Conclusion: I love 'em. The DT990s are amazing once they break in. They have great but not too much bass, mids are warm and highs are clear but not harsh. They sound great on every style of music I throw at it (except for Banda and Country since they're not my cup of purple drank).
Conclusion: I own several Beyerdynamic headphones and I enjoy them all. I used them for both TV as well as audiophile-level music listening. Imaging and clarity prevail. Great Low-level voice listening for late-night TV or music listening and clarity of voices, especially foreign languages.
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: 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.
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: I had this headphone for more that 8 months. All that i have to say is that this headphone have a beautiful look and a very good Quality of materials, and sound that exceed that of the nice "Hifi" sound system of my father and my other headphones (the Beyerdynamic DT770pro/80) for a very good margin...