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


“Concentration is everything. Direct Sound Extreme Isolation headphones help keep me focused on the only sound I need to hear – myself.”

A-me, Artist / Vocalist for Shock City Records

“I love the sound of the EX-29s. Great for drummers.”

Javo Barrera, Renowned Session Drummer

“In Shock City Studios’ Control Room A, we can mix at up to 124 dB, and trust us – every client wants to. To protect the mix, we must protect our ears by using Extreme Isolation headphones. They allow us to listen critically while blocking up to 29 dB of ambient sound. They are also great for tracking singers and acoustic players because they also keep the sound in – meaning no click tracks or scratch takes bleeding into the mic. Our studio would not be complete without them. The secret is out, they’re not just for drummers anymore.”

Chris Loesch & Doug Firley, Co-Owners / Producers for Shock City Studios