology 90542-3DC
|Price:||+ $15.14 Delivery|
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|Item weight||0.85 Pounds|
About this item
- Safe Volume control technology allows for increased Volume, yet corrects to maintain safe levels over an 8-hour work Day
- Audio assist technology provides setup and operational guidance without having to Remove the headset
- Am/FM digital Radio with enhanced Radio performance for clearer sound quality, saves up to 50 stations
- Requires two 1.5 AA batteries (not included)
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The 3M WorkTunes Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology helps you protect your hearing while enjoying your favourite music, podcast, audio book or radio station. Equipped with Bluetooth Technology, these protective headphones allow you to stream the entertainment of your choice from your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, while Safe Volume Control Technology self-adjusts to ensure you're listening at a safe volume level throughout your work day. The Audio Assist function alerts you to the radio station you're on and helps you pre-set your favourite channels without having to take off your headphones. All the controls are on the headsetso there's no need to be tethered by a cord. The plush ear cushions are designed with comfort in mind, and the flexible headband with ventilation improves comfort when worn with a hat. Get the best of both worlds, hearing protection plus great-sounding entertainment with 3M WorkTunes Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology.
From the manufacturer
Cut the cord with hearing protection that seamlessly streams your favourite entertainment from any Bluetooth wireless technology enabled device. Introducing the 3M WorkTunes Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology. Featuring Safe Volume Control Technology, a redesigned headband and enhanced radio performance, it’s the brand you trust now completely cordless. Who says you can’t have fun while getting the job done.
Features & Benefits
- Bluetooth Wireless Technology
- Safe Volume Control Technology
- Audio Assist Technology
- Rotary Tuning Dial
- AM/FM Digital Radio
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Sad they do not sell these in Australia, they would sell lot hotcakes if they did because so many people are stuck with the limited supply at Bunnings and they are no where near as good as these 3M WorkTunes!!
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These are soooo much better in design and radio reception than my old (7 yrs?) ION tough sounds that I used for yard maintenance and in the shop.
Has removable section in the middle of the headband to accommodate the button on top of most ball caps. The Ion always left a sore there after extended wearing.
Better more flexible ear pads and better overall design and build quality compared to my Ion.
Super radio reception even better than my stereo receiver. I cannot stress this enough a I live in an area of poor radio and TV reception.
Uses cheap AA batteries (not leaky and costly AAA nor a proprietary built in rechargeable)
Batteries are instantly replaceable (assuming you have a pair of spares) and don’t require charging.
Rechargeable option (proprietary I assume but it is replaceable)
Cheaper than my Ion tough sounds (when new) and their current tough sounds 2 version
Rechargeable battery is extra
No digital display
Voice is sometimes hard to understand (low tone and sped up?) the voice describes everything (station, functions etc.) as there is no display.
Has a whip antenna like my tough sounds but the tough sounds 2 does not have an external antenna.
Overall I am immensely satisfied that I bought these. I have extensively used Peltor (3M) tactical hearing protection at work and similarly this product does not disappoint.
You will eventually need replacement ear pads, mine lasted a year or so with heavy use. I looked here and at 3M's site for replacement ear pads but could not find the part number so I called 3M 1-888-364-3577 and was offered complimentary replacements free of charge shipped to my door. I asked for the part number assuming next time I would be on my own but was told 3M does not sell them however they will always send replacement ear pads free of charge. Works for me. Poke your finger in through the inside hole of the earpad, get your finger behind the black plastic ring, and gently snap it out. The earpad is attached to the black plastic ring and it snaps on and off.
Great service from 3M and worktunes are a decent product imo that gets the job done but needs some improvement from the bluetooth side of things which is how I use these.
I frequently work with loud tools and equipment such as circ saws, miter saws, chainsaws, lawn equipment, table saw, too many more to list. I listen to podcasts while I work so my worktunes are always connected to my phone via bluetooth. The hearing protection is outstanding and I can go full throttle with my husqvarna 350 while listening to whatever provided the volume output from my phone is 100% which I then adjust the volume from there on the worktunes, and the worktunes are adjusted properly so that the earpads are sealing flat to your head over your ears.
