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Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250 Professional Acoustically Open Headphones for Monitoring and Studio Applications

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250 OHM Pro
  • Open, diffuse-field studio headphone with single-sided coiled cable and 250 ohm drivers
  • Extremely lightweight diaphragm for superb impulse performance
  • Excellent sound reproduction
  • Comfortable fit due to rugged, adjustable, padded headband construction and soft velour ear pads
  • Durable construction with replaceable parts
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Size: 250 OHM Pro
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Product Details

Size: 250 OHM Pro
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 4.7 x 9.1 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0011UB9CQ
  • Item model number: AMS-DT-990-PRO-250
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,313 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 19, 2004

Product Description

Size: 250 OHM Pro

The DT 990 PRO 250 by Beyerdynamic is an acoustically open dynamic headphone of exceptional quality, suitable for the most demanding monitoring and studio applications. The reduced weight of the diaphragm and moving coil results in similar pulse characteristic as electrostatic headphones. The carefully tailored frequency response offers a natural and balanced sound. Soft velour ear pads and adjustable, sliding, earpieces combined with a very flexible coiled cable ensure listening comfort during extended periods of use. The DT 990 PRO 250 features 250 ohm drivers and a gold plated stereo jack with 1/4" "adapter. Since 1924 Beyerdynamic has remained a German family owned company committed to continuous research and innovative developments for the audio market. All over the world, Beyerdynamic is known for the use of the latest technologies and a high quality standard. All Beyerdynamic products are made in Germany.

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Customer Reviews

The DT-990 Pro is an excellent headphone.
Jason Parrish
Extremely comfortable; I wear them for hours every day and I don't feel right sitting at my computer without them on my head!
The bass is punchy and therefore very natural sounding, as are the mids and highs.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 141 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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115 of 123 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.


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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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Austin Wunschel on January 2, 2011
Size Name: 600 OHM 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.


- 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


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.

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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