I was given this product from 3M in exchange for an honest review. The first thing this product advertises is that it's a hearing protector, especially for drilling and saws. I tested it with my home cordless drill and saw and only had minimal noise blockage. I would not recommend this to be used to reduce noise on a regular basis.
The headset can receive AM and FM radio stations (with 2 AA batteries installed.) The volume is easy to adjust and with the radio on, outside sounds are much more muted.
There is also a jack to put a cord into an iPod, mp3 player, phone, etc. My question is, do you really want a cord if you're using a power saw?
Great idea, bad execution.
All in all I wish there were more noise cancellation, for a wider usage since this is the first thing it's advertised for. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]