What is the opinion of Reddit about the
beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition 32 Ohm Over-Ear-Stereo Headphones. Open design, wired, high-end, for tablet and smartphone?

A total of 16 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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15th Jan 2018

Do you think the beyerdynamic is too expensive for pc gaming? I was drawn to them personally because the ear pads look so comfortable and the comments say the same. I have a big fat head and wear glasses so comfort is of the utmost importance. I have long gaming sessions, usually 6hours+.

I’ve also been looking into the sennheiser. A lot of people talk about them here. That mic quality probably isn’t as good as the antlion, right? Is it closer to the Massdrop minimic or V-moda BoomPro?

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29th Dec 2016

I’ll trust your judgement then, DT990 it is! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

Also, from the UK here, the DT990 is £220.50 here.

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22nd Dec 2015

No need to worry about if you will be able to tell a difference…you definitely will. I’ve heard many from as low as $80 all the way up to $1500. For chillstep I couldn’t recommend the Beyerdynamic DT990s more. Soundstage for days, and a mid-bass hum to give you that thump. They’re back to their more normal price for the pros, but the premiums are really low: http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-990-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK344

If you’ve never heard cans more expensive than the 212 pros then this will be an experience you’ll never forget. First time I heard these cans coming from M-Audio Q40s ($80 cans) it turned my tastes from basshead to audiophile really quick. I also listen to chillstep and these cans excelled with that genre. The soundstage is comparable to my HD800s which are $1500 cans and known to have a wide soundstage, and the highs are so airy and wispy it makes chillstep an otherworldy experience.

These are open cans, so they do leak. Although, not as much as other cans, especially if you’re throwing a dark EQ at it. Hopefully you don’t need closed, because these are a perfect match for chillstep.

6 points


2nd Feb 2018

They’re headphones! Here’s the amazon link.

They are crazy comfy

1 point


1st Feb 2022

What you want is described here https://crinacle.com/guide/gaming/ … look for the beyerdynamic DT880 Pro. They sound great and you can game with them. They go for $199 and if you get the 32ohm version, you wont’t need an amp either. https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B0024NK344/

BUT! i recommend testing them in the store before purchasing. See if you like the sound profile.

1 point


26th Jan 2022

>Does that headphone amplifier work with USB? I see a micro USB slotwould that just plug into my computer with the right cable or is that slot just to charge?

Yes it does. It doesn’t charge, it’s just for power. As far i know most dacs and amps have option to connect to pc via usb. DAC basically means Digital-to-analog converter, so just to be clear you cannot plug into dac/amp a headphones with usb connector, it’s mostly for analog (minijack 3,5 mm or 6,3 mm).

>So you’re saying most open backs in my price range would need an amplifier to work with my phone (I’ve read this need is measured by ohms), but how would not having one damage them?

No i didn’t meant to say that. There should be pleny of headphones with your price range that doesn’t need an AMP (Amplifer) for example: beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition 32 Ohm Over-Ear-Stereo Headphones. Open design, wired, high-end, for tablet and smartphone. As long as their impedance is low like 32 ohms you don’t need an AMP. I would love to show some low impedance Sennheiser, but i don’t normaly use amazon and i can’t find all useful info.

Also im sorry i think i made mistake. You can damage your headphones when you use too much power on low impedance headphones, but the other way they probably be just quiet. You can read about it by yourself: Headphones Ohms Ratings Explained

I just recommend to patiently search for your headphones and google all stuff that you don’t know – it’s painfull, but worth it.

1 point


3rd Nov 2021

Dt990 32 ohms

Dt990 80 ohms (Note that the 250 ohms is $30 cheaper but you will need an amp)


You might want to wait for black friday sales if you’re not in a rush to get them.

1 point


21st Feb 2018

I have not compared the two however I own the 32 ohm version of the 990 DT (Premium) and run them on a little Fiio e10k DAC on my PC and they sound like Jesus.

The minor sibilance people complain about is there but it really doesn’t bother me. The sound is rich with more than enough bass to satisfy me and the soundstage is full and real.

But here’s the thing… if you need a DAC to enjoy the 990 DT then you absolutely require a DAC to even use (let alone enjoy) the 250 ohm 1990s. The resistance is too high so an amplifier is going to be necessary to get volume and dynamic range.

My recommendation would be the 990 Pro with a good DAC versus the 1990 with no DAC.

