As with any other headphones, you really have to be patient enough for the break-in period of DT 990 PRO to pass. At a first glance these headphones look great and I had the urge to try them immediately. Of course, my first impression was not too good. It seems there is a period of about 200 hours when the sound is not as it is supposed to be. Right out of the box, these headphones do not sound impressive. However, as I was aware of the break-in period, I had listened for around 3 hours and only after I have noticed a big improvement.
The shape of Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms might look uncomfortable, but it is actually not. Usually this type of headphones is not as comfortable as the in-ears type, but it takes very little time to get used with them. The cushions are soft and they do not make my ears feel trapped. I have the feeling that my skin actually breathes under them. Their weight is not a problem either. If you adjust them well enough, you will start forgetting that you have them on after a couple of minutes.
The best part of this professional gear is the sound. I have tried them on my phone first, waiting for the break-in period to wear off, but then I switched to my iPod. I have to say that there is a distinctive difference between every instrument. The best way you can test this feature is to listen different types of music. I am aware that most people are looking for an excellent bass feeling, but I am really interested in the way the drums, the guitars and the violins sound like. However, the bass extension from DT 990 PRO is by far the best I have tried so far.
On the other side, although I am very satisfied with my choice, what I do not like is people hearing what I am listening to. These headphones do not have a perfect sound isolation system. You might disturb the people around you if the volume is higher than medium.
About the Manufacturer : Beyerdynamic
Beyerdynamic is a manufacturer with a long history. This company was founded in 1924 and it is a family-owned business. It has started as a local business in Germany, but its products are now used by people worldwide. Beyerdynamic produces headphones, headsets, microphones, mixers, amplifiers, accessories and other multimedia systems. Even the Beatles have used a microphone produced by Beyerdynamic during their concert in Germany, in 1966. Many big events were provided with equipment from this company and everyone was pleased. The sound transformers manufactured by Beyerdynamic were used by famous bands, such as Abba and numerous other singers.
Here are some of the other features of the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms
- The headband is robust and looks durable
- It is provided with a single-sided cable
- The stereo mini jack is plated with gold
- Includes a 1/4″ adapter
Here are some of the pros and cons of the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms
Light-weighted and comfortable – This headset weights 9.6 ounces and it is easy to adjust.
The ear cushions are replaceable – The soft ear cushions can be replaced after long-time usage.
Clean and clear sound – The clarity of the sound is unbelievable. Every instrument can be distinguished and the bass beats are a pleasure to listen to.
Low sound-isolation – People can hear what you are listening to or you can hear what people are saying depending on the volume level.
The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO is an excellent choice if you are looking for cristal-clear sound and a noticeable difference between the instruments. This is the PRO version of DT 990, so the diffuse-field feature really stands out. These headphones are probably good for mixing music too. By the quality of sound, I would say they are fitted to pretty much everything you can use them for. They deliver the sound I hoped for, so they are a great buy.