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OVERVIEW

Direct Sound EX-25 headphones are the only headphones on the planet that have dynamic closed-back speakers within a closed back isolation chamber. Maybe that's what gives EX-25's extreme isolation.

EX-25 extreme isolation headphones applications:
For sound engineers to monitor the mixer board during live performances while isolating their ears from main speakers.

For stage and studio drummers who want to hear how drums are being mixed without having headphones at high volume.

Allows studio musicians to hear only the studio mix during recording - eliminating costly return trips to the control room.

For stadium and dome events-listen to live broadcasts at medium volume and block out most stadium noise listening to the show or game.

Headphones designed for anyone who needs extreme isolation.

FEATURES
  • The only headphones on the planet that have dynamic closed back speakers within a closed-back isolation chamber
  • Super high fidelity drivers

SPECIFICATIONS

EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones

  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
    Drivers: 40 mm super high fidelity
    Impedance: 32 Ohms
    Sensitivity: 107 dB at 1000 Hz
    Cord: 9'
    Plug: stereo 3.5mm with gold-plated 1/4" adapter
    Input power: 500 mW
    Sound attenuation average: 25 dB
    Weight: 9.5 oz
    Color: black with silver logo
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Direct SoundEX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones
 
4.0

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good value (5)
  • Great sound (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home audio (5)
  • Music (5)
  • With my computer (4)
  • Working (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (3), Gear head (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Tremendous Value!

These headphones have a myriad of great features; they're lightweight, they have a very flat frequency response, they do not distort when driven, and they have very good isolation. I use these...Read complete review

These headphones have a myriad of great features; they're lightweight, they have a very flat frequency response, they do not distort when driven, and they have very good isolation. I use these in radio, where I need something that is comfortable, is not going to bleed sound into mic, and has a true tone. These headphones deliver everything that they promise to, and are a great value. The headband on the newest revision is very sturdy; it's just unfortunate that the company earned a bit of a bad name, from the earlier ones. However, you can retrofit your older pair with the new one, from what I understand. I would have purchased the EX-29 model, but I needed them quickly, and the store was out of that model. Although I have no complaints about the EX-25 model, I will be purchasing the EX-29, as the drivers are larger, and there is more isolation. In any case, they're very good I highly recommend them, if you need an isolation set, with good tone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for 3 MONTHS

This is a very hefty price to pay for something that will be shortlived.
The sound quality and comfort is great. Often times with isolation headphones the drivers/speakers are not normally...Read complete review

This is a very hefty price to pay for something that will be shortlived.
The sound quality and comfort is great. Often times with isolation headphones the drivers/speakers are not normally anything of quality but these surprised me especially with the amount of low end these headphones had. The whole thing is, is that it doesn't matter how great the sound is when the product breaks after regular use. I just broke my third pair and I won't be buying anymore.
The parts that connect to the ear muffs are made of plastic and CONSTANTLY BREAK. After my third pair I decided it wasn't worth the money to purchase another pair and I hope this review will save you from the same mistake I made in purchasing these headphones.
If you look at all their models they all have the same piece that connects the headband to the ear muff part and I'm telling you it BREAKS.

Reviewed by 25 customers

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4.0

great headphones

By young smith

from 785

About Me Producer, Teenager

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

Best Uses

  • Home Audio
  • Music
  • With My Computer
  • Working

Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

my brother brought this home to me as a gift. at first i wasn't so sure because of the design,but the audio is great. i use these to produce music and films and listen to Hi-Fi music.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

The headphones for recording drummers

By Isda Werld

from Huntsville, Alabama

About Me Drummer since 1976

Ask me a question

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not great on a salad.

Best Uses

  • Music
  • Recording

Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

I replaced my first set of 14 years. They still worked but I thought maybe about time to replace. The new ones are lighter, and sound just as awesome as the old ones when they were new. I am glad I got them.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

get it !!

By subin

from edmond, OKC

About Me College Student, Gear Head

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Sound

Cons

  • None Found Yet

Best Uses

  • Home Audio

Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

its awesome for me, thats what i wanted

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product and Customer Service

By ellis069

from Birmingham, AL

About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

    These guys have incredible customer service. My headpiece had broken and these guys responded quickly to my email and shot me out a replacement in a couple of days. Thanks guys.

