awsome very neutral headphones giving you everything your source has to give

A Review On: Beyerdynamic T90 Premium Stereo Headphone

Beyerdynamic T90 Premium Stereo Headphone

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Pros: extended range, very neutral but also very lively, great detail

Cons: large

I purchased these headphone after comparing to the Sennheisers HD650, the Grado PS-500, Hifiman HE-400 and HE-500.


They are very neutral but have a lively sound with great extension into the high and the lows.

By neutral I mean they give what is on the recording. There is no bass boost. If it`s there you will get it and as deep as it goes.


By comparison they are closest to the HD650 slight smaller soundstage but lively instead of polite. Your foots starts tapping to the music and you are taken away. 

Much more range extension, both bass and treble compared to the Grados. 

As for the hifimen, as much detail as the he400 but none of it`s high end quirks. A little less detail than the HE-500, but more bass and high extension and much more usable.


Comfort is very high. Though they are large they fit well.


Using a good amplifier makes a huge difference. Other commenters complaining about lack of bass either were missing exagerated bass or used a underpowered amp An ipod won`t give you good bass. I use a Fiio E12 for travel with my ipod.


At this level of sound quality, the recording and your source are the most important factors. Maybe the over 1000$ headphones can do better but only with the best sources.


You mentioned detail is on par with he400 and he500 has more detail.... What do you mean by detail here... Is it the overall clarity or micro dynamics dynamics??
I would use the term Transparency... Example listening to a highly detailled recording like Jazz at the pawnshop you will hear more clearly the sound of the bartender... or the musicians gettiong ready....of course the recording must have this for it to come out. This also translates into more texture... in Diana Krall Paris Live you clearly here the tremolo she often puts in her voice. Many systems just gloss it over .... do realise, as with the hifiman need a good source and good headphone amplification or else any headphones above 200$ is wasted.