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EP3 Sonic Defenders®

Filtered Flanged Earplugs

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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)

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farm use

My son purchased me EP3 sonic defenders for use at our farm. They did not last a single day!

their use when attached to the lanyard was worse than bad. it was horrible. I was using them to protect from tractor noise. funny thing about heat causing sweat. the cord would stick to my neck (no big deal) but then the lanyard connection would pull out of the ear bud. I lost the ear bud several times until I finally lost one permanently. waste of money unless you superglue them onto the cord.

Reviewed by Bob Albright (Posted on 6/24/15)

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Retired military

Use a set of EP3 for weapons fire on an indoor range for 9mm and 556. They are excellent for use on my lawn tractor. Easy to insert, lighter that muffs and no restriction to cheek weld on the AR.

Reviewed by Russ Hobgood (Posted on 6/11/15)

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Musical Applications

I'm a for-hire drummer who plays many types of gigs. These things have great application in the musical world. I get to hear the tone of my drums while still keeping the volume down. My main issue with regular plugs was that the sound I heard was not truly what everyone else was hearing (and that drove me nuts). I'll definitely recommend these to other musicians.

Reviewed by Kbrand715 (Posted on 5/13/15)

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Better than Earmuffs

These plugs work great and allow you to tuck up on a rifle without the stock moving your ear protection and exposing your ear drums.

Reviewed by Dfreehd (Posted on 4/14/15)

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Mechanic

Great fit, love the feel, can wear all day. I work on shop compressors and loud field pumps, can still talk to others without removing and can tolerate noise.mini plugs are a great design, I will buy more for myself and tell others. Same as last time :-)

Reviewed by Ricky New (Posted on 4/14/15)

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user

Great fit, love the feel, can wear all day. I work on shop compressors and loud field pumps, can still talk to others without removing and can tolerate noise.mini plugs are a great design, I will buy more for myself and tell others.

Reviewed by Ricky (Posted on 3/8/15)

Discreet

I have several pairs of the clear style and carry them with me to concerts, arena events, etc when the nose level gets high enough for ear damage. No one notices. Easy to insert, work great.

Reviewed by Elcee (Posted on 1/23/15)

Comfortable and Easy to use

These are very easy to use and have a comfortable fit. We have the supervisors using these on the shop floor. They leave these on all day, are able to have a conversation with their workers throughout the day.

Reviewed by Kirk (Posted on 1/4/15)

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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