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    I use mine around my neck because I still want to hear the rattlesnakes....& when a train flies by or somebody using a lawnmower I can block them out!
    Just remember...what you miss today...I will find tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayden View Post
    I use mine around my neck because I still want to hear the rattlesnakes....& when a train flies by or somebody using a lawnmower I can block them out!
    You may be a bit younger than me,but,unless your right on top of one you don't hear them unless you have an accute sense of hearing.
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    Hey Tokameel, my friend... and others! Wearing headphones is NOT a requirement! For me, with my hearing as bad as it is, I must wear them. Most would only wear them to get better "whisper" target pick up... or less money for batteries. I wear snakeproof "gators" or the longer chaps when hunting. I have both. I wear the gators in sparce veggetation areas and the full chaps when amongst cactus. They will repel the needles of cactus nicely. Rattlers ARE a problem when I hunt around Rich Hill, AZ. I "pop" the ground and bump weeds alot with my coil while detecting to scare off snakes. Has worked so far. Tom, I can understand the paranoia. In your situation, it is a PLUS. Can't be too careful. Ok, sorry for highjacking the thread, people. (Take care, Tom) TTC
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    I use a set of Rattler headphones. They only have one earcup so you can still hear the outside world. I really like them a lot. I'm not concerned about snakes. My issue is hunting in the woods I like to hear what is around me.

    -Swartzie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swartzie View Post
    I use a set of Rattler headphones. They only have one earcup so you can still hear the outside world. I really like them a lot. I'm not concerned about snakes. My issue is hunting in the woods I like to hear what is around me.

    -Swartzie
    I visually scan where ever I am! I can't hear it, I SEE IT!!!!!!!!!
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    Thanks for the info. Terry.Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swartzie View Post
    I use a set of Rattler headphones. They only have one earcup so you can still hear the outside world. I really like them a lot. I'm not concerned about snakes. My issue is hunting in the woods I like to hear what is around me.

    -Swartzie
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    Have to admit I am shocked that some folks don't wear them. Not a right or wrong comment I promise. I just could not imagine not using them. A good deep relic or coin sounds different. Not just volume. Believe me a loud harsh sound is usually not going to be passed, but sure get excited when I hear the sound of deep lead or coin etc. Don't believe I could distinguish near as much without them. Just as important is the ability to block outside noise like vehicles or wind etc. I see snake on a near daily basis in the TN woods but am usually always looking down so no problem with not seeing them. In really rocky areas around creeks etc. I do take one of the phones off sometimes but not often. I haven't seen a rattler this year but have seen several Copperheads. I do not like the speaker broadcasting for people to hear as well. I was going to get a Garrett propinter but decided to get the Viba-Probe for just that reason. Sorry to ramble that was just a shocker to me. Best of luck to ya and no matter how ya do it ....happy hunting .
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    I just wear mine around my neck and turn up the volume a little bit so I can hear without having them on. If it is noisy or I am detecting around people I pop them on so they don't have to hear my ACE 250 going off like a doorbell constantly. Make sure to get volume adjustable headphones for your 250, there are no volume controls on the machine itself. I feel bad enough using my propointer around other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    wingmaster is correct, even with really good hearing, you want hear those really faint signals that you will with headphones....Wind noise and outside noise like people talking will interfere with what you hear, and like spark said it is also easier to ignore a persistent person who keeps asking the same question....."Did you find anything yet?"
    He said its a n Ace 250. Can you really tell the difference in tones with the 250? It only has the 2 or 3 tones, not really a spectrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toorude89

    He said its a n Ace 250. Can you really tell the difference in tones with the 250? It only has the 2 or 3 tones, not really a spectrum.
    A very good point.

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    The 250 and ALL VLF machines I have owned have MANY different types of sounds. Zip-pop, bang, clicks. (and the BONG). Learn the different sounds to better digging! It is all in the SOUND! TTC
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    All answers are correct, Also headphones extend battery life at least in my MXT................HH


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    Make sure the headphones you purchase have volume control. When I first started wearing phones I didnt have volume control and almost blew out my ears. The 250 is a loud machine and it is ultra nice to be able to control the volume. I detect alot around traffic and trains which make phones necessity!
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    Yesterday I used my headphones for the first time since getting my Ace 250 from TerryC back in June. (Thanks again Terry)
    They worked great! I loved the fine tone separation not available using the speaker.
    However, I may have to wait until I can get a MD unit with cordless headphones because the wires were would tend to get tangled up with my wheelchair.
    That being said, I had my best two hours since getting back in this game in June. Three clad Quarters and 2 Cents
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