Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Headphones – Limited Edition : Deeply impressed.

I bought these on january 12th 2018 and it’s now march 29th 2018, so i’ve had about two and a half months of continual use (most evenings for one to three hours, and then most weekends all day. )i had done my research and had settled on these dt990s due to reputable brand, price, reviews etc but was still worried about how much noise the open back would let in while gaming. I knew the sound stage was much larger and would hopefully give me a bit of an advantage in games, but i worried the outside noise like cars and planes would void that – i was thankfully wrong. The open back doesn’t let in nearly as much noise as i thought it would, but it’s just enough to stop me from shouting (i used to shout a lot because i couldn’t hear myself while wearing my old audio-technica ath-m30x professional headphones – black )the only issue i had with these was how tight they sat on my head. I have a tiny head and the clamped really hard above my ears and caused a bit of pain. It took quite a bit of use for them to finally loosen up and now i don’t have any pain or clamping – don’t remember how long it took for them to settle and form to my head though. Glad i bought them music sounds great – can hear more in games – and they’re just an overall nice set of cans.

I normally don’t write reviews but. Put simply: i friggin love these cans. I was hesitant to pull the trigger on these at first , because they are 250 ohms and it’s generally required to use an amp with these ( which i don’t have yet). However , even plugged straight into my macbook pro they sound amazing. I have a pair of akg k550s and even though those are lovely headphones , ever since i got these the akgs are gathering dust. These beyers have a much better overall sound than the akgs and the sound stage is just amazing ( i think due to the nature of the open-back design). Now one minor gripe i have with these is that the headphones are made out of plastic and not aluminium , but they’re incredibly well-built. And being made of plastic, they are quite light and therefore – very comfortable to wear over extended periods of time. Considering the price and the fact that these are made in germany , this is an incredible deal in my book.

Things i like: very neutral and great separation and soundstage. Similar to áth m50 in sound. Very comfortable to wear for long periods, really like the ear cups material. Not sweaty at all due to the open backed nature. Also while an amp might be nice to use with these, it isn’t strictly required, they do work without one while you save up to buy one. Things i didn’t like : the headphone themselves feel kind of shoddy. While light and comfortable to wear the metal going into the headband has a lot of play in it and does not inspire confidence in the longevity of the product. The cable is really long, good for some set ups but for me it tends to get in the way quite a bit. Also it’s not braided, something that i would happily have paid extra for in a “special” edition.

Fantastic sound quality, terrible head band. For reference my current setup is running the headphones through the headphone amp on my soundblaster zxr. I have a pair of akg k550 which are good quality but very flat. I also own a couple of pairs of sennheiser headsets: the 360 and the game one, both have pretty good sound quality but are still a bit flat, although not nearly as much as the akg k550. All 3 sets pale in comparison to the beyer 990s for films, music and games. The bass and treble are both excellently reproduced with these headphones. If you are watching a film you might find yourself looking around the room when a truck goes past as the depth of the bass is so good, but not at all overpowering. Likewise the treble is very snappy and harsh sounds like bullets snapping by soldiers and tires screeching sound as unpleasant as they would in the flesh. It’s also quite impressive how they will pick out a lof of the ambient noises in tv and film so you can hear bits of background conversations that would normally just sound like noise. In terms of music genres i listen to rock, metal, hip hop, drum and bass and most likely a few genres i can’t think of right now.

Even though they feel a bit light & cheap to begin with, you soon realise it’s to give you extended listening pleasure without weight-fatigue. They are open-backed so expect some leakage. I wouldn’t wear these on public transport as you’ll wind-up the person sitting next to you. Super-long cable so i can use these on the av receiver if the missus is on her mobile while i’m watching another ‘s*** scifi film’ (sic). Excellent sound stage with a flat response. I wear glasses and they don’t press against them at all.

