Not good enough for stand alone protection. 45 ACP on up needs muffs to properly protect your hearing.
Reviewed by Ernie (Posted on 10/19/13)
The plugs work great for my shotguns and 22LR, but for my 9.3*62 it is not good at all... I thought my head was going to fall of when i tried it last week...
Reviewed by Johnny (Posted on 10/18/13)
The best solution for noise reduction during live performances and rehearsals to date. These comfortably insert like expensive custom fit in-ear monitors, securely stay in place, allows a perfect low level through, and are virtually invisible to the audience. I have ordered several pairs for all of our musicians- would recommend this product to every musician unhappy with conventional earplugs but concerned with hearing protection.
Reviewed by BtW Productions btwtheband.com (Posted on 10/18/13)
As someone who is x-military and was exposed to all kinds of intense noise and sounds, I owe your EP4's much thanks in keeping my hearing from being exposed to excessive sounds that could have damaged or impaired my hearing. Even now that I am retired and now work around loud machinery I still intrust my hearing protection to my EP4's Thank You!!
Reviewed by M Garza (Posted on 10/17/13)
I bought these to use at work, the EP3s were great, these EP4s are even better. I haven't had the opportunity to try the EP4s at the Range yet, but the 3s, with the plugs in, are just like wearing muffs. The EP4s are so comfortable, I've actually gone home with them still in. Only 1 fault I can find, and that's the case they come in. The 1st case fell apart after about a dozen uses. I would actually be willing to shell out a few more bucks for a durable holder for these very useful earplugs.
Reviewed by RetiredEWC (Posted on 10/17/13)
Got these a few months ago on a whim. I decided to go back to the earmuffs because the in the ear ear plugs were rubbing my ears raw constanty putting them in and pulling them out. When I found these I fugured I would give them a shot. Just buy them. It's totally worth it. They're comfortable and when youre out at the range you don't have to pull them out to talk.
Reviewed by Joe (Posted on 10/17/13)
The little tab allows you to hear others commands while keeping gun shots from destroying your ears. The low profile stays out of the way and locks into your ear. I have never had them fall out. I bought all three sizes. The medium fits me great and I keep the other 2 sets sets for people who come over to shoot with no ear pro. Easy to clean with an alcohol wipe. I will buy another pair soon to have an extra set at work.
Reviewed by Former Marine (Posted on 10/16/13)
I bought these back in February of 2013 and I have used them countless times throughout the year on the range. I shoot outdoors and outdoors only so I cannot speak for how well these do indoors. I can however tell you how awesome they work for me. I shoot a variety of guns, just about anything you can think of I shoot with while wearing these and only these over my ears. They work for everything from small pistols and my 357 all the way to my 50 cal. I will never ever wear anything else. I never have any pain in my ears after wearing them and sometimes that can be for up to 4 hours. I am a firefighter and I also bring these to work so I can block out the snoring of my fellow brothers and sisters by taking out the canal cap and I can still hear the tones drop for a call.
My ears are a tad on the small side and I always have trouble finding ear buds that are small enough to fit. If it helps you any the Apple ear buds that come with iPods are too big and don't stay in my ears. The small size of the EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus fit like a dream.
Reviewed by Laura (Posted on 10/16/13)
I wore these while working an IDPA Championship with out a problem. Was able to hear competitors along with protection,Even held up to Magnum loads under cover. I like that you can adjust with attached plug. Will defiantly purchase again.
Reviewed by David (Posted on 10/16/13)
they work, they're simple. what else do you need in hearing protection?
Reviewed by W C Raymond (Posted on 10/14/13)
|Noise Reduction Rating||24dB (with filter caps inserted)|
|Color||Black, Clear, Orange|
|Size||S, M, L|
|Radio Comm Compatible||Yes|
|Features||Fits larger ear canals|
For detailed specifications, click here.
EP4 Sonic Defenders® Plus protect your hearing without interfering with your ability to hear routine sounds or conversations. Their triple-flanged stem design fits larger ear canals 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. EP4s 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 Plus 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 triple-flanged stems provide secure seals in the ear canals. A low-profile design means EP4s can be worn while wearing a helmet or mask, or while using a phone or headset. Available in clear, black, or orange.
Comfortable EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus also serve as earpieces for compatible radio communication systems* simply by removing the noise-reducing filter and attaching the earpiece to the system. NOTE: EP4 earpiece no longer provides hearing protection once the noise-reducing filter has been removed.
EP4s 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. For those with smaller (in diameter) ear canals, the two-flange stem of our EP3 Sonic Defenders may provide a better fit than the EP4's three-flange stem.
For best fit, click on the small Sizing Chart image at left.
EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus 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
- 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, triple-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