Mpow Ear Defenders Review

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The Mpow Ear Defenders are an affordable pair of ear defenders that offer an impressive amount of sound reduction with an SNR rating of 34 dB. These ear defenders are certified to CE EN521 and ANSI S3.19 standards, and are designed to be used for a variety of purposes, from helping you concentrate while studying to protecting your hearing during construction work.

Find out more about what these ear defenders can do, how comfortable they are and how they perform in this review…


SNR rating: 34 dB
Weight: 381 g

Performance and comfort

The headband on these ear defenders can be adjusted to fit the size of all kinds of heads, from small children to large adults. Most people find these ear defenders fit fine, though a small number of people find them too tight.

The Mpow Ear Defenders are very light at 381 grams, and have a very comfortable design. However, they do get quite hot after a few hours of use, so they’re more suited to using for short periods rather than wearing all day.

These ear defenders have a foldable design where the cups collapse into the headband, making them easier to store and transport. They also come with a drawstring bag for carrying them and keeping them clean while travelling.

The Mpow Ear Defenders have an SNR rating of 34 dB, which is equivalent to an NRR rating of 28 dB. This means they offer a relatively high level of protection from loud noises.

These ear defenders are very good at reducing the volume of sounds, though like all ear defenders they can’t completely block everything out. They work best at blocking out low-frequency sounds like the hum of traffic; higher pitched noises like vacuum cleaners might still seem quite loud.

These ear defenders feel tough and well made, and feature two layers of noise-dampening foam and double-shell solid cups. You can buy these ear defenders in either black or black with red cups, and you can also buy a pair with safety glasses included, though this will cost you a bit more.

Some of the things these ear defenders are good for include:

  • Blocking out noises for those with autism
  • Protecting children’s hearing during fireworks displays and football matches
  • Shooting
  • Operating machinery
  • Reducing the sound of noisy neighbours
  • Blocking out the sound of a noisy hospital ward
  • Helping you focus on reading or studying
  • Feel sturdy and well made
  • Fit all almost head sizes
  • Light
  • Very comfortable
  • Offer a high level of protection (SNR 34 dB)
  • Not so effective at blocking out high-pitched noises
  • Can be too tight for some people


Mpow Ear Defenders are a great option if you’re looking for something affordable that actually works and can be adjusted to fit almost any head size. An added bonus is that these ear defenders are currently sold with a 45-day money-back guarantee from the manufacturers.

To summarise, these are some of the best value for money ear defenders you can get in the UK in 2017.

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If you’re buying ear defenders for children, you might want to check out Mpow’s Kids Ear Defenders, which are designed specifically for kids.

Another pair of good budget ear defenders are the Silverline 633816 Folding Ear Defenders, which have an SNR of 30 dB and can be adjusted to fit different head sizes.


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