What is the opinion of Reddit about the
beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium Edition 250 Ohm Over-Ear-Stereo Headphones. Open design, wired, high-end, for the stereo system?

A total of 23 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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13th Dec 2019

When you say DT990’s

Do you mean these?


I thought you said those hurt after a while due to the treble?

I also thought you said the HD58X > DT990?

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31st Dec 2018

Aaah I really like the sound of AKG’s (altough some of them do have too much treble imo) but i honestly have never been a fan of the aesthetic.

I’m much more of a Beyer Dynamic guy myself.

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6th Jul 2018

Io ho queste in wishlist da un po’. Uso previsto: PC con scheda audio Xonar DGX. Gaming, prevalentemente. Per tutto ciò che ha a che fare con il PC aborro il wireless.

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6th Mar 2018

You can get very high quality headphones for that price yeah. I have these from Beyerdynamic and I love them. Super flat response so they don’t color the sound like some Bose would. You can also get some good Sennheisers at that price that would basically be professional quality studio headphones.

Beyerdynamic DT 990

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21st Dec 2016

DT990 Premium 250ohm is 170$ on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-990-Premium-250-Ohm/dp/B00193FT26 I know it’s 30$ over but the build is much better. I’ve had issues with the pro’s adjustment brackets. Anyways they’re really good for movies and games.

For an amp, you could start out small with an FioE10k or MiccaOrigin+. Or buy a magni and run it off your computers’ DAC for awhile and buy a modi later on. Up to you.

edit: Also dont get the 32ohm 990. I heard they aren’t as fast as the higher ohm.

1 point


1st Dec 2015

My father recently tried my Beyerdynamic DT990 Premium headphones with some tunes from his iphone, and loved it.

I pretty much want headphones as close to these, but for $100 instead of $230.

Things he seemed to like in particular:

  • All the songs sounded “very crisp” or “sharp”
  • He loooved the stronger base on these (vs his usual headphones)
  • The open headphones were definitely a like. I think it gave more of an encompassing sounding music

Any suggestions?

2 points


23rd Aug 2018

You may want to lower the price a little bit as we can find them new for 8$ less at Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-990-Premium-HiFi-headphones/dp/B00193FT26?th=1

2 points


26th Sep 2015

I got the BOSE Soundlink Headphones about a year ago and I can’t really hear the difference between them and my DT 990s.

1 point


26th Feb 2019

Yes they’re 250ohm, Here’s their store page

beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium Edition 250 Ohm Over-Ear-Stereo Headphones. Open design, wired, high-end, for the stereo system https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00193FT26/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IZyDCb67KK6FZ

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4th Jul 2018

There are several 990’s that are also on sale. Not sure how they compare, but bigger model number means better?

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium – $270

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Black Limited Edition – $229

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19th Jun 2018

Don’t get that monitor. Its 1440p 165hz, but the panel is TN which is not preferred for color representation and viewing angles. Get this one, it’s the higher end higher quality version, and it’s 27 inches.


After that you will have $300 left. I would personally spend a little extra on more internal HDD space, so I would probably purchase this HDD instead:


Don’t mind that the brand is hitachi, the company that owns them is now Western Digital and these drives were rated to have the lowest failure rate by a cloud storage website called backblaze. They are designed for NAS server builds which means they are super durable and reliable. This drive is 4tb, which should cover all of your needs. Get this instead of the 1tb WD Drive. It’s $80 more expensive than the WD drive, so that puts your budget at $220.

With that $220 I would purchase a pair of high quality headphones. Consider the Beyerdynamic DT880 or 990 pro headphones, and the Sennheiser HD600 headphones. “Gaming” headphones are crappy gimmick products and these headphones are from reputable high quality companies that utilize the finest german engineering to create their products. Professionals in the audio industry use these brands of headphones.


a little above your budget but considered one of the greatest headphones of all time:


and this final one is below budget and still very high quality. If you don’t want to buy a separate headphone amp this is what I recommend (Sennheiser HD 598):


These three headphones are amazing for music, and since they are open backed they are fantastic for gaming and movies. You become totally immersed and feel like you are in the world, and hear exactly which direction each sound is coming from, as if it’s all happening in your room.

You can then attach a modmic to them. This is one of the best:


But you can purchase something cheaper like this too:


Will be great for comms and for streaming if you plan to do that.

Good luck! I’d be glad to answer any questions, whenever you want!

1 point


8th Mar 2018

Hi Everyone,

I’m looking to get the DT-990 ( https://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-990-Premium-HiFi-headphones/dp/B00193FT26 ) for mainly gaming use and I was wondering If I should invest in a DAC or and AMP.

Frankly, I’m not really educated in subject of headphones so maybe someone could explain for me?

Lastly, I will be using it with the Aorus K7 motherboard ( https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-AX370-Gaming-K7-rev-10#kf )

It states the following under it’s features – I’m not sure if this is an alternative:

  • Creative® Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 support
  • Dual ALC 1220 with Front & Rear 120dB SNR HD Audio with Dual Smart Headphone Amps
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7th Jul 2017
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5th Mar 2017




The Sennheiser will be easier to use in that you don’t need a headphone amp, but I the Beyerdynamic are, from my experience in owning both and a few more, a much nicer headphone. It leans much more heavily on the treble frequencies while the Sennheiser is your standard V shape. A choice between the two will rely on your preference for treble filled audio against a more balanced slightly bass heavy approach (in my HD598s the treble can sometimes get a little lost). Again keep in mind if you go for the 250 ohm Beyers you will need either a sound card capable of driving it or a headphone amp.

