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beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium / Edition

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beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium / Edition

Headphones | Over-Ear | Open-Back |

  • 32, 250, 600 ohm Variants
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Beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium / Edition

The DT 990 Premium / Edition is an open-back headphone which has been praised by music lovers since the 1980s.

The history of Beyerdynamic is both long and rich, the DT 990 Premium is no exception to this. Yes they have adapted their products over time with the latest technologies and materials, but have never lost touch with what people truly love.

The DT 990 Premiums parts are all replaceable, ensuring you can keep them prime over the years.

What do the DT 990 Premium sound like?

The highs are sweet, mids are clear and to the point, bass is rich and drops low. Add all these frequencies together and you have a headphone which suits many music styles and will stand the test of time.

With its open-back design the sound stage is vast, providing intricate detail in the music and expresses depths in the music like no other. They will however leak sound quite a bit given their open-back design. This however isn't an issue if you're at home. Being open back, they will also allow you to hear other things around the house, such as your phone or door bell.

The DT 990 Premium sound exactly like the their PRO counterpart, but are built more for home use e.g. less tight around the ears.

DT 990 Premium Comfort, Build and Features

DT 990 Premium Comfort, Build and Features

The headband is spring steel, which means it's very flexible and can alter according to your head size and slight alterations in movement. The headband outer covering is leather, matching with all the other premium materials the DT 990 Premium is made out of e.g. premium aluminium yoke.

The ear pads are made out of beyerdynamic's premium velour. This not only feels extremely comfy, but it naturally draws sweat and head away from the ear, providing an extremely comfy experience. This not only feels great, but allows for very long listening periods too.

The headphones come is three different ohm variations. Matching as follows:

Accessories include a Gold-plated 1/8" mini stereo jack with 1/4" adapter.

beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium / Edition Specs

Operating Principle Open-back
Frequency Response 5-35,000 Hz
Nominal SPL 96dB
Impedance 32, 250, 600 ohms depending on variation
Power Handling 100mW
Weight (Individual) 290g
Cable 3 m / straight cable
Connector Gold-plated 1/8" mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm) and 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)
Accessories Included 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)

beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium / Edition Professional Reviews

Please note that professional reviews for headphones are much more varied than traditional Hi-Fi. With Bookshelf Speakers and the likes, it's quite often to get 5 stars straight across the board. With Headphones, it's very rare that everyone agrees on the quality of the product, therefore straight 5 star reviews are very rare. Critically acclaimed headphones will generally average around 4 stars regardless of performance, so don't be put off by this.

That being said, we always prefer to show each review where possible, even if the review isn't so flattering. It is after all a very subjective opinion as everyone has different hearing abilities and preferred styles. Think of it like wine, you can buy a £100 bottle, but prefer a £6. At the end of the day it's down to taste and taste alone.

Let us know if you find any good professional reviews and we will add them to the site!

techradar 4 stars

The 'Premium' version brings improvements to the original model, delivering across the board with good sound, comfort and build

  • Big, open sound
  • Overflow with detail
  • Very comfortable and accommodating
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Rivals have more punch in lower frequencies
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PCMAG 4.5 stars

The Beyerdynamic DT 990 (32 Ohm) is a headphone pair for music lovers looking for an accurate, crisp sound signature that delivers deep bass without exaggerating it.


Superb audio performance with an accurate response across the board. Well-cushioned and comfortable over long listening periods despite its large frame.


Hardwired cable. Bulky frame not for everyone.

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