CHOOSE YOUR HEADSET TYPE FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU. PLEASE SEE THE COMPATIBILITY LISTING BELOW TO ENSURE YOUR HEADSET IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE DIFFERENT ADAPTERS WE OFFER. THANK YOU.
Bottom line: these are upgraded gel ear pads that are the first with relief cuts for glasses to pass through without breaking the seal and causing headaches.
New 2019 design for our STANDARD model features a lip to slide under the clips of headsets like Impact Sport and a non-permanent, pressure-sensitive adhesive for a much more secure fit. All other pad models feature a snap-in adapter plate to perfectly fit their compatible headsets (see list below or abbreviated list on product images).
Best results with straight-style glasses arms,and our super-soft silicone gel produces an amazing seal with other types of glasses arms.
Our unique horseshoe-ring shaped double-hump front face and 1/4" inch of silicone gel provide significantly better softness and sealing vs. competitors' pads. Please check out the reviews page to read more about our pads' pillow-like comfort level.
When headset is lowered as much as possible, glasses temples arms can be dropped into relief cuts and will sit in a protected channel just abovetheear. Using the relief cuts is completely optional. Our gel pads also work like normal without glasses.
Use of super-premium acoustic memory foam and a closed head seal leads to impressively better sound deadening that is immediately noticeable to even the most casual user.
Designed by a Marine Corps combat veteran, made in the USA, and designed for use in any climate. Polyurethane outer skin is UV-resistant, waterproof, and much longer-lasting than vinyl used on cheap pads. These gel pads are tough. Plus, we warranty our pads for an entire year, regardless of what continent or climate you operated in.
This model is fully compatible with Howard Leight® headsets and many others. There is an outer lip on this pad that slips under the Howard Leight® headset retaining clips and provides a secondary method to secure the pads. These pads are much more secure than our original snap-in only version and cannot fall out due to the added, specially-engineered, pressure-sensitive adhesive backing. The adhesive is non-permanent and pads can be removed dozens of times without degrading the bonding strength. Please see our INSTALL page for more details. - This model is compatible with any headset that utilizes pads that are 4" tall x 3" wide and allow users to peel off / remove their original pads and apply new adhesive-backed pads. - 3M™ Peltor™ RangeGuard™ - 3M™ Peltor™ Sport Tactical 100 - 3M™ Peltor™ Sport Tactical 300 - 3M™ Peltor™ Sport Tactical 500 - Awesafe® GF01 - Caldwell® E-Max (standard and low-profile) - Howard Leight® Impact® Sport (including Bolt® version) - Howard Leight® Impact® Pro - Howard Leight® Leightning® - Howard Leight® Sync® - Howard Leight® Viking® - Mpow® Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs - Ops-Core® AMP® - NoiseBuster® PA4000, PA4100, PA4200 - Pro Ears® - multiple models compatible; customer must verify that their original pads can be peeled off and our 3 x 4" pads can be glued on - Radians® - multiple models compatible; customer must verify that their original pads can be peeled off and our 3 x 4" pads can be glued on - Winchester® Passive Folding Earmuffs / Low Pro Passive Folding Earmuffs
INVISIO® / SORDIN® / TCI® MODEL -- COMPATIBLE HEADSETS:
Invisio® T5™(please transfer o-ring from original pads onto our pads if applicable) - Sordin® Supreme™including all variants like Pro X (please transfer o-ring from original pads onto our pads if applicable) - TCI® Liberator™, DEHP™, HP™ (please transfer o-ring from original pads onto our pads if applicable)
The snap-in plate used on this model is an exact clone of the 3M™ HY79 + HY80 mounting plate. If your headset is not listed below but is still compatible with the HY79 or HY80, then it is guaranteed compatible with our model.
OUR PELTOR™ COMPATIBLE MOUNTING PLATE DOES NOT FIT RANGEGUARD™, SPORT TACTICAL™ 100 / SPORT TACTICAL™ 300 / SPORT TACTICAL™ 500. PLEASE PURCHASE OUR STANDARD PADS INSTEAD, PEEL OFF THE ORIGINAL PADS FROM THEIR PLASTIC MOUNTING PLATE, AND STICK OURS ON THE ORIGINAL MOUNTING PLATE.
