I received the EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra with great anticipation.
I ordered the small size reasoning they would best fit my ears.
Indeed, after experimenting with the foam tipped earplugs to obtain what I believe to be the best fit; I was disappointed to find that the sound of my 1911 firing at the indoor range penetrated more than I expected.
In fact, I simply put the normal headset ear protection provided by the range over the ear plugs to obtain great protection from the blast of each round fired.
It may be possible that the regular size earplugs would work better after all, but I am not inclined to pursue the 'experiment' further.
I simply purchased a different type of ear protection offered by the NRA.
Too bad, I had hoped for more complete ear protection from this attractive design.
Reviewed by Paul Shults (Posted on 10/13/13)
EP7 SONIC DEFENDERS ULTRA
They are comfortable to wear.Great for shooting; they don't get in the way. I really like them. Told my coworkers about them. Thanks for your product.
Reviewed by tom matello (Posted on 10/13/13)
Technical Rescue Instructor
I've tried a lot of different hearing protection, from foam plugs to custom fit. The EP7's are comfortable and allow for normal conversation to come through. For long duration exercises, the fit and low profile are perfect.
Reviewed by Thom Jaquysh (Posted on 10/12/13)
Get what you paid for
I ordered these because I was tired of the conventional earplugs. These worked greater than I could have imagined. They do a great job of keeping my hearing protected while shooting and other loud activities, whilst also letting me be aware of the more quieter noises around me, like people talking. Great product. Thanks, Surefire.
Reviewed by Zak (Posted on 10/12/13)
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)
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)
|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