Worktunes are far better than earbuds for listening to what you want to hear over a loud tool, but if you use bluetooth from your phone earbuds with a mic make it far easier to make and receive phone calls. There is no mic on these 3M worktunes. Get a phone call while your worktunes are connected to your phone via bluetooth and things get tricky, it's a pita and best to avoid trying to answer. Here's what happens: the worktunes go silent, you have to grab your phone to see who it is and if you answer it you listen through the worktunes and speak into the phone, if you hit speakerphone accidentally or the other person can't hear you then you're ripping the worktunes off your head. My earbuds that have a mic can answer and end a call with the push of a button on them, beforehand the phone number is called out so I can decide whether or not to answer, it's dead simple and it could be that way for these worktunes if they had a mic, the worktunes already have plenty of butttons. Too many and in the wrong places.
Whoever decided to place the power/volume/go back to beginning button where it sits on the left side front needs to spend a few days with the people this product was designed for. The name of the product is WORKtunes which in itself implies the user will be working with something that is loud and presumably heavy. Those of us that have rough hands know all too well that weilding heavy objects leads to profuse sweating and we sometimes turn our heads and wipe the sweat from our brow on our shirt sleeve. I accidentally hit that button that sticks out a mile at least a few times a day and it resets whatever I'm listening to to the beginning of the track. If I don't accidentally press that button something I'm working around will. I rarely hit my head at work but these monsters seem to make your head twice as big, you might even be tempted to fly a helicopter with these on.
I use rechargeable batteries and reliably get at least a full day, usually 2-3 days of use.
If the bluetooth fails to connect even after it's paired or you walk out of range and lose connection things can sometimes get squirrely to reconnect. It gets frustrating but the procedure that always works done in this order: is to turn off the work tunes, turn off your phone, turn phone back on make sure bluetooth is on, then turn on the worktunes and it should connect itself but you may have to go into bluetooth settings on your phone and manually connect to worktunes.
All that said learning the quirks of using these has been worth it to me. I reach for them when it's time to do some busy work with loud tools, definitely for the hearing protection. I like the fact these 3M worktunes have user replaceable batteries, that 3M sends out replacement earpads free of charge, and that I can connect to my phone through bluetooth for wireless convenience.
You pays your money and you takes your choice.
Why in the .. why would you ruin these headphones by adding in a volume limit like this?
At least give me the option to crank it up when the right song is on, or when I definitely don't want to hear a grinder or saw through the protection at roughly the same level as I do the song that I wish I was hearing louder.
Sigh.. Guess I'll add some bluetooth headphones to my other hearing protection.
The radio tunes well enough. The buttons are too hard to hit with hefty gloves on, and I hit them all the time on accident because they are large.
EDIT/UPDATE . April 3 2018 My Worktunes Bluetooth stopped working. AM and FM worked fine, the announcer stated that it had switched to BT but it wouldn't pair or play. None of my devices could see the Worktunes either. I emailed their customer support and with a few questions, they sent me a shipping label, I mailed off my headset and was told they'd either repair or replace them since I was inside the warranty period. I got a notice that they sent out a new pair for me! No charge even for shipping. 3M customer service made a very disappointing situation into an EXCELLENT one. I love my headset and I am now a big fan of 3M's customer service as well.
EDIT 2. March 2021.
STILL FANTASTIC. These are quite a bit worse for wear now. Thankfully the pads are all replaceable as they finally wore out. But the important parts are still working great. No troubles with BT or radio, good battery life, solid sound, and great dampening. They’ve been left out in the rain and sun way too many times and they live in an unconditioned detached garage so they’ve dealt with cold and heat and I still use them regularly. Fantastic investment.
First off - it's not loud enough. They say it's hearing protection - but the volume is VERY low on this headset.
Next up - radio reception - it's TERRIBLE. I can barely pickup radio stations. It's worse than my alarm clock, and I didnt think that was possible!
But I didn't buy it for the FM and AM Radio, I bought it for bluetooth. So I can play my music through my phone.
I tested with an iPhone 8 and a Galaxy 9.
BOTH of these phones work great with the other bluetooth devices I have. headphones and speakers.
But this headset was constantly crackling and breaking up and having issues with music playback. It was terrible.
Lastly is the fit. The adjustment mechanism for the ear cups is terrible. It's VERY hard to adjust them and get a good fit.
Overall - this is a very poorly thought out product with very low quality electronics inside.
STAY AWAY from this!!!