New Gear Review: Telefunken Elektroakustik’s THP-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones

Telefunken_HeadphonesTelefunken Elektroakustik’s new THP-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones work both in the studio and for live sound to protect the eardrums and improve the listening experience.

The passive (no batteries required) THP-29 headphones have 40-mm speaker drivers and feature TruSound™ tonal accuracy with natural passive isolation. The closed-back design, lightweight construction, adjustable head strap and padded ear cushions provide optimum comfort.

The THP-29’s isolation capabilities reduce loud external sound levels in the recording studio or on loud stages with an average of 29 dB of noise reduction over a wide frequency range. Great for drummers who want to hear their cue mix without using excessively loud headphone volume, the THP-29 is a professional recording tool and a great addition to any studio or recording engineer/mixer’s kit.

The THP-29 Headphones sell for $135 MSRP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. http://barryrudolph.com