GSP•15 GunSport•PRO Electronic Earplugs

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GSP•15 GunSport•PRO Electronic Earplugs

Quick Overview

GSP•15 Electronic Earplugs are for gun sport enthusiasts who need protection from firearm blasts, but also need protection from loud continuous noise from vehicles, machinery or repeated gunfire from nearby shooters. Improves distance detection up to 5X.

$399.00

Availability: In stock

GSP•15 Electronic Earplugs are for gun sport enthusiasts who need protection from firearm blasts, but also need protection from loud continuous noise from vehicles, machinery or repeated gunfire from nearby shooters. Improves distance detection up to 5X.

GunSport•PRO electronic earplugs are designed for gun sport enthusiasts in the field or at the range where enhanced awareness, clear communication and blast protection are desired.

GSP•15 electronic earplugs allow natural hearing when no background noise is present and gradually protect from loud continuous noise from vehicles, machinery or gunfire from nearby shooters. At the flip of a switch sound is amplified, improving distance detection up to five times for enhanced awareness.

ACCU•Technology: GSP•15 electronic earplugs use Etymotic's ACCU•Technology with high-definitionbalanced-armature drivers, high-sensitivity microphones and proprietary wide-dynamic-rangecompression K•AMP® signal processing.

Designed for

  • Gun sport enthusiasts
  • Professional shooters
  • Guides and instructors
  • Hunters

Dual-Mode Switch

Automatic Hearing Protection + Blast Protection Mode

  • Allows natural hearing
  • Provides 15 dB of automatic hearing protection when noise exceeds safe levels
  • Protects from blasts

Hearing Enhancement + Blast Protection ModeGSP-15 Accessories

  • Amplifies up to 5X
  • Protects from blasts

In The Box

  • 1 pair electronic earplugs
  • Assortment of ACCU•Fit eartips
  • Durable neck cord
  • Filter tool and ACCU•Filters
  • Cleaning tool
  • Batteries (#10)
  • Protective case
  • User manual

Downloads

Instructions For Use

ON/OFF

GSP•15 earplugs turn on and off by opening and closing the battery door.
Note: It is not necessary to remove the battery as long as the door is open wide enough to disable the circuit.

HD-15 Diagram

Dual-Mode Switch

LO position

  • Allows natural hearing until noise exceeds safe levels
  • Automatic high-fidelity 15-dB sound reduction for continuous loud noise
  • Maximum protection from blasts

GSP Switch Up 
        (switch toward device)
 

HI position

  • Amplifies soft sounds and conversational speech
  • Maximum protection from blasts

GSP Switch Down 
        (switch away from device)

Insertion

Important: Sound quality and noise isolation depend on a good eartip seal.

  • Carefully insert the earplug while pulling up and out on the back of the ear.
  • Twist and push gently until the eartip seals in the ear canal.
  • 3-flange eartip: Moistening eases insertion.
  • Foam eartip: Roll down or compress foam eartip before inserting. Hold the eartip in place for about 5 seconds while the foam expands to create a tight seal in the ear canal.
  • Glider eartip: Simply push into ear canal.

Removal

Remove the device with a slow twisting motion. Open jaw slightly to equalize pressure, because suction can occur when the eartip is removed.

Care

  • Do not expose to extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid dropping and strong impact.
  • Leave eartip on the earplug for shock protection.
  • Clean or replace eartips prior to use by others.

Cleaning and Replacing Eartips

Over time eartips may lose their elasticity. For best performance and retention, replace 3-flange eartips every 3-6 months. Replace foam and glider eartips regularly.

To clean the 3-flange eartips:

  • Remove the eartip from the earplug.
  • Clean with water and mild soap.
  • Dry the eartip before placing it back on the earplug.

Changing the Filter

The earpiece in the GSP•15 earplugs have a special filter that smoothes the frequency response and prevents earwax from entering the earphone. The filter is located at the end of the earplug and is visible when the eartip is removed. Change the filter if loudness decreases or the sound quality declines.

