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"Took out the RAT phones for a field test yesterday, and they are awesome!"
"As most of you know I am very picky about my headphones and have had trouble finding a pair to suit me lately. Well I got a pair of Rat phones from Rick at Detect USA a couple of days ago and got to try them out today. These headphones are awesome! I could tell the difference in good/bad, deep/shallow and iron targets. They knock out all of the surrounding noise and you can really hear the deep small targets with them. I can honestly say that these phones are as good if not better than some I've tried lately costing $100 and more. Check 'em out because those of you that know me, know that I don't push anything unless I am very satisfied with the product. Thanks Rick!"
"I received the RatPhones that I won in a contest a couple of weeks ago and I've just now had a chance to put them to the test. I must say they are some high quality phones! I've been loyal to my [other brand] for several years…I really know their sound. I even tried a few other brands, but have always gone back to the [other brand]. The Ratphones construction seems to be a bit more solid and sound quality and pitch range were great. I think the [other brand] are moving to backup status. If you are looking for some new headphones, I'd strongly consider Rick's Ratphones! Thanks Rick!"
"I just got the new RatPhones, wanted to post my impression of them. As far as volume they are comparable to any other top notch phones out there. Where I found them really outstanding is in differentiating the tones. The RatPhones did the best job of the phones that I currently have of separating tones between signals, or making different targets sound different. You can really hear the difference, even compared to [another particular brand], which are outstanding in this regard. To rate them all I'd say: #1. RatPhones – cheapest phones price wise, best tone separation of anything I've heard so far. Top notch great value for the money. I'm planning to go with the RatPhones because of their outstanding ability to differentiate tones."
"I think they are excellent headphones. They are now my preferred phones for detecting. I noticed that the signal differentiation on them was much better than anything else I've used, and that includes all the top brands. Thanks."
"Thanks for the prompt shipping, they look and fit great. I have done a little air testing and my 6" quarter in my test bed rings REAL NICE!!!! My old phones (now backups) just killed me, they pinched my head and ears and after several hours would give me a terrible headache These new headphones block out a lot more exterior noise than I am used to, as much as my shooting muffs."
"Got the RAT phones today and I was very pleased with the design. Plugged 'em into my Tejon- I LOVE the sound! I am impressed with these phones! Super smooth audio with a pleasant tone, not "tinny" at all like some of the other high end detecting headphones. Audio is so clean, it allows my machine to pinpoint more precisely, resulting in more good targets dug. My Tejon speaks a rich language and the RAT phones take full advantage. These phones seal out most all ambient noise and are very comfortable- no fatigue problems here. I love the fact that the coil cord is replaceable. I like the way the phones fold up. The warranty is outstanding. I have tried many other headphones, including several audiophile models- the RAT is where it's at!"
"Spent a little over 1 hour on the beach … found my usual clad but the main reason was to give the RaTPhones a tryout. They worked as good if not better than my K***, G******** and T*********** headphones. I especially liked the ear cups. They fit nice and snug around the ear and no leaking of noise from the waves. They also were comfortable with no ear fatigue or sweating. I was using the XLT. Thanks for a good product"
"Wanted to let you know I got the RatPhones and have tried them out and am very satisfied. Thanks for the quick shipping and for a great product."
"One word: Awesome! I use a White's DFX & I never knew what I’d been missing. Literally! I picked up on targets/signals that I was missing with the phones that came with the detector. Also, the Ratphones fit great, (don't hurt my ears), and block outside noise. The quality was evident as soon as I opened the box.
Maybe a coincidence, but, the first trip out I found the Bullet Mold & "Block I" Button, in a very trashy site that I’ve been hunting over the last few months. Thanks Rick. "
"I just got a pair of your RatPhones…. I believe I will like them much better than the others I have been using. I like the detachable cord… now I need only one set of headphones for all my detectors. Previously I would grab a detector and headphones, get onsite to find out I had the wrong set for that detector. Not a problem now!"
"Without a doubt, these are the best headphones I have used so far!. And Rick, just want to say, well done, you put some good thought into these phones. For the money, definitely the best out there, in my opinion."
Dave Lester, Gold Nuggets
Metal Detector Sales and Prospecting Equipment
"These phones are awesome. Thank you… The brand I used before yours were K******** .Your phones smoke them all the way around, tonal quality performance as well as construction . I also have used D************. I definitely like yours the best. I'm currently using a Minelab Quattro."
"I must say these are the most comfortable and best headphones I have ever used. A real plus is the ability to use them with the three different machines that I use. A great product that I would highly recommend to anyone! Thanks. "
"The second I put them on I knew these were going to be a pleasure to wear. They fit perfectly. They are comfortably light and don't slip off my head when I bend over,, and the sound is crisp and clear. Can't get any better than 20 to 20,000 Hz. Two excellent features are the way they fold into a neat tight unit, plus the convenience of a cord that can be disconnected. The individual volume controls are a nice touch too. Thanks for a great product.
"Received my Ratphones yesterday. I was able to use them today. So that is what an MXT is supposed to sound like! Great set of headphones well built and they really block out the ambient sounds. I used them for about three hours and had no discomfort. Thank You."
"I took delivery of my RaTPhones today, I must say they are absolutely superb. I tried them on my Godmax, and they pick out the coins from the coke brilliantly. I can't see me using any other phones from now on. Thank you very much!"
"My "Limiter" Ratphones came today. I am very pleased with them, and your good service. I rate you and your products A-1. These phones are Great!!! The limiter works the best of any I've tried, beating K***** **** and B**** ******. The new volume controls are real high tech smooth and stay put in any setting. I like them a lot. Of course with your great sound quality and extended frequency (low tones) they are a real pleasure to use. I predict these to become my main headphones. I'll try them out tomorrow at place where I found a seated liberty dime on Tuesday. Oh and Yes they do work on the Discovery Treasure Baron! What more could I ask for? "
A Very Pleased Customer, Richard
"Rick Received the RATS today. Tried them on my six land detectors, best sound I have ever heard on a set of headphones. The detectors I tried them on are: CZ 70, Explorer II, Troy X3, ID EDGE, X-TERRA 50 and Whites M6. Work great on all of them and sound to me seemed perfect. Thanks for a great product."
Frank in NH
Machine specific notes
This is a list of machines that customers mentioned their brand of machine on their warrantee card. Any notable comments are in brackets:
Tesoro: Tejon [clean] [Fantastic], Vaquero, Cibola, DeLeon [Love ‘em], Lobo ST, Bandito, Toltec 100, Cutlass II [Beautiful].
Troy X2, X5, X5 [Perfect match].
Minelab: Explorer II [All I use] [Best I ever used], Advantage, Goldmaster, GP3500, Quatro, Musketeer, Sterling, X-Terra 30/50, Sovereign GT, Sovereign Elite.
Whites: XLT, DFX, MXT [Is that what my machine sounds like!], Quantum [Great sound], GMT [Great], XP Goldmax [Excellent] [I can pick out the coins], 5900 DI Pro, Matrix M6, XL Pro.
Fisher: CZ-70, CZ-3D, 1270, ID edge.
Discovery: Treasure Baron.