Your top 10 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headset questions, answered.

October 24, 2019 Mitesh Chaudhari

Improve worker safety with 3M WorkTunes

You take pride in your work – and hearing protection is an essential factor to consider when you’re on the job.

3M™ WorkTunes™ Headsets help to give you the hearing protection and the entertainment you need to get you through the day.

Which headset is right for you?

3M™ WorkTunes™ Hearing Protector with AM/FM Radio:

  • Requires auxiliary jack
  • AM/FM radio with Voice Assist Technology and Volume Assist Technology
  • 2 AA batteries required (not included)
  • Noise reduction rating (NRR) of 24dB or higher when worn properly

3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology:

  • Does not require auxiliary connection, but requires Bluetooth®
  • Does not connect to AM/FM radio
  • Built-in, rechargeable battery
  • Noise reduction rating (NRR) of 24dB or higher when worn properly

3M™ WorkTunes™ Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology & AM/FM Radio:

  • Does not require auxiliary connection, but requires Bluetooth®
  • Connects to AM/FM radio, with Audio Voice Assist Technology and Safe Volume Control Technology
  • 2 AA batteries required (not included)
  • Noise reduction rating (NRR) of 24dB or higher when worn properly

 

Improve worker safety with 3M WorkTunes

You asked, we answered. Here are your top 10 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headset FAQs.

  1. Can you use/attach/wear 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headset under/with a hardhat?

No, you cannot use or attach 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headset to a hardhat.

  1. How long do the batteries last for 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headsets?

3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology, which is rechargeable, lasts 30 hours. The other two versions, which require two AA batteries (sold separately) will last approximately 50 hours.

  1. Can I receive phone calls through my 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headset?

Yes, you can receive calls through your 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headset. However, the black and yellow 3M™ WorkTunes™ Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology & AM/FM Radio cannot receive calls.

  1. Are there hygiene replacement kits (new foam liners/ear pads) for 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headsets?

There are currently no hygiene replacement kits for 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headsets. We recommend wiping off your headset with a damp cloth at the end of each day to ensure that your headset remains clean.

  1. Does the light on the 3M™ WorkTunes™ Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology stay on while listening?

Yes, the Bluetooth® light will stay on while it is in use.

  1. How does the dB rating system work, and what rating does the 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headset have?

The noise reduction rating (NRR) is a single-number method that describes the overall sound reduction across frequencies (attenuation) of an HPD in decibels (dB) based on a laboratory test.

The higher the NRR, the more noise the hearing protector can block out. As the number increases, the more protection there is in the headset. For example, if one headset has a noise reduction of 20dB and another has 24dB, the one with the NRR of 24dB will help provide better hearing protection.

3M™ WorkTunes™ Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology & AM/FM Radio, as well as 3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology and 3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth® Technology have a NRR of 24dB when worn properly.

  1. How far can I go from my device before Bluetooth® disconnects?

You can go about 20 feet or 6 metres away from your device before the Bluetooth® will disconnect. We suggest that you keep your Bluetooth® device on you if possible to ensure the connection remains intact.

  1. What is the power class?

The 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headsets are considered Class 2, which means that there is no risk of fire or shock.

  1. What size fit are these?

3M™ WorkTunes™ Headsets do not have an official size rating. However, they are designed to fit a wide variety of head sizes.

  1. Are any of the 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headsets USB cord compatible?

3M™ WorkTunes™ Headsets are compatible with USB type A to micro USB, which is a common cord that can be found wherever USB charging cords are sold.

Find out which 3M™ WorkTunes™ Headset is right for you here.

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About the Author

Mitesh Chaudhari

[enBio=With over eight years of experience in the industry, Mitesh is a chemical engineer by trade. He loves working on technical challenges and educating customers about how they can solve problems that they’re facing in their homes and work. Mitesh has helped develop a product that won the Circle to Technical Excellence in the team category, while also winning the 3M environmental award for reducing contaminants in the air.],[enJob=Application Development Specialist, Construction and Home Improvement Markets, 3M Canada],[frBio=Spécialiste de la mise au point d’application, Division des marchés de la construction et de la rénovation, 3M Canada],[frJob=Spécialiste de la mise au point d’application, Division des marchés de la construction et de la rénovation, 3M Canada]

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