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SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair)

You Pay: $12.56
Product Highlights
  • Max. EPA Noise Reduction Rating of 24dB
  • Double-Flanged Pass-Through Stems
  • Attached Filter Caps for Full Protection
  • Use with Compatible Radio Systems
  • Patented EarLock Retention Rings
  • Low Profile Fits Flush with Ear
  • Hypoallergenic Polymer
  • Detachable 26" Polymer Lanyard

The medium, clear EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs from SureFire provide an EPA Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24dB, with pass-through double-flanged stems. The stems filter loud potentially harmful noises over 85db while allowing safe, lower-level sounds, such as conversations, to be heard. The attached filter caps can be inserted into the stems for full protection from all sound. They can be used as earpieces for compatible radio systems by removing the filters. With the filters removed, the earpieces will no longer protect against noise.

Made from a soft medical-grade hypoallergenic polymer, these hearing protectors are comfortable to wear all day. The EarLock design fits flush in the ear with 7 points of contact to keeping them locked in place. It also allows them to be worn with helmets and masks, or while using a phone or over-the-ear headset. A detachable 26" polymer lanyard keeps them together and a carrying case is included.

Radio 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
Material Hypoallergenic, medical-grade polymer
Noise Attenuation 24 dB, with filter caps installed
SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair)
  • Carry Case
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    SureFireEP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair)
     
    4.5

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (19)
    • Versatile (5)
    • Improves sound quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (9)
      • Performances (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (13), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Keep them in the truck

      I've been shopping for some hearing protection/amplification to use during hunting season. I stumbled across these while flashlight shopping. They work very well and are generally quite comfortable. When I wear them...Read complete review

      I've been shopping for some hearing protection/amplification to use during hunting season. I stumbled across these while flashlight shopping. They work very well and are generally quite comfortable. When I wear them for extended periods, I do experience some discomfort where the tab tucks into my ear. Of course I amwearing them for extended periods (something I did not do with the expandable foam earplugs.
      I keep them on my truck, because I never know when I may need them. I have not tried them for shooting yet, but I do use them every time I'm in the shop. They have protected my hearing as advertised while using a drill press, router, various grinders and saws, an impact wrench and for extended periods driving a tractor. I am able to leave them in and carry on normal conversation without removing them between noisy tasks. That means that the plugs and my ears stay much cleaner, because I am not continuelly removing and re-inserting them. I do experience a slightly muffled/underwater type of sensation when I first put them in, but I don't notice it after a while. I prefer them over a box of squishy foam plugs. I will still keep the squishys on hand for guests, but I am sold on these. Well worth the price.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good isolation, a bit uncomfortable

      I'm a musician and do a lot of gigs. So I'm a bit picky when it comes to earplugs.I've used foam earplugs for a long time. I didn't like them that much, because...Read complete review

      I'm a musician and do a lot of gigs. So I'm a bit picky when it comes to earplugs.I've used foam earplugs for a long time. I didn't like them that much, because they block most of the high frequencies and you hear an altered version of the sound onstage. I tried these surefire earplugs and the difference in sound was amazing. I prefer the more natural sound I hear through these new earplugs. Although I should add that these earplugs are not as comfortable as the foam ones I used in the past.

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      4.0

      Great product, can be itchy

      By Sam the photographer

      from Goshen, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

        I use these products when I am photographing concerts, races or other very loud events. I am still in my 20s and realized I wanted to be able to hold onto some of my hearing before it goes like every older photog I know.
        These are great, they are easy to use and very comfortable. However, after awhile they get "itchy," like you just want to rub on your ears. It isn't so noticable when you're working but once you stop you'll definitely want to take them out.
        I feel like they work quite well at blocking out harmful noise but I feel like some of that still gets through but I still feel better about using these over nothing.

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        4.0

        works well

        By DJ IO

        from Charlotte NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

          I wore under headphones during a loud DJ gig.

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          5.0

          Another great product from Surefire

          By hoserchris

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Light Weight
          • Low Cost

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

              Very comfortable and light weight. fitment is almost as good as my custom molded ear plugs.
              noise cancellation is great for outdoor shooting, but if used indoors the higher db rated EP4 might be a better choice.

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              5.0

              EarPro EP3 Sonic Defenders

              By Eliquate Manager

              from Santa Cruz, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                I work in the entertainment industry and go to a lot of live concerts. These work wonders in making loud live music bearable. They are easy to put in and easy to fit in your pocket. I have nothing bad to say about them!!

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                4.0

                No bang for my bucks... Excellent!

                By Kris

                from Lititz, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Portable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Slightly uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Shooting

                Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                I needed something compact and reliable to use for shooting. These work well. I don't really like putting things in my ears, but the portability is worth the trade off.