Finally decided to buy some audiophile headphones and i cannot believe how incredible these sound. I spent a good few months looking into amp”s/dacs and different brands but didn’t want to completely empty bank account. I decided on these highly reviewed dt990 250ohm, paired with a fiio e10k olympus usb dac, and the sound is amazing. After reading forum posts and reviews i thought the lack of bass people spoke about would be a bit disappointing but i would use the bass boost option on the dac to make up for it. But i didn’t need too, the bass is really punchy without the boost, and in my opinion for whatever its worth, its the absolute perfect amount. The build quality is really nice although the outside of the ear cups are plastic, they still look smart and feel really sturdy. They are also incredibly light and comfortable, i’ve recently used them for 8’ish hours straight playing games and they felt comfortable the entire time. No sweaty ears or uncomfortable pressure around my ears. For anyone considering these for pc gaming, i absolutely recommend getting them, especially with the fiio e10k dac. The positional sound is brilliant.

They sound crystal clear and are very comfortable to wear. As you can see from the photos that the logo part that is on the cups is loose and begins to peel off. I’ve push them in and they push back out a few hours after. It’s looks like i will have to glue them in place. Which is kind of a let down given the price of the headphones. Also it only comes with one set of ear pads (the velvet/non leather ones), just wanted to let people know.

Amongst the very best in the world. Sound is neutral detailed lively. Not suitable for use in crowded places (get 770 for that or the amazing dt 235 or dt231). I use them for movies, straight out of a mini mac without amp, it’s immersive and beats the heck out of almost every speaker in the world. 250 ohm hard to drive loud for laptops and phones.

  • Friggin Amazing. Well done, Beyerdynamic
  • Deeply impressed.
  • Took a while to stretch out and stop clamping but love them now

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From my amateur perspective, one of the best headphones i’ve had on my head. Im using them paired with fiio e10k. I still prefer listening music on mine m100’s purely for their more fun sound signature, but those are much more comfortable for long gaming sessions – ears can breath freely and you can hear your surroundings, which may be good or bad. Sound on 990’s is very clear and airy, with wide soundstage, but not exhausting – i’ve heard many opinions that those have ear piercing trebles, but must disagree. Treble is indeed highlighted, but not overbearing. Sound signature feels much more natural compared to v-moda m100’s, and much more detailed despite less condensed soundstage (compared to closed headphones) bass obviously lack compared to closed construction, but is still present and its very satisfying. In fact its impressive bass considering their much wider soundstage and more detailed sound, just not as prominent as on m100’s. Build quality is excellent, those legends about german engineering are not joke. Frame is made from metal, cups have high quality plastic, and pads feels like cut down clouds. Really, i’ve never felt so much comfort wearing headphones.

Okay so i started researching headphones a while ago and being new to the whole “how much for those cans??”. Market, i was sceptical of how much of a difference they would make and nervous about which ones to get. Short review line is, these are excellent. Well i’ve tested them out against my 5. 1 logitech z906 speakers which are running on an optical connection (worth noting that the dt990s are running from a creative labs g5 dac). In games the bass on the headphones is incredible. Cannon fire in world of warships woke me up and not because it was loud but just because i’d never heard such a boom before. I’ve also been testing this on music (not an audiophile so bear with me here) and having just ran masterchef synesthesiaby by swede mason through both, one after the other, the sound was distinctive. I get why people say these cans aren’t for bass heads after this test, not that it’s from a lack of bass on the cans but because it’s airy. The speakers delivered a wall of sound which i felt as much as heard and the result was the bass was powerful but messy. I couldn’t tell one bass line from another. With the dt990s i can tell which bass line is doing what without any effort whatsoever but it doesn’t assault my head with a rumble designed to make soup of my brain (that’s both an advantage and a disadvantage in my book). I can say however that the bass isn’t lacking.

  • Friggin Amazing. Well done, Beyerdynamic
  • Deeply impressed.
  • Took a while to stretch out and stop clamping but love them now

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