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Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms   

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Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO open dynamic headphones are suitable for the most demanding professional and audiophile applications. The reduced weight of t...Read More

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Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO open dynamic headphones are suitable for the most demanding professional and audiophile applications. The reduced weight of the diaphragm and moving coil result in a similar pulse characteristic as electrostatic headphones and, in combination with a carefully tailored frequency response, offer a natural and balanced sound.

Soft ear pads and adjustable, sliding earpieces together with a very flexible coiled cable ensure that DT 990 headphones give you listening comfort during extended periods of use.

Exceptional-quality professional studio headphones.

FEATURES
  • Open, diffuse-field systems
  • Professional version of the often-awarded DT 990
  • Excellent sound reproduction
  • Robust spring steel head band
  • Single-sided cable
  • Soft replaceable ear cushions
  • Gold-plated stereo mini jack and 1/4" adapter

SPECIFICATIONS

DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms

  • Transducer type: Dynamic
    Operating principle: Open
    Weight without cable: 250 g
    Frequency response: 5 - 35,000 Hz
    Nominal impedance acc. to IEC 60268-7: 250 ohms /System
    Nominal SPL acc. to IEC 60268-7: > 96 dB
    Nominal THD acc. to IEC 60268-7: < 0.2%
    Power handling capacity acc. to IEC 60268-7: 100 mW
    Sound coupling to the ear: Circumaural
    Average pressure on ear acc. to IEC 60268-7: 3.5 N
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BeyerdynamicDT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (3)

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5.0

Ideal production/mixing/mastering heaphones!

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from McHenry, MD

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms:

    Coming from closed-back headphones (Sennheiser HD280 Pros), these are amazing! I don't have to worry about ear fatigue! The sound is balanced, flat (the good kind), and very clear. Great separation, which allows you to hear planning effects and placement in the mix. If you're looking for great production/mixing/mastering headphones, you don't need to break the bank. These are it.

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    5.0

    More accurate than my studio monitors.

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    from Detroit, Michigan

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms:

      I purchased these headphones for my home studio. I wanted a set of headphones that would provide me with a quality recording. I used these headphones to EQ signals from the various instruments prior to recording and then to EQ the overall recording for a finalized product. the accuracy of these headphones is outstanding.I played the final recordings in various stereo systems in my house and in my vehicle and in my wife's vehicle, and I did not need to make any adjustments to the bass, midrange, or treble settings. These headphones conveyed a more accurate reproduction of my recordings than my monitors.
      Needless to say I am very pleased with them.

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      4.0

      A Helpful Pleasure

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      from St. Louis area

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms:

        I bought these for critical listening when mixing and mastering in my home studio. They are much more detailed than my ATH-M30's and more detailed than my Sennheisser HD 280 Pro headphones, as to be expected. With their open back, they have a fantastically better soundstage than both of the others and also the semi-open AKG K240's (I took back for the HD-280's). They do have more precision than the AKG too, which were good but a pain in general to me. The Dt-990 pro does hurt my ears a little in the high freq. sometimes, but I figured that this could only work to my advantage in the long run.
        Although I mainly bought these for more critical listening purposes when using headphones, I sometimes use these when I want to listen to anything with headphones and be able to notice what's going around me more easily.
        They are comfortable to my average sized head and to my listening mind and in many ways have been a dream to use!!! Very nice product.

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        5.0

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        from Canton, OH

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Excellent Soundstage
        • Flat Frequency Response
        • Great Tracking
        • Very Low Distortion

        Cons

        • The Coiled Cord

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording
        • Serious listening

        Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms:

        Great soundstage, almost no distortion, and excellent frequency response make these cans a must-have for their price range. They are open-back design so there is no sound isolation, but this is by design. If you are looking for headphones to wear outside of the home or studio you may want to look elswhere. Also these cans are rated at 250 Ohms so you may need a headphone amp to drive these depending on your source. Other than that it is hard to beat these cans for price - performance ratio.

        In conclusion, these are outstanding cans that reproduce sound very well and should be in any musical application arsenal.

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        4.0

        Very good, needs EQ.

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        from PDX

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Sibilant

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms:

        I also own the DT770 PRO 80 and the 990 is very similar more bass & treble with the sound advantages of an open headphone . The 990's are awesome, I use them for enjoying music mostly.

        These REQUIRE an amp basically, and if you still have good (sensitive) hearing in the higher frequencies than you will probably find the treble painful.

        For example I have to turn the treble all the way down on my (consumer/home audio) amp just to be comfortable (even after cutting the treble it's still clear as a bell).

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