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Beyer Dynamic DT 990 Premium 32 OHM Headphones

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8.5"L x 7"W x 4"H
  • The famous DT 990 Premium, 32 ohm version; Stereo Headphone for MP3, iPhone, iPod and home audio applications, analytical, true sound reproduction
  • Made in Germany, innovative "Bass reflex" system for excellent audio performance
  • Open design, includes carry case, 11 oz light weight
  • Gold vaporized stereo 3.5 mm mini-jack & 6.35 mm adapter
  • Analytical and high-resolution audio reproduction
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Technical Details

Size: 8.5"L x 7"W x 4"H
  • Noise-Cancelling-Feature

Product Details

Size: 8.5"L x 7"W x 4"H
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 8.5 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0024NK344
  • Item model number: DT990 Premium 32
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,037 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 1, 2009

Product Description

Size: 8.5"L x 7"W x 4"H

Product Description

The 32 ohm version of the DT 990 Premium line. Excellant choice for MP3 and iPod/iPhone use as well as robust enough for home audio and PC applications. Handcrafted in Germany, the DT 990 is a perfect combination of design and function. This headphone features a true sound definition with phenomenal bass response and the open design.

From the Manufacturer

The beyerdynamic DT 990 Headphones
Velour earpads make long periods of extended listening easy on the ears. View larger
32 Ohm Version - Designed for Mobile High-Performance Listening

This is the 32 ohm version of the DT 990 Premium line, designed explicitly to provide quality audio from low-powered sources such as portable music players and laptops. Its open design and highly-efficient drivers allow for increased volume and a wider, clearer soundstage even while listening to low-output audio players. A lower-impedance headphone such as the 32-ohm DT 990 is ideal for use when you're on the move but don't want to sacrifice having an immersive audio experience.

The beyerdynamic DT 990 Headphones
Hear every note, every beat, and every detail just as it was intended

A gold plated 3.5 mm stereo jack with 1/4" inch adapter is included and is therefore suitable for use with almost all headphone amplifiers.

Open, On-Ear Design with Velour Earpads

The DT 990 features an open-back circumaural (over-the-ear) design for rich audio performance that's designed for critical listening. The open design of the headphones allows increased fidelity to the original recording and a more natural sound stage. The driver design of the DT 990 gives your music full reign, with natural response and crisp linearity. You'll hear every note, every beat, and every detail just as the artist originally intended.

Dynamic Transducer for Increased Fidelity and Performance

Without exception, beyerdynamic manufactures the dynamic transducer systems that go into their headphones in-house. From the magnet and diaphragm to the careful wiring and circuitry, beyerdynamic controls quality at all levels of manufacturing, ensuring superior engineering in their headphones down to the smallest detail.

An extremely strong neodymium magnet system offers the DT 990 highly detailed sound reproduction quality, and is mechanically very robust. This increased efficiency also leaves the DT 990 with greater power reserves for precise linear response that is especially suited for high-performance audio applications where precise audio reproduction is the most important consideration, and dedicated equipment is available such as a headphone amplifier. The optimized 32 Ohm voice coil provides transparency and increased volume with portable devices.

DT 440 Premium DT 660 Premium DT 860 Premium DT 880 Premium DT 990 Premium
Sound Characteristics Balanced Powerful Crystal Clear Neutral and Linear Strong Bass and Treble
Application Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC (32 ohm)
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC (32 ohm)
Home Hi-Fi use (250 ohm) Home Hi-Fi use (250 ohm)
High End use (600 ohm) High End use (600 ohm)
Construction Open Closed Open Semi-Open Open
Headband Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Spring steel headband Spring steel headband
Included Carry Case Leatherette carrying bag Leatherette carrying bag Leatherette carrying bag
Cable Length 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m
Included Accessories
  • Single-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug, 3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
What's in the Box
  • The beyerdynamic DT 990 Headphones (32 Ohms)
  • Screwable 6.35 mm / 1/4" adaptor
  • Leatherette Carrying Bag
Technical Specifications
  • Transmission Type: Wired
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 35,000 Hz
  • Sound Pressure Level: 96 dB
  • Construction: Circumaural (over-the-ear)
  • Cable & Plug: Straight connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)
  • Net Weight: 290 g

Customer Reviews

Build quality is very good, they're sturdy but light.
Six
In summary (for now) the DT-990's are excellent headphones with a great sound stage and extremely comfortable.
L. Hannenberg
The bass is punchy and therefore very natural sounding, as are the mids and highs.
Pub

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

147 of 155 people found the following review helpful By A. Luque on July 24, 2011
Size Name: 250 OHM Pro
Before buying these headphones I compared them to offerings from Grado (the Sr325i) and Sennheiser (HD595). As soon as I heard music through the Beyerdynamic Dt990's the other headphones suddenly seemed like a distant afterthought.

