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Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones

B&H # DIEX25 Mfr # EX-25
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You Pay: $99.95
Product Highlights
  • Approximately 25dB Sound Reduction
  • Heavy-Duty Construction
  • Ideal for Live Monitoring
  • 1/4" Adapter Included

The EX-25 Extreme Isolation Headphones from Direct Sound provide great sound quality in a comfortable design that blocks out a large amount of external noise. Designed in a similar fashion to noise-isolating earmuffs, these heavy-duty headphones use custom speaker assemblies designed to protect your eardrums. The speakers reside inside closed-back earcups with thick padding that effectively reduce external noise by up to 25dB.

Ideal for use by live mixers who need to block out monitor speakers, or by drummers who need to be able to hear the mix without setting their volume at an unreasonably high level, the EX-25 is a perfect professional tool. It provides a long cable for plenty of slack. The 3.5mm mini plug and gold-plated 1/4" adapter ensure that you'll be able to listen to any consumer or professional-grade audio device.

Rugged, heavy-duty construction
Perfect for live use
Provides up to 25dB of noise isolation
Adjustable padded headband
Thick ear cushions for comfort and noise isolation
Specially designed 40mm drivers for protecting eardrums from damage
Extra-long cable
Standard 3.5mm stereo mini plug and gold-plated 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility
Type Over-Ear, Closed-Back, Noise Isolating
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Impedance 32 Ohms
Sensitivity 107dB
Maximum Input Power 500mW
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with Gold-Plated 1/4" Adapter
Cable Length 9' (2.7m)
Weight 9.5 oz (269g)
Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Direct Sound HeadphonesEX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones
     
    4.2

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (6)
    • Good value (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary use:
          • Business (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (6)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

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        3.0

        Not Quite

        By uberaudio

        from Utah

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

        These headphones didn't quite have as much rejection as I was hoping for. The sound was fine and they seem durable enough, but the rejection was a bit disappointing.

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        5.0

        Amazing

        By Yves

        from Boisbriand, Canada

        About Me Filmmaker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • Interviews In High Noise
        • Working

        Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

        I thought for that price that the voice would not be as clear as it is !

        I worked with more expansive headphones and some did not equal that quality.

        very good sound barrier, even near an airport, perfect for ENG, documentaries

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        The best by far.

        By Rodafett

        from Mexico city

        About Me Sound Recordist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • No Coiled Cable

        Best Uses

        • Field Mixers

        Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

        Last week we made a short film in a glass factory. Sometimes you do not realize the amount of background noise from the microphones or ears. With this amount of attenuation is easy to recognize the reality of what you are recording. The red color is very useful for put them properly. I just ordered one more. Four stars just because I would have liked to have coiled cable.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great item.

        By Richard

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • None after 6 years of use

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices

        Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

        This is my second pair after a mishap with my first one. I like the comfort of these and the isolation they provide while recording a live band. Helps with the balance everything out without having to hear other distractions.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good Value

        By Horn Player

        from New York, NY

        About Me Recent college grad

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Poor Sound

        Best Uses

        • Cutting out sound
        • Music

        Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

        My wife and I are musicians, both french horn players. We live in a small apartment, we use them to listen to music in the bedroom of our apartment (there is no door)while the other practices in the living room. Works pretty well when one of us is playing fortissimo! Does not cut out all sound but it is a VERY good value. The sound quality is not great but as I said, I find this to be a great value!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great buy for the price

        By G Davis

        from Winston-Salem, NC

        About Me Creative director

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Unattractive Design

        Best Uses

        • Editing

        Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

        bought these for use editing in an office environment - work great

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Passive noise isolation

        By filmmaker

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Audio specialist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Isolation from noise

        Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

        Nice alternative to electronic noise-canceling headphones, these passive noise isolation headphones provide more natural sound. Over-ear design. Not as comfortable to wear as some others, however. Might be worthwhile to spend a little more and go for the Sony MDR-7506, which don't isolate as much, but provide superior sound. If noise isolation is key, these are better, however, if sound quality is key, the Sony MDR-7506 can't be beat.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        A lot of Bang for the Buck

        By Ransom

        from Indianapolis

        About Me Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live music environment
          • Music

          Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

          In live production environments it allows my sound person to truly hear what is being performed without live ambient and reflective sound interfering.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Safe and clear

          By wbuoni

          from C-bus

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Direct Sound Headphones EX-25 Extreme Isolation Stereo Headphones:

              I bought these headphones to wear while mowing the lawn.
              They make a noticeable difference, they block out much of the mower's engine and allow you to listen to music at a lower noise level. Thus protecting your hearing.
              They are comfortable but a little larger than I like to wear in public.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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