These Got Ears?® Brand Challenger Custom Molded High-Performance Isolation Earphones are our top recommendation for anyone who wants to wear earphones while sleeping, while wearing a motorcycle helmet or during vigorous physical exercise. You can even swim with these earphones in place! Got Ears?® Challenger earphones work with smart phones, ipods, motorcycle comm systems, as listen only or you can choose to add the in-line mic and use your Challengers to talk on the phone. (Please note: the in-line mic is not available for the RH model.) They also work with all portable music players equipped with a standard 3.5mm plug, providing powerful bass and crisp, clear music across the audible spectrum, with 25+ dB of isolation that lets you escape into a world of your own music.
Review from 2WF.com: "I have worn them on a few 500+ mile days (all interstate riding too) and it isn't until after 8 hours of wearing them that my ears get a little sore. I have sensitive ears and even the foam plugs bother me after a few hours. Having the ability to listen to tunes while droning along the interstate is priceless (insert your own credit card commercial here). One of the nicest things is that since the speakers sit embedded into the polymer and the sound is fed directly into your ear, I tend to keep the volume lower than with regular earphones. This saves my ears from too many decibels while still allowing me to listen to something other than my own thoughts..."
Advanced Design: The custom molded silicone earpieces fully enclose top quality industry standard Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers, so only a wire exits the ear cavity. The only outlet is the sound port delivering high quality sound directly into your ear canal. The drivers are so well sealed inside the earpieces, and the custom molded earpieces seal your ears so well that you can even swim with your Got Ears?® Challengers in place! As a result, your Challengers will serve you well whether you use them in the comfort of your living room, while commuting to and from work, riding your motorcycle, flying on noisy airplanes or during vigorous exercise in a full sweat.
Smart, Twisted Wires: Got Ears?® Challenger earphones feature an advanced wire design with a thin but very strong twisted pair upper wire that is flexible enough to comfortably route the wires over the ear or down from the ear. The thin, flexible upper wires greatly reduce micro-phonic transmission of unwanted noise into the earpieces making Challengers ideal for even the most active user. A tensioning slider lets you snug the wires up behind your head for a neat look and secure fit even during robust physical exercise. The double insulated lower wire with a molded strain-relief 90 degree plug provides extra durability and strength that will stand up to even the most challenging environments. The wires are available only in black and are not user-replaceable. (If you should break a wire, repairs generally run from $25 to $50, depending on what is wrong. We have customers with Challengers over 5 years old that are still going strong.)
Audiophile-Quality Sound: Only the most discerning audiophile or professional musician will find anything lacking in these great earphones,
and even they will not find much to complain about! For even better sound, we offer the option of adding a second driver to each earpiece, converting your single driver Challengers to dual driver earphones.
Quality Craftsmanship: Beginning with your ear impressions, professional lab techs fabricate your personal set of Challengers using heat cured silicone for maximum comfort and durability. The wires are attached to the drivers and then wrapped all the way around the drivers to improve wire tug resistance.
Style! Got Ears?® Challengers let you express your personal sense of style by choosing from 11 different colors, swirling 2-3 colors together, adding sparkles, and/or adding glow-in-the-dark enhancements.
Situational Awareness: For those who need to be able to hear warning sounds and carry on conversations while wearing your Challengers, we recommend adding the Hock's Noise Braker acoustic filter to your Challenger earphones. With the Hocks acoustic filters installed, the attenuation is reduced to an NRR of 19-21 dB (which provides noise protection up to 106 dB) while letting you carry on a face to face conversation (if you turn down your music volume, that is...) Hocks acoustic filters provide variable noise reduction that lets you clearly hear voices and other low level sounds, but increases in attenuation as the volume of noise increases, providing automatically increasing noise protection as you need it.
Warranty: Got Ears?® Challengers are backed by a 90 day fit guarantee and a 6
month manufacturer's warranty.
Choosing a Challenger Model
Got Ears?® Challenger full custom molded isolation earphones
are available in four models:
Got Ears?® Challenger Model M (for maximum) features custom molded earpieces that fill your outer ear, and extend well into the canal, thereby offering the best noise attenuation, and making these Challengers an excellent choice for workplaces or anywhere you want the maximum in noise protection (NRR 28) Comes with 52" fixed cord with 90 degree stereo plug.
Got Ears?® Challenger Model S (for sleep) is designed to emphasize comfort, and features a "shelled out" earpiece with a thinner more flexible concave outer earpiece and medium canal for greater comfort during sleep or under a motorcycle helmet. Noise attenuation is estimated at 20-25 dB. Comes with 52" fixed cord with 90 degree stereo plug.
Got Ears?® Challenger Model RH (for racing harness) is designed to meet the specific requirements of race car drivers for a racing communications headset. The RH Model Challenger features full ear custom molds for maximum attenuation, 18" cords that are just the right length to reach the plug on the cockpit dashboard, and a straight 3.5mm mono plug.
Got Ears?® Challenger Model MH (for motorcycle helmet) is designed to conveniently attach to a helmet mounted motorcycle comm unit. The MH Model Challenger features a shelled out earpieces that fit comfortably under a helmet, a 19" cord with a straight 3.5mm standard stereo plug. Noise attenuation is estimated at 20-25 dB so you can still hear road sounds.
CAUTION: At 25+ dB of isolation, operating a vehicle or machinery can be dangerous because of the difficulty of hearing audio warning signals and alarms, especially while listening to music, which makes these sounds more difficult to hear. We encourage you to test your ability to hear warning signals and alarms before operating a vehicle or machinery, and do not wear this device if find that you cannot adequately hear.
Need Single-Ear Challengers? Single ear mono version also available. Please contact us for information.
Got Ears?® Challenger Specifications
Got Ears?® Challenger Earphone Specifications
Sensitivity at 1
98 dB SPL per 1 MV Input with Single Drivers, and 119 dB with Dual Drivers.
50 Ohms with Single Drivers, and 20 Ohms with Dual Drivers.
3 V RMS
Less than 1 Ounce plus Ear Molds
4' with 3.5 mm Standard 90
Mini Plug, or as specified in the model description.
Got Ears?® Challenger Universal Fit Isolation Earphones let you try out our top-notch Challenger earphones before you take the plunge and go for the full-custom fit. Audiophile-quality sound, sturdy wires, and your choice of single or dual drivers. Upgrade to custom later.
Got Ears?® Brand Wireless Bluetooth Challenger Custom Molded High-Performance Isolation Earphones are our top recommendation for anyone who wants to wear earphones while sleeping, while wearing a motorcycle helmet or during vigorous physical exercise. Wireless Bluetooth design is ideal for active lifestyles.
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