Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms

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DT990 PRO-250

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The DT 990 PRO is an open dynamic headphone for studio applications. Due to a weight reduction of the diaphragm an excellent sound reproduction quality is achieved. Its rugged design with a spring steel headband ensures a secure fit and withstands all demands. Soft headband and ear cushioning systems ensure a high comfort over long periods of time.

FEATURES:
Open diffuse field studio headphone
Robust spring steel headband
Single sided cable
Soft inner headband
Gold plated stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)& 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)

SPECIFICATIONS:
• Transducer type: Dynamic
• Operating principle: Open
• Nominal frequency response: 5 - 35,000 Hz
• Nominal impedance: 250Ω
• per cartridge
• Nominal SPL: 96 dB SPL
• Nominal T.H.D: < 0.2%
• Power handling capacity: 100 mW
• Sound coupling to ear: Circumaural
• Nominal headband pressure: approx. 3.5 N
• Weight (without cable): 250 g
• Length and type of cable: 3 m / coiled cable
• Connection: Gold plated stereo
• jack plug (3.5 mm) and
• 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)

Not bad, but they break.3 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Whyte, Alberta
My advice is to look for ALL steel/metal construction headphones.
I've owned these headphones for about 3 years, and have been wearing them broken for about a year. The plastic part where you adjust the length of the headband broke. Now they're held together with electrical tape. They hurt to wear. heh. If you're wealthy and don't mind replacing your headphones every couple of years, then buy these, I guess. Notice, all headphones in this price range are not well constructed, at all. Engineered to break.
Posted by Markus on Jun 4, 2021
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Better than I expected2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreQuébec, Quebec
These headphones absolutely changed my listening and playing experience. I'm using them with my Line6 Helix and it's producing a really realistic and pleasing guitar sound. The 250ohms is not a problem with my PC or mobile. Very confortable for long periods.
The only drawback is the non interchangeable cord. I wish I could swap it for a straight one.
Posted by David Thibault on Jun 2, 2021
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Beautiful sound.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I haven’t used these for long, but I LOVE these headphones. I almost didn’t believe these were plugged in when I first tried - the sound is that amazing and real coming from these headphones, you’d think you weren’t even wearing them! My husband also agrees, these are fantastic. Comfortable wearing for long periods. Just lovely. Thank you!
Posted by Heather on Feb 28, 2021
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Very good for the price but not perfect3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
Bass is quite present but not overly like on certain brands, it might sound a lot because mids are a bit week. What makes me keep them it the fact high frequencies are strong but very clear. Sound is detailed and not agressive.
The only week point is the mids.
Posted by Nicolas on Dec 5, 2020
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Definitely for audiophiles who can't afford $1000 + studio monitors!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
Yeah, well maybe that's a BIT dramatic! But, these Beyer headphones translate almost perfectly from 'studio to stereo', when you learn to TRUST them. Sounds a little flat thru the phones? Then it is! Sounds slightly bassy? Yep, right again, when played through your home or car audio system! After trying a few 'studio monitor' systems, I realized that, without spending BIG bucks, I wasn't about to hear where my mixes were needing adjustment, and how much was required. Their only shortfall, I feel, is that they don't accurately reveal the amount of reverberation accurately, and you tend to over-compensate in this regard. Overall, an excellent product that will render mixes accurately, until we can afford those nice $5000 studio monitors! And yes, a headphone amp does help them perform even better! Completely satisfied with this purchase.
Posted by Barry on Jul 27, 2020
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Nothing even comes close at twice the price.1 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
The review title says it all.
Posted by Peter Z. on Oct 20, 2018
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Nice cans!12 of 21 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
When it comes to cans, these cans can do the can-can. Can you say nice cans?? I can. I can wear ran-bans while talking cans and doing a handstand. Man, these are sure some SWEET CANS!
Posted by Bill on Mar 7, 2018
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I'd Like You To Find Something Better In This Price Range5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
I've had my share of headphones in the past : Audio Technica ATH M50, Sennheiser HD 380 PRO, Ultrasone PRO 900, Ultrasone HFI 2400, and these are considerably better than the rest. What's amazing... It's only around $200. These sound better than some headphones at DOUBLE it's price. There will be disappointment if not plugged into some sort of amplifier, as the sound will be loose and flabby... But if plugged into an amp (I have a HiFiMan EF2A tube amp), the sound will tighten up like crazy, and detail retrieval and bass response (quality and quantity) will increase, with a bit more forward mids. Soundstage will as well increase by A LOT. In the end, with a good amplifier, these will sound truly incredible. The Ultrasone PRO 900 are around $350, and I like these much more than them... Much more refined in my opinion. These are probably some of the most underrated and underpriced headphones I've ever seen, which is why I needed to buy one for myself. I think these are really on par with the Sennheiser HD 650. If you don't believe me, try these babies out with a good source and a good amplifier. You will have a huge smile on your face.
Posted by Brandon on Jun 14, 2013
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They will blow you away!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
I'm serious. I have many headphones such as ATH-M50, Senn. PX100, Senn. HD438, and these... Damn they sound incredibly good.
They can go very very low, and everything's detailed. Soundstage is fantastic on this cans.

Excellent value/performance for the price. Really, if you're looking for open headphones, bright and bassy, these are for you ! Without a doubt.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2012
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It doesn't get any better at this price5 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I've had these cans for a few months now and am loving them. I have two other sets of cans in this price range: the Sennheiser HD555s and Audio-Technica ATH-M50. While both are great cans I would take the DT990s over either of them every time.

Being open dynamic the lows don't have quite the punch of a comparable set of closed cans (such as the ATH-M50), but they still got oomph to them while still keeping the lows smooth and well defined. The mids and highs are both very clear and well balanced. I was surprised at the spaciousness of the sound stage on these cans and listening to some well mastered classical sounded almost like being in the conductors position; the presence and accuracy were fantastic.

My HD555s are very comfortable; being easily wearable for hours upon hours, but these DT990s are even more comfortable. There's is tons of ear space and the velour (or similar) pads are nice and soft. Initially the clamp pressure was a bit much but as the headband was metal it just took a little bit of light coaxing to bend them to alleviate the compression.
Posted by jay on Nov 17, 2012
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990,250 ohm0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
These beyerdynmics headphones are extremely comfortable,no listening fatigue and have a very detailed sound.I use them often in my hi end stereo system.highly recommended.
Posted by Dave on Jun 22, 2012
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Very full and accurate range for headphones.2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Bought an original set back in 1980 and they still sound wonderful!
We use these at our studio instead of the usual AKG k240s. They sound much like you are wearing speakers on your head.... Very full and smooth. These are not your typical DJ 'boom hiss' type headphones.
I've even mixed with these. I think they sound better (more accurate) than their more expensive models.
Posted by Howard on May 30, 2012
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Best Headphones for under $2000 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
These will take anything you through at them. Very clear and detailed and just fun to listen to.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2012
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