- 3M™ Worktunes™ (both yellow and black model and black and gray Bluetooth® enabled model, though some new headsets may be slightly undersized and installation of our snap-in plate will be difficult to accomplish) - 3M™ Peltor™ ComTac™ II / III / XP / XPI - 3M™ Peltor™ ProTac™ - 3M™ Peltor™ Shotgunner™ - 3M™ Peltor™ Sound-Trap™ - 3M™ Peltor™ Sport™ - 3M™ Peltor™ SportTac™ - 3M™ Peltor™ SWAT-Tac™ II / III - 3M™ Peltor™ Tactical 6-S - 3M™ Peltor™ TacticalPro™ - 3M™ Peltor™ Tactical Sport™ - 3M™ Peltor™ Ultimate 10™ - Racing Electronics® Platinum Plus headsets
Walker's Game Ear® Razor™ Series (including SLIM and COMM BT and PATRIOT model but excluding COMPACT model) - Walker's Game Ear® Ultimate Power Muff (including Alpha and Quad version) - Walker's Game Ear® Ultimate Quad Connect - Walker's Game Ear® Ultimate Digital Quad Connect - Walker's Game Ear® Ultimate Digital Quad 4x4 - Walker's Game Ear® XCEL™
The Stretchable Flap Retainer on the rear of the gel pad is a universal fit and may need to be cut smaller by the end user in order to slip easily over the intended headset. This only requires a few minutes of time and a pair of hand scissors. Please visit the INSTALL page for more details. Also, please note that the included fabric-backed foam pieces are optional protective inserts to cover the speakers, as needed with certain headsets, and their installation procedure is covered in the video on the INSTALL page.
ASA® AirClassics™ HS-1A - Audio Technica® M30x / M40x / M50x - AvComm® AC-200 - Aviation Survival™ Evo™ - Bose® AE2® / AE2i® / AE2w® / QuietComfort® 2 / QuietComfort® 15 / QuietComfort® 25 / QuietComfort® 35 / SoundLink® (over-ear only) / SoundTrue® (over-ear only): the pads do not snap in like the factory models, but rather the stretchable flap retainer is pulled over the outside of the headphone and locks it into place (some trimming of retainer may be required, as stated above) - Bose® Aviation Headset X® / Aviation Headset A20® - Combat Vehicle Crewman helmet headset: inspect your headset, and if the original pads use a stretch retainer to lock into place, then these will work (some trimming of retainer may be required, as stated above) - David Clark Company® H10 series and 40523G-01 (similar to H7090) - Decibel Defense™ Professional Safety Ear Muffs™ - Equipped to Fly™ Alpha™ / Hawk™ / Eagle™ - Faro® G2 / G3 - FlightCom® 4DX / 4DLX / 5DX / VENTURE™ - Gentex® SPH-4®B and SPH-5® flight helmets - Heil Sound™ Pro 7 - Kingston® HyperX™ Cloud™ / Cloud II™ / Cloud Stinger™ / Alpha™ - KORE® KA-1 / P-1 - Koss® QZ-99 / R-80 / SB-45 / UR-29 / UR-40 - Mitchell & Johnson® GL1 / GL2 - Monoprice® 8323 - Mpow® 059 - Pilot USA® - no guaranteed compatible headsets, but our oval design may work (the cushion profile is 4 in / 102 mm long, 3 in / 77 mm wide, and 0.625 in / 15.875 mm thick; the inner opening is 1.75 in / 44 mm wide and 2.75 in / 70 mm long; the StretchBack mount has an inner opening of 1.95 in / 50 mm wide and 3.00 in / 76 mm long) - Pro Ears® - no guaranteed compatible headsets, but our oval design may work (the cushion profile is 4 in / 102 mm long, 3 in / 77 mm wide, and 0.625 in / 15.875 mm thick; the inner opening is 1.75 in / 44 mm wide and 2.75 in / 70 mm long; the StretchBack mount has an inner opening of 1.95 in / 50 mm wide and 3.00 in / 76 mm long) - Racing Electronics® Gemini™ / RE-58 / RE005 / RE016 / RE026 / RT006 / QT-3 - Rugged Air™ RA200 / RA454 / RA900 / RA950 - Sennheiser® HD280PRO - Shure® SRH 240 / 440 / 840 / 940 / 1540 /1840 - Sigtronics® S-20 / S-58 / S-AR - Sony® MDR-1A / MDR-7506 /MDR-CD900ST / MDR-RF895 / MDR-RF898 / MDR-RF985 / MDR-RF995 / MDR-RF6500 / MDR-V6 / MDR-V700 / MDR-V900 / MDR-ZX770BN - Takstar® HI 2050 / Pro80 - Telex® Echelon™ / Stratus™ - Turtle Beach® Earforce® XO One / XO Seven / Recon 30X Chat / Recon 50P / Recon 60P / Stealth 400 - Ultrasone® HFI-580 / 680 / 780
SightLines™ was launched on Kickstarter in November of 2017 and successfully brought to market through the generous pledges of hundreds of people from around the world. We want to thank them again for their support.
