Seems like a good product. Unfortunately, the small size is still too large for my ear canal. Bought two...back to the drawing board.
Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org (Posted on 7/8/14)
Great protection and fit
I added EP7s to my EP collection. I have several other but I prefer the maximum noise protection and like to plug the canals fully for competition and keep them open for practice. Great protection and thanks for the extra set of foam plug covers.
Reviewed by Craig M. (Posted on 7/3/14)
After I talked to support and found that the ear piece was stretchable, I was able to remove the central plug and attach ear buds to each side. Now I can ride my jet ski at 45 mph, with the ear buds and shooting ear muffs, and I hear the music perfectly clear and almost no engine or wind noise. What a great improvement.
Reviewed by Rb (Posted on 7/2/14)
Took the new EP7's to the gun club last weekend. Product is not satisfactory ear protection on the skeet field. I had to put them aside and use my old hard "headphone" type protection.
Reviewed by Ken Reid (Posted on 6/25/14)
My ears thank you!!
Great product. Bought these for skydiving to reduce hearing damage from the plane noise, while climbing to altitude, but still allows me to hear my teammates as we finalize our jump plans and with the plugs out also allows my ears to adjust during descent. Plus at night when the party is still happening at the bonfire I can throw these babies in with the plugs in and nice, quiet silence to snooze to. One warning though, when measuring for your size, if you are on the bubble between two sizes, go with the smaller one. The larger one will feel like your ear is getting stretched out. Best ear plugs I have ever had!!! I bought 2 other sets for my family as well. LOVE, LOVE these!!
Reviewed by Kay (Posted on 6/23/14)
Decent with one flaw.
Packaging: this is important because I think cutting my hands open for a $20 product is unnecessary. I think it's redundant to have the ear pros further wrapped in hard plastic when they were already inside outer packaging. Surefire, you could have solved this with putting the ear pros in a reusable, tiny ear bud type case, and wrapped the outer in something non plastic. It's overkill.
Hearing protection: they did a great job here, as I could easily hear a friend talking with the caps out and almost nothing with them snapped in. As far as comfort, they do take some practice and time getting used to. The instructions were helpful, and making sure that the foam portion is rolled down before inserting helps a lot with comfort, as they will expand inside.
Overall, I am pleased but please, just fix the overkill on packaging.
Reviewed by Amy (Posted on 1/30/14)
2 stars out of 5 - could be better
for 20 dollars plus shipping these should work much better than they do. I usually wear them in a data center and they work pretty well for blocking out the machine noise of the thousands of servers all running in there at once. I wouldnt say I can hear people talking easily but its much easier than having foam plugs in or over the ear cups. But if I wanted to hunt with these Id never be able to hear a turkey off in the distance or if I was in the military Id never hear a guy sneaking up behind me to knife me in the back while I was looking out over the rooftops for threats.
The big problem comes in when you actually go to the range and theres any one there with a muzzle brake or compensator and its not you. I went to the range last night with mine in and I have to admit even with the plugs in the "noise breakers" it was still painful to be 2 stations away from a guy with an AR15 and a comp.
So they are too quiet when they need to let noise in and too loud when they need to keep noise out when it comes to their intended use... however they are pretty good for working around noisy machines... so thats a plus. I also go the 'flesh' toned ones so people cant tell Im even wearing them most of the time... 2 stars for 2 good points.
Reviewed by shin0bi272 (Posted on 12/27/13)
Purchased these directly from surefire for 20 a pop and then saw they were on primary arms for sale at 7 dollars. Also the in earbuds aren't very durable or impressive. Unimpressed
Reviewed by Eric (Posted on 12/18/13)
After buying this version, I was very pleased at how well they fit and block out noise. I had to remove the filters in order to hear anything in the shop, but even with the filters removed, they still block out a good amount of the loud noises from loud running cars, air tools, hammers and tires popping from being mounted. And it is more convenient for me to replace the foam tips rather than the whole thing, like with the other models. I am definitely recommending these to my coworkers.
Reviewed by Corbin (Posted on 12/5/13)
Another great product
I started out using EP3 system about a year ago. I bought a pair of these while at a range in Arizona and will not ever use anything other than EP7 from here on out. They fit better than anything I have used before and the ability to use long arms without the bulk of over the ear protection and yet have equal to if not better noise reduction do I need to say more. I head to the range at least once a week and typically fire between 200 and 500 rounds of mix caliber rifle and handgun after several hours of use there is no discomfort in wearing them and with the center plugs removed you can have a conversation without removing them from your ears. Thank Surefire for another great product.
Reviewed by E. Ross (Posted on 12/4/13)
|Noise Reduction Rating||28dB (with filter caps inserted)|
|Color||Black, Clear, Orange|
|Size||S, M, L|
|Stem||Comply Canal™ Tips|
|Radio Comm Compatible||Yes|
|Features||Incl. extra pr. Comply™ Canal Tips|
For detailed specifications, click here.
EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra protect your hearing without interfering with your ability to hear routine sounds or conversations. Their foam-tipped stem design, featuring soft memory-foam Comply™ Canal Tips, fits most people and provides a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 28dB. 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. EP7s include attached filter caps, which can be inserted for additional protection and blocking out lower-level noise, like that heard on a plane, in situations where hearing ambient sounds or conversations isn't critical. Right/left color-coded Sonic Defenders Ultra 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 foam-tipped stems provide secure seals in the ear canals. And their low-profile design means they can be worn while wearing a helmet or mask, or while using a phone or headset. Available in clear, black, or orange.
Comfortable EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra also serve as earpieces for compatible radio communication systems* simply by removing the noise-reducing filter and attaching the earpiece to the system. NOTE: EP7 earpiece will not provide hearing protection if the noise-reducing filter is removed.
EP7s 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 by clicking on the Sizing Chart image. EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra 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 and an extra set of memory foam Comply™ Canal Tips; replacements available--see Parts and Accessories on this page.
* 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
- 28dB 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 memory-foam Canal™ Comply Tips provide secure seals in ear canals and all-day comfort
- Made from hypoallergenic, medical-grade polymer that's soft, comfortable, and durable
- 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
- Additional pair of Comply™ Canal tips included