ISOtunes PRO Aware Review – Home Decor Online Tips

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Tool: PRO Aware Buy now

Producer: ISOtunes

MSRP: $ 129.99

Every so often a new product arrives that really changes the rules of the game in the workshop, and the new ISOtunes PRO Aware headphones are one such tool. Many of you are now familiar with the ISOtunes family of OSHA-compliant hearing protectors with music streaming capabilities. What sets PRO Aware (and its sibling LINK Aware) apart is the new Aware situational awareness technology. Basically, the headphones come with a built-in microphone that allows the user to hear what is happening around them while simultaneously filtering out noise that is louder than 85dB. Once a loud sound is detected, such as a power-up miter saw, the headphones will deactivate the Aware function in less than two milliseconds to avoid hearing damage. After a short time, the Aware function reactivates so that you can continue to feel the world around you.

A visual demonstration of conscious technology in action.

Even though I’ve been using PRO Aware for a week, I can’t imagine going back to standard hearing protection for an extended period of time. Being able to have a normal workshop conversation has always been a game of turning on / off hearing protection and good luck hearing your spouse calling you for dinner if you had them. However, the uses go beyond just the shop – the PRO Aware would be perfect for jogging, biking, or any other activity where standard headphones would be potentially dangerous. If I had one complaint it would be that the headphones use a USB-C type charger, when most phones and other technologies have switched to micro USB.

The in-ear volume of the Aware technology is adjustable and ISOtunes recommends disabling the Aware function if the environment is consistently above 85 dB.

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