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SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair)

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Product Highlights
  • Max. EPA Noise Reduction Rating of 24dB
  • Triple-Flanged Pass-Through Stems
  • Designed to Fit Larger Ear Canals
  • 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 EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs from SureFire provide an EPA Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24dB, with pass-through triple-flanged stems. This flanged system is designed to fit individuals with larger ear canals, and can offer better fit and protection than the comparable EP3 Sonic Defenders double-flanged stem. 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 keep 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 EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair)
  • Carrying Case
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    SureFireEP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair)
     
    4.6

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (20)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Comfortable (5)
    • Time saver (5)
    • Improves sound quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (10)
      • Performances (9)
      • Motorcycling (3)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
      • Shooting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (15), Professional musician (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This Is the Pair You Want

      Take it from a Soldier and musician. These earplugs are practically worth their weight in gold. I've deployed twice with them, and I'm finally buying a replacement pair because they're just that good. ...Read complete review

      Take it from a Soldier and musician. These earplugs are practically worth their weight in gold. I've deployed twice with them, and I'm finally buying a replacement pair because they're just that good. I can get earplugs from Uncle Sam for free, but I'd prefer these, even though I have to pay for them.

      - I can wear them on C130's (which are dangerously loud), blackhawks, chinooks, or any other aircraft and still equalize my ear pressure with changing altitudes because of the vent hole in the center.

      - I can open and close the vent hole at will for additional sound isolation and protection from dust and moisture.

      - They fit better than a glove. These things have never come out unintentionally, never. Shake your head like a wet dog if you want. They aren't coming out.

      - The material is so soft and pliable; it kind of reminds me of what a gummy worm or gummy bear feels like. You might even forget they're in there. I have a couple of times..

      - I'm a side-sleeper, and these are the only earplugs I've ever worn that are even remotely comfortable to sleep in.

      - They stand up tall to war-zone abuse. I'm finally replacing the pair I deployed with twice..

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Muffs are better

      Wore these to an indoor range. Right one kept slipping out of my ear and I didn't notice. Now I have constant ringing in my right ear...been 5 days, hope it's...Read complete review

      Wore these to an indoor range. Right one kept slipping out of my ear and I didn't notice. Now I have constant ringing in my right ear...been 5 days, hope it's not permanent. Normally wear muffs with no problems. Make sure they fit before using these!

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      4.0

      Great hearing plugs

      By mtbkski

      from Beaverdale PA.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

          Use these while shooting at the range and at IDPA matches. Work well to allow me to hear conversations while still keeping loud noises out I like them a lot.

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          4.0

          EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs

          By Uncle Taz

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Saves Time
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Firearms
            • Loud Work Environments
            • Performances

            Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

            Exactly what I expected out of in-ear protection. Small, light, comfortable and they fit and perform well. I'm awarding 4 stars to this product simply because they do tend to make my ears sore in places after extended use.

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            5.0

            Excellent Job Protecting the Ears

            By nachy

            from queens

            Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

            I use these earplugs when i jam and it gets incredibly loud. They block out the hurtful sounds yet still able to hear the music. These earplugs are also a very comfortable fit. I am happy with them.

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            5.0

            Excellent versatile hearing protection

            By peter5992

            from Oakland, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

              For anyone who is serious about protecting his or her ears, this is pretty much a no brainer. While taking down the overall level by about 20dB, you are still able to hear across the frequency range. There is an additional tiny plug that when plugged in, reduced the high frequencies by an additional couple dB.

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              3.0

              ok not great,expensive

              By canonace

              from seattle

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                    expensive,hard to install,good once installed,
                    just started leaving plug in,so why should i pay more for a solid earplug? does the earpeice retention make up for it.no going back to the solid style.foam is best but the round rubber is good also.

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                    4.0

                    Good product. I will recomend to friends

                    By dnyckid

                    from NYC

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events

                      Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                      Good noise proctor. I tried it at the range and they were great.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Muffs are better

                      By 686 .357 MAG

                      from Denver, CO

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                          Wore these to an indoor range. Right one kept slipping out of my ear and I didn't notice. Now I have constant ringing in my right ear...been 5 days, hope it's not permanent. Normally wear muffs with no problems. Make sure they fit before using these!

