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3M™ Peltor™ X Series Ear Defender



3M Peltor is a world leader in hearing protection with over 40 years experience in designing products for the safety and comfort of workers.

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  • Electrically insulated, protected wire headband – building on the success of the 3M™ Peltor™ Optime™ Series Ear Defenders
  • Lightweight, dual moulded cups
  • Colour coded for ease of reference



The 3M Peltor X Series offer an exceptional level of comfort, which coupled with the modern, stylish design helps to increase wearer compliance - helping to ensure that your workers stay protected.

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  • Twin headband helps to reduce heat build up
  • Wire headband provides constant pressure for improved comfort over long durations of wear
  • Light-weight dual moulded cups with maximum space inside help minimise heat and moisture build-up

Attenuation Techniques

Attenuation Techniques

The 3M Peltor X Series Ear Defenders are based on ground-breaking attenuation techniques never seen before for unparalleled attenuation with a stream-lined design.

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    Higher attenuating products utilise a combination of specially formulated E-A-RTM foam damping pads, innovative spacers & improved sealing rings to offer 33dB SNR whilst maintaining a sleek, low profile design (X4) and to provide the highest level of attenuation on the market (X5).

Ease of Use

Ease of Use

The 3M Peltor X Series Ear Defenders are durable and easy to adjust compared to other Ear Defenders.

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  • Easy to adjust and easy to clean
  • Colour coded for ease of selection depending on noise environment

Introducing the 3M Peltor X Series Ear Defenders – a new reference point for over-the ear hearing protection.

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Attenuation Techniques
Ease of Use
Twin Headband
The 3M Peltor X Series feature a twin headband design for greater balance and increased comfort.
Dual Mould Cups
Light-weight dual mould cups with maximum space inside to help minimise heat and moisture build-up.
Protected Wire Head Band
Like the 3M Peltor Optime range - the new 3M Peltor X Series have the same unique protected wire headband which provides a constant pressure over prolonged wearing periods. The X series also feature an electrically insulated headband as standard.
Ease of Selection
The cups are colour coded to help you select the correct product for your noise levels.
Twin headband
Twin headband design helps reduce heat build-up, and provides a good fit and balance.
Wire headband
Wire headband with constant pressure over prolonged wearing periods making the earmuffs very comfortable to wear.
The light-weight dual mould cups with maximum space inside help minimise heat and moisture build-up. They feel soft and comfortable against the wearer’s face, helping to improve compliance.
Slim-line Cups
Slim-line design of cups for unique attenuation that meets the needs of most industrial applications.
Smart Sealing Rings
A combination of specially formulated foam technology featured in the cups together with the smart sealing rings makes the 3M Peltor X Series light-weight and comfortable to wear - as well as reaching a high protection level.
Ease of Use
The 3M Peltor X Series are both easy to use and easy to clean. Their durable construction makes them suitable for use in industrial environments, whilst the adjustable headband ensures that they fit a wide range of head shapes and sizes.
Ease of Selection
Colour coded for ease of selection, from green, indicating moderate noise levels, through to black, for extreme noise environments.

A new Standard in Comfort, Design and Hearing Protection

The new 3M™ Peltor™ X Series Ear Defenders combine the best features of our 3M™ Peltor™ Optime™ range of ear defenders with a new approach to comfort, design and protection. As a result we are proud to offer our best range of ear defenders yet.

3M Peltor X1 3M Peltor X2 3M Peltor X3 3M Peltor X4 3M Peltor X5

3M™ Peltor™ X1

Ear Defender SNR: 27dB
Helmet mounted: 26dB
  • Standard attenuation
  • Slim design

3M™ Peltor™ X2

Ear Defender SNR: 31dB
Helmet mounted: 30dB
  • Medium attenuation
  • Slim design

3M™ Peltor™ X3

Ear Defender SNR: 33dB
Helmet mounted: 32dB
  • High attenuation
  • Low weight
  • Slim design

3M™ Peltor™ X4

Ear Defender SNR: 33dB
Helmet mounted: 32dB
  • High attenuation
  • Extremely slim
  • Lightweight

3M™ Peltor™ X5

Ear Defender SNR: 37dB
Helmet mounted: 36dB
  • Unparalleled protection without the need of double protection involving ear plugs and ear defenders

View our 3M Peltor Optime Ear Defenders

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Featured Videos

Experience our new ear defender in a 3D animation and also watch our videos on how to best fit our 3M Peltor™ X Series.

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Free Noise Check

Learn more about how to fit and care for the 3M Peltor X Series Ear Defenders.

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Helmet Attachment Selector

3M™ Peltor™ X Series ear defenders can be attached to most common safety helmets. Check out our 3 step Safety Helmet attachment selector.

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