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Alan Childs

Drummer, Multi instrumentalist
(Alan Childs Aftermath, John Waite, Julian Lennon, David Bowie, A Bowie Celebration, Natalie Cole, New York Pops)

"I started using Direct Sound headphones a couple of years ago. What hit me immediately was the warmth & natural sound these headphones brought to my ears. A bit like a Steely Dan record. Very pure sounding. Highly recommended. "


Banjoist, Fiddler, Multi-instrument Player
The Founder of

Dadan is one of few Chinese musicians who are an expert in clawhammer banjo style, and also an enthusiast to spread banjo culture. He falls in love with banjo and keeps digging into this American traditional musical instrument with passion, especially Old-Time Music. In his spare time, Dadan also builds, the first Chinese website dedicated to banjo, and hopes that more and more people could know and enjoy banjo. He also plays American Southern Style Fiddle.

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"My Direct Sound Isolation Headphones are at all 4 stations in my Studio!"

Ed Roscetti

  Drummer, Composer, Author & Clinician

(Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample)

Recording and performing musician for influential artists including Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample. Composer for TV and Film including Fox Sports, ESPN, Disney, Saturday Night Live, WWE and The History Channel. Ed’s steady immersion in the music industry continues to inform his teaching repertoire as he consistently incorporates his up-to-date professional experience, keeping his teaching current and relevant to today’s music marketplace and student.   

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Emedin Rivera

(Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte, LaToya Jackson, Sting, Gregory Hines, and Ben E. King)

"I’ve been using those headphones for a few years now and love them, my whole band used  them for my latest recording. I do my practicing at night so I put the headphones on while I’m playing along with a cd. I’m getting into it because I’m not hearing myself bang on the congas, it’s more of a feel that comes from within. Those headphones really do it for me!!"



Recording Session & Touring Drummer
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, Joe Satriani, Santana, Toto, The David Lee Roth Band

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“I have been an endorser and big fan of Direct Sound headphones for several years. I've used them on recording sessions all over the Los Angeles area. They isolate my ears and protect them from loud rimshots and cymbal crashes. The sound quality of the tracks coming through is fantastic. They are very high-quality headphones that I've also used to listen to music through different devices as well. I'm honored to be part of the team.”


Drummer and Band Leader for Multi-Platinum group, Rascal Flatts. Professor of Drum Studies, who has played at over a thousand sold-out shows.

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“Direct sound headphones are absolutely essential gear for me. I never play drums without them!! Whether it’s recording, teaching, practicing or playing on stage for 65,000 screening fans, Direct Sound headphones are protecting my hearing and delivering high fidelity sound!”

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Julio Figueroa

Latin American Drummer
(BB King, Michael Jackson, Cirque Du Soleil, Donna Summer, Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Bocelli, Baby Face)

"Direct Sound Headphones have helped me to loose all those expensive in ears and saved my hearing!

They provide me with superior monitoring while blocking all that outside unwanted noise. They are my best companion whether I am in the studio, live on stage or inside a drum shield. "

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Mark Edward Lewis

Presenter, Filmmaker, Sonic Guru

“The EX-29s are the de-facto standard headphone we use at Cinema Sound. Not only are they the flattest and most true form of headphone sound reproduction for mixing in either stereo or ambisonic environments, but they also have an incredible rejection of outside noise. They’re always our first suggestion.”

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American hard rock and heavy metal guitarist.  He composes music in a wide variety of styles. Is best-known for his fast playing speed and versatility.


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Paul Peress is a Grammy nominated drummer, bandleader, producer, and songwriter, based out of Los Angeles, California. Music Director/Drummer with Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell, Moby, Deniece Williams, Regina Belle...

Paul Peress

Drummer, Composer
(Chaka Khan, Brenda Russell, Moby, Deniece Williams)

“I’m a proud endorser of DIRECT SOUND. They've played a pivotal roll in my development as an artist. Their products are reliable, sound great, and they keep coming out with new innovations - they haven’t stopped surprising me yet! I use several versions of their headphones both to practice drums as well as record. The sound isolation and hearing protection is industry standard. Their EXTW37 bluetooth headphones are my favorites! Finally, this is one of those relationships, where, as an endorser, I’ve also become close friends with the owners, who I admire greatly both re their work ethic, and their sense of community.”

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"I have been using Direct Sound headphones for a decade. They are the best! I love the EX-25's!"

Rich Redmond

Drummer, Actor, Motivational Speaker, Author

A professional drummer based in Nashville and Los Angeles, Rich Redmond is a dynamic performer who tours and records with musical bigshots, from Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks to Ludacris and Kid Rock.

Shawn Drover

Heavy Metal Drummer
(Megadeth, Eidolon, Act of Defiance)

"I started using Extreme Isolation/Direct sound in 2004 and I have used them EXCLUSIVELY since then. I have always strived to use the best products I can find, and you just will NOT find anything better than Direct Sound headphones for studio use, live or just listening to music."

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Tony Graci

Drummer, Composer(Delbert McClinton, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Leroy Parnell and Bekka Bramlet)

"Love my EX29 headphone. I use them in the studio all the time. They’re very comfortable and the sound quality and isolation is fabulous. I’ve never had any problems with the headphone cable shorting out, very durable. I also have a pair of Studio Plus  headphones that I use for mixing, they sound great! Thank you Direct Sound!"

Tony currently resides in Nashville, TN and is active in the music scene as a Drummer & Composer. He is also a multi-instrumentalist and produces and records music for many TV shows.

Vahagn Stepanyan

Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter and Composer

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"Direct Sound headphones providing enough silent which is very useful during drums recording and not only."

Waldo Madera

Tour & Session Drummer
(Ricky Martin, Juanes, Paquito D’ Rivera
Carlos Santana, John Fogerty, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue)

“I tried my first Direct Sound in 2014. Since then I won’t go into the studio without them. The comfort and response I get from these headphones is simply outstanding.  ”

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