Featured NRA 2017: Etymotic GunSport Elite Rechargeable Electronic Earplugs Rob Curtis April 28, 2017 Join the Conversation We gave up our over-the-ear hearing protection months ago, switching to a pair of Etymotic Research's GSP-15 GunSport PRO Electronic Earplugs. The little earplugs do everything we ask of them, but they run on #10 hearing aid batteries that gas-out after about a week once they're installed. It's not a big deal, since a box of 60 batteries costs less than $20 on Amazon. But, there's the constant anxiety of forgetting to pack a few fresh batteries for each outing. It seems we aren't alone in wishing for a way to skip the #10 batteries panic since Etymotic showed a new, rechargeable version of its GunSport Pro, in-ear, electronic hearing protection at NRA's Annual Meeting today. The Etymotic GunSport Elite earplugs largely share the same performance specs as the #10-powered versions, but they charge in their own petite hard case. The only obvious difference between the old and new is the use of a push button to switch modes instead of the two-position switch found on the older GSP-15s. They'll run for 16 hours on a charge, and the charging station itself is rechargeable via USB, supplying about 20 charge cycles to the earplugs. The new earplugs should be out in August 2017 with a $359 MSRP. An Etymotic spokesperson at the NRA booth said owners of the non-rechargeable versions will be able to trade up to the rechargeable versions for the difference in price. Up to 35-40 dB of blast and impulse noise protection One-button touch pad; two modes of hearing protection Hearing enhancement mode amplifies sound up to 5x Continuous noise suppression mode reduces nose up to 15dB Rechargeable earplugs- 16 hours of use USB Rechargeable base – 20 charge cycles Earpiece and case IP67 water resistant charging station LCD panel Custom fit option 1-year warranty NRR: 25dB Frequency Response: 40Hz-16kHz Explore RECOILweb:Blackhawk Exits the Silencer BusinessChasing Muzzle Velocity Standard Deviation and Extreme Spread for Precision Rifle ShootingLady Justice: Antoinette BaltaStribog 9mm: Grand Power SP9A1 Review NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.