The 770’s and 880’s come in second and third respectively in this regard. It has pretty good bass extension (and even better when you apply an EQ), not too much treble to make it uncomfortable to listen to while having enough to get the fine details in music, and it's open nature means I don't need to use mic monitoring to hear myself over voice comms. Fixed now. Yes, the E17K is also a great option. So with your DT880, whatever amp/dac you choose would be separate of anything else in your studio. Price to performance ratio is through the roof. I think I was referring to the different 880 versions and accidentally put that in with the 990 vs. 880 comparison. Stu is determined to help you make sound decisions, and strives to deliver the best and most in depth content on the internet! Thread starter William Norberg; Start date Nov 23, 2015; Tags Peripherals Steelseries; Sidebar Sidebar. This is not a bass-heads can by any means. First of all i posted a couple days ago about which one should i keep between my freshly bought DT-770 pro and DT-990 pro and i decided to keep the 990's. I would personally get an amp for it. Open design, wired, high-end, for the stereo system $178.99 The most expensive offering in Beyerdynamic’s DT line will take on a mid-level opponent from Sennheiser’s HD line: the 660 S.While not exactly the same price, the DT 1990 can occasionally be found on sale for $500 or less, landing both of these headphones in the “mid-level” audiophile category. Just to see if it correspond with big youtubers. Beyerdynamic DT 990 (600 Ohm) (Zilver, Zwart ... Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition. How does it compare with the Premium though? what about fiio E17k? Your email address will not be published. The same goes for music. They each have a slightly different design and aesthetic. This is a great solution for your desktop but it also works well on the go. Gaming headsets. Beyerdynamic DT 770 vs DT 880 vs DT 990 – at a Glance. Blessings, Ideal for isolated studio sessions. These headsets are considered one of the best open-back headsets by bringing the listening to music and studio work to a completely new level.. Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Review – Design and Feature . They have a much more immersive soundstage as well. The bass isn’t so pronounced that it drowns out the other frequencies, but it also isn’t shy in the least. They sometimes lack a deep bass extension, but with a proper amp the bass signature overall really shines. Can someone who tested the trinity can give me an HONEST review and try to stay as much objective as possible. This signal is meant to be of a much higher quality than your standard built in DAC that comes with your laptop or CPU. It'll be better for immersion in gaming but you'll lose the low-end weight from the closed DT 770. If you're looking at the DT-1990 you should check out the Focal Elex. Now without further ado, let’s get rolling! I'm not a music creator and i don't mix or anything. It often goes on sale as well. This is a hip-hop lovers headphone. The 880 is open-back so people will be able to hear you if they're in the same room and they have a more open, airy sound. I also learnt recently that the Edition brand of Beyer are better for long session at home so i'll probably get one of those now. Beyerdynamic’s DT 770 DT 880 and DT 990 all feature a different type of design. DT-990 or DT-880 for gaming and music. Keep in mind that these are open backed reference cans, and will not color your sound in any way. Either of these are my go to desktop solutions as they provides a ton of power into all Impedance loads and have a super low output impedance. Both benefit from separate amplification. That’s definitely an error on my part. Now comes the new question. Hey Stu, Ive purchased a DT 880 pro and I plug it straight into my Presonus Audiobox itwo. The DT 880 by contrast is mostly for mixing and reference applications. It functions much like an audio interface. Jun 10, 2013 45 0 10,590 1. Premiums have slightly less headband clamp pressure. Which ampliefier or interface should I consider to buy to get the best sound out of my DT 770/880/990 PRO with 32/80/250 ohms? It's now a long read so just to clarify, i want to try the 880's but i'm a serious gamer first and then i listen to .flac music the rest of the time. With that.. To preface, I’ll be reviewing the 250 Ohm Pro version, and kind of comparing the other models to it. Required fields are marked *, “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”, “Stu is determined to help you make sound decisions, and strives to deliver the best and most in depth content on the internet! Audio. If you prefer a darker sounding treble, the HD600 is the solution. Thanks alot stu, for answering my silly questions… DT 770 PRO, DT 880 PRO and DT 990 PRO Why does my DT 770/990 PRO have another connection cable with a smaller thread? The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO and the HiFiMan HE-400i are both good headphones if you like a neutral sound. Clear mid-range, bass response enhanced with a good amp. Which pair of headphones are the best DT 770 PRO, DT 880 PRO or DT 990 PRO? Don't get me wrong, you shouldn't have to live with headphones you don't want but please remember those on the front line of this wonderful hobby. But for real, you will start to hear things in recordings that you never dreamed were there. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. This model also does well with all genres of music. You really wouldn’t think so by looking at it but it’s really a beast of a unit and probably the most convenient piece of gear ever assembled. It is important to know that the models of the Pro and Edition product families do not differ noticeably in terms of sound, provided that they have the same impedance (e.g. To recap: If you came here looking for a fun headphone with bass that has impact, the DT990 is a great option. Here you can ask which headphone is better, which amp you should buy, which gear best fit your budget and anything related to headphone comparisons and purchasing. In his spare time, he likes to fish, paint, play guitar, pray, rap, make beats, take photos, record videos, graphic design, and more. Most people think it’s all about performance, but good design can often improve sound quality in several ways. As the title suggests, this review is for the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro – the 250 ohm model to be precise. will it be fully functional only through my audio interface? Hello, First of all i posted a couple days ago about which one should i keep between my freshly bought DT-770 pro and DT-990 pro and i decided to keep the 990's. For me, when I listed to classical, jazz, or when I want to listen critically, I use the 880. It's a different beast altogether, smoother and more versatile. His sense of humour, coupled with a knack for excellence and strict attention to detail are what allow him to stand out in a crowded industry.”. All amps need a digital to analog converter so that your brain can make sense out of the numbers. More about how your computer processes sound: Classical listeners (nice wide sound-stage). But hey since i get full refund each time i can at least play a little and get the perfect one right? The treble iceberg which starts at around 6.5kHz makes it hard to judge any instrument overtones. While the sound-stage is wide, it lacks somewhat in the imaging dept. Coming from Beyer, you know you will get crazy comfort with those velour ear pads, and extreme durability. That said, the options that work with the 990 (discussed above) will also work just fine with the 880. I use them only for recording purposes. First let’s check out this quick comparison: Before we get into specifics, grab a snack, sit back and relax because…. This is what confused me the most. Welcome to my review of the Beyerdynamic DT 880 & 990 Pro headphones. The 990 is more bassy, and sounds more open (wider soundstage) due to its open design. Sometimes, I just use whichever, and they still sound great. From the DT 770 Pro closed dynamic headphones, to the DT 880 Pro semi-open back, to the DT 990 Pro fully open backing, it’s time, not to put them head to head, but to find out what has allowed Beyerdynamic to be the “audio setting standard for 30 years”. Bass. The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO are slightly better critical listening headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO thanks to their open-back design. The way you switch back and forth between interface and amp is through the Control Panel > Sound on your computer. Topping E30/L30 vs. iFi Zen CAN Signature 6XX, Tonor TC-777 USB Condenser Microphone Review & Shootout, FiiO BTR3K vs. BTR5 vs. DragonFly Red [Which Is Best For YOU?!]. For mixing, mastering, and reference, you really can’t go wrong with either the DT880 or HD600. DT770 Specs Frequency Response: 5-35,000 Hz Nominal Impedance: 32, 80, or 250 ohms Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 96 dB Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): NA DT880 Specs Frequency Response: 5-35,000 Hz Nominal Impedance: 250 ohms Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 96 dB Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): NA DT990 Specs Frequency Response: 5-35,000 Hz Nominal Impedance: 250 ohms Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 96 dB Total Har… Superb build quality (standard for the DT line). Nice catch YV! Premiums may come with a different carrying case. These do require a bit of power as well as quite a bit of current to reach optimal listening levels. I was looking on their website and their description concludes that the DT-880 PRO (semi-open) are for referencing, mixing and mastering and DT-990 PRO (open) are for critical listening. They are practically the same headphones, but the 990 are open and the 770 are closed-backs. Forums. It’s just going to need a lot more power than your average 