One last thing, any quality headphone will be just as good for classical music as it will be for rock or whatever else you prefer. They all cover the same range in frequencies. If you’d like more reading head over to /r/headphones

1 point


29th Nov 2016

ok so i found this

It’s even cheaper than the m50x I found (here).

What do you think?

EDIT: I see now that the DT990’s need an amp to reach full potential.

1 point


9th Mar 2016

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPUIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor$244.99 @ Newegg
CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$139.99 @ Newegg
MotherboardAsus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$153.99 @ SuperBiiz
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory$89.99 @ Newegg
StorageA-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive$57.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$49.89 @ OutletPC
Video MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video $629.99 @ Amazon
CaseNZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case$63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$66.99 @ NCIX US
MonitorAcer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor$259.99 @ B&H
MouseLogitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse$79.00 @ Logitech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1843.80
Mail-in rebates-$20.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-09 11:24 EST-0500

Over view

  • CPU: Skylake is the new norm, supports DDR4, 4 cores but with no hyper threading.

  • Cooler: One of the best water coolers on the market, it is a great cooler to OC on.

  • Motherboard supports tons of new features, lots of fan headers and I believe an m.2 sata port if you wish to get an m.2 ssd.

  • RAM is RAM, faster memory scales better with Skylake offering higher FPS in games.

  • The HDD and SSD are fast, great drives and reliable. The SSD is the same speed, if not a bit faster then Samsung’s 850 EVO for 30 bucks less.

  • The GPU is the top of the line 980ti, VERY fast GPU and very good for 1440p. Max all games in 1440p 60 fps for a couple more years. Very good GPU, also white.

  • The Case is high quality and my personal favorite. Offers lots of support for anything really, huge GPUs and space for custom loops. Also great cable management.

  • The PSU is the top of the line, best of the best for an extremely cheap price.

  • Monitor is 1440p, 60hz, 4ms response time. Great monitor.

  • The mouse is regarded as some the best of the best, RGB, lots of mouse buttons, great tracker and more. I almost bought that but it was RGB when I was looking to buy so I got the G600, which is great.

Reviews/Bench marks

What is

Mentions for help

Pretty much covers that section.

How to build a PC

Newegg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIF43-0mDk4

Jayztwocents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Q8ksRI1Eo


Some more expensive headphones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dj5G0isn9Y

Some less budget friendly options: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fD-M1F6L4g

What I’d recommend for open headphones is DT-990 Pros http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-990-Premium-250-Ohm/dp/B00193FT26 and Modmic 4.0 http://www.modmic.com/products/modmic-4-0. Beats ANY gaming headphones, period. Now for headphones here is another alternative for open backed too http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Signature-Reference-Class-Premium-Headphones/dp/B004444O3W/ref=pd_sim_23_6?ie=UTF8&dpID=419PS-VvbRL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR86%2C160_&refRID=07TPVYEVH56PG7ZMY9Y9 great headphones. On www.massdrop.com these are in red/black right now for a limited time so I’d get those if you want them. Now for closed back http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-770-PRO-250-ohms/dp/B0006NL5SM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457542572&sr=1-1&keywords=DT+770 these are great, a bit more expensive and less of a sound stage but still great.

Other notes

Go ahead and ask ANY questions. Also sorry it took my a while, I got distracted and then my dog wanted out.

1 point


19th Jan 2016

As a youngster, I was always a fan of bass heavy music and installed subs into my shitty car many years ago. Fast forward many years, I’m looking for something to match that silly rattling again.

I’ve searched and searched and searched and have found the following choices, in order: Beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 250 Ohm Headphones, Sennheiser HD 600 Open Back Professional Headphones and HIFIMAN HE400S Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphone




Problem is I don’t think these are meant for gym use.

I do have a pair of the Shure SE215s but not a fan of the IEMs at the gym, it’s too good at blocking outside noise. I also have a pair of Portapros but they broke and am looking for something with better build quality.

I wouldn’t use these for running, just for lifting

Open to any and all suggestions!

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1st Oct 2015

Hey guys
I am going to be buying the Beyerdynamic’s DT990’s very soon (http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-990-Premium-250-Ohm/dp/B00193FT26/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1443694128&sr=8-2&keywords=DT990) and need an amp to drive them through, just wondering if you guys had any suggestions.

I am looking at the FiiO-E10K (http://www.amazon.com/FiiO-E10K-Headphone-Amplifier-Black/dp/B00LP3AMC2/ref=pd_bxgy_267_text_y)


1 point


2nd Mar 2015

> Beyer DT990

There looks to be 2 versions of the Beyer DT990?


0 points


1st Apr 2013

Those are the older version, just so you are aware. These are the newer version. You might want to do some research on the differences before pulling the trigger.