There are two versions of this headphone. The "Pro" model which is obviously marketed toward studio use and the "premium" model which is a slightly different design marketed for consumer use. Assuming you compare similar impedence models (i.e the 250 ohm model in both cases) then they are exactly the same headphone except for the pro having a coiled cable and slightly higher clamping force (and cosmetic differences).

For over $100 less, I went with the "Pro" model and I am truly impressed. Let me break it down:

Build Quality: 9.5/10
Before I knew these were made in Germany I suspected it. Even though the cups are plastic, it's a VERY rigid plastic that's carefully cut and molded in shape. You could probably stomp on these and they'd survive. There's a very substantial aluminum "fork" that connects the cups to a steel headband structure that allows for quite a bit of articulation so that you can obtain a precise fit. My only complaint is that the coiled cable is... a little annoying sometimes. It can catch on basically any angled surface with ease. In studio use I can imagine a coiled cable would be invaluable in preventing accidentally ripping a piece of equipment off the shelf so I won't penalize it too much.

Comfort: 9.5/10
These headphones are like having stuffed animals cuddling with your ears. They feature these really nice velour earpads that make you feel like you're wearing earmuffs. The reason that I took .5 off is because the "Pro" version has a really high clamping force.
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129 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Steve Taylor TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 15, 2012
Size Name: 250 OHM Pro
Length: 7:22 Mins
This is my video review on the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250 ohm) headphones. Although it is not conclusive in itself, it should help you to understand a little bit more about this model of headset. Personally I do not believe there is a better headphone on the market anywhere near this price range. I have worked in broadcasting for 30 years and have been using and have owned many pairs over the years so I would say I have a fairly good background for giving an honest opinion. I did not mention any other manufacturer's models because there are a lot of very good headphones on the market and comparing them is personal to how you like to listen to music and what sounds best to you. I chose not to downgrade another manufacturer just because I like these more.

To the best of my knowledge the DT990 Premium is the same headset except for the all aluminum body, straight cable and contoured foam case. There are some audio engineers that claim they have a different sound but without the electronic equipment to test them I do not think you will know the difference. If the extra money is not an issue with your budget I also recommend those. The brushed aluminum looks very sharp and a padded case would be a nice to have, especially if you travel with them.

If you have any questions please post them and I will reply. Comments are welcomed too. There is a slight chance I misspoke or said something wrong so if I did please let me know. I will add corrections in this space.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

DT990 Pro
Transducer type: dynamic
Operating principle: open
Nominal frequency response: 5 - 35,000 Hz
Nominal impedance: 250 ohms
Nominal SPL: 96 db SPL
Nominal THD: < 0.
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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Austin Wunschel on January 2, 2011
Size Name: 8.5"L x 7"W x 4"H Verified Purchase
Hi all, Zombie_X from Head-Fi here with another review! This won't be as in depth as the T1's review but I will give you all the needed info.

The Beyerdynamic DT990 sound can be classified as being very treble oriented with slightly recessed mids (will get to that later) and having throbbing bass.

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GEAR USED:
- Source: PC via Pop-Pulse SPDIF-II (to Optical), Marantz VC6001 CD Player
- Amp: Woo Audio WA3+, Audio-GD ROC
- DAC: Music Hall DAC25.2 (with NOS Mullard E88CC tube)
- IC's : ZXAC custom made RCA and XLR cables

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TREBLE:
I find the treble on the DT990/600Ohm to be slightly smoother than the 250Ohm model. In comparison the 250Ohm models treble is quite prominent with more of an edge to it. It's very extended and crystalline in it's presentation while also being for in your face than the DT880. Because of the enhanced treble response, songs may have a harsher sounding treble with emphasis on the S and T sounds. It is still quite extended like the previous model.

MIDRANGE:
The DT990 has a more shallow sounding midrange in comparison to the DT880, but in fact the elevated treble/bass makes it sound thinner. It's still the great midrange that the DT880 had though it's a bit more detailed and perhaps a tiny bit more resolving. Because of the added treble it does indeed make the mids seem pulled back. In my eyes the DT880's sound more forward and more lifelike.
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