Ended up buying 2 pairs of the 3M Worktunes with Bluetooth only(for my wife and myself). Amazon Prime same day delivery, think it was $90 for both pairs and they arrived just as I got home from work today (I live like 5 miles from multiple Amazon warehouses (I drive past 3 on my 9 mile drive to work).
Mini “first impressions” review after 5 minutes of playing with them:
Quite a bit heavier than your standard “Mickey Mouse” hearing protection, but very solidly built. Suspect speakers + battery make up a good part of the extra weight.
They fit my big head well, but they have a lot of spring to them. I think I could get taken away by a tornado and they would still be on my head, which might not even be connected to my llfeless body, these guys are tight! Not uncomfortable, but I haven’t worn them except for 10 minutes so far, my opinion may change as time goes on.
Noise reduction: I put them on while my wife was talking to me, couldn’t hear a word. Have to try with actual shop noise.
Sound quality: Ok, I bought them to protect my hearing, I wasn’t expecting any great sound quality, but I’m pleasantly surprised. They don’t sound half bad
Bluetooth pairing: Dead simple. I pressed and held the single button to turn them on, double tapped the button again, saw them on my iPhone Bluetooth devices, pressed “pair”, done!
Thanks for all of the info guys, I think I made a decent choice between features, price and quality.