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: from $129.95

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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 have been using Extreme Isolation headphones for over 4 years now. In all this time, I have not come across another competitive product that would provide half the quality of Extreme Isolation headphones. Impeccable in the studio as well as on stage, irreplaceable at rehearsals. I have tested out of curiosity several other products from the competition and it was like comparing a bicycle to a Ferrari. A gold medal for Direct Sound Extreme Isolation headphones. Playing the drums will never be as gratifying without EIH.”

Icanraz, Drummer for Abused Majesty and Devilish Impressions

“I love my EX-29s – not only for drummers, these headphones are great for singers too. They fold up nicely for the singer’s gig bag, are comfortable, sound killer and are a great value for vocalists on a budget.”

Robert Lunte, Founder of the The Vocalist Studio and CEO of

“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