beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Studio Headphones : Best headphones I’ve ever used

, was mainly using ath- m50x, which compared i feel are more general purpose cans. The beyers, although quieter, are much better sound stage. Levels & spatial are more apparent, & i actually ‘feel ‘ ready to mix or track in confidence of what i’m hearing. Very comfy for long periods. Would definitely recommend (quality wise ie you may need headphone amp, etc).

My akg 550 mk2 broke afer 4 years use and so time for a new headset. Was originally going to replace with the mk3 version but unable to find competitive price in my budget at the time started to look for another brand replacement. Came across the beyerdynamic dt 990 pro and after extensive research they appeared to fit the bill. Brought mainly as a gaming headset paired through an av amp they are a revelation. I thought the k550 were good but these are so much of an improvement. Highly detailed sound with very controlled loud bass. You feel it more with more extension but no distortion. Adds a lot more immersion to the sound stage which is also very wide. Positional audio is fantastic especially in battlefield where the audio cues you get inform you of whats happening in 360 radius. Used with an xbox 1 x and they are highly recommended and also they are well worth the money.

I bought these headphones with the intended use of music production in mind. I’m not a professional, but i do have experience in audio engineering. My first impression of these headphones was, “wow, how are these only £100ish”. For the price, i was really blown away. The detail in both the top and bottom end is stellar. I use adam a5x monitors combined with the adam sub8. But for scenarios where you don’t have something like that available, i found these headphones to be my go-to alternative. Some people may suggest to use an external soundcard/headphone amp to really get the most of them (because of their 250ohm impedance), however, my macbook pro 2015 hasn’t had any problems with outputting the right levels. Neither has my focurite 2i2 external soundcard. The headphones can go reasonably loud while maintaining what sounds like an accurate frequency response without distorting, if they are; it’s subtle and i haven’t noticed – correct me if i’m wrong.

These headphones provide a very balanced and natural sound however i find the bass to be a little underwhelming in certain situations. In terms of the mid and high frequency range these headphones are likely the best i’ve used and in combination with the subtle bass these headphones offer very precise positional audio which is brilliant if you using them for gaming. Listening to music can be great however i find it hard to listen to lower quality audio as well as tracks that have poor mastering because the dynamic range and clarity of these headphones is just brilliant. Music with lots of low frequency bass in the 0-25hz range is a little hard to listen to as the drivers can sound quite clicky. At first i thought this was a product defect so i returned them and the second pair was identical and despite this i have still chosen to keep them just because of quality of the sound in every other department as well as the overall build quality. I initially tried to drive these with my on board sound on my computer as my friend does so with his 250 ohm dt 990’s however he has a premium motherboard (£250+) with premium on board sound. I only have a mid range motherboard (£110) with quite a low specification on board sound which resulted in a very quiet maximum volume as well as a lack of dynamic range. I purchased the creative sound blaster xe-5 sound card and run it in direct headphone power mode for high ohm headphones and it turns the headphones into a whole different animal. I would highly recommend these headphones for gaming, watching movies and all music except genres featuring lots of low frequency bass.

As an owner of the closed back headphones the custom one pro plus headphones also by beyerdynamic i was already extremely happy with the build quality, sound signature and overall fantastic design and comfort of the headphones that this company provides so when i got these, i expected more of the same. Well, that’s exactly what i got, except for a few differences and they are absolutely great differences at that. The dt 990 pro 250 ohm headphones are open back instead of closed so the treble is far more pronounced (dare i say even a little overly so until the wear in, or so i’ve been told on the latter) which means things like leaves falling in a video game or subtle nuances in a music track are far easier to hear. That’s not to say that these lack bass, because that’s far from the case.My custom one’s (which are basically dt 770’s) are pretty great on both bass and treble but the dt 990’s go a step further and crank up on both without losing any of the crystal clarity or bass you’d come to expect. They are without doubt the best headphones i have ever owned and both as a lover of music and an avid gamer, these cans are absolute goldas a side note as well, they are built like a tank and the ear cups are a velour instead of faux (fake) leather like on the customs, which in my opinion is a good thing as the faux leather of the customs began to crack after about a year of use. I know that may not sound like a short amount of time but the pads for them are rather pricey compared to brainwavz pads so that’s another thing to take into account although the reason for the faux leather on the customs is due to being isolated whereas the dt 990’s are open back and benefit from velour ear-pads. All in all then, i’d recommend these headphones to anyone who wants a great pair (actually, i’d say one of the best pairs in my humble opinion) of cans that will give you amazing musical sessions as well as insanely accurate sound in whatever games you happen to enjoy.

I own a pair of beyer dt100 headphones that i bought in 1978. Still going strong 40 years later. I wonder if these will last another 40 years?. Although i guess i probably won’ti can’t add anything that hasn’t already been said concerning the sound quality. Fantastic bass and high notes and much better quality sound that the old pair. I have only given 4 stars however, because what has happened from time to time with the dt100 is a cable problem. Being able to swap this out at the time of use in 10 seconds because its on a plug and socket is professional beyer. Although it does say eveything is replaceable but how you would go about taking it all apart is unclear and certainly not doable during a session.

Im not an expert on audio far from it so ill keep this brief and simple. They are super comfortable and your be hard to find a pair of headphones that are more comfy, the sound is extremely good and coming from grados sr80es i would say they sound better with better bass. The headphones are that sensitive, (dont know the technical term) that if you are listening to a poorer quality film mp3, video clip from a camera etc and these formats arent the best in quality then these headphones will pick up on that so something to think about if your picky. For music gaming films they are superb in every sense for me anyway. Please be aware you will need a headphone amplifier or a soundcard to drive these headphones because of the high independence of 250 ohms, it is much higher than 95% of headphones around. Overall i would give these 9 out of 10, and to compare my grados sr80e i would give them 8 out of ten. As i said im not a expert on headphones and have only have 2 high end headphones so its just my opinion.

I’ve owned a lot of headphones in the past but they have always been ‘gamer’ style headphones. I decided to buy a good pair of headphones as i don’t need an attached mic. These are by far the best headphones i have ever used. For anyone who claims to have some distortion at volume i would look at the audio source. I use these on my pc and when using on board sound i would get distortion, but paired with an asus xonar dsg sound card this completely eliminated the issue. So at the moment it goes asus xonar dsg soundcard ->bravo audio v2 headphone amp ->headphones and it is simply amazing. Also they are super comfortable and fit around the ears easily, i wear glasses as well and it’s still very comfortable.

  • Best Headphones – Owned to Date
  • So bloody comfortable. I don’t notice any of the high treble
  • Absolute bargain!

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I don’t notice any of the high treble others have mentioned. I am 32 though, so that might have something to do with it. Edit: so i’ve been listening to music for around 6hr’s. No hotspots, no pain on my ears. I’ve noticed that these things lack no base. Without any eq settings applied, the bass is rumbling, as in i can feel the bass. Also, they work very well for games that require listening, such as escape from tarkov. If you are into games, don’t go wasting £ on “gaming” headsets.

  • Best Headphones – Owned to Date
  • So bloody comfortable. I don’t notice any of the high treble
  • Absolute bargain!

beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Studio Headphones

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