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EP3 Sonic Defenders®

Filtered Flanged Earplugs

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Best hearing protection around

I discovered Surefire Ear Pro during one of my deployments. After that, I have never used anything else. From IEDs to small arms fire, this hearing protection works phenomenally well.
They are, also, extremely durable. I think I purchased my first set around 2006. I used the same set through multiple deployments, and just purchased a new set. The originals are still serviceable. I just wanted a back-up set.
This is the best hearing protection, in the form of ear plugs, that money can buy, in my opinion. You will not be disappointed. Neither will your eardrums.

Reviewed by Keith (Posted on 3/22/16)

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Great purchase!

Just got these today and went to the range. I was sick of wearing ear muffs and thought I'd try these. What a surprise! Even standing next to a centerfire rifle and shooting a 9mm pistol I was not bothered by noise at all. And they are much more comfortable than muffs. I do high power target shooting and muffs are a royal pain. I'll use these from now on.

Reviewed by JT (Posted on 3/10/16)

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Did not work

I used on pistol range my ears are still r
inging after 6 day's


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Reviewed by Ronald montanye (Posted on 10/16/15)

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ear plugs

I love them, keeps sounds I don't want to here out and sounds I do in, and most of all they are do not hurt my ears

Reviewed by crystal (Posted on 9/25/15)

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Great Product, but too small for my ears

The plugs work perfectly, as long as I don't turn or tilt my head. I will be reordering in the size Large as these will not make a reliable seal around my canal. It's not a fault of the design, these are great for my wife I just need bigger ones to get a good seal. Great product that makes the range a lot easier to talk at.

Reviewed by Bentree (Posted on 9/2/15)

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A little room for improvement

I have odd body dimensions in general. I tried the medium sized EP3s which didn't seem to seal very well. I just bought a pair of large, which seal wonderfully, though the Earlock retention rings were huge and stuck out. I realize the instructions state that only the size of the concha bowl determine the size, ergo the Earlock size being bigger. However, it appears that the outer flange on the large size are actually a little bigger than the medium. Bottom line, I swapped the Earlock rings and stems, using the medium Earlocks with the large stems and now they fit and seal perfectly. I haven't tested them yet in noisy environments, but I am confident they will work perfectly. The reason for the lower reviews is because I had to purchase different sizes to mix and match. Hopefully the Surefire team will think of a solution for us odd-sized people and market ready-made sets rather than us having to play Dr. Frankenstein.

Reviewed by RMC (Posted on 8/2/15)

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Awesome

Absolutely perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. Comfort is way above my expectations.

Reviewed by Tripwire (Posted on 7/30/15)

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worthless ear plugs

When I purchased I did not see any info to tell me what size I might need so I purchased a small size which was to small, I should have bought a medium, so I wasted my money on a worthless item.
Now I will have to buy something else for my hearing protection.

Reviewed by haroldgmathews@yahoo.com (Posted on 7/13/15)

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highly recommended

Excellent ear plugs. Work in a very loud fabrication shop and these plugs make work comfortable! Thanks for a great product

Reviewed by cody johnson (Posted on 7/2/15)

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EP3 Sonic

I was skeptical at first regarding what quality I'd be getting for only $13. Well, I should not have been. These little ear plugs work great, fit well and appear to be made nicely. I was surprised at how well they worked and will definitely recommend them to others.

Good job.

Reviewed by Ed (Posted on 6/28/15)

Specifications

Noise Reduction Rating 24dB (with filter caps inserted)
Color Black, Clear, Orange
Size S, M, L
Filter Yes
Stem Double Flanged
Radio Comm Compatible Yes
Included Lanyards Detachable
Features -

Description

EP3
EP3-BK-LPR 084871315173
EP3-BK-LPR-BULK 084871315524
EP3-BK-MPR 084871315166
EP3-BK-MPR-BULK 084871315517
EP3-BK-SPR 084871315159
EP3-BK-SPR-BULK 084871315500
EP3-LPR 084871250610
EP3-LPR-BULK 084871250634
EP3-MPR 084871250603
EP3-MPR-BULK 084871250627
EP3-SPR 084871250641
EP3-SPR-BULK 084871310048
EP4-BK-LPR 084871315203
EP3-OR-SPR 084871318815
EP3-OR-MPR 084871318822
EP3-OR-LPR 084871318839
EP3-OR-SPR-BULK 084871318846
EP3-OR-MPR-BULK 084871318853
EP3-OR-LPR-BULK 084871318860

For detailed specifications and sizing chart, click here.

EP3 Sonic Defenders protect your hearing without interfering with your ability to hear routine sounds or conversations. Their double-flanged-stem design fits most people and provides a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24dB. Sounds, at safe levels, are allowed to pass through into the ear canal, while potentially harmful noises (above 85dB) are reduced via a proprietary design that incorporates a special noise-reducing filter. EP3s include attached filter caps, which can be inserted for additional protection and blocking out lower-level noise, like that heard on a plane, where hearing ambient sounds or conversations isn't critical. Right/left color-coded Sonic Defenders are made from a soft but durable, hypoallergenic polymer that provides all-day comfort and an extended product life (up to 6+ months, depending on usage and care). Their patented EarLock® retention rings lock the earplugs in place, while soft, adjustable double-flanged stems provide secure seals in the ear canals. A low-profile design means EP3s can be worn while wearing a helmet or mask, or while using a phone or headset. Available in clear, black, or orange.

Comfortable EP3 Sonic Defenders also serve as earpieces for SureFire Hearing Protection and other compatible radio communication systems* simply by removing the noise-reducing filter and attaching the earpiece to the system. NOTE: EP3 earpiece will not provide hearing protection if the noise-reducing filter is removed.

EP3s are available in small (S), medium (M), and large (L). Proper size is based on the dimensions of your ear's concha bowl. Size "medium" fits most people; however, to ensure the best possible fit, click on the Sizing Chart thumbnail image above or download detailed specifications here to also view the sizing chart on page 4. For those with larger (in diameter) ear canals, the three-flange stem of our EP4 Sonic Defenders may provide a better fit than the EP3's two-flange stem.

EP3 Sonic Defenders are sold as a single left/right set or in a box containing 25 sets. Each set is packaged in a convenient carry case and includes a polymer lanyard.

* RADIO COMM SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY:
Thales: Covert Security Harness; Harris: Security Force Communication Set;

Motorola: Surveillance Kits; Tactical Command Industries: Tactical Earpiece Products; Peltor: Lightweight Systems-Hearplug;
Silynx: C4Ops Headset

[NSN: 6515-01-549-6448, 6515-01-549-6453, 6515-01-549-6457]
Features
  • 24dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) with filter caps inserted
  • Lowers potentially dangerous noise levels above 85dB
  • Hear safe sound levels (with filter caps out) as if you weren't wearing ear plugs
  • Patented EarLock® retention rings utilize seven contact points to lock earpieces in place and fit the same way every time; soft, double-flanged stems provide secure seals and all-day comfort
  • Made from hypoallergenic, medical-grade polymer that's soft, durable, and long-lasting
  • Low-profile design allows you to keep them in place while wearing a mask, helmet, hat, or while using phone, headphones, or supplemental hearing muffs
  • Serve as earpieces for compatible* radio communication systems
  • Available in clear, black, or orange
  • 26" polymer lanyard included

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