Hey all. New to the forum. I am a new owner of DT990 Premium 250 headphones. I have a feeling me and these phones are going to be spending a lot of time together. I am pleased with the sound right out of the box. I am no audiophile and I have slight to medium high-frequency hearing loss so I wanted to make sure I got phones that accentuates the frequencies that I have problems with. The bass is very nice and I find myself just jamming out.
I will be using these mostly through my 010 Pioneer VSX 1020 AVR. The headphone jack gives me four settings to play with: Direct, ALC, Stereo and Surround. Testing with Sirius channels on Dish: Direct seems somewhat muted. ALC might be a little to bright. Stereo is just about perfect. Surround is ok. I plan on testing that more while playing COD and Dead Zone II on my PS3. Over time, these should only get better. If so, I doubt I amp them anytime in the near future.
I also plugged them into my Dell E5410 laptop and they are plenty loud enough. I bought these mostly to game on but I wanted to jam out on some Rock and Liquid Metal. These are fabulous for this type of music. Sound leakage is not bad at all. I actually was pleasantly surprised by this. With my wife sitting next to me she only hears the phones when the tv is muted and dead silence.
Overall, I am I think I made the right decision to go with the 990's instead of the 880's.
Edited by StevenIndy - 4/18/12 at 8:02pm