I guess i must have been using them wrong, I didn't think they worked better than foam plugs. I couldn't get them in deep enough to block the sound, and I had a hard time keeping them in. The picture shows them as big, but in reality they were small for me to hold on to. Maybe I'm missing something but they didn't work for me. I stopped using them because 1 fell out and I didn't know till I went to remove them. So I tried it with the 1 and a foam one in the other ear. The foam was better.
Reviewed by djnott (Posted on 10/16/13)
- Not Bad
I find they are a little uncomfortable in my ears but they work great.
Reviewed by Me (Posted on 10/16/13)
- Ringing in the ears...
Don't expect these to block out all of the sound. If you are shooting at a poorly designed range with concrete shooting stalls and lots of steel beams you'd need something more. I recently experienced temporary loss of hearing while shooting 10 rounds of 12G 00Buckshot. I've also had some ringing in my ears since then.
I've been to countless machinegun ranges and small arms ranges using generic foam ear plugs. This has never happened using foam. I'm going back to the basics.
Reviewed by Brandon (Posted on 10/16/13)
Reviewed by Doug (Posted on 10/15/13)
Ordered these earplugs on a whim. Looked good and had some good reviews. I am VERY glad I ordered them and I am VERY happy with them. They work like a charm and do not give me 'ear fatigue.' I was having issues with some other ear protection plugs. Let's just say they are not my hero in terms of hearing protection. SUREFIRE nailed and I am happy to report no ear fatigue.
Reviewed by Kevnn4 (Posted on 10/14/13)
- handy ear plugs
I truelly love these ear plugs. They are easy to put in, not annoying once in, come in a handy carry case, and block out noise very well. I use them at the race track ( 24 hour rolex at daytona) and take them to all concerts with me. You can still hear well, it just blocks the noise. I have several pairs so I am never without them when I need them. I highly recommend them to everyone.
Reviewed by jill (Posted on 10/13/13)
- Loving these
My father has an older style and always praised them. I got mine and absolutely love these. They allow you to hear noises as if you were not wearing them, including normal conversations. Yet when a gun goes off it blocks a vast majority of the sound. Only regret is that I did not buy them sooner.
Reviewed by Jason (Posted on 10/13/13)
- EP3 Sonic Defenders
Best earplugs I have used.
Reviewed by Brian Gilmore (Posted on 10/12/13)
- EP3 Are Great
I ordered couple of these months ago, and since then these are the only ear protection device I wear. The do their job, and are very comfortable. You can spend the entire day at the shooting range or anywhere else, without noticing you're wearing them. Great product, and for the price I don't believe there is nothing better out there!
Reviewed by Fernandino57 (Posted on 10/12/13)
- Good product
the plugs worked very well I like them, but too many small pieces to lose and after three weeks I had lost most of the products accessories..and no longer use the product
Reviewed by gregg (Posted on 10/12/13)
|Noise Reduction Rating||24dB (with filter caps inserted)|
|Color||Black, Clear, Orange|
|Size||S, M, L|
|Radio Comm Compatible||Yes|
For detailed specifications, 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, review the earpiece sizing chart below. 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.
For best fit, click on the small Sizing Chart image at left.
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]
- 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