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beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 250 Ohm Headphone (Black/Silver)

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: Amazing clarity, great controlled bass, the sound stage will screw with your head

Cons: Highs are incredibly harsh before burn in.

These are amazing headphones, incredibly comfortable and the sound is some of the best you can get in the price range. The only real downside is out of the box the highs will be incredible sharp (I couldn't listen to female singers for the first 2 weeks) but this is settled with some burn in time which can be shortened by running them all the time even when you aren't listening.


Pros: Everything

Cons: slightly annoying coiled cable. That's about it. Even the cable is good.

Well, I've only ever listened to really crappy headphones so for me its difficult to compare.

Plus, this review is a lie, I'm just too lazy to add the DT 990 pros.

I own the Pro version which are open back (same impedence at 250). They are the same in respect to Hi-Fi (or so I've been told).

I can tell you for what I bought them for, they easily outclass everything in this price range, including the M50s and the Ultrasone 550s. Easily. At 175, it was a fantastic price for what is really $300 headphones.

Be advised, you do need a decent amp for these. Not just everything stating it can handle output of 250+ ohms will do, case in point is my fiio E7, doesn't get nearly as loud as it should with a proper amp.

I have no complaints at all. Great set of headphones.
beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 250 Ohm Headphone (Black/Silver)

High Definition made in Germany. The open designed DT 990, one of the classics from beyerdynamic that have set the standard for reference headphones. The superior craftsmanship captures the dynamism and excitement of the audio signal like no other. Three dimensional acoustics and an unrivalled level of wearing comfort to satisfy the most discerning audiophile - high end made in Germany! The beyerdynamic Consumer headphones range includes superior high end headphones for discerning HiFi enthusiasts at home. The DT 990 with its lamella optics will be an eye-catcher for fans of sophisticated designs. This high end product represents beyerdynamic's tradition to combine superior audio quality with state-of-the-art material and perfect workmanship. The distinctive headband features a high comfort and the modular construction allows replacement of all serviceable parts including the ear pads. Impedance is 250 ohm. The DT 990 includes a gold vaporised mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm) and 1/4" adaptor (6.35 mm). The DT 990 is also supplied with a high-quality carrying case. All beyerdynamic headphones include a 2 year parts and labor warranty serviceable in the U.S.A. Frequency response- Dynamic , Nominal SPL - Open, Nominal impedance- 5 - 35,000 Hz, Nominal headband pressure- 96 dB , Weight without cable - 250 ohm, approx. 2.8 N, 9 oz.

Feature2 year warrangty serviced in the U.S.
Is Autographed0
Height8.5 inches
Length7 inches
Weight0.55 pounds
Width4 inches
List Price$359.00
ModelDT 990 Premium 250 Ohm
MPNDT 990 Premium 250 Ohm
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
Titlebeyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 250 Ohm Headphone (Black/Silver)
Warranty2 years
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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