Note: Filters are not reusable.

Removal

Note: Use the tool to remove the filter.
1. Remove eartip. 2. Insert tool into the filter. 3. Remove filter and discard.

Replacement

Note: Do not use the tool to replace the filter.
4. Insert a new filter. 5. Press gently against a hard
    surface to secure it in place.
6. Re-attach eartip.

Technical Specs

Technical Specifications
GSP•15 Switch: LO
GSP-15 Diagram LO
GSP•15 Switch: HI
GSP-15 Diagram HI

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the GunSport PRO different from other Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs)?

There are two types of hearing protection devices: passive and active. Passive HPDs, such as earmuffs and foam earplugs, offer users adequate protection, but greatly reduce their sound detection and localization capabilities. As detection and localization are the two key attributes to auditory situational awareness, many hunters choose not to wear passive hearing protection.

Unlike their passive counterparts, the GSP-15 are active hearing protection/enhancement devices (HPEDs). This means that they use electronic circuitry to restore the situational awareness that is generally lost by the obstruction of the ear canal. In comparison to other active HPEDs, the GSPs provide the best sound detection and localization capabilities on the market, often at a fraction of the price. As an added benefit, a switch is provided to allow users to toggle between natural and 5X enhanced hearing, as the user deems necessary.

What is "adaptive attenuation"?

In acoustics, to attenuate sound means to reduce it. Think of ‘adaptive’ as being able to change with the environment. The GSP-15 earplugs contain circuitry that automatically changes as sound levels change. When sound levels are safe, hearing is natural, as if nothing is in the ears. In the LO switch position, as the sound pressure level (SPL) increases, the circuitry gradually changes from natural hearing to 15-dB attenuation to protect from continuous loud noises. Once the input SPL reaches about 120 dB, the attenuation gradually increases to the maximum blast protection of between 35-dB and 40-dB.

Why is there no on/off switch?

Both GunSport Pro models use standard #10 hearing aid batteries. Because these batteries begin losing their charge as soon as their tab is removed, and cannot be turned off to save energy, there is no on/off switch. After all, why include one more thing to break?

How long do batteries last?

Battery life:#10 hearing aid batteries tend to last about 10 Days after the tab is removed.

  • Do not remove the battery tabs until ready to use GSP earplugs, because zinc air batteries may self-discharge in about 4 weeks whether they are used or not. Discharge rate varies with temperature and humidity.
  • After a tab is removed, it may take a few seconds for air to enter the vent holes and activate the battery.
  • It is sometimes possible to prolong the life of the battery by placing the tab back over the air holes, but results vary.

Recommendation: Always carry spare batteries.

Where can I find batteries?

Each device uses one #10 battery, a very commonly used hearing aid battery. #10 batteries are easy to find in pharmacies, super centers or RadioShack.

Is the battery life affected by the mode (LO or HI)?

No, the mode being used does not affect battery life.

Will the GunSport PRO still provide protection when the batteries run out?

Yes. When the batteries run out, the GunSport Pro becomes a passive HPD. It does not offer any enhancement of situational awareness, but will still provide full protection from both impulse and steady-state noises.

What are the best eartips to use with the GunSport PRO?

Ears come in different shapes and sizes. To obtain optimal sound quality and noise isolation, eartips must be properly sealed in the ear canal. GSP-15 are packaged with 5 pairs of eartips. We recommend experimenting to see which eartips provides the most comfortable and effective seal for you.

What are filters, and what are they used for?

GunSport Pro electronic earplugs are equipped with special filters that enhance sound quality and prevent ear wax and other agents from entering the receivers. If a filter becomes clogged, and sounds are no longer audible, it should be replaced. The frequency and need to change filters varies widely among users.

Do I need custom molds for the GunSport Pro?

GunSport Pro earplugs come with a large supply of ready-fit eartips. Additional sizes are available as accessories. Customization is an option, but in general it is not difficult to obtain a comfortable seal with the eartips provided.