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This Is the Pair You Want

                          By GI Joe

                          from Foxhole, USA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Design
                          • Saves Time
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Aircraft Transit
                          • Shooting
                          • Sleeping
                          • War Zone

                          Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                          Take it from a Soldier and musician. These earplugs are practically worth their weight in gold. I've deployed twice with them, and I'm finally buying a replacement pair because they're just that good. I can get earplugs from Uncle Sam for free, but I'd prefer these, even though I have to pay for them.

                          - I can wear them on C130's (which are dangerously loud), blackhawks, chinooks, or any other aircraft and still equalize my ear pressure with changing altitudes because of the vent hole in the center.

                          - I can open and close the vent hole at will for additional sound isolation and protection from dust and moisture.

                          - They fit better than a glove. These things have never come out unintentionally, never. Shake your head like a wet dog if you want. They aren't coming out.

                          - The material is so soft and pliable; it kind of reminds me of what a gummy worm or gummy bear feels like. You might even forget they're in there. I have a couple of times..

                          - I'm a side-sleeper, and these are the only earplugs I've ever worn that are even remotely comfortable to sleep in.

                          - They stand up tall to war-zone abuse. I'm finally replacing the pair I deployed with twice..

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great for Indoor & Outdoor shooting!

                          By XD Nut

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Light Weight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting guns

                            Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                            I used the EP4s for two different IDPA matches. One indoor and the other an outdoor range. I was really surprised at the comfort and how well they block the gunshot noise. The best part was being able to hear the range commands. Each match was about 4 hours long. The EP4s are very comfortable and light. They did a great job

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                            5.0

                            "I would buy this product again and agai

                            By shmuel

                            from brookyn ny

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Sound Quality
                            • Improves System Function

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                a ++++ nothing better then the earpro it doz the job 111

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                                5.0

                                Good purchase!

                                By D.messer

                                from Northern, KY

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • NONE

                                Best Uses

                                • Hunting
                                • Mowing the grass
                                • Work

                                Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                I am really glad I spent the extra money for these ear plugs!.. I work where it is required to wear earrings protection and the soft roll up ones drove me nuts. Another reason I bought these were to use while hunting or target practice. The soft rubber material that they are made of feels great in the ear and doesn't rub my ears raw like some other brands. One really nice thing about the size is that I can wear them with a helmet on with out them hitting the sides or falling out. Over all a great product and would recommend them to anyone that wants to protect their ears from high levels of noise.

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                                5.0

                                From Behind the Booth

                                By Alex

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional vinyl user

                                  Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                  The EP4's are extremely friendly color coded to let you know which piece goes where. Once you get that solved, prepare to not be bothered by loud booth monitors or overpowering systems. You can still hear conversational level speech just fine, which is absolutely wonderful. It does a great job at filtering or muffling out those excessively high frequencies or vibrations. Recommended.

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                                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  How much is your hearing worth to you?

                                  By Benjamin

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Can be worn with a helmet
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Motorcycle
                                    • Mowing the lawn
                                    • Shooting

                                    Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                    Super comfortable, effective and actually do what they say.
                                    I used to use the cheap foam earplugs for shooting, riding my motorcycle and mowing the lawn. They would invariably fall out or become uncomfortable and just never seemed to work very well. You would also completely muffle all sounds.
                                    The SureFire EP4's are great in that they are very comfortable, yet still allow you to hear a lot of the lower dB sounds. Granted you are wearing ear plugs so the sound is not perfect but they do a great job.

                                    I would recommend these without hesitation!

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                                    5.0

                                    Good product

                                    By Russ

                                    from new york

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Events
                                        • Mobile DJ
                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                        I use them when I am on stage, and its usually pretty loud out there . So that product helps me to protect my hearing.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great Sound Isolation

                                        By Audio Guy

                                        from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

                                        About Me Professional Musician

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Events
                                          • Mobile DJ
                                          • Performances

                                          Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                          These are great for shooting firearms and also for protecting your ears in high SPL environments (ie. concerts, auto racing events, sporting events, etc.)

