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Aware™ Am/Fm radio ear muffs

With Aware™ Am/Fm radio ear muffs you can hear what's going on around you, and communicate with coworkers without removing the hearing protection.


Shown above: Battery compartment and controls


Summary: Elvex Aware, Com-680, is a hearing protector with built-in stereo Am/Fm Radio, and Aware™ technology. The Aware technology allows you to listen to the environment and communicate with coworkers while listening to the radio. Com-680 provides Radio-reception on the FM-band between 88 and 108 MHz and on the AM-band between 520 and 1700 KHz, while still protecting your hearing in an efficient and comfortable way. Accessory jack for Com radios and MP3 players.

  • A sensitive radio offers FM and AM reception, so that you may listen to music, your favorite sports team or talk radio show.

  • Aware technology allows you to hear the environment and communicate with coworkers while listening to the radio or auxiliary devices.

  • Com-680 uses two AA alkaline batteries (included) and they are replaceable through an external battery compartment. A fresh set of batteries provides about 150 hours of operation.

  • Just in case you forget to turn off your radio headset, we have assured that you do not come back to a dead unit, by incorporating an automatic four-hour shutoff.

  • The sound generated by the speakers is limited to a safe 82 dB level with the use of a gain limiter.

  • Independent testing established a Noise Reduction Rating of 22 dB.

  • Excellent sound quality: oversized speakers.

  • Electronics in a protected compartments, separated from the ear cavity

  • Soft cushioned headband and replaceable ear cushions.

  • Ergonomic placement of controls for easy adjustment even with gloved hands.

  • Accessory jack/Input jack that allows connection of auxiliary devices, such as MP3 players, CD-players and communications radios. Device connected to the input jack, can be heard individually or at the same time as radio and Aware technology.

  • Available accessory: Muff kit with connection cables and storage bag.

Product Name Product Number Product Description Suggested
List Price
Electronic Ear Muffs: Aware™ COM-680 Aware™ AM/FM Stereo, Hearing/Impulse Filter Muff, Input Jack, AA batteries, 16.2 oz/459 g.,Blue, 82 dB limiter, CE, SNR 27, NRR 22 $115.00
COM: Kits COM-***-Kit Cable Accessory kit & Com muff is supplied when ordering COM-660 KIT, (previously COM-661), COM-660R KIT, Com-666 KIT, (previously COM-661R), COM-680 KIT, KIT has 2 connection wires - one has 2 x 3.5 mm plugs,the other has a 3.5 mm and 2.5mm plug. Includes a microfiber storage bag. Add this price to the price of the COM muff. $17.50
Universal Ear Muff Hygiene Kits and Spare Parts HK-600 Hygiene Kit, cushions, absorbers, 610/611/612/660/680 $8.55
COM: Cable Kit COM-CABLE KIT Accessory Kit includes 2 Connection Wires; 1 wire has 3.5 mm plugs at both ends, the other $19.25

*Note: COM Muffs can be modified for mounting on safety helmets, with
Cap Muff bracket arms for a $6.00 additional fee. Please specify the safety helmet to be used on.

ANSI S3-19-1974, Dr. Michael & Associates, State College, Pennsylvania, USA

Frequency, Hz 125 250 500 1000 2000 3150 4000 6300 8000 H M L NRR
Mean Attenuation, dB 15.7 19.3 27.1 31.7 35.2 40.6 40.4 39.3 39.2 33 26 20 22
Std. Deviation 3.2 2.4 3.3 2.8 3.1 3.9 4.8 5.6 6.1
CE EN-352-1:2002, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland.
Notified body 0403
Frequency, Hz 125 250 500 1000 2000 3150 4000 6300 8000 H M L SNR
Mean attenuation, dB 12.9 17.6 28.5 29.3 31.4 36.7 40.6 40.5 39.3 31 24 16 27
Std. Deviation 3.3 3.3 2.9 4.0 2.7 4.0 3.6 3.6 4.0
Protection 9.6 14.3 25.6 25.3 28.7 32.8 36.9 36.9 35.3

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