Best Isolation EX-29 Headphones

This is no time for compromises. To perform your best, you need to hear your best. That’s why we designed the EX-29 headphones with 29 dB of passive isolation. To help you keep the outside world out – and your music in, in all its purity. And to stand up to studio- and performance-level extremes. No batteries required.

EX-29 headphones are now available in limited-edition white.

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Price: $139.95

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Type: Dynamic closed back headphones with closed back drivers
Passive Attenuation: 36.7 dB at 8,000 Hz, NRR 29 dB
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
Fidelity Response: TruSound tonally accurate
Drivers: 40 mm, closed back
Impedance: 32 Ω
Sensitivity: 114 dB at 1 KHz 1 mW
Cord: 9 ft (2,750 mm) premium twin-lead cable
Plug: Straight stereo 1/8″ (3.5 mm) gold-plated with screw-on 1/4″ (6.3 mm) gold-plated adapter
Rated Input Power: 500 mW
Maximum Input Power: 1,000 mW
Weight: 11.5 oz (includes cable and plug)
Warranty: One year
Red is Right E-Z channel identification
IncrediFlex padded, fully adjustable headband
User-friendly repairability
Foldable for storage
Convenient jack adaptor keeper
Environmentally responsible natural passive isolation – no batteries required
Made in the USA

What’s in the box
EX-29 Extreme Isolation™ stereo headphone
1/4″ (6.3 mm) gold-plated screw-on adaptor with on-cord storage


“I love my EX-29 Extreme Isolation headphones. I use them for live shows instead of floor monitors, as well as using them in the studio. They are awesome, especially when using a click track. After being onstage, my ears used to ring quite often. I enjoy the hearing protection I get now at the same high stage volumes just by using my Extreme Isolation headphones. The staff and service at Direct Sound has been fantastic. Everyone there has always gone the extra mile and beyond to assist me.”

Sheldon “RocKit” Miller, Drummer for On The Rocks

“EX-29s block out the loud stage volume, and they allow me to have the perfect mix at the perfect level.”

Paul Gilbert, Former Guitarist for Racer X and Mr. Big

“The Direct Sound EX-29s are simply fantastic. Everything sounds crystal-clear, and the superb isolation lets me record even close-miked acoustic guitars with no audio leakage. They’re possibly the best headphones I’ve used in 30 years.”

Kent Burnside, Guitarist / Composer