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Direct Sound Extreme Isolation Headphones are used by Terry Bozzio, Shawn Drover of Megadeth, and they're Blue Man group approved. The Direct Sound EX-29 headphones let drummers hear both mix and acou... Click To Read More About This Product


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Direct Sound Extreme Isolation Headphones are used by Terry Bozzio, Shawn Drover of Megadeth, and they're Blue Man group approved. The Direct Sound EX-29 headphones let drummers hear both mix and acoustic drums clearly at ear-saving levels. Now drummers can record "live" drums right next to their mixers; Front-Of-House engineers can monitor comfortably during live performances; studio musicians can finally hear the cue mix over loud instruments; engineers can use them for mic placement, and DJ's can isolate one ear and hear both CD and loudspeakers clearly for beat mixing.

What makes Direct Sound EX-29 sound isolation headphones so extreme? Specially designed earmuffs passively attenuate surrounding sound by a comfortable average of 28 decibels throughout the sound spectrum. With custom-fitted speaker assembly, the speakers are designed to protect your eardrums from damage and improve your recording and performance experience.

A frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz and advanced an-isotropic magnet drivers offer superior fidelity and sensitivity. Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme headphones fold for easy storage. Convenient dual cords are worn behind the head, which prevents them from interfering with your hands or instruments.

Not just for drummers, Direct Extreme Isolation Headphones are great for project studios, stage and studio musicians, sound engineers or for solitude at home.

  • Type: Dynamic closed back speaker within a Closed Back Isolation Chamber.
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 hz
  • Drivers: 40 mm super high fidelity
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 114db at 1KHZ 1mW
  • Cord: 9 feet
  • Plug: stereo 3.5mm with screw-on type gold plated 1/4" adapter
  • Rated Input Power: 500mW
  • Maximum Input Power: max 1W
  • Weight: 11.5 oz.
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Direct SoundEX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones

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As described!

By Wollabies

from Las Vegas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

After paying drums with them on, I was surprised to see how much a difference there was. Well done!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Love these!

By Stephanie Medlin

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

I am such a big fan of these headphones. The sound quality, isolation and bleed control are far superior to any other big brand or celebrity endorsed headphone. I've had these for six months now and have never had any problems. They are lightweight and just tight enough on my head to stay put without giving me a headache. I will never buy anything else. The limited edition white EX-29's are also very sleek looking.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Does what its supposed to


from Houston,TX

Comments about Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

Great product! It was exactly what I needed for live sound situations. These cut out enough outside sound so I can hear the mix off the board fairly well. They are not the best sounding cans but they are far from the worst. These are destined to be the work horse in my collection.I highly recommend these.

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)


These are some of the best cans I've ever owned

By Cory

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

I read the other reviews here and noticed a couple guys saying the quality of construction on these things isn't very good. Worse yet, someone said the customer service is bad! This couldn't be further from the truth. I've owned my pair for about a year now and it's undergone a LOT of abuse in that time. I work in film and TV production and due to the nature of my work, my gear gets knocked around a lot. These cans have been dropped, stepped on, sat on, crushed under a heavy 2k light during transport, slammed in a car door, and been exposed to dust, dirt, rain and extreme heat (115 degrees in Arizona) and come through it all with only minor problems (a seam on the headband padding split, and the glue on the ear pads melted in extreme heat), both of which were dealt with by the company the same day or the next day from when I emailed them. Best yet, every time I've emailed the company, the OWNER himself has been the one to respond. These guys make an extremely durable, comfortable, quality product and clearly care very much about their customers. If you have any kind of problem with yours, remember that there is a manufacturer warranty of one year and go ahead and contact them to get your troubles resolved. I use EX-29 Extreme Isolation headphones on every shoot I work and have no problem recommending them to anyone, especially people in my same line of work. They're comfortable enough to wear for long days on set (I often wear them for 12 hours or more at a time with only short breaks to prevent listening fatigue), durable enough to survive being sat on by a 300 pond grip (although I wouldn't recommend doing that on purpose), and the isolation is invaluable to hear just what your mics are hearing, without any outside distractions. Add in stellar customer service and a great warranty, and you have one seriously fine product, especially for the price point.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


great ear protectors; great sound

By Josh Mitteldorf

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

I've used these daily for 5 years now. The drivers are highly efficient, and produce a lot of sound at modest power levels. Sound quality is impeccable. I use them at home for cutting out ambient noise, and take them with me in the car, on trains and airplanes. On trains and planes, I sometimes wear them just for peace and ear protection, without playing music. They're solidly built and durable. Every 2-3 years when the ear pads begin to wear, I send them back to Direct Sound for refurbishment. Wish list: (1) After several hours on an airplane, they begin to feel too tight around my ears. (2) They work best for blocking out the middle and high frequency noise. Meanwhile, electronic noise cancellation technology works well with the low frequencies. This is a great opportunity: Noise cancellation should be incorporated in Direct Sound's next product.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


The best

By AluminumPancake

from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Comments about Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

These are the best noise canceling headphones I've ever used. I play drums and it cancels enough noise to not have the drumming overpowering your music through headphones (which means you don't have to blast it as loud as possible in your ears to hear your music clearly), but it doesn't cut it out so much that you can't clearly hear how your drums are fitting in with the music you are playing. These are more than worth the money. I recommend them to anybody, musician or not.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Brilliant Service

By Neil

from Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Comments about Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

What can I say? Excellent product. They look cool and do the job superbly well. Best of all this company's service is great so I have to disagree with the previous reviewer.

(33 of 41 customers found this review helpful)


Very low quality connector/cable

By Hanuman

from Sebastopol California

Comments about Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

These headphones are decent sounding, offer some isolation and have the lowest quality cables and connector I have ever seen. Expect zero support from the manufacturer. Expect to replace the mini-jack connector or the entire wiring.

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