You could buy a new 870 for the price of these tiny hearing-protection devices. But being able to hear your grandkids is probably more important than having another shotgun to pass down. With my future kids’ kids in mind, I ran SoundGear’s high-dollar, In-The-Canal system for the better part of a year, on the skeet field and in the duck blind. They’re the lightest, smallest dynamic digital hearing protection on the market. And while they fit and work great while shooting clays, the background sound amplification is maddening while hunting—the rustle of wind against leaves, waves against shore, or the crackle of Velcro on your hunting buddy’s gloves isn’t something you want in high-def surround sound.