Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Review….How good are these headphones ?

250 OHM Open Back Studio Headphones

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Here is my review on the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 OHM open back studio headphones.

I have owned these for a couple of months now and can’t be more glad that I purchased them for my home recording studio. Eventhough, you should do your mixing on a good set (or few) of studio monitors, it is also good to check out your mix through a good pair of flat response studio headphones (or few).

One of the features I like best about the 990s is the soft material that goes over you ears. You can mix   your tracks or listen back to them in comfort without the pain from headphones resting on your ears. Even though they appear to be big and bulky they are pretty lightweight and I barely notice they are on other than the music in my ears. (though the cord is kind of heavy due to its length but if you have the cord resting on your desk or something it’s not as heavy)

With the open back design they are not completely isolated but I don’t hear much outside of them unless it’s loud. I sit in the living room at times listening to you tube videos (Yeah I know these are made for mixing not every day listening) with the TV on and I can’t hear the TV unless it is at higher volume than what I normally listen to it at.

As far as music bleeding out for those around you to be able to hear, I am not sure how much they can hear but I do know that my closed back headphones, people can hear my music through those when I am using them.

Quality !!!!!  

These headphones are assembled with materials that make them built to last. Even if under a rare occasion a part does break (since most of the material is plastic I don’t recommend sitting on them or just throwing them down, the thought of paying $150 for them, one should treat them with care to begin with), nearly every single part can be replaced individually without having to get a whole new set of headphones (except the cord). People that know me, know I can be rough on things at times (mostly by accident) so that makes these headphones another great choice for me.

Made with attention to detail and quality you get a good designed product that is an asset to any recording studio.

The DT 990s provide a crisp clear sound with unaltered sound giving you a good idea how good your mix sounds by giving great detail to the mids and highs.


These headphones are typically $150. The price is well worth it compared to cheaper, less expensive headphones. Sure you can get better studio headphones than these starting at $250 and upwards but for under $250 these are some of the best headphones you can get for your money. Here is an affiliate link if you want to order some. I don’t get paid to say these things, I do however get a little commission for anybody that would like to buy them from reading my review.

Pros & Cons

Pro …. The cord is long 9.8 ft so you can have a lot of room from your studio chair to your headphone out on your mix out or, if you are using them for everyday lap top, mp3 etc. use you have plenty of distance to play with.

Con…. with the cord being long, a little of sound quality could be lost (not much but it can happen).

Pro fit over the ear rather than on, making them comfortable to use

pro even though the cord is 3.5mm, a 1/4 inch adapter comes along with it so you can plug in to many types of equipment.

Con on other headphones I have the cord isn’t connected to the headphones, I can disconnect it. On the DT 990s the cord is connected to the headphones and not removable.

I can’t really think of anything else bad or wrong with these.


Ending this review of the DT 990 Pro headphones. The quality of sound for the price is great. I have heard of people using these for gaming as well even though they are designed for mixing / mastering and critical listening.

Thank You for reading my review, I hope it has given you some insight if you were trying to decide if the DT 990s are for you.

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6 thoughts on “Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Review….How good are these headphones ?

  1. ajibola40

    Thanks for writing this review on beyerdynamic dt 990 pro.i must first commend you for writing this article and am so glad that you have experience in using this headphone which really speaks alot about how nice this product is. I have use many headphone in the past and it does not sound like that one I have used in the past. But want really get me really interested in this headphone is that every single part can be replaced individually without having to get a whole new set of headphones in which I have not see in any headphone I have been used before. I will look more into this headphone and buy it when I have the money because it is awesome to begin with

    1. Mike Lanning Post author

      Thank you for the comment. Yeah I’ve never seen headphones where almost every part is replaceable until I found these. They have memory foam underneath the velour which makes them so comfortable and soft.

  2. Ola

    I am happy To read this lovely review about one of the best product I have ever used in my life.  I am a great fan of Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 OHM and I can attest to the fact that it is highly durable and not too expensive to purchase. Obviously it’s pros outweighs it’s cons which makes it much more recommendable. Thanks for the eye opener

    1. Mike Lanning Post author

      Thank you for the comment. It is great to have someone else that has experience with these to give their opinion to help others make a more informed decision on whether these will suit their needs or not.

  3. Louis


    I totally agree with you, the beyerdynamic DT 990 headphones looks to be really comfortable on the ears because of the soft foams. I think everyone will love that. Having a longer cord could also be a plus because, it means you can move more. And for $150, this is a value purchase.

    Thanks for Sharing,

    warm regards

    1. Mike Lanning Post author

      Thank you for the comment. The foam under the velour material is memory foam which is what makes these headphones so comfortable

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