    • Primary Use:
    • Traveling
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Tremendous Value!

    By Aaron Abeytia

    from CA

    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • With My Computer
      • Working

      Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

      These headphones have a myriad of great features; they're lightweight, they have a very flat frequency response, they do not distort when driven, and they have very good isolation. I use these in radio, where I need something that is comfortable, is not going to bleed sound into mic, and has a true tone. These headphones deliver everything that they promise to, and are a great value. The headband on the newest revision is very sturdy; it's just unfortunate that the company earned a bit of a bad name, from the earlier ones. However, you can retrofit your older pair with the new one, from what I understand. I would have purchased the EX-29 model, but I needed them quickly, and the store was out of that model. Although I have no complaints about the EX-25 model, I will be purchasing the EX-29, as the drivers are larger, and there is more isolation. In any case, they're very good I highly recommend them, if you need an isolation set, with good tone.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

       
      5.0

      Light, Great Sound & NOT A FAD

      By CanFan

      from Washington DC

      About Me Audiophile

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Unattractive Design

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Portable Devices
      • Relaxing
      • Traveling
      • With My Computer
      • Working

      Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

      I have heard a lot of negative things about these headphones and I couldn't disagree with them more. I know they aren't Dre's Beats or some celebrity named headphones which seem to get a lot of attention these days. But these are the real deal. They are essential for serious musicians and music enthusiasts alike. They have true sound tonal accuracy and do not bleed in the click track. Best part is, if they break, you can order replacement parts and they are easily repaired. No need to throw them out and start over. Five stars!

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Great for 3 MONTHS

      By Lee Edwards

      from Nashville/Atlanta

      Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

      This is a very hefty price to pay for something that will be shortlived.
      The sound quality and comfort is great. Often times with isolation headphones the drivers/speakers are not normally anything of quality but these surprised me especially with the amount of low end these headphones had. The whole thing is, is that it doesn't matter how great the sound is when the product breaks after regular use. I just broke my third pair and I won't be buying anymore.
      The parts that connect to the ear muffs are made of plastic and CONSTANTLY BREAK. After my third pair I decided it wasn't worth the money to purchase another pair and I hope this review will save you from the same mistake I made in purchasing these headphones.
      If you look at all their models they all have the same piece that connects the headband to the ear muff part and I'm telling you it BREAKS.

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ectreme Isolation Headphones

      By Lee Casetta

      from Columbia, IL

      Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

      Recieved these as a gift over 1 year ago... I believe due to a power surge, one of the speakers went out. Called the great folks at Extreme Isolation and dealt with friendly, knowledgable and very responsive staff. I was sent a replacement speaker kit ( 1 day response)!, with easy to follow instructions and it took all of 10 minutes to install. Quality, selection AND service - it's a rare thing nowadays. The headphones give great all around sound at a very reasonable price. You can pay a lot less for cheapies and end up disappointed, and you can also pay a lot more if you have some extra cash - but these headphones will provide most drummers with good clarity and are actually comfortable to wear. I use them every week and am quite happy and recommend these - and I have played drums/percussion in every musical genre and volume for 40+ years.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid Phones

      By Museman

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

      These headphones do a great job of isolating, and they have some great sound.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I Recommend Vic Virth SIH1

      By 50 Pesos

      from Baytown, TX

      Comments about Direct Sound EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones:

      Well, I first bought these for my studio and was pretty excited to get them. When i did, they seem to work fine. I had probably used them for about two to three months.Then as i was about to record a band, the singer was putting them on and one of the earphones broke off! Thinking that the singer was maybe being rough on them, i decided to buy the EX-29. Well, pretty much within a month those broke as well. This time i was using them for practice. The odd part was that it broke more or less in the same spot the EX-29s did.There is obviously a problem with the headbands. I had to order two more to replace them of their website. I also own the Vic Virth, Though their sound isn't as good, for monitoring during recording i recommend those

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