We’ve been touting the benefits of Direct Sound’s EX29s for years – especially when it comes to mixing in noisy
environments and doing surround sound in headphones. Heck, Waves Audio has chosen them as their exclusive headphone sponsor for their headphone surround plugin. And let’s be clear: these aren’t “noise cancelling” nonsense headphones which introduce all manner of phase issues, these are “noise isolating” headphones, and the difference – especially in surround headphone mixing – is strong. In fact, we did a review of them here.
That was then.
This is now. Direct Sound has released the “plus” model of EX29 and it’s sure to blow your doors off. Even more comfort, better frequency response, and a detachable cable make use and long-term wearing a breeze. And now, thanks to a very special arrangement with Direct Sound, for the same price you’d spend for a pair of “Mark 1s” at Amazon, you can get the Plus version with the Cinema Sound logo emblazoned on the sides of the drivers.
Hear what you need to hear clearly without ear-damaging levels or outside distractions.
The Direct Sound EX-29 Plus Extreme Isolation Headphones are used by super-star artists Terry Bozzio, Shawn Drover of Megadeth, and preferred by the world famous Blue Man group. Ideal for many listening environments; the EX-29s allow drummers to record œlive drums alongside a mixer, studio musicians to hear their cue mix above the instruments, front of the house engineers to monitor with comfort throughout live performances, engineers to utilize them for mic placement, and one ear isolation allows DJs to listen to both CDs and speakers for pure beat mixing.Many features make the Direct Sound EX29 sound isolation headphones so extreme. The earmuffs are specially designed to reduce ambient sound by an average of 28 decibels while the custom-fitted speaker assembly is designed to guard your eardrums and enhance your performing and recording experience.Exceptionally true sound is provided through advanced an-isotropic magnet drivers and a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz. Direct Sound EX29 Extreme headphones fold for ease of storage and portability, and offer the convenience of dual behind-the-ear cords to avoid interfering with your instruments and performance.Not only for drummers, the Direct Sound EX29 Extreme Isolation Headphones are ideal for stage and studio musicians, sound engineers, project studios, or simply quiet listening 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.
The NEW EX29 features the same great isolation and comfort that has become legendary, with a host of new professional features that further sets the EX29 apart from other noise isolating headphones. A detachable premium cable results in greater mobility. Aircraft grade aluminum cable grommets provide superior stability and super-quiet operation. An 8’ cable extension with 3.5 mm stereo plug and 6.3 mm screw-on type adapter expands the boundaries of connectivity. New High Precision Audio (HPA) drivers lead to improved fidelity and audio quality. A re-designed universal headband results in even greater comfort. The new Direct Sound EX29 continues its reign as the world’s best noise isolating headphone.
Please note it takes about a week to get these custom made and shipped to you.