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EP7 Sonic Defenders® Ultra

Filtered Foam-Tipped Earplugs

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Only Hearing Protection I Will Use

I decided to try several types of earplugs offered by Surefire including the EP7's since I can not comfortably wear over the ear protectors. The EP7's are now the only type of hearing protection I will wear, especially at the range. They fit comfortably, provide excellent protection (sound reduction) but still allow me to hearing other people very well.

Fitting is very easy since the ends have a compressible foam tip that expands back to fill the ear canal and remain in place unlike the EP8's I tried.

Reviewed by Michael R (Posted on 10/12/13)

EP7 Sonic Defengders

This hearing protectors are awesome, have no complaints. Easy to use and actually work.

Reviewed by Drew Bucci (Posted on 10/12/13)

Outstanding Product!

I am a Small Arms Master Gunner & instruct many types of weapon systems, previously with the Surefire EP5's. A great product, but seemed to come unseated with sweat & extreme movement for me. The EP7's stay seated & comfortable while protecting against dangerous noise levels well above 100 decibels no matter the conditions!
I highly recommend these to all serviceman for any live fire situation, Surefire is not just cool gear name to drop, it's top shelf quality that you can trust & believe in.

Reviewed by WO1 David "Tiv" Natividad (Posted on 10/12/13)

All Day Comfort, Great Fit, Excellent Hearing Protection

I've tried lots of different in-ear and over-ear hearing protectors over the years, both passive and active. The Sonic Defenders are by far the most comfortable and versatile. I recently wore them for a week of shotgun and rifle range duty at Boy Scout Camp. They were comfortable, fit well, and provided excellent hearing protection, while allowing enough sound to pass through that I could instruct and help the Scouts with their shooting skills. I have three sets in different sizes. Make sure to get the correct size for your ear canal. I wore a different set for Sonic Defenders while taking a tactical course on the MP-5 and M-4 weapons systems. They suppressed the sound of 5.56mm fire well, did not get in the way during weapon transitions, and allowed for conversation with my partner - important when moving while engaged in live-fire. I wouldn't wear anything else.

Reviewed by Charles Wesley Kim, Jr. (Posted on 10/12/13)

EP7 Sonic Defenders® Ultra

Had these a few months now. They work well considering they don't cover the ear like head muffs do, but then I do not like muffs because all the ones I have tried start to hurt my head after wearing them for any length of time, whereas with Surefire's Sonic Defenders Ultra I have no such problem. Also, besides the comfort, they do a good job of protecting my hearing from gunshot noises, including magnum pistols.

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


These are the most comfortable hering protection device I have ever used. I would highly recomend them to anyone who works in a high noise environment, or on a gun range.

Reviewed by W J (Posted on 10/12/13)


Absolutely the best hearing protection I have ever used, recommend them to all my friends.

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

Light and Compact

If you're anything like me, you don't like the large, bulky shooting ear muffs you typically see out there. Too often, ear "plugs" just don't block out enough noise, so for people like us choices are limited. These really fit the bill! Good noise reduction without the uncomfortable, sweaty and bulky effects of ear muffs! Best of all, at a fraction of the cost of ear muffs with similar noise reduction! I highly recommend - I truly enjoy wearing mine!

Reviewed by TR - Ann Arbor, MI (Posted on 10/12/13)

EP7 Sonic Defenders

I got two sets one for my son and one for myself for shooting and working in the shop. Once you figure out how to fit them they go in great and stay in. From Trap shooting to cutting metal these are great. Thanks.

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

Great Hearing Protection!

These EP7 hearing protectors are about the most comfortable hearing protection on the market. I am a Range Safety Officer, and I use them 3-4 times a week for six to eight hours at a time. They are like not having anything in your ear yet not hearing any noise. I highly recommend these!

Reviewed by Paul. Dragos (Posted on 10/12/13)


Noise Reduction Rating 28dB (with filter caps inserted)
Color Black, Clear, Orange
Size S, M, L
Filter Yes
Stem Comply Canal™ Tips
Radio Comm Compatible Yes
Included Lanyards Detachable
Features Incl. extra pr. Comply Canal Tips


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EP7-BK-SPR 084871319416
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EP7-BK-SPR-BULK 084871319508
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EP7-BK-LPR-BULK 084871319522
EP7-SPR 084871319386
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EP7-SPR-BULK 084871319478
EP7-MPR-BULK 084871319485
EP7-LPR-BULK 084871319492

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

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