While Beyerdynamic may not be as well known as its German brother, Sennheiser, the audio company has a history of creating some of the best sounding audio gear on the market – the company’s DT770, DT880 and DT990 were renown for their excellent build and sound quality. Trust us, there’s a very good reason why many audio engineers choose Beyerdynamic for monitoring and mastering sound.
The headset we’re looking at today, the DT 1990 Pro, are an open-back version of the Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro, which won our Editor’s Choice for its imaging, design and value for the money. Both headphones are priced the same ($599, £589, AU$1,159), so you won’t find a deal picking up one over the other. The difference here comes down to sound
So does the open-back Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro sound as good or better than the already excellent DT 1770 Pro? Let’s find out.
Exceptional studio headphones
for precise listening, mixing and mastering.
For decades now, professional users all around the world have placed their trust in beyerdynamic studio headphones. They remain the number one choice for music producers, sound technicians and broadcast users and are a firmly established piece of equipment in studios worldwide.
The DT 1990 PRO reference headphones combine these decades of expertise in headphone technology with the latest Tesla driver technology in an open-back design.
Thanks to its high-resolution and well-balanced sound the DT 1990 PRO sets new standards, not least in terms of design and workmanship.
Made in Germany
As with all beyerdynamic professional studio headphones, the DT 1990 PRO is also handcrafted in Germany. Backed by high-quality materials and meticulous workmanship, this high-end product is a long-term investment.
Power and precision are critical requirements when it comes to sound reproduction. The efficiency of our latest Tesla driver technology is characterised by accurate resolution and high output power. Brilliant highs, a richly detailed midrange and precise bass combine to ensure sublime sound quality that is second to none.
Together with an ingenious open-back design, the high-resolution Tesla drivers ensure a wide, dynamic and extremely natural stereo image. Titanium-coated acoustic fabric and carefully selected precision-woven textiles round off the balanced sound quality.
Maximum wearing comfort
The perfected design of the DT 1990 PRO combines innovation with decades of expertise in headphone technology. High-tech textiles and memory foam filled ear pads ensure exceptional wearing comfort. Headphones so comfortable you almost forget you are wearing them.
Open back design
Natural and exceptionally spatial sound is achieved thanks to the open-back circumaural design. The optimised spatial sound reproduction makes the DT 1990 PRO headphones a reliable reference for mixing and mastering applications as well as for critical listening.
Two sound settings
Choose between a well-balanced sound or analytical sound thanks to replaceable velour ear pads. Both ear pad variants are included to finish off this impeccable studio headphone package.
The DT 1990 PRO is handcrafted in Germany. From a classy headband through to anodised aluminium yokes, these new studio headphones will impress with their exceptional craftsmanship and careful attention to quality and durability.
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO - Beyer's open-back mastering headphone
Professional headphones that know how to have fun
Beyerdynamic has been rolling out a lot of new products lately just in time for the holidays. Coming as a huge addition to their professional reference headphone line, the DT 1990 is a open-back version of their acclaimed DT 1770 closed-back reference headphone. Having not been a huge fan of the DT 1770, favoring Fostex’s TH610 for a closed back reference in that price range. I wasn’t expecting much out of the headphone, so I fired up my tube amp and first reference track then before I knew it I
I write some reviews for an online headphone magazine, and this is a recent one I cooked up for Beyerdynamic's new open-back reference headphone DT 1990. Only my 6th review of cans so far so still working on my writing process, so I'd appreciate some feedback or pointers from some seasoned vets.
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