32 Ohm headphone. The highs are crisp and clear without being harsh or sibilant, but if you’re listening to a badly mastered recording you will know. Both have velour ear pads are very comfortable. When i bought the 2 headphones, the 880's are the one that i heard the less about for gaming or in general. They are flat and neutral, and aren’t really for “enjoying” music so much as critiquing it. THINK AGAIN BRO!! Treble is similar, as both are bright headphones. I've owned all three (currently have the DT770 and DT880) and for me the difference breaks down like this; - DT770, great for tracking and loud environment performance, I never really understood why they got so much traction in the head-fi market though. Luckily most of your standard pairings will sound just fine. I will definitely get a DT-1990 but for now i prefer this mid range price universe of headphones, also, i need to buy a real amp (currently using a Soundblaster Z) I'm using the DT-990 pro with a Modmic 5 so yeah, i also need a microphone entry. The two are completely separate. Right now I only have a limited version released as Avinity AHP-967 in my collection. 990 would be better for editing though. - DT880, you picked correctly, these are pretty balanced and have a great tone. Audio engineers and producers who need a great mix down. I think the 880 is well balanced for any type of usage and I recommend it. The 880’s are the most neutral of the bunch, and are meant strictly for mixing/mastering. -Stu. vanaf € ... Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO. The main differences are that the 990 has more bass and a recessed mid-range by contrast. They are almost identical in every aspect, except for a few things: The sound for both of these is somewhat colored, but in a very natural way. We are all about making the right decision when purchasing new headphones. The low end is clean, but lacking to some. Review written by @Chrono. The DT 990 Edition was released as a “home” listening headphone for high-end audio speakers, however, on their website, they say that both DT 990 headphones use exactly the same technology inside, so the only difference is aesthetically (1. the straight vs. coiled … By and large though, this is a great studio headphone that will satisfy the majority of people with it’s open, spacious, but hard hitting sound. Replaceable ear-pads (or ear muffs, as some reviewers like to call them :D). The models of the Pro product family are designed for professional users while those of the Edition product family are designed for end users.. Don’t expect to be blown away by the low end, but the high end has a bit of extra sparkle. I want to try them and i'll probably get one of them whatever you guys are saying but i still make this speech to get some confirmations first. This little crumb sized wonder would make an amazing pair with the DT990, and is a great solution for people who want to listen with a phone or from their computer. Anything else just holler! Beyer have stated that for the higher OHM versions they use finer materiel when producing the voice coil and this is why they have a higher resistance but, it also results in less distortion and better signal carry. The aforementioned clamping force may make the Pro have a slightly better bass and a more forward mid-range. You will be able to hear things in movies that were previously lost in consumer grade cans. Now what's funny is that i kept the 990's for 5 days straight without putting the 770's on to just impregnate and really get used to the headphone and then out of pure curiosity (i'm really a curious guy and i want to have my own opinion on a lots of things) i went and listened to some heavy bass piece of music with the 990's and putting the 770's back on immediately felt too much bass and it actualy hearts my head now. Sennheiser HD598 SR or Beyerdynamic DT-990 + Fiio A5 AMP? Sorry to confuse you and hope that helps. The differences between amps are very subtle a lot of the time, and any of these pairings will work wonderfully well with the 990. It hooks up via USB so other than those cables you’re set. AT 250 Ohm and 96dB of Sensitivity, you will definitely need an amp. This is a relatively simple way of illustrating it. the 250 ohm DT 880 Edition and the 250 ohm DT 880 Pro sound the same). At first, they may sound a bit harsh if you’re coming from bass heavy cans. Think you know a record like the back of your hand? And i realised that even if Game Zero's are far from trash, i was listening to bad quality without knowing. Or should I own an amp to make it sound better? Are they suited for gaming or the 990's are still the best of the 3? What would you guys recommend? -Stu, Your email address will not be published. For a list: An extremely accurate, neutral set of mixing cans that gives a slight nudge in the treble department. Gerelateerde producten. I certainly don't "enjoy" them. I am happy with my choice, i plan on keeping those until i get enough to buy the 1990. 