Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

DT 990 Pro, Studio headphone from Beyerdynamic in the DT 990 series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 53 reviews )
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 1 user review2 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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ericthegreat's review"decent sound"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
The Beyer Dynamic DT 990 Pro’s are super comfortable, and the fold-up design is awesome. I've owned my pair for at least 7 years (ish) and they're just about all I've used. They're very durable and they sound REALLY good. And in fact, that is probably my only issue with the 7506. They sound too good. Pretty much every mix I've ever done with them sounds unbelievably awesome in the headset, but when the final mix is played on another system, there is much to adjust. I guess you just have to learn to compensate, but it seems like a lot of compensation especially on the lows and clarity of it all (as in the headset sounds much fuller, clearer and punchier than the mix really is). I have a set of expensive Beyer Dynamics I've owned for a long time, but never used them because they don't pump out the volume levels that the 7506 does and they don't initially sound as good. I'm going to try to make the switch to mixing with the Beyer set and see how it differs. All that to say, I still think the 7506 is a great set especially for any musicians that would be using them in the studio or on the stage (like drummers). I'm just not positive it's the best set for accurate mix representation.

They translate well, are constructed better and more comfortable than the 7506s. They are in my opinion, the best bang for the buck right now. Comfortable, rugged and most importantly, represent the mix closest to what my monitors are telling me with added detail. Prior to using the ATH-M50s the low end on my mixes was always somewhat off. In the last year that I have used these phones, my mixes have improved dramatically, specifically in the low end where the issues were. Yes, they are a $50 more but well worth it.

Audiofanzine FR12/30/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
I've been using it for one year.
I'm very satisfied.
Consistent and well balanced response. It's not linear, the low and high-end are a bit emphasized. But the sound is very natural and consistent without any cut or boost. Once you know how it sounds, you'll have no problems. It's very important.
Good stereo imaging with a lot of "air".
The dynamic response is faithful.
What about transient response? These headphones showed me what transients are. It's very impressive and it enhance the stereo imaging. When punch is needed, you get punch.

The first time I used it, I wanted to send it back because I found the sound awful... After one day of use, the sound became amazing... It had to be run in...

My mixes became much better... I hardly use my HS80 anymore...

The headphones are very comfortable.

Sound description after listening to some CDs:
Very good reproduction of acoustic and electric basses: smooth, precise, controlled. Kick drum and bass are clearly separated. (with good recordings)
Electric guitars get good transients. (vintage guitars sound amazing with a lot of warmth). The headphones reproduce the warmth of the recordings.
The low-end of a church organ seems to be a bit too emphasized.
Very good for classical music. The noise of older recordings is not disturbing at all and it's no hinder to extract details (which are very well reproduced). Very good dynamic response and sound precision.
"Real" stereo recordings are very well reproduced.
Electronic music gets very tight lows.
For the first time ever, I could hear the difference between a 320kb/s MP3 and the original file in CD format. I made the experience as a blind test! I recognized the MP3 file through its transient response...

So, yes, I would buy it again... Maybe I would buy closed headphones as a complement...

Originally written by lulumusique on Audiofanzine FR.

Ubhk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Yum"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
+ How long have you use it?
Over 2 years

+ What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Listening quality, like a caress! It is thanks to this headphone that I took the power of classical music!

+ How do you rate the quality / price?
Very good

+ With experience, you do again this choice?
For listening pleasure, yes!

+ Why do you use this headset (sound recording, mixing, mastering, live, studio ...)?
I used it for mixing, but the spectrum is a bit strange in the lower midrange - serious, so I now use the DT880 for mixing. But it is quite possible to make a good mix with paying attention! In contrast to the listening pleasure this headphone is pure bliss, it is soft but precise, the bass is soft and airy I love it!

+ What music do you listen to?
Everything! Electronic music, classical music, rock, jazz ... Great

+ Will it easily adapts to your head and ears?
Yes, it is very comfortable to wear

+ Its coatings are they nice?
This is sweet!

+ Do you find it tiring during extended wear (headband too tight, holding warm ear)?
It takes a little hot after long hours, but not enough to bother me

+ headphone you seem weak or strong?
Sometimes the hoop makes a strange noise, but for now RAS

+ His appearance or performance have they deteriorated over time?
Sometimes micro crachouillis at the jack when I move ...

+ He Has a detachable connection?

+ The audio quality of the headphones you she looks good (serious overall balance, middle, treble, stereo)?
As mentioned above, for mixing I found better! The stereo is superb

+ The sound level you seem too low or too high?
Output of its non-card! Output mp3 player (brrr, an insult to the headphone), a bit light but I do not use it for that.

