Skip to main content

Champion Vanquish Muffs

Champion's new Vanquish muffs are comfortable, effective and reasonably priced hearing protection.

Champion Vanquish Muffs

The Vanquish is Champion’s latest foray into electronic hearing protection, and the sample I got for test is one of two Bluetooth-capable models. (The Elite version, which I didn’t test, comes with rechargeable lithium batteries and has active noise cancellation in addition to Bluetooth.)

At $125 suggested retail, this is a good set of muffs, providing all-day comfort and excellent noise reduction. The omnidirectional microphones do a good job of picking up important sounds around you—like conversation and range commands—while suppressing gunfire noise.

The Vanquish doesn’t do quite as good a job of minimizing wind noise as a pair of more expensive muffs I have, but at half the price I can live with that.

The controls are nicely laid out. The power button is easy to find with the muffs on, as are the separate volume controls. A triple beep lets you know when you’ve maxed out in either direction. The muffs paired quickly with my iPhone.


A green light lets you know if they’re on or off. Run time with the four included AAA batteries is 150 hours, and the muffs will automatically shut off after three hours to save batteries. I would prefer exterior battery compartments, as opposed to the Vanquish setup, which requires you to pull the foam out of each side to access the batteries.


These are really comfortable. I’ve worn them for long stretches, and unlike some other electronic muffs I’ve used, the Vanquishes never made me feel like I needed to take them off for a break.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

HGDW 10 308 v. 223

HGDW 10 308 v. 223

HGDW 10 308 v. 223

Taurus 856 Defender

Taurus 856 Defender

Scott Rupp reviews the Taurus 856 Defender, a fine revolver with a variety of enjoyable features.

Pistol Skills Drills - Hardball

Pistol Skills Drills - Hardball's Headache

The Hardball's Headache pistol drill is very similar to the El Presidente drill with a higher level of difficulty due to two added twists.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Handguns App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Handguns stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Handguns subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now