The Beyerdynamic DT 990 headphones are designed for use with home stereo systems and mobile devices. The black leather and metallic exterior of these headphones in combination with the excellent listening capabilities of this model really give the impression that it’s possible to have it all.
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Headphones Review: Product Overview
The 990s are somewhat bulky and the large earcup cushions will completely engulf your ears. The style of these headphones can turn some consumers off, especially if they prefer a more minimal design. The 990 headphones feature an open design, which means that the grilles sit off the ear. The sound is then pushed through the vented slots located on the outer panel. A large design, these headphones are actually lightweight.
A definite improvement for this model would be a detachable cable, which is something that most high-end models offer. The 990’s coiled cable doesn’t feature an inline remote and measures in at 118 inches. Because these headphones are designed to project sound forward, they’re not intended for recording in-studio, however, they work great in the control room.
When it comes to sound quality, the high-mids and low-end are pushed slightly forward, however the sound still remains well-balanced. The headphone’s distortion is able to remain below one percent, but you’ll definitely need to use a high quality amp.
Headphones of this size wouldn’t be complete without their own carrying case for added protection. These Beyerdynamic headphones comes with a soft, zip-up carrying case, complete with handle.
Consumer Feedback for the 990 by Beyerdynamic
The quality of sound you get from these headphones by Beyerdynamic will really depend on the sound source. Using a home stereo versus a smartphone will definitely provide you with two different levels of quality, but overall the differences aren’t that noticeable. Some consumers did have complaints regarding the volume of these headphones. This was mainly an issue when the user would listen to their headphones with their smartphone. Consumers stated that the sound wasn’t loud enough, making it almost impossible to enjoy listening to music in busy public areas.
If your budget plays a major role in determining which pair of high definition headphones are right for you, this model may be within your price rang. Set at a cost that’s reasonable enough, given that they can be used for editing purposes in-studio, the 990 is recommended more for causal listening pleasure, but can definitely handle certain jobs in the studio.