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beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Headphones – REVIEW

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DT 990 Headphones on Amazon – These headphones were night and day compared to the DT 770 Pro’s. They are very neutral and flat sounding, in my opinion, which is what we want when mixing/mastering our music. I’ve enjoyed them from my from first try.

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Really Enjoyable Headphones

(You can check them out on Amazon with this link.)

My first pair of studio-esque headphones were beyerdynamic’s DT 770 PROs.

My reason for purchasing the DT 770’s was I didn’t want sound leakage into my condenser microphone when doing tutorials or recording vocals.

Also, after reading quite a few reviews, I found that many people loved beyerdynamic as a brand; so that helped motivate my purchase, too.

What I never realized with the DT 770 PRO’s were how scooped the mids were, though. I remember they took awhile to get used to get adjusted to their sound.

However, the first time I tried the DT 990 PRO headphones, it was instantly a more balanced sound to the audio I was hearing.

I instantly understood why you want to choose an open back headphone for mixing/mastering music.

These DT 990’s give me a really neutral/flat sound.


Don’t get me wrong, the bass is audible, and the high’s are there too!

When I say neutral, I mean as a mixing engineer, we want speakers that reproduce our audio as it is so we can make accurate mix.

And that’s what my DT 990 PRO’s give me, from my experience so far.

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Some Things I Don’t Like with the DT 990 Pro Headphones

Don’t get me wrong.

From a listening and production stand-point, I recommend the DT 990’s highly.

But here’s some personal opinions of what I don’t like about these headphones:

  • A coiled cable instead of a straight cable
  • No detachable cable for easy replacement

The DT 770 PRO’s come with a straight cable, so I wish the DT 990’s did too! (However, I discovered something really interesting on their website, which I share below.)

In regards to a detachable cable, this is very minor but just something to mention for convenience in case something does happen to your cord.
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Custom-Made beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO’s?

After making this video, I hopped onto beyerdynamic’s website just to have the DT 990 PRO’s a little look over.

I noticed they had a splash of red paint over the headphones for one of their products.. I thought to myself, “Is this what I think this is!?”


After clicking on this image I was brought to a page where you can customize your DT 990 PRO’s!

And guess what.

They even give you the option to choose if you want a straight or coiled cable.

So there you go, the things I don’t like can easily be fixed 😉

Another things I found out is that DT 990’s come in two versions:

  • DT 990 Edition
  • DT 990 PRO

From reading on their site, they say there is no difference in sound quality, just aesthetics like straight vs coiled cable and a softer headband.

So there you go!

I hope you liked my review/overview of the beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO’s!

I’d definitely recommend these headphones!

You can check out the beyerdynamic DT 990 PROs on Amazon.

If you purchase through the link above, I’ll receive a commission. (Thanks if you do!)


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