Summary: Using alongside the Xonar Essence STX, this is my first high-end audio setup. I'm relatively inexperienced with the tech behind sound, being more of a videophile myself, but I do know high quality sound from average sound, and my preferences in sound are a bit more strict than anyone I know.
Pros: Phenomenal sound on all levels; absolutely breathe taking. Smooth, amazing sound that completely immerses you in what you're listening too. Extremely comfortable; I wear them for hours every day and I don't feel right sitting at my computer without them on my head!
Cons: Have had some issues with the drivers handling bass intensity on some things, but this has been worked out for the time being.
Summary: One of the runners up in the best $300 over ears headphones for open clear sound (http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-300ish-headphone/) Came from using the Beyerdynamic 990 PRO before, got another pair since I really enjoyed the first. The construction is a bit different. They cover the ear a bit differently, as the PRO's are larger in circumference and don't have quite as much room in terms of height for the ears.
Pros: - Excellent sound quality, - Excellent build quality, - Made for audiophile tastes, if the appropriate supporting equipment is there, - Probably the most comfortable headset I've ever had on my head (have tried the Astro A340s, Beyerdynamic 990 PROs, Sennheiser HD598)
Cons: - Accentuates the treble a bit. I don't mind at all, but these aren't headphones for booming bass (I personally don't see it as a con, other buyers might), - Should break them in sound wise before accessing sound quality (let them run with music playing for 24H straight, i did notice a difference in sound after doing this), - Price, depending if you can get them on sale (I did from NCIX, cheapest I have ever seen them in Canada during the Black Friday / Cyber Monday d...
Summary: I've had these for a few months now, and use them extensively for both music and gaming. They're currently being powered by a Creative ZXR soundcard, which does an admirable job with the 600 Ohm resistance. If you're getting the 600 Ohm version, make sure you can run them. The sounds is outstanding, but may not to be everyone's tastes.
Summary: I bought this today because I want to use my Asus Xonar STX to it's full potential and I decided to replace by Corsair Gaming Headset with this pair of cans. This far I must say, I love these, give really excellent sound. Definitely recommend this to anyone whose looking for a set of headphones.
Summary: I've purchased the 600OHM version and got a sound card that supports it and it just sounds amazing! Please, if you are getting a pair of headphones of this caliber, purchase a amp or sound card!
Summary: Absolutely love these headphones! Using them with my xonar stx and the sound quality is right on par with what I've expected. The highs are sharp and the lows are clean! These headphones can handle anything you throw at it!
Summary: I'm not going to give a review on the sound they have, I will just say I have owned several pairs of audiophile headphones and in the 400$ range these take the cake for open back class cans. Obviously closed back cans would have more bass and a lower sound stage and open back cans are the opposite slightly subdued in the sub bass with a wider sound stage. Make sure you are getting the type of headphone you actually want before spending 400$ on a set of cans.
Pros: Very light and comfortable, well built design and of course good quality materials., NCIX took decent care as always with the packaging, when the box came to my door it was banged up a bit but the damage to the outer box left the headphones box completely untouched ''not even a scratch on it''
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 hype or exaggeration.
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. I wouldn't call myself a "basshead" but I know that I also don't care for cans that don't have any bass punch. My initial "wants" brought the 990's right into the picture.
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 before deciding on the DT990. And I know now what it was that made me do it: the amount of detail and air between the different instruments.