+ What Does he sound insulation (do you hear outside noise from your headphones, and is what people hear the music you listen to)?
Open headphones, even very open ^ ^

misticalitk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" well"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
use 3 years
I tried several model
quality excellent price /
yes I remade this choice
For correcting the mix is ​​the tool you need but not for mixing or recording

Home studio
Coatings very pleasant
I listen to any genre of music but reggae partuculier
Adapts easily to the head and ear
He does not get tired

Very strong
its connections to see the temp stroke
Currently no degradation

For its quality has nothing to say

sandokan67's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" poor workmanship!"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
How long have you been using? About 2 years

What feature do you like the most, the sound
the least? the soundness manufacturing

Did you try many other models before buying it? Sennheiser and akg worse its manufacturing ditto

How do you rate the quality / price? average

With experience, you do again this choice? . I don not buy more beyerdynamic made in germany and the price made in germany! making more like a top of the made in china what must surely be the case for the headphones that I've possesses

fifours's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Reputation already made!"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
It's been a while since I have this headset and it never disappoints me when I needed him.
I speak of 32ohms version and not the 250 and this is important because it makes it more versatile. Actually it can connect just anywhere due to its low impedance. But be careful because its sensitivity is not better, so the gain is not huge either.
I find his side a little better than 250ohms version, is it the better because of smaller production series? can be! Otherwise overall it's the same.
And for the comfort side of Beyer is bah, no complaints, must see!
Its price a little higher is not necessarily justified, according to the view uses.
Rating: 9/10 deserved.

buddhamachine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 9/10, very good helmet"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
in my possession for about 1year
his ideal, perfect quality / price ratio

I have a Sennheiser HD 25-1 II and beyerdynamic better depth of sound level (the sennheiser has more bass ...)

ienien75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I do not recommend it for the mix"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
I use it almost daily for almost 1 year, and I think I will ever choose this without hesitation.
Comparing with other high end headphones, the DT 990 Pro is truly the most comfortable and gives a high sound quality, very accurate at all frequencies. When listening to a good mix, the headphone becomes important because it helps distinguish each instrument in a clear and pleasant.

The downside now.
Before choosing this headset for mixing know one thing, you may be surprised or disappointed when you listen to your mix in other audio systems. This headphone is a very good control system, but you can quickly mix with misleading. I noticed on many mix that I could do for me, the mid and high frequencies were over-represented with an even greater effect on the treble.
Let me explain: when mixing, all goes well, the frequency ranges are all well represented and we soon reached a very gratifying result. This headset works well, but only for listening to this type of headphone. By changing the listening, you will realize that the mix seems muffled, with a strong defect in the treble and a representation of upper mid-range. Missed a mix really.
You only have to change your EQs on monitor speakers good quality and the correct mix and all that that implies.
When you are finished, listen to the new mix on the DT990pro, nothing will have changed, or almost. The mix is ​​always good in the headphone, which is very disturbing. It seems to me that the DT990pro does not respond well in the upper mid-range and even less in the treble. Specifically: add 2dB treble on the headphones and the sound is already very good. If you did not monitor speakers available, you could make a major mistake to mix, because you would need to add 6 dB over the same range of freqs for a natural, not stifled. In other words, dt990pro is not precise in these freqs because it reacts too quickly and too much at first and little beyond a certain threshold amplitude. It flatters the high-mid and treble. It's really hassle then to straighten the mix.
In audiophile, however, it is a real Rolls Royce. But we must know why we buy and what we will do.


Fatal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Huge!"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
I use it for a few days.
This is my first monitoring headphones, and frankly it's just amazing the difference with everything I've heard.

The sound is really accurate, we are rediscovering their favorite songs is truly a treat!

Me being well informed before making this choice that I am very satisfied.
Perfect for compare / adjust the mix, in relation to these monitors.

At that price, I think this is one of the best on the market, I hope to one day pay a 900 Ultrasone PRO anyway ;-)

tarlion63's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Too well!"

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
* How long you use it? Almost 2 years

* What is so special that you love the most, least?
-The most comfort and sound definition
-The less I see no ...

* Did you tried many other models before buying it? Yes and it is by far the best and not the most expensive

* How would you rate the quality / price? Nine for 150 euros there is nothing to say I have sometimes spent 8 hours in a row with no sound and feel natural and living with an accuracy just bluffing you have almost no need studio monitor so it is accurate

* With experience, you do again this choice? Oh yes I plan to resume an even in case!