I had a pair of custom-made earplugs--they worked very well, but I lost one. I decided to try the Sonic Defenders--they work very well also and cost a lot less. I have a loud motorcycle(Thunderheader) but these keep the sound at bay. I recommend!
Reviewed by Burrhead (Posted on 10/12/13)
- Not what I expected
I am a 64 year old motorcycle rider. My bike has Vance & Hines "long shots" exauaust, a bit on the loud side. I'm trying to save what hearing I still have by wearing ear protection. A friend recommended your product and after a good bit of looking around Richmond VA. I ordered them on line. The ear plug , while very comfortable, did very little to tone down my loud exhaust. I find foam ear plugs much more affordable, even though some are quieter than others.
Reviewed by John Savage (Posted on 10/12/13)
- EP3 hearing protectors
Purchased these on the basis of reviews. They are comfortable and work well. Was so pleased that I ordered more to share with friends. I use them most often when at the movies. The sound level is enough to cause hearing loss.
Reviewed by J. Shields (Posted on 10/12/13)
- Good ear protection
These ear plugs are the most comfortable/hearing safe plugs I have used. Really like how it blocks out loud gun shots while being able to still communicate with other shooters. Give it 5/5. Used the medium size; works for me just fine.
Reviewed by Todd (Posted on 10/12/13)
- EP3 Sonic Defenders
The EP3 Sonic Defenders are fantastic. I play the great highland bagpipes, and use them whenever I play. They keep just enough volume from my ears that I don't get the ringing sensation in my ears after playing, yet they allow enough in for me to properly tune the instrument. They also have the added advantage of being low profile, so they can be worn during a perfomance without being too obvious.
Reviewed by Garrett (Posted on 10/12/13)
These are the best hearing protection on the market! I'm able to hear other people talking, and other small noises. But when I start shooting they deaden the noise. I have not had any problems or complaints while using these. A great product.
Reviewed by Noah (Posted on 10/12/13)
- Great Plugs
Bought these on a recommendation from a friend and couldn't be happier. Best non-electronic hearing protection you can buy.
Reviewed by Tyler E (Posted on 10/12/13)
- Sound off if you got a pair.
These plugs are excellent - they are comfortable, easy to put in and remove, and provide great noise reduction while allowing conversations with relative ease (I've only tested at outdoor ranges, so I don't know how they handle the extra reverberation indoors).
Reviewed by Rob D. (Posted on 10/11/13)
- First Time Buyer
Great product at an affordable price. Very comfortable and works as advertised. When I need a replacement set I will definitely purchase from SureFire.
Reviewed by Don (Posted on 10/11/13)
just a great product ! give them a try .
Reviewed by jeff mosher / mosherunlimited (Posted on 10/11/13)
|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