Direct Sound EX-29 (Each)Item ID: EX29
Extreme Isolation, Closed-back Dynamic Headphones
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When You Need Articulate and Comfortable Closed-backs!The "sound" solution for monitoring in any environment! Direct Sound EX-29 extreme isolation closed-back headphones are a great find for serious musicians and engineers, effectively solving common problems in the studio. First, the EX-29's highly padded ear cushions provide the ultimate in comfort for long tracking sessions while creating an extreme isolation fortress against pesky bleed into your live microphones. High-fidelity 500mW input speakers reproduce articulate sound from 20 — 20,000Hz while a gold-plated 1/8" jack with screw-on 1/4" adapter lets you just as easily take your EX-29s on the road with your MP3 player.
The EX-29 closed-back headphones were developed expressly to isolate sound. Their specially designed ear cushions are comfortable for the listener, yet act as a superb barrier between the headphone's speakers and your live microphones. And while other headphones sometimes measure their noise-reduction capabilities at one specific frequency, the EX-25 headphones give you an average of 29dB of noise reduction over a wide frequency range. With the EX-29's 29dB average of passive isolation, you don't have to worry about bleed ruining that perfect take.
While the EX-29 headphones are great for musicians in the studio, they also deliver crisp sound for the engineer when it comes time to mix. Pull on your pair and hear everything neatly reproduced from 20 — 20,000Hz. 40mm drivers with 500mW input speakers were carefully designed for high-fidelity performance.
While many headphones deliver great sound, the level of comfort they offer is often the tipping point in determining whether they're really worth your investment or not. Sure, they sound great — but if you can't comfortably wear them for long sessions when it really counts, what's the point? When you want closed-back headphones designed with wearability in mind, look to the EX-29s. A padded and adjustable headband lets you position them in just the right place while heavily padded ear cushions cup over your ear, creating a closed-back chamber of sound. What's more, the EX-29's long nine foot cable lets you get ready to perform and monitor virtually anywhere in the studio.
We've all had that fumbling moment when we've picked up a pair of headphones and scrutinized each side of them for the little "L" and "R" markings before we've put them on. The EX-29s save that time in the studio with their innovative "Red is Right" feature: the inside ear panel of the right channel is covered with bright red fabric. Just tell the musicians "Red is Right," and you can be sure they're hearing just the mix you've dialed in for them.
Sometimes you need excellent, isolated sound outside the studio — maybe when you're listening to your mix on your MP3 player to see how it translates, or when you want to listen to music or get some mixing done on the airplane. With the EX-29s, you don't need a second set of headphones for your 1/8" MP3 player jack. They come with a gold-plated 1/4" jack that screws on over the 1/8" jack, so you always have headphones handy for every device.
Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones Features at a Glance:
The Direct Sound EX-29 headphones provide articulate sound with a comfortable, closed-back design!
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Todd, Dunedin, FL
Reviewsbased on 25 reviews
Direct Sound EX-29
by Matthew Hall from Evergreen, COOur church obtained a set of these headphones when we switched our
April 3, 2013
Music Background: Sound Engineer
drummer from a wedge to a headphone monitor. Upon testing the
headphones, the first thing I noticed (of course implicit in... read more [+] the name) was
the attenuation of room-noise...these headphones really do provide great
isolation. The second was the lack of hiss that I am accustomed to in many high-end models I have used... these headphones have a flat response and are great for giving EQ a tweak during a live performance. I
took them home to try them out on recording and found them faithful in giving no bleed-through on the tracks. This is a great set of headphones for studio recording, live engineering, as well as reference EQing during post-production on recorded material. close [-]
EX-29's Do Not Disappoint
by S. M. from Washington DCExtreme Isolation Headphones are called that because they do. These are the best I have found to cancel noise and keep you focused on what you need to.
January 15, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist musician and enthusiast
Great for home studios, drumming, wo... read more [+]rk, etc... HIGHLY recommend.
The manufacturer, Direct Sound, is known for their customer service. If you need anything, they are with you at the drop of a hat. close [-]
by John from Long Island, NYI have had other flat response, isolation headphones and these are hands down my favorite and most comfortable. What makes them so different from others is the ability to get replacement parts and no ... read more [+]tools required. But at the same time just as sturdy as anything else on the market that I have tried, bottom line just a well-designed product. close [-]
May 28, 2012
Music Background: Guitarist & Recording Engineer mostly my own stuff these days
by Rich from BostonI'M LOVING MY NEW head phones. reduced the souns and offers some hearing protection when I'm practicing.. They don;t bleed into the mics,, I'm very happy
May 28, 2012
Music Background: Drummer
I recently had the opportunity to speak with the inventor of these headphones, and after giving them a very thorough run, I have to tell you the EX-29 Extreme Isolation headphones are incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and they do an amazing job at isolating sound so you get the maximum listening experience without the need to turn up volumes that might hurt your hearing. These would be absolutely perfect for studios, specifically vocalists who are close to mics, to prevent bleed over. They also would be very useful for times where you don't want to disturb your neighbor, such as on a plane. These headphones provide an incredible 29dB of sound attenuation which means they could also make the perfect set of headphones for your trip to the gun range for a little targe practice. Literally, there is not a situation these headphones won't rock! The EX-29 has to be on the list of must-have accessories for every band, studio, or musical lover.
Direct Sound EX-29 (Each)
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