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SureFire EP5 Sonic Defenders Max Full-Block Earplugs, triple flanged design, reusable

4.2 out of 5 stars 452 customer reviews
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  • 26dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR), Full-block design
  • Soft, adjustable, triple-flanged stems provide secure seals in ear canals and all-day comfort
  • Low-profile design allows you to keep them in place while wearing a mask, helmet, hat, or while using supplemental hearing muffs
  • Patented EarLock retention rings utilize seven contact points to lock earpieces in place and fit the same way every time
  • Made in USA from hypoallergenic, medical-grade polymer that's soft, durable, and long-lasting

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Affordable, reusable full-block EP5 Sonic Defenders Max utilize a soft, adjustable, triple-flanged stem to seal the ear canal and block out potentially harmful sounds, providing an impressive Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 26dB. EP5s are an excellent choice for industrial, tactical, and general applications where maximum protection against continual noise levels is desired and the ability to hear ambient sounds or conversations is not a priority. EP5s are made from soft but durable, hypoallergenic polymer for 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, adjustable triple-flanged stems provide secure seals in the ear canals. A low-profile design allows EP5s to be worn with a mask, helmet, or supplemental hearing muffs, as well as makes them more comfortable for sleeping. EP5s come in three sizes-small, medium, and large-with mediums fitting most adults.

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  • ASIN: B01B63XKEC
  • Item model number: EP5-SPR-Parent
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,386 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Size: SmallColor: Clear Verified Purchase
These are substantially better than I had expected. I am using them for a noisy, distracting office environment. I know that's not what they are really for, but I took a chance anyway. WOW. I cannot hear a thing. I can't hear the copier, others shuffling about, etc... I cannot hear the person standing 3 feet away talking directly to me. I can't hear them AT ALL. I figured they would muffle voices and noise better than the foam ear plugs but there is no muffling at all...I literally cannot hear a thing. I swear I live in a sound-proof box now! It's like someone found the MUTE button!!!

I've always had some trouble with regular ear buds (like music ones) hurting my ears so I went for the small, instead of the medium, which is for "average" folks they stated. They are a perfect fit. The medium, I think, would have hurt my ears. (I'm a Caucasian woman, on the thin side, for a reference point.)

These go in so easily (not like the stupid foams ones that you have to roll up and shove in quickly and hope it seals, only to do a crappy job anyway)! And the outer part of the ear bud fits perfectly into my ear, securing it into place. There is no way to have these not in far enough or in too far. They are perfect.
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Size: MediumColor: Clear Verified Purchase
Best ear plugs I have used so far. They worked so well I had to take them out to hear what my brothers were saying when we weren't shooting.

I did not know what size to get until I went to Surefire's website I thought the size referred to the plug itself (the part that goes into the ear canal) the size actually refers the height of your ears concha bowl which holds the outer earpiece in place.

Small = Concha bowl height less than 1"
Medium = Concha bowl height 1"
Large = Concha boal height larger than 1"

Medium fits most people.
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Size: MediumColor: Orange Verified Purchase
I shoot AR-15s competitively. Muffs often are bulky and get in the way of a good position. Foam plugs just don't reduce noise enough to be comfortable. I've used these plugs a lot in the last year and have had splendid results with them.
Buy a couple of pairs.
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By greatwhite22 on September 14, 2012
Size: SmallColor: Clear Verified Purchase
i work in a factory as a mechanic, and things can get pretty loud near equipment, especially ammonia compressors. these babies do an excellent job of blocking noise, provided you get them in correctly. the round pieces go right inside the bowl of your ear and keep them in place for a long time, even through sweat. we have an earplug program at work, but quite frankly, it seems to be done to appease osha, rather than for our actual protection since the earplugs provided are pretty cheap. i decided to take things into my own hands because i am the one that suffers if the plugs dont work. and these are well worth the price. you can clean them and keep useing them indefinitely. i have had mine for about 5 months and have cleaned them a couple of times. still work like a charm.

update 4/18/14: i have milked the life of these plugs out to about a year, give or take. after that long they start to lose their pliability and thus their effectiveness. but i have since replaced them with new versions of the same thing. and will probably continue to do so. i do have one area of improvement for these. in the food industry, it is now largely a requirement for earplugs to be metal detectable. that would (again) make these workplace approved.
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Size: MediumColor: Clear Verified Purchase
I bought 2 pairs and already one was taken from me...by my wife. They fit great. I wear them when I am mowing, working in the shop, running leaf blower, etc. They do a great job of cutting down the noise but still allowing you to hear. Very comfortable. I tried the normal hearing protection (earmuffs) but mowing in the hot summer wearing those was just uncomfortable and they would get all sweaty and dirty. These are much better. I mowed for 2 hours, with a push mower and the tractor, and didn't have any issues. The only negative comment I have is trying to tell which one is for the right ear and which is for the left. There is this little "L" and "R" molded into the body, but they are almost impossible to see. I took a Sharpe and traced over them so I could tell at a glance.
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Size: MediumColor: Black Verified Purchase
I find over-the-head ear protection uncomfortable and unnatural, are you really going to be shooting "prepared" all the time in-real life situations with a headset on? The Surefire plugs work great and are small enough to carry all the time for duty and off.

Went from Surefire EP3s to these EP5s. The noise protection indoors is significantly better in comparison with the EP3s, all Surefire plugs work great outdoors. The same level of comfort you expect from Surefire plugs.
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Size: LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
I work on an Active Military Flight Line / Air Field and hearing protection is crucial.

I work around 110+ dB environment. It cuts out enough sound to make working pleasant. You can still hear people talking and hear whats going on around you.

F16's and F/A18's taking off a mile or so away is so loud without ear plugs. This makes it so you seldom have to cover your ears.
Loud Diesel motors are also dulled out quite a bit so you can hear yourself think.

I have larger ear canals (left slightly larger in diameter than my right) (purchased the Large) *make sure you measure your ear size
So the seal isnt quite as good in my left.
These stay clean because they're a 'jelly' like material and just wipe off grease, HAZMAT, dirt etc from inserting/removing them with dirty hands/gloves.
If I wanted a better seal I might have gone with the foam variant. (but those trap dirt, grime)

*******Just make sure you put them in properly
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