Headsets that use traditional ear pads rely on the softness of the pad to conform to the shape of the eyewear stems. However, whenever eyewear is inserted, even the softest pads unevenly distribute pressure around the ear, cause hot spots which then lead to headaches, and allow unwanted noise through the broken head seal.
Neal Brace, SightLines inventor and owner of Noisefighters, is a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran (OIF + OEF) who recognized this issue while at the shooting range. He identified that the problems caused by headsets and glasses interference were more than an annoyance: they were a significant hindrance to one's ability to concentrate on the task at hand. Instead of simply putting up with the problems listed above, he decided to solve them.
By adding a recessed channel, or relief cut, at the top of the pad for eyewear to slide along, the head seal can remain intact instead of being forced open when eyewear is inserted. SightLines is an extremely simple and inexpensive solution. Our headset pads replace your existing ones and install in seconds.
Eyewear no longer causes hot spots around the ears. In addition, the unique horseshoe ring design and use of silicone gel and memory foam softens the pad so much that compression is significantly reduced, pressure is better equalized across a larger surface area, and eyewear won't sit crookedly. It's like wearing pillows on your head. Our pads are also quite roomy, so ears won't feel cramped. You can wear them all day with or without eyewear, with no change in comfort. You won't ever want to wear normal ear pads again.
The only change you'll need to make when wearing a headset with SightLines is to first lower your headset as much as is comfortable, slide your eyewear above the pads, and then pull the arms down into the relief cuts. The arms will rest less than one pinky finger's thickness above the location where glasses normally rest, and it will feel completely natural for eyewear to sit at this location after just a few moments. These pads are fully compatible with prescription eyewear, including multifocal lenses.
Government testing has shown a 1-10dB decrease in sound deadening when eyewear breaks the head seal on traditional ear cushions. This is a serious safety issue as a 3 dB increase represents a doubling of sound intensity. We believe SightLines solves this completely by keeping the head seal closed when eyewear is inserted correctly.
A broken head seal permits significantly more noise into the headset, and this isn't just a hearing protection issue: it is extremely detrimental to proper monitoring of audio levels and radio traffic, which is important to pilots / soldiers and Marines / SWAT officers / etc. Again, we believe SightLines solves this completely by keeping the head seal closed when eyewear is inserted correctly into the relief channels.
MATERIALS & DURABILITY:
SightLines pads are manufactured with only premium components. They are designed to survive in nearly every environment on earth. As military veterans, we understand that gear dependability is crucial.
Internally, both silicone gel and sound-deadening memory foam provide the ultimate in softness. The silicone gel's flexibility is amazingly similar from -100F to +300F (-70C to 150C). The sound-deadening memory foam meets FAR 25.853 for U.S. aviation use.
Externally, an ultra-thin sheet of rugged polyurethane provides a supple outer skin. The polymer skin is resistant to UV rays, has antifungal properties, and does not absorb moisture and quickly degrade like cheaper materials.
Our product should last for several years of normal use instead of degrading quickly like faux leather or vinyl pads. Be sure to regularly clean the outer surface of our pads with soapy water as necessary but do not submerge.
ABOUT OUR COMPANY:
SightLines are made in the U.S.A. by a factory supplier with over 40 years of experience making ear pads. Noisefighters is a service-disabled veteran owned company and registered as NATO CAGE 85H74.
WARRANTY: SightLines™ ear pads are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from date of purchase. Any defects will be remedied without charge within a reasonable time after notification. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, nor intentional product abuse.
DOMESTIC (U.S.) RETURNS: We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you need to return products for a refund, refunds are typically issued within 30 days after parts are returned to us. Please contact us before returning any items.
INTERNATIONAL SALES & RETURNS: We fill out customs forms accurately and do not make exceptions. We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, though you will be responsible for return shipping. Please ensure headset compatibility before ordering. If you need to return products for a refund, refunds are typically issued within 30 days after parts are returned to us. Please contact us before returning any items.