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                4.0

                Nice Product

                By Joe Pyro

                from Bay Area, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                  A friend told me about these. I must say, They are great! I'm actually a pyrotechnic operator. There perfect for hearing protection and to have the option to tie 2 way radio's into them for communication.

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                  5.0

                  Love this Product!!

                  By Lonn01

                  from San Diego, Ca.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                      Very Nice product.. Love It

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                      4.0

                      EarPro EP3 Sonic Defenders Earpieces

                      By Bugle Boy

                      from Los Angeles,Ca

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                            I bought these based on a friend's recommendation. I am a musician so I am around loud sound systems quite a bit. THese earplugs are an affordable way to protect my hearing without blocking the sound completeley. THye also have a plug that can be used to block more or less sound. I am happy with the EP3's and would recommend them based on the price alone.

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                            5.0

                            Absolutely Phenomenal

                            By FastRacerGuy

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Sound Quality
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                I'm a drag racer and also ride a Harley and the noise and wind is damaging to the ears. I've tried many different styles of ear plugs, none of which worked very well. At first, I thought what I read about these was hype, but worth the try. Not only do they work, they fit perfectly, stay in place, and are even comfortable. I highly recommend these for all motorsports!

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                                5.0

                                exceptional product

                                By morris1208

                                from Rome Italy

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Professional

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Firing Range

                                  Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                  exceptional product at the cheapest price

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                                  4.0

                                  Excellent Product

                                  By rasafrasit

                                  from Asheville, NC

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                  I use these in the metal shop and they work perfectly. The sounds of the grinders and ventilation system are muted but I can still hear people speaking clearly. Fit is excellent and they are decidedly more comfortable than standard foam earplugs.

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                                  5.0

                                  Comfortable and reliable protection

                                  By Chris the duck hunter

                                  from Annapolis MD

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                      I finally found hearing protection which allows me to carry on a normal conversation but protect my ears from shotgun blasts.

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                                      3.0

                                      Good isolation, a bit uncomfortable

                                      By Kasra

                                      from Los Angeles, CA

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                            I'm a musician and do a lot of gigs. So I'm a bit picky when it comes to earplugs.I've used foam earplugs for a long time. I didn't like them that much, because they block most of the high frequencies and you hear an altered version of the sound onstage. I tried these surefire earplugs and the difference in sound was amazing. I prefer the more natural sound I hear through these new earplugs. Although I should add that these earplugs are not as comfortable as the foam ones I used in the past.

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                                            2.0

                                            NOT SO MUCH

                                            By the killer prof

                                            from Americus, GA

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                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Improves System Function

                                            Cons

                                            • Difficult Setup
                                            • Limited Function
                                            • Unreliable

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                              My wife and I (let's call her Annie Oakley) went into the woods to do some shooting with these. We found they are hard to use, not always as advertised, and not as useful as cheap disposable ear plugs.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great product

                                              By JonK

                                              from Cleveland, OH

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                  Good fit and comfortable.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great for inside motorcycle helmet

                                                  By HappyDad

                                                  from Moab, UT

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                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Cuts unwanted noise
                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Fit can be tricky

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Events
                                                  • Motorcycle Riding

                                                  Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                  Good fit, excellent noise reduction for motorcycle riding. Works great inside helmet, cuts the wind noise.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Love it!

                                                  By Jiji

                                                  from NY

                                                  About Me Experienced

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Events
                                                    • Performances

                                                    Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                    I love them!
                                                    They're on me all the time. Perfect for rehearsals, shows and even arguments in which people are yelling. You can hear distinctly what is said or being played w/o having your ears buzzing.
                                                    I wish they came w/ a little pouch.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great product for the price.

                                                    By Hopp

                                                    from Maysville, KY

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                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Improves Sound Quality
                                                    • Versatile

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • band practice
                                                      • Performances

                                                      Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                      I play drums in a hard rock band and these earplugs allow me to hear everything great without hurting my ears. Way better than foam earplugs.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great and Comfortable

                                                      By Cuc

                                                      from CT

                                                      About Me Experienced

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Use
                                                      • Versatile

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Amateur Recording
                                                        • Events
                                                        • Mowing lawn
                                                        • Performances
                                                        • Professional Recording

                                                        Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                        I love these things. They take a little bit of fiddling to get just right, but once you figure out how to put them in they are amazing. So comfortable and do a great job blocking some of the noise. If you have trouble with these, try twisting the in ear part a little to get the right fit. You'll know when they are working.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        All Around Comfort

                                                        By Gman

                                                        from Central, NY

                                                        About Me Experienced

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Improves Sound Quality

                                                        Cons

                                                        • NONE

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Amateur Recording
                                                        • Equipment Operation
                                                        • Events
                                                        • Mobile DJ
                                                        • Performances

                                                        Comments about SureFire EP3 Sonic Defenders Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                        I use these when I attend live events or just to make things a bit more pleasent when using power equipment. For the money they can't be beat in my opinion.

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