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                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Good product, interesting purchase

                                          By CB

                                          from Georgia

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                              The product works exactly like it's supposed to, I can hear people, but the loud dB from shooting guns doesn't leave my ears ringing. [...]I would recommend this product.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works as promised

                                              By PappaJohn

                                              from Taunton, MA

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Improves Sound Quality
                                              • Inconspicuous
                                              • Very comfortable

                                              Cons

                                              • NONE

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Events
                                              • Performances

                                              Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                              Most of my photo shoots are of local bands in small clubs. Which means being up close to get good shots. And of course up close means LOUD. Standing in front of a PA speaker to get a good angle can be quite an experience. My old plugs helped, just not very much. When I first got them I was impressed with the way they fit. Very comfortable and without a lot of material hanging out of my ears. When I used them I and my ears were very happy. Being able to have conversations and still hear the music without the numbing effect was exactly what I was looking for. And I found it in this product. Wish I had them when I was playing in bands.

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                                              5.0

                                              They do what is asked for a cheap price.

                                              By Ash

                                              from Gilbert, AZ

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Able To Hear Friends
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Improves Sound Quality
                                              • Protects Your Hearing

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Loud AreasJobs
                                                • Shooting

                                                Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                Simply amazing. Ability to hear lower volume noises while blocking out higher volume noises is a wonderful concept for shooting. Just to be clear though, it's not like you can hear everything as if you don't have them on, but you can hear most things (TV, someone talking, etc.) They measure size according to your Helix Bowl. 1" = medium, >1" = small, <1" = large.

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                                                5.0

                                                Happy motorcycle rider and shooter

                                                By Mike the Motor

                                                from California

                                                About Me Experienced

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Block sound

                                                Cons

                                                • None i can see

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Motorcycles shooting

                                                Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                Fit the ear very well. Really comfortable. Block sound as promised. Will buy another pair when this set wears out.

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                                                4.0

                                                Quite pleased...

                                                By Sill gots good hearing...

                                                from East Coast

                                                About Me Experienced

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Saves Time

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Events
                                                  • Performances

                                                  Comments about SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus Earplugs (Medium, Clear, 1 Pair):

                                                  I'm in the armed forces and work as a crew chief in aviation. I've used these earplugs around diesel generators (2k-10k) as well as around aviation assets which normally require double hearing protection. However I've yet to use these with two of my favorite hobbies (shooting and playing drums)

                                                  Compared to the yellow 'foamies' the EP4 Sonic Defenders really help reduce the intensity of the heavier (muddy) low frequencies, as well as blocking some of the painful higher frequencies while still safely allowing conversational tones to pass (with ports open). And that is something strongly desired in my line of work.

                                                  The pros I would list as:
                                                  -Affordable
                                                  -Fairly easy to use
                                                  -Easy to clean
                                                  -Can wear headsets or helmets in addition to (without painfully smashing into your inner ear)

                                                  Cons:
                                                  -Ports can be awkward to close while wearing
                                                  -Require minor adjustments when worn for long periods
                                                  -Storage container they are packaged with isn't designed for long term/rugged use

                                                  On a personal note I would prefer a size small, but they do not seem to be available in this model (only the EP3s). I am 5'5" with larger than average ears, my ear canal(bowl) seems to be right on the borderline on the size recommended. If you don't absolutely need a triple flange plug (for shorter exposures or lower sound levels) I would advise the EP3s as the EP4s (on smaller ears) can cause discomfort or a 'fatigue' like feeling on the cartilage after 20-25 minutes of so..

                                                  Eight years in the military (including deployments) and a many more years attending concerts and playing shows and I still have sensitive hearing from repeated use of ear protection.

                                                  Though I can't say how the EP4s will respond to other uses/industries I have and do recommend this product to others.

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