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Beyerdynamic DT990 review

With big metal vents on the earpieces, the DT990s give off an air of stylish industrial dependability, although the comfortable cushioning material fe Tested at £231

Our Verdict

Serve up plenty of detail but you can do better for the money.

For

  • Comfortable, stylish, good levels of detail, weighty sound

Against

  • Harsh treble, cheap feel

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Serve up plenty of detail but you can do better for the money.

Pros

  • + Comfortable, stylish, good levels of detail, weighty sound

Cons

  • - Harsh treble, cheap feel

The big metal vents give off an air of stylish industrial dependability, although the cushioning feels a little cheap to the touch.

The open-back Beyerdynamics DT990s serve up much detail and boast a driving bass, but the treble is hard and, while the mid-range is capable, it's not great.

Put brutally, you can do better for your money.

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