Three Reasons You Need an Isolation Headphone

Direct Sound, LLC – There are many different headphone styles and designs on the market today. Deciding what type works best for your personal recording environment can be confusing. In this post, our goal is to help you understand the benefits isolation headphones have for recording environments and an understanding of the closed-back design isolation […]

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Acoustic Principles: Understanding How Sound Travels

DirectSound Acoustic principles – understanding how sound travels – can make a big difference in creating great recordings. There are two main measurable elements of a sound wave: frequency and amplitude. Frequency refers to the rate of forward and backward movement of a compression wave and the up-and-down movement of a waveform. One wavelength is […]

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The Science of Sound

Direct Sound Headphones We often hear producers talk about our ears as being the most important tools you have in the studio. Our ears are the first step in processing music that is converted into a feeling. And it’s this feeling, good or bad, that will cause us to take an action — cry, laugh, […]

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Direct Sound 2017 Winter NAMM Product Debut

Direct Sound’s new company Mixwan will be making a big splash at the show with an industry first. Mixwan is our wireless systems company, and at NAMM, we’ll have some new products that particularly guitarists and vocalists will be interested in. It sounds like a bold claim to say “… The first in the industry… […]

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Direct Sound Announces Appointment of Danielle Leopardi As COO

Direct Sound, the leader in professional-quality isolation headphones and wireless technologies for recording and live performance, has announced the appointment of Danielle Leopardi as Chief Operating Officer. The announcement reflects the company’s widening market focus, marked by recent restructuring and new product development and introductions. Over the last year, the company has invested millions into […]

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What Type of Headphones Are Best for Travel?

Direct Sound Headphones Which is better — isolation headphones or noise canceling headphones? We hear this question all the time. In this post, we’ll try to unravel some of the confusion around both types of headphones. With summer travel just now kicking into gear, you’ll want to have as much information as possible to avoid over-spending on inferior […]

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Tech Companies Using Isolation Headphones

Direct Sound You know those ultra-cool open workspaces that are so trendy with high-tech startups and other hip companies? Turns out that for all of the camaraderie, brainstorming and “synergy” these shared work areas facilitate, they can create a pretty big problem too – endless employee distractions and interruptions that ultimately lower productivity. A few statistics, […]

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Product Spotlight: Direct Sound YourTones Headphones – Total Hearing Protection

Ah, the sound of your favorite music! There’s nothing quite like it, is there? Listening to music you love can instantly lift your mood. It can make you want to clap, snap, tap or dance. And, if you’re like most, it can make you want to crank up the volume. Which is fine. Up to […]

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Sound Advice: Frank Serafine on Direct Sound Headphones

From Direct Sound We recently sat down to talk with film industry veteran Frank Serafine, who’s body of work spans almost 40 years from film, to events, to education and much more. Throughout his career, Frank has help set the standards for sound quality and innovation in the industry, and in this interview, he talks […]

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Mixing It Up With Direct Sound One42 DJ Headphones

For club and mobile DJs, having a great pair of headphones on the gig can be the determining factor between a great performance and an average performance. With this in mind, there are a few key features you should look for in any pair of headphones designed for DJs. We’ll list a few here. Bass […]

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