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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.


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


  • 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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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameBeyerdynamic
Product TypeHeadphone
Manufacturer Part NumberDT990E
Product NameBeyerdynamic DT990
Product ModelDT 990

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response5 Hz
Connector PlatingGold Plated
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance250 Ohm
Cable Length3 m
Maximum Frequency Response35 kHz


Package Contents
  • DT 990 Headphone
  • 6.35mm Stereo Jack Plug


Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Earpiece TypeBinaural

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorEar-cup
Weight Approximate290 g


Host InterfaceMini-phone