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EP5 Sonic Defenders® Max

Full-Block Flanged Earplugs

EP5 Sonic Defenders Max hearing protection -- Black

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What???? I can't hear you!

Great product! Excellent fit. Does a much better job than the foam or bulky headsets. I bought two pair. One for my range bag and another for when I travel. The only thing I can hear when I wear them is the voices in my head, but they're speaking Spanish. I don't speak Spanish other than "uno mas cerveza, por favor!" So they ignore me completely because I have nothing to contribute. Once again, superior product. EP5 user for life!

Reviewed by MDN (Posted on 7/3/14)



Reviewed by GC (Posted on 3/16/14)

This is my second pair

I fly MV-22 Ospreys for the Marine Corps, and if you've ever been around one of those while it's turning, you know how loud it gets. We're provided the foam ear plugs but I've never liked them and sometimes they would come out while putting my helmet on. These ear plugs though fit perfectly in my ear and also create a perfect seal for the best hearing protection. The lanyard is an upgrade from the last pair I had, which is nice because once I'm done I can just hang them around my neck and not have to worry about dropping them in the cockpit.

Reviewed by Jason S. (Posted on 2/12/14)

helps w/ the high speed

I purchased these last year after a friend of mine told me that his hearing was starting to go. I am a dentist and the highspeed drill's noise is constant all day and can do damage over the long run. Knowing that I have many more years to go, I'm now using the Defenders and love them. So is my assistant. They definitely block out the high pitch soundwaves from the drill. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to any healthcare worker who's around constant noise.

Reviewed by Stephanie Aldrich (Posted on 1/23/14)

EP5 work

I was looking for ear protection while motorcycle riding. I tried foam plugs, some sort of wax plugs,and a product that you mixed and let harden in your ear. They all had their faults.Right now these are working great-easy to insert and more importantly they stay in when riding.

Reviewed by Will T (Posted on 11/23/13)

Ear Protection

Great fitting ear plugs; one of the best on market !

Reviewed by Scrambler (Posted on 11/13/13)

Setting the standard

These ear protection/plugs make it easy to wear them all day, and can be partially inserted in the ear therefore allowing even faint sounds to pass. When full protection is needed, they can quickly be pushed into the ear canal even while wearing gloves, this can be reversed by just tugging on the conch bowl part of the ear thus allowing continuous use without getting dirt on the earplugs. To a construction worker, the EP5/EP4 are essential. We patiently await the rerelease of the radio communication sound tube attachment.

Reviewed by Zach Tanner (Posted on 10/18/13)


I wear these plugs under my flight helmet. They are good attenuating the noise while still allowing clear coms. They are very comfortable but more of a cool gadget and kind of expensive.

Reviewed by Bear (Posted on 10/16/13)

Great Product

I bought these for the range, but I've been using them for just about all my ear pro needs. These are pretty amazing when used riding a motorcycle, the in ear design really reduces the wind noise you get with all other plugs.

Reviewed by M. S. (Posted on 10/12/13)


I bought these ear plugs to use in a high noise enviroment they are not intutive to use and offer no more decible reduction than the foam plugs you can buy at any drug store- a waste of money

Reviewed by Al (Posted on 10/12/13)


Noise Reduction Rating 26dB
Color Black, Clear, Orange
Size S, M, L
Filter No
Stem Triple Flanged
Radio Comm Compatible No
Included Lanyards Detachable
Features -


EP5-BK-LPR 084871317948
EP5-BK-LPR-BULK 084871318037
EP5-BK-MPR 084871317931
EP5-BK-MPR-BULK 084871318020
EP5-BK-SPR 084871317924
EP5-BK-SPR-BULK 084871318013
EP5-OR-LPR 084871317979
EP5-OR-LPR-BULK 084871318068
EP5-OR-MPR 084871317962
EP5-OR-MPR-BULK 084871318051
EP5-OR-SPR 084871317955
EP5-OR-SPR-BULK 084871318044
EP5-SPR-BULK 084871317986

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Affordable, reusable "full-block" EP5 Sonic Defenders® Max utilize a soft, adjustable, triple-flanged stem to seal the ear canal and block out potentially harmful sounds, providing an impressive Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 26dB. EP5s are an excellent choice for industrial, tactical, and general applications where maximum protection against continual noise levels is desired and the ability to hear ambient sounds or conversations is not a priority.* EP5s are made from soft but durable, hypoallergenic polymer for 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 allows EP5s to be worn with a mask, helmet, or supplemental hearing muffs, as well as makes them more comfortable for sleeping. EP5s come in three sizes—small, medium, and large—with mediums fitting most adults.

For best fit, click on the small Sizing Chart image at left.

Sonic Defenders Max are available in clear, black, or orange and 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.

*For hearing protection with the ability to hear lower-level sounds and conversations, use filtered EP3 Sonic Defenders or EP4 Sonic Defenders.
  • "Full-block" design provides 26dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) to protect against potentially harmful noise
  • Soft, adjustable, triple-flanged stems provide secure seals in ear canals and all-day comfort
  • Made from hypoallergenic medical-grade polymer that's soft, comfortable, and durable
  • Patented EarLock® retention rings utilize seven contact points to lock earpieces in place and fit the same way every time
  • Low-profile design allows you to keep them in place while wearing a mask, helmet, hat, or while using supplemental hearing muffs
  • 26" polymer lanyard included
  • Available in clear, black, or orange

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