For over 20 years, Walker’s has been the pioneer and leader in hearing protection and enhancement technology. Now, the company takes another leap forward for hunters, shooters, and active lifestyle enthusiasts with the release of the new Disrupter electronic earbuds.
The Disrupter is designed to protect your hearing by cancelling dangerous-level noises, such as shots at the gun range or while target shooting. At the same time, the earbuds can be used to enhance desired environmental sounds or deliver superior audio originating from a cell phone, tablet, or other device through Bluetooth connectivity. This makes the Disrupter a completely comprehensive noise protection and a best-in-class sound enhancement solution for anyone with an active lifestyle — on the range, in the gym, or deep in the wilderness.
Four new technological integrations establish the Disrupter as the benchmark in earbud-style sound management:
Forward Focus Mode – Each earbud has two microphones that allow the user to emphasize sounds directly in front of them while minimizing peripheral noise. (Ideal when shooting steel at long ranges.)
360° Directional Sound – Four microphones (two per earbud) deliver true 360° directional audio, allowing users to better identify where a sound is coming from. (Ideal for hunters and those in industrial work environments.)
ANC Technology – The Disrupter earbuds employ ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) to reduce unwanted background noise, improving concentration and delivering a better listening experience.
Rapid Impulse Cancellation – New IC technology provides lightning-fast reaction time to harmful noise levels to ensure optimum hearing protection.
In addition, the Disrupter comes with five programmed ambient sound settings that allow the user to choose the best listening mode for the activity and environment. These include Universal, Clear Voice, Hi-Frequency Boost, Power Boost, and Custom.
Two styles of in-ear tips are included with the Disrupter earbuds. Three different sizes of noise-reducing foam ear tips allow for a custom fit and are intended for use when hearing protection is the goal. For general sound enhancement use, such as entertainment or communication, the included silicone in-ear tips can be used.
Operation of the Disrupter earbuds is done through the Walker’s Link 2.0 app. With this app, users can quickly change between the five programmed sound settings, adjust volume, monitor battery levels, and adjust the auto shut-off time via their mobile device or smart watch. The integrated Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) feature provides easy system updates.
The Disrupter earbuds come in a rugged USB charging case with the assorted ear tips. The battery charge lasts up to six hours when Bluetooth streaming or up to 11 hours when used in ambient mode. MSRP is $279.99.
For more information on the new Disrupter earbuds or to review Walker’s entire line of hearing protection and enhancement products, visit WalkersGameEar.com.