1 point


11th Jan 2018

Whether your PC can drive the 250 Ohm version depends on the specs of your motherboard. There’s a 32 Ohm version of the 990

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13th Apr 2017

can’t comment as I haven’t heard the low impedance beyers.

Not sure where you are from, but when I check Amazon, the 32 ohm seems to be the cheapest:

1 point


26th Dec 2016

Budget – 120-135$ hard limit

Source – What are you plugging these into? Computer(no DAC)

Requirements for Isolation – I’m not concerned about noise isolation. I’m married, it’s just the two of us and I’m in my office most of the time or on the PS4 in the living room.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? RARELY

Preferred Type of Headphone Over ear

Preferred tonal balance – I want the headphones to respond to how to music was mixed. If it was mixed with heavy bass, I want heavy bass. If it was recorded in a mid-analogue studio with a lot of tinny bright cymbal I want the headphones to reflect that. I want the headphones to portray the music the way the artist envisioned and mixed it. THIS is the hardest thing I am having a problem with(Oh the senn HD are tuned tonally flat, you won’t get any bass out of those when listening to electronic or music like Daft Punk.

Past headphones – I’m using SOL earbuds and what I like about them is they have GREAT low end response. They have a good bass, very thick that works well for electronic, 70’s bass guitars, stand-up Jazz bass(to a lesser extent). I like the response of them. If I could get the same response, with a better and clearer bass drive that doesn’t muddy up the rest of the music, good mids and bright highs for cymbals and guitar solos in a set of entry level cans I would be in heaven.

Preferred Music – Jazz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrr3dp7zRQY&list=PLSeD0kywJlc7MBZj-5qDOLptc2sGpsKft

Chill step- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vacpxv4zGnA (this is where I talk about the bass and reproducing what the artist intended his music to sound like)

Technical Guitar/Jazz/Metal(Animals as Leaders) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXafRKe9klA

60/70/80 music- Heart/YES/Supertramp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZuW6BH_Vak

What would you like to improve on from your set-up – What are you looking for going into your next headphone? More bass? More detail? More treble? More Detail and more definition,quality,crisper highs without losing the bass.

Please help me. I’m starting to think the headphone I want doesn’t exist. I keep hearing “Oh these headphones are tuned flat” da da da. I looked at these https://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-990-Pro-250-Professional-Acoustically-Applications/dp/B0024NK344/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482708776&sr=8-1&keywords=beyer%2Bdt990&th=1

and they seem kind of close but I’m not a fan of the open back, but if it(or any other set of cans) will give me what I am looking for I’m fine with it.

1 point


1st Jun 2016

Sorry, I should have mentioned the K612 is high-impedance and therefore would need an amp.

You could try the Beyerdynamic DT990 32-ohm. The DT990 comes in a 250-ohm version as well but it requires an amp to drive it. The 32-ohm does not.

Here’s a detailed review.

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1st May 2016

Thanks for the advice, “https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyerdynamic-Premium-Stereo-Headphones-32/dp/B0024NK344” are they the ones you mean? And Yeah maybe its best for me to just get a headset with an attachable mic. Anymore suggestions?

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24th May 2016

I’ll second that. I have the Ear Force 450s and I’ve enjoyed using them. Fair warning though, they’re not the most comfortable headphones in the world. They feel a bit stiff and the headband has too much clamping force for an adult male noggin. Also pairing the headset to the wireless dongle can also be a pain the the ass at times. But they sound decent enough and the latency is imperceptible. I originally purchased them for use with my DK2 but these days I use them exclusively with the Vive. I can’t imagine going back to a wired headset or ear buds. I do have some rather expensive wired headphones that sound miles better and are infinitely more comfortable, but I will take convenience over everything else where VR is concerned. The wires have to go! DEATH TO WIRES! DEEEAAATH!!! >:)

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3rd Mar 2016

Looking to get Beyerdynamic 990 DT headphones

I plan to use it mostly for desktop listening and maybe with my phone (although I have earbuds if that’s not viable)

Specs for my mobo say that it has a 600Ohm impedence, so the impression I get is that I should look for a 600Ohm impedance headphones. The Amazon listing states that the corresponding model is $300.

According to this guide, the 990 is the one I want to go for (bass and treble) and ideally, the 600Ohm model.

So, is the 600Ohm version the way to go? I also planned on spending $200, but wouldn’t really mind putting in $300. Although I’d be happy to hear if there’s a better alternative!