I have used the surfire Ear Pro EP3's for years. They work ok. I mainly use those because of time at the range when I want to hear conversations. Bought the new Walkers Razor XV last week from Amazon and have only used them once but they seem to work very well. Not sure I will use the bluetooth option much but nice to have. I did play with it some and was surprised I would hear surrounding noise over the music I had on. Have been impressed so far.