Endorsements

“To put it simply, these are the best sounding isolation headphones on the market. The audio clarity is amazing and they are ‘extremely’ comfortable to wear. Whether I’m playing a session halfway around the world, or teaching in my home studio, Direct Sound Extreme Isolation Headphones are all I ever use.”

Jim Riley, Drummer and bandleader for Rascal Flatts www.jimrileymusic.com

“I have been using the Extreme Isolation Headphones now for 5 years, and in terms of overall quality, endurance and performance, nothing comes close!!!!! I have used them on every Megadeth record I have performed on, and even on an entire tour leg back in 2004, when I was suffering from extreme ear infection and vertigo – The Extreme Isolation Headphones literally saved my ears from further damage, and for that alone I owe a lot of gratitude to them. I simply will not use anything else, end of story.”

Shawn Drover MEGADETH www.megadeth.com

“I was using the Extreme Isolation Headphones in the studio, recording our latest album ‘Doomsday Machine’…They are both comfortable and isolate good enough to get separation from the acoustic drum sound. This allows you to have the mix at a lower more listenable level, which every drummer knows is a good thing!” Daniel Erlandsson Arch Enemy

“I love my EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones. I use them for live shows instead of floor monitors, as well as using them in the studio. They are awesome, especially when using a click track. After being onstage my ears used to ring quite often. I enjoy the hearing protection I get now at the same high stage volumes just by using my Extreme Isolation headphones. The staff and service at Direct Sound has been fantastic. Everyone there has always gone the extra mile and beyond to assist me.”

Sheldon “RocKit” Miller Drummer with “On The Rocks” (Seattle) www.myspace.com/sheldondrums

“Whether I’m in the studio or just practicing with my ipod or a click track, your headphones are miraculous. I laughed the first time I came up against a Marshall stack 8 feet away. Truly incredible.”

John Cowsill began his career as a drummer and singer at the tender age of seven, playing clubs in Newport, Rhode Island, with his brothers. The Cowsillsbecame a sensation in the late sixties, earning several top 10 hits, numerous television appearances (including their own hour-long TV special), and touring worldwide. After the family members went their separate ways in the early seventies, John played drums, percussion and sang with artists as diverse as Dwight Twilley, Bette Midler, Tommy Tutone and The Smithereens. He has also worked with Buzzy Feton, Billy Payne, Ernie Watts, Harry Chapin and the Bangles (his wife is the Bangles’ Vicki Peterson). During the eighties, John toured with Jan and Dean, who introduced him to Mike Love. John joined the Beach Boys in 2000, initially as a featured vocalist playing piano and percussion. John is presently back in his comfort zone–the drum seat–playing, singing, and touring year-round with the Beach Boys.

“The first time I used Direct Sound Extreme Isolation Headphones was on a session where my regular headphone cable was going bad. The studio had a pair of EX-25s so I gave them a try. I was so impressed that I have not used anything but EX-25s or EX-29s on a session since. I always bring an extra pair to sessions and lend them to any players that are near the drum kit while tracking. The isolation and clarity allows for relaxed playing for hours with no ear fatigue. I love these headphones!”

Travis A McNabb Sugarland/Better Than Ezra/Studio www.travismcnabb.com

“I can hear the click but I don’t hear the Guitar. Can you turn the drums down in the cans?  I don’t feel like I’m in the pocket with the bass and piano. These are things I don’t have to say or worry about since I’ve had my Extreme Isolation headphones. I can play the music with more feeling and expression because I hear everything so much better. Extreme Isolation headphones made for drummers by a drummer. Only one thing could be better-every body in the room has a pair.”

Charles Collins

“I have been using the headphones religiously and can say that they are my favorite way to play live hands down!!! I am taking them on our second tour to Europe to use live. They are truly amazing.”

Mike Young, aka “Powder,” drummer for “The Saddle Tramps”

Rich Redmond is a top call recording drummer/percussionist based in Nashville. Currently the drumming powerhouse behind country superstar Jason Aldean

“No bleed, Crystal Clear audio, Comfortable and Affordable. The best phones on the market. Thank you!”

Rich Redmond, Drummer/Producer/Clinician www.richredmond.com www.youtube.com/richredmond

“Extreme Headphones are an important tool in my musical life. I practice with them without music for ear protection, I plug them in my Ipod, when I am preparing for a show so I can practice with the music. (the headphones allow me to hear the music over the drums which, is really nice.) I also use them when I am recording in my home studio for track playback. I really do enjoy my Extreme Headphones, they are VERY USEFUL in many ways!”

Gaylelynn McKinney, drummer myspace.com/gayelynnmckinney

“These headphones have the most clean and balanced sound I ever had during a studio recording or practicing. They are designed for drummers and they totally blew me away, excellent!”

George Kollias Drummer for Nile www.GeorgeKollias.com