Summary: It's been a long time coming this headphone, and I've finally pulled the trigger on this pair.
I'm in Australia - where the retail prices of these cans were ludacris (AUD$347) - and they were on 'sale' for AUD$249 when I got them.
Pros: Soundstage - amazing. Good bass, great separation of instruments, and beautiful albeit recessed mids. Comfort!
Summary: As a disclaimer, this pair of DT990 was a review unit from Beyerdynamic.
Arrived in a rather large box, beside a high definition picture of the headphones and a detailed technical spec, I always appreciate how Beyer guys honestly describe the sound signature and talk about the comfort without any...
Pros: Amazing comfort, revealing detailed sound, great bass response
Cons: no detachable cables, 32 ohm impedance still needs amping to drive from a phone
Summary: I'm in a situation where I generally can't try out headphones before making a purchase so I really have to do my research; and I did a ton before deciding on these.
I wanted a an "open" over the ear headphone with a large soundstage lots of detail and good bass extension.
Pros: Slight "V" signature (which I like), Excellent bass extension & soundstage. Great for Rock-N-Roll & Watching Movies.
Cons: Can be slightly fatiguing to some on the high end if not properly amped.
Summary: The DT990 is my first HiFi headphone after the AKG K181DJ and also my ticket into the world of Head-Fi. First off, I have to say that my impressions are pretty consistent with what seems to be the mean impression out here on the web; I tried out al sorts of headphones that were comparable in price...
Summary: I have only just started using the headphones a few days ago but I really recommend them. The sound quality has been excellent out of the box, as I am still wearing them in, but so far very impressive.
Pros: High and detailed sound quality, Large soundstage, Good bass, Comfortable open headphones
Cons: Quite strong treble for some people, slight issues with build
Summary: Build quality is very good, they do feel "premium". The finish doesn't attract fingerprints which is nice.
Comfort is good, you do feel the headband putting a slight pressure the head after a longer session, but it's not bothersome. The velour pads are nice and the ears do not get warm.
Summary: I reviewed the 32 ohm version of the DT990 Premium Open headphones and I have to tell you it was a joy.
I'll touch on the major points here but if you want to see my full video review or read my written review, you can head over to the link below....
Pros: Accurate Bass, Lush Midrange, Comfort, Build Quality, Nice Soundstage
Summary: Last year I bought Beyerdynamics DT990 Premium with 250 Ohm in a custom design:
I really love their design (Of cause, I also designed them in some way :p)!
The opportunity to create your own, unique style for these high end cans is pretty cool.
Summary: These are my first audiophile grade headphones so forgive my vocabulary.
I use them primarily to listen to Trance.
I have no other headphones to compare.
They are paired with a Millet Hybrid MiniMax Amp.
I will just say that for my listening choice these headphones feel perfect.
Pros: Vibrant, Deep clear bass, sound stage is huge and very accurate, precise no wasted enegry.
Cons: Some sweat and slight ear fatigue (room is hot). Highs can be too high for some.