Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Beyerdynamic  DT 990 Pro
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Review highlights
  • Great for critical listening
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Comfortable to wear for long periods of time
  • Easy to use controls on the ear cups
  • Good value for money


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The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO are the best Beyerdynamic headphones we've tested.

13 days ago

Extremely comfortable. I have always dealt with "Gaming Headphones" and disregarded Hi-Fi Audio when it comes to listening. The problem with the Gaming Headphone genre is that the majority of the price you pay is to do with the look, aesthetics and the brand. This is the first pair of Headphones in ...

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1 year ago

While the DT 990 Pro is a comfortable headphone to wear, it has a seriously flawed design with poor frequency response which exaggerates the heck out of highs and dumps a bunch of distortion in there for good measure. It also lacks deep bass reproduction.

1 year ago

I prefer the dt 990 over both of them, I have tested them all with music at headphone store but only gamed with 990

1 year ago

I would like to recommend a pair of Beyerdynamic DT-990 pro’s. Great sound and open back. If you are into raw data you can check them out on rtings and compare them with your picks. I personally don’t use an amp nor dac and they work really good when gaming, critical listening and casual listening.

1 year ago

Open/Wide soundstage (open-back) FTW

Best headset I have owned by far. It is increasingly difficult (so it seems) to find good quality open/wide soundstage (open back non-noise cancelling) headphones. This is a fantastic example of open/wide soundstage done right.

I am using this headset primarily for gaming. Unfortunately most gamers...

5 months ago

First real setup of dac amp and headphones and got DT 1990 pro which I've loved so far. I ran it normal no changes for like 8 months and only recently tried eq out and its real awesome.

4 months ago

Pictured are my DT 990 pros, with a schiit magni and modi stack, and also my first pair of IEMs, moondrop starfields. I'm loving the beyerdynamics for music and gaming. I've EQ'd them with oratory1990's suggested settings. That in my opinion made them much more listenable for long periods, and also better suited for most of the games I play.

1 year ago

Not for Everyone. Please read carefully.

I currently own this (DT-990-Pro-250 Ohm), Sennheiser HD598, and AKG K702. By comparison, this headphone has V-shaped frequency (pitch) response, which means that lows and highs are more enhanced than mids. The resolution of this headphone is very good; I would say on par with Sennheiser HD598, but ...

Minghong Li
6 years ago


Headband Material

Spring steel

Padding Material

Memory foam


250 ohms

Headband Type