Where can I order replacement eartips, filters and other accessories?

Purchase eartips, filters and other accessories online or call Customer Service toll free at 888-389-6684.

What does NRR mean?

The US Environmental Protection Agency requires manufacturers to print a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) on all non-custom earplugs. The formula used to determine NRR includes an adjustment for individual variability and for those persons who do not wear hearing protection as instructed. NRR is computed from laboratory data that are usually not representative of the values attained in the real world by actual users. In the case of Etymotic electronic earplugs, the rating does not accurately represent the maximum sound reduction provided.

Will I hear distortion in the GunSport Pro when a firearm is discharged?

Peak sound pressure levels above 120 dB are simply reduced to safe levels by the output limitation of the circuit. Because these bursts are so short – on the order of a few milliseconds – the transients are safe. Since this reduction is essentially instantaneous, the users’ hearing is completely protected from intense transients. The nearly instantaneous recovery time of the circuit ensures that there is no loss of fidelity. All the while, ongoing sounds are natural, so you are never “off the air.”

What makes the GunSport Pro earplugs high fidelity?

The GunSport Pro earplugs contain high-definition transducers, balanced-armature drivers and high-sensitivity microphones. The bandwidth (40 Hz – 16 kHz) is unprecedented, and the sound quality exceeds that of all known electronic earplugs and modern digital hearing aid devices.

What is that funny ticking, or motorboating sound I hear in my GSP earplugs?

The ticking, or motorboating sound, is called LOBAT™, a special feature that warns you when a battery is at the end of its life. The performance of the GunSport Pro does not change when the sound is present. If heard, users tend to have enough warning to change batteries at a convenient time. If not, the GSP will continue to provide full passive protection for the user.

Instructions For Use

ON/OFF

GSP•15 earplugs turn on and off by opening and closing the battery door.
Note: It is not necessary to remove the battery as long as the door is open wide enough to disable the circuit.

HD-15 Diagram

Dual-Mode Switch

LO position

  • Allows natural hearing until noise exceeds safe levels
  • Automatic high-fidelity 15-dB sound reduction for continuous loud noise
  • Maximum protection from blasts

GSP Switch Up 
        (switch toward device)
 

HI position

  • Amplifies soft sounds and conversational speech
  • Maximum protection from blasts

GSP Switch Down 
        (switch away from device)

Insertion

Important: Sound quality and noise isolation depend on a good eartip seal.

  • Carefully insert the earplug while pulling up and out on the back of the ear.
  • Twist and push gently until the eartip seals in the ear canal.
  • 3-flange eartip: Moistening eases insertion.
  • Foam eartip: Roll down or compress foam eartip before inserting. Hold the eartip in place for about 5 seconds while the foam expands to create a tight seal in the ear canal.
  • Glider eartip: Simply push into ear canal.

Removal

Remove the device with a slow twisting motion. Open jaw slightly to equalize pressure, because suction can occur when the eartip is removed.

Care

  • Do not expose to extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid dropping and strong impact.
  • Leave eartip on the earplug for shock protection.
  • Clean or replace eartips prior to use by others.

Cleaning and Replacing Eartips

Over time eartips may lose their elasticity. For best performance and retention, replace 3-flange eartips every 3-6 months. Replace foam and glider eartips regularly.

To clean the 3-flange eartips:

  • Remove the eartip from the earplug.
  • Clean with water and mild soap.
  • Dry the eartip before placing it back on the earplug.

Changing the Filter

The earpiece in the GSP•15 earplugs have a special filter that smoothes the frequency response and prevents earwax from entering the earphone. The filter is located at the end of the earplug and is visible when the eartip is removed. Change the filter if loudness decreases or the sound quality declines.

Note: Filters are not reusable.

Removal

Note: Use the tool to remove the filter.
1. Remove eartip. 2. Insert tool into the filter. 3. Remove filter and discard.

Replacement

Note: Do not use the tool to replace the filter.
4. Insert a new filter. 5. Press gently against a hard
    surface to secure it in place.
6. Re-attach eartip.

