Shooting Sports USA | New: Safariland Liberator HP 2.0 Hearing Protection
Safariland has recently been on the rise with new hearing protection products and the announcement of the new enhanced hearing protection headset Liberator HP 2.0 continues that trend. Liberator HP systems compress and reduce dangerous noise to safe levels in the headset without muting other ambient noise or audio. The Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) is 26 dB.
Safariland says of the Liberator HP 2.0 headset that it “offers unparalleled features, performance and convenience”.
The new Liberator HP 2.0 offers active noise suppression and the ability to simultaneously provide a full spectrum of ambient noise. This is critical to effective communication and situational awareness. In addition, the dual processor with multiple modes offers active noise reduction. The first hearing protection mode is the advanced mode, which blocks dangerous impulsive noise while enhancing nearby speech and audio. Next up is the motion mode which blocks all external noise. Finally, Clarity Mode blocks all external noise while enhancing the speech and audio nearby.
With attenuation of up to 29 dBa, the headset compresses harmful sound levels to approx. 82 dBa. Safariland also mentions that the Liberator HP 2.0 headset reduces sound levels by up to 33 dB. (Note: In the dBa system, the decibel values of sounds at low frequencies are reduced compared to unweighted dB, which are not corrected for the audio frequency.)
In addition, Liberator HP 2.0 headsets offer 360-degree ambient sound reproduction for accurate replication and localization of ambient noise. Two microphones and two speakers contribute to this. Voice isolation mode allows users to communicate face-to-face without an intercom.
There are three colors available: black with red buttons, and light brown and OD green. The last two have black buttons.
To power the Liberator HP 2.0 headset, users can choose between two AAA batteries and a single CR123 battery. Safariland calls this feature the dual fuel battery compartment. The published runtime is 160 to 300 hours, depending on the mode used. In addition, the firmware for the internal electronics can be updated.
To keep the headset securely on your head, Safariland’s adaptive headset suspension can be configured to be worn over the head, behind the head, or on the rail (the latter two options can be purchased separately).
The U.S.-designed and manufactured Safariland Liberator HP 2.0 headset starts at $ 299.99. Learn more at safariland.com.
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