Direct Sound EX-29

Direct Sound EX-29

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EX-29, Studio headphone from Direct Sound.

7 user reviews
Prices starting at $130 Average price: $130

Direct Sound EX-29 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Direct Sound
  • Model: EX-29
  • Category: Studio headphones
  • Added in our database on: 08/19/2008

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Direct Sound EX-29 user reviews

Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 7 reviews )
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stompboxjon's review"you can do better.."

Direct Sound EX-29
The Direct Sound EX-29 have been in my studio since December. I do not use them to mix music with because I gave them a shot at that and it gave me a headache and a horrible mix. The frequency response was not very good and the highs where just too much for me. I did however use them to listen in while I was doing some video editing work and also used them for basic music listening. I would say the EX-29 are semi comfortable because the pads on the ear cups are very comfortable and soft but I don’t like the way the whole thing feels on your ear. It really doesn’t fit the shape of my ears and it just kind of is just sitting there. They don’t feel closed in, and external noise does become a factor when using these, that is why I have stayed away from mixing with them.

I am also not a big fan of the design of the EX -29, they seem more of an older style of headphones and don’t have a sleek design. They have held up very good though, and I have dropped them and had them in the bottom of a backpack before with a bunch of other gear on top of them and they still didn’t break or crack and work perfectly.

They come with a 9 foot cord which is a plus when you need to have them plugged in to gear that is farther away, and they have a gold plated adapter ¼. I would say that these headphones are more designed for singers in the studio or for drummers. They don’t bleed into the microphone much and most other people that have used mine say they are comfortable enough to keep on for a while. I just don’t think its possible to use them for mixing. They are inexpensive, at one point I had a few pair of these in my studio but ended up selling some of them. I would not purchase these again, and don’t recommend anyone else purchasing them. Even if your budget is small you can still do better.

nickname009's review

Direct Sound EX-29
I've come to realize that there are no perfect set of cans for every situation. At least not yet. These are decent for what they are and it seems the main purpose is isolation and not for monitoring or listening to music on a casual basis.

The design is probably the best part, the muffs are huge and fit over the ear, which is great for comfort. Everything, literally every part of the headphones are replaceable also which is great! The ear muff cushion is also very nice, it's not just leather it's something else but the overall construction and design allows for a very high amount of isolation. You can feel the isolation as soon as you put them on, it sort of closes the gaps between your ears and head and thus allowing a lot more bass back in what you hear, which is good and bad.

For me, I find it not completely accurate sounding. I just feel that it's too bass heavy and most of what I'm listening to becomes quite muddy. Could this be because of the extreme isolation? It's so isolated that so much of the bass that usually bleeds through from other headphones are restored? Or is it just plain ol, good isolation but the speakers aren't very neutral sounding? It's hard to tell, but when compared to other headphones it's definitely muddy sounding and definitely not neutral sounding to me.

I can see that this would be a good set of headphones for drummers, guitarists or engineers who are in very loud environments and need the complete isolation to properly hear the signal through the cans. I know Paul Gilbert has been using the non-pluggable version for his live shows to protect his hearing. Great choice.

Overall, it's a decent set of headphones for monitoring or protecting your hearing. Though I wouldn't say they are good for mixing or trying to hear music etc clearly and in a more accurate and neutral state.

burebista's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Direct Sound EX-29
I use it to listen to music on the computer. I bought because our dogs bark when someone is the door that is unbearable. This headphone does not help, I still have to rely on the hulls of the headphone.

The ears do not fit completely in the "pillows" (I want more say my ears are <span class="arial-24-gris-b">rather small to medium size),</span> plus one of the pillows was dcoll but good c ' not dificl of REPAIRING. That building looks good. <span class="conjuguaison">The sound is good but not remarkable.

I use eight months or thereabouts.

My worry is that this headset n'touff <span class="conjuguaison">e bad sounds from the outside, plus it's not very comfortable, but there are plenty of good it</span> <span class="arial-24-gris-b">models</span> <span class="conjuguaison">beacoup worse.

I pay 76 Euros nine, the Hours of Operation qualitprix is not very good.

Simon60's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Disappointed ..."

Direct Sound EX-29
I received it at 11am and was broken into 2 parts in 23h!
Everything else is perfect, guitarist, I wanted to use my home when I play at night ... Isolation more than adequate!

But one size fits all, except the legs of the ears that can go up or down, I have a broad head, and although he was crushing the head completely, plastic legs I returned in the skull ...

1:30 of use, and removing it, discarding slightly ears, one of the legs has snapped!

It is past the warranty ... I received a second ... Tuesdays at 10am, and was broken on Wednesday evening! In one place!
Too stiff plastic, molded to a size too small.

At 80 euros a headphone, you should have a choice of size, or the header is to be adjustable at least! Materials used far too fragile, yet I used a Grado headphone made entirely by hand for 1 year, and very fragile, never had a break!

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