Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Open-Back Studio Headphones


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Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Open-Back Studio Headphones

The DT 990 is among the best rated open-back studio headphones you can get for under $200.

Features include their robust and soft padded headband, along with their cushion ear pads for maximum comfort.

They provide pleasant bass and precise trebles when it comes to frequency response.

In addition, they come with a single-sided coiled cable with a gold-vaporized 1/8 inch (3.5mm) stereo jack plug and a 1/4 inch adapter, which is useful for switching from studio use to casual listening.


  • Type: Open-back
  • Driver Size: 45 mm
  • Magnet Type: Not Specified
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 35,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: 100 mW
  • Sensitivity: 96 dB
  • Impedance: 250 Ohms
  • Weight: 8.82 oz
  • Cable and Connectivity: 9.8 ft. coiled cable, 1/8" Gold plated stereo jack plug and 1/4" adapter


Users praised its open and clear reproduction of sound, along with excellent stereo imaging, decent soundstage, and detailed high-frequency response. Additionally, the bass response of the DT990 Pro was very tight and present. Even with a plastic construction, the build quality overall is durable and built to last. There are also a number of users with small heads who find these headphones comfortable and easily adjustable.


A few reviewers found the mids were a bit recessed and others also mentioned they found the trebles to be a bit harsh at a high volume. These are quite big headphones which may be an aesthetic issue for some.


For its price and value, these headphones are a great choice at a reasonable price for mixing or casual listening to music that brings out the bass parts in songs.

The Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro is currently on our recommended list for Mixing Headphones where you can see recording engineer Raphael Pulgar's analysis.