Accessories

The following accessories are compatible with this product:

ER38-14A Small Beige Foam Eartips

ER38-14A Small Beige Foam Eartips

Package of 8 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 6-9mm

$14.00
ER38-14C Large Yellow Foam Eartips

ER38-14C Large Yellow Foam Eartips

Package of 6 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 10-14mm

$14.00
ER38-14F Black Foam Eartips

ER38-14F Black Foam Eartips

Package of 10 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-13mm

$14.00
ER38-15SM Small Frost 3-Flange Eartips

ER38-15SM Small Frost 3-Flange Eartips

Package of 10 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 7-11mm

$14.00
ER38-15SML Small Frost  3-Flange Long Stem Eartips

ER38-15SML Small Frost 3-Flange Long Stem Eartips

Package of 10 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 7-11mm

$14.00
ER38-17 Glider Eartips

ER38-17 Glider Eartips

Package of 6 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-11mm

$14.00
ER38-18 Gray 3-Flange Eartips

ER38-18 Gray 3-Flange Eartips

Package of 10 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-13mm

$14.00
ER38-18CLL Clear 3-Flange Long Stem Eartips

ER38-18CLL Clear 3-Flange Long Stem Eartips

Package of 10 Eartips
Ear Canal Opening: 8-13mm

$14.00
ER38-30BN Windscreens

ER38-30BN Windscreens

Package of 2 windscreens

$10.00
ER38-45 Filter Removal Tool

ER38-45 Filter Removal Tool

1 filter removal tool for ER•4, hf Series, Music•PRO, HD•15, GSP•1, GSP•15, EB•15, EB15•LE, etyBLU2, etyBLU, ety8 and Home Hearing Test.

$1.50
ER38-46 Filter Removal Tool with 4 Green Filters

ER38-46 Filter Removal Tool with 4 Green Filters

4 filters and 1 removal tool for ER•4, hf Series and original Music•PRO, HD•15, GSP•1, GSP•15, EB•15 and EB15•LE

$11.50
ER38-46BN Filter Removal Tool with 4 Red Filters

ER38-46BN Filter Removal Tool with 4 Red Filters

4 filters and 1 removal tool for The BEAN and 2nd gen Music•PRO, GSP•15, HD•15 and EB•15LE

$11.50
ER38-47 Cleaning Brush with Loop & Magnet

ER38-47 Cleaning Brush with Loop & Magnet

For the BEAN and all Music•PRO, HD•15, GSP•1, GSP•15, EB•15 and EB•15LE Earplugs.

$1.50
ER38-50 Green Filters

ER38-50 Green Filters

6 filters for ER•4, hf Series and original Music•PRO, HD•15, GSP•1, GSP•15, EB•15 and EB15•LE

$15.00
ER38-50BN Red Filters

ER38-50BN Red Filters

6 filters for The BEAN and 2nd gen Music•PRO, GSP•15, HD•15 and EB15•LE

$15.00
ER38-65 Zipper Pouch

ER38-65 Zipper Pouch

For earphones and headsets
Dimensions: 4" x 2.5"

$4.00
ER38-65D Deluxe Zippered Pouch

ER38-65D Deluxe Zippered Pouch

Features 4 interior pockets and a convenient exterior pocket
Dimensions: 3.5" x 5.25" x 1.25"

$14.95
ER38-65EHP Hard Case for Electronic Hearing Protection

ER38-65EHP Hard Case for Electronic Hearing Protection

For The BEAN and all electronic hearing protection
Dimensions: 2.5" x 2.5" x 1"

$6.00
ER38-65MC Zipper Pouch

ER38-65MC Zipper Pouch

For earphones and headsets
Dimensions: 4" x 2.5"

$4.00
ER38-NC1 Neck Cord

ER38-NC1 Neck Cord

For the BEAN and all Music•PRO, HD•15, GSP•1, GSP•15, EB•15 and EB•15LE Earplugs.

$3.75

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