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Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium Headphones

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Handcrafted in Germany, the Beyerdynamic DT990 is a sophisticated headphone designed for audio enthusiasts. The build quality is second to none, and the detail and soundstage are among the best available at this price point Read More

Mar 6, 2021
How do these compare to the DT1990's? I just got a pair of the limited edition black 990's from amazon and I'm really digging them so far. I'm curious what the extra "1" gets you and whether it's worth the extra money.
Apr 20, 2018
I received what's seems to have been a not-so-new pair, as it came in an already used Amazon package with a water stained headphone box directly from massdrop return center. However, the headphones themselves seemed to not have been used. It's honestly not a problem as long as they work.
After a few days of use I will update on how they sound. They are extremely comfortable tho!
Apr 24, 2018
JayBunzMine also came in a Amazon package. My headphone box was pretty beat up from before they put it into the the Amazon shipping box and I don't happen to see any scratches or blemishes on the DT990s them self but so far they sound amazing and also are very comfortable.
Apr 11, 2018
I am pretty confused on the whole Ohms thing. Are there pros and cons to having high Ohms?
Apr 11, 2018
Druemajor con is being able to power it. You will need an amp to power the 600ohm version properly. A proper amp to. Not too versed on the pros.
Apr 11, 2018
DrueThe main pro I know of is that higher impeded headphones offer greater protection to EMF. So if you're using them around a lot of electronics or at your computer they can offer better protectiom from interference.
Their DT990 premium 32, 250, and 600 ohm headphones all sound slightly different and are better suited towards some genres of music
Apr 10, 2018
So, I have got Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium 600 Ohms. I love them!
Sooooo comfy (stay away from Pro versions), airy, light. Sounds fantastic no matter I use Sound Blaster Z's headphone's amp out or external Topping A30 headphone amp with SB Z's line out (I would like to believe that through an external amp the sound is better but cannot decide there is ANY difference really).
Amazingly wide soundstage compared to DT770 250 Ohms (which I also own), in fact any youtube HRTF demo just sounds really poor on DT770; when listening on the DT990, I can exactly pinpoint the source, sounds great. Of course this may not matter to you if you don't play games on those.
I would highly recommend! IMHO sounds way better than Sennhaiser HD600 but everyone is different and I am sure many would disagree here.
Apr 11, 2018
LukeXtremeI have the DT770 250 Ohm like you do, and I also have the DT880 600 Ohm. The biggest difference I notice here is the detail, especially on the high end. Compared to the JBL LSR30X monitors, the HD6XX and the DT770 both cloud up the higher mids & highs. The DT880 does better. Do you notice anything like that between the DT990 and the DT770? I'm thinking it's probably the impedance, but if it's just the difference between models and the DT990 isn't an improvement, I don't want to spring for the DT990. It sounds like the DT990 has a sound stage comparable to the HD6XX, which is really exciting if they don't have the cloudiness issues.
Jun 24, 2018
LukeXtremei agree,!!!!
Apr 10, 2018
===Beware of current high price here - especially if you order to EU===
Right, up to the point those go down to around 120USD this is not a great deal for any EU country people, espacially UK. I have got it for just over 130GBP recently on an easter promo (inc. delivery).
If I would like to purchase now, that's 189.99USD, then let's say 10 USD delivery + 12USD customs charge + 20% vat (38USD). That's a total of 249.99USD which is around 190GBP (taking in account poor exchange rates if paid using a normal bank card in your local currency). You can use Revolut card to get fair exchange rate.
Apr 10, 2018
Bought these on for a similar price after tax, so not a great deal for me.
My 2c about these, they're hella comfy. You definitely need a beefy amp for the 600ohm. I currently have the 250ohm and I can hear why people would complain about the highs but I prefer a v-shaped sound.
I like the bass, it's very boomy, but it's missing a bit of sub-bass.
Right now I'm running off of either Tidal Master/High Quality or my own downloaded FLAC, using a Fiio E10k which isn't doing it justice, while I'm waiting for a Micca Origen G2.
Apr 10, 2018
Buydig is selling them for $139, Dt880 and Dt990, both are 600ohm too
Apr 10, 2018
dt1990 please
Apr 12, 2018
Not a real surprise that he thinks $500 cans are better than $200 cans from the same brand...
Apr 19, 2018
childreyesqueThere are pretty good deal on buydig for T1 2nd Gen. Only for 700.
Apr 10, 2018
Genuine question, are these really that different? Price to performance? I know the $109 is 32 Ohm, but they are only lower by $20 on Amazon. 32 Ohm $199.00 250 Ohm $219.00 600 Ohm $219.00
$109 for 32 Ohm version (if anyone is interested)


US $139.99 Seller information: buydig via ebay BeyerDynamic DT990 600 Ohm Over-Ear Headphones - Chrome Special Edition 483966BC Catalog #: BEYDT990CSE MFG Part #: 483966BC Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty This is the 600 ohm version of the DT 990 Premium line, designed explicitly for high-output usage and headphone amplifiers.
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Mar 25, 2018
I just got these a couple of days ago. Early impressions: treble is just a little hot, but not uncomfortably so. Bass is extremely tight and very well controlled, but just slightly lacking in sub-bass.
Vocals from artists with a lot of "texture" in their voice (think J. Roddy Walston) sound just amazing. Smoother vocalists (think Elizabeth Fraser with Massive Attack) are crisp and clear.
The Sound stage really, really depends on the mix of the track. Older stereo recordings Like Miles Davis and John Coltrane sound almost too separated into left and right channels, but present a very wide soundstage. More modern recordings tighten up the soundstage, but sound more coherent.
These are pretty comfortable, love the ear cups, clamping force is just a tad light, which causes the top pad to sit heavy on the top of my head, not my favorite.
Setup is Tidal Hi-res and MQA from TIDAL WIN10 app on a Surface Pro with all software decoding off (internal DAC bypassed) -> Grace SDAC->Dark Voice 336SE OTL-> DT990 premium
Apr 10, 2018
ohsigmachiI used Senn 600 & 650 for many years. Bought these s/hand to try with my Massdrop D/V 336SE. The 600 sounds OK but 'flat' with the D/V but the 990 has real timbre a deep but not wide soundstage. Vocals are way better than the Senns.
I like ohsigmaci's expression - the treble is just a little hot. I've got old ears and it is this aspect that anyone thinking of buying the DT990 should think about. For me it is the only negative, not a big one but it's there.
Otherwise these cans really do bring the music alive in a way that Senns don't. If your into acoustic/jazz and blues maybe you should pop for these. They are comfortable as well, something that shouldn't be forgotten
Apr 11, 2018
GallicdwellerThanks for the input on the Senns, I have the HD6XXs coming this summer, I'll A/B the Beyers and the Senns for a while and probably pass one on second hand. Only reason I might keep one is just as an additional reference point for new gear that I might get in the future, but for now the SDAC to DV to 990 combo is an amazing value.
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