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I really love this combo with a lot of headphones. Aside from these, don’t get too carried away in trying to choose an Amp. As for the sound-stage, it is wide, but some detail may be lost. From what the FR graph shows, it should be slightly better for competitive gaming from its emphasized treble, but it's not as well rounded as the 880. If you do prefer a brighter treble, the 880 is a near perfect headphone. Around 200 hours is the benchmark. One of the best investments you’ll make regarding flagship audiophile headphones. Electronics & Wearables. Did I miss the mark on something? Non-detachable cable feels a bit cheap and “oldschool”. It will improve upon Soundstage a bit as well! Over time, they develop beautifully, going from “bright” to lively. The 600 Ohm premiums may have a slightly smoother top end (subjective). Premiums come with a long straight chord rather than a coiled one. Yes this is how much of a perfectionist i am. People who need an open and airy sound, and don’t want to be fatigued wearing headphones for long periods of time. They will bleed sound and people will be able to hear what you’re listening to. What’s so impressive is how much better this thing makes your headphones sound. The Schiit Magni/Modi combo is a perfect starter amp that will work with most headphones due to it’s low output impedance of >0.1. Hey there friend, and Welcome aboard!! So there you have it. Comments? Slightly recessed (but detailed) mids due to the V (or U) shaped curve. If i prefer the 990 overall i'll send my 990 pro back to buy them in the Edition version. A superb open back headphone that showcases tight, authoritative bass and sparkling highs. I do like the updated K3 as it’s a true upgrade from the E10K in nearly every regard. Give them time, MAN. Building From The Beyerdynamic DT 990? If both have the same frequency response; how come one’s more flat? The build quality is solid as well, and these things are built like a tank. Today we have two open-back contenders going head-to-head. All in all, if you prefer your listening experience to be more fun rather than overly analytical, then you may want to check these out.. Be aware that they require a certain amount of burn in time. This basically means they will deliver the same voltage into any load, and will be very consistent in powering various headphone Impedance ratings. https://www.soundguys.com/beyerdynamic-dt-1990-pro-headphones-review-16… The HiFiMan have less bass, but they also sound less piercing. You’re quite welcome my friend! Anyway. Headphones - Open Back. What is Headphone Impedance? Credit to @Metal571. Great sounding headphone, with booming lows and sparkling highs, and a somewhat recessed mid range. Vinyl instead of Nylon. Both are open backed, circumaurual, and have the same 250 ohm impedance. Let me know down below or Contact me! I want to try so many things. I see. Basically this means that some clarity and detail is lost. Questions about Beyerdynamic DT990: Will i need an amp for the Beyerdynamic DT990 PRO 250 Ohm Headphones (paired with a Blue Yeti) Sennheiser hd598 vs beyerdynamic dt990 pro: Will this amp be sufficient for Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohms? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Amazon reviewers have noted these qualities as well. They excel in many other applications as well including video games and movies. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the HeadphoneAdvice community. Let me know if you have any questions or need a hand setting it up. vanaf € 119,-Vergelijk prijzen. What is Output Impedance? Also, you don’t need to hook up an amp/dac into an interface. Well, let’s not get carried away, they’re just headphones but you should definitely know what each is primarily used for before purchase. Not sure what you mean by that last sentence. . These headphones are the expert model of the extremely famous series … They even power my beloved HD600’s with relative ease and would make a fine fit with the 990. The highs are sparkling and crisp, although they may become sibilant at times due to variances in recordings, or just a bad master. Closed back vs. Open back headphones. - DT990, These are okay, a bit V shaped and I can understand what people like about them, especially at the price but for me they were easy to let go. The DT 880 Edition and DT 990 Edition headphones are not particularly portable. Well, let’s not get carried away, they’re just headphones but you should definitely know what each is primarily used for before purchase. The differences between the DT 990 vs. DT 880 are pretty profound. Both headphones are similarly built and are comfortable. I have not heard the 990 unfortunately, so I cannot give you a direct comparison. Like it says in the title i'm no expert, i had a Sennheiser Game Zero for 4 years and changing the ear pads every years made me want to change headphones completely and oh my god i found a new geeky universe i'm fond of now.