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post #16 of 37

I've used the 990 250ohms, A/B with the 770Pro 250ohm, the 990's could break glass with how sharp the treble sounds. Amp used: E12.

post #17 of 37
The 990's are undoubtedly bright, but I think some people may simply be too sensitive to treble... My own 990 600ohm is a far cry from shrill running on both Phoebus or Matrix M-Stage HPA2. I feel that people are either exaggerating or are simply sensitive to that range.
post #18 of 37

I didn't have any great amp at that time, also was using lower end amps, so maybe that's why they sounded so shrill to me. They probably were under-amped, because I remember feeling like the sound was very hollow and scooped. That the mids were missing or something.

post #19 of 37

the mid being recessed should be normal. i dont remember when i felt like the dt990 is fatiguing, i think i had that feeling when i was on ipod classic 7th gen+fiio e17, now i ditched those 2 devices and settled for a one box solution, the ibasso dx100. i think i felt that the dt990 was fatiguing when i was on the ipod+fiio. i think after getting the dx100, it still remains. i havent listened to it for a while so cant confirm anything for you though. 

post #20 of 37

Glass breaking in movies is the only thing I find to sound too bright to me with my Dt990 600 ohm cans. Other than that sometimes the odd violin can cause me to turn down the high end in on my e.q. Otherwise they aren't too bright I think they are nice and bright. 

 

I also thought that the sub bass would have been a bit more forwards in the sound, it isn't bad at all and after almost a year of owning a pair I have grown to love the accurate punch bass they produce. I am looking in to buying a pair of 600 ohm close ear headphones now for more bass heavy stuff where I feel the DT990's kinda fall off. 

 

Let's be honest even though I do love clear accurate nice even sound with a slight warmer side to it I am still a bass head:p But I do not in any means at all regret taking people's advice on this website and buying a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm cans for my first pair of audiophile headphones. I'm very very happy. I'm also happy with the amp and dac that I picked out thanks to the advice to people on this site, Asus Xonar DG and Fiio E09k. All together those three things can probably be picked up for under 600$ now.  

 

Just a note, I had a buddies cans on the other day, I was listening to an mp3 on his phone on some crappy headphones. I listened for about five seconds and took the cans off and said I can not listen to that it's terrible. I find that really funny because that wouldn't have even bothered me at all one year ago but having been babied with good cans for a while has changed my ears pallet:p

post #21 of 37
Thread Starter 

I don't know, i just don't hear any harsh treble with the DT990.   I find the K550 a lot more "painful".

post #22 of 37
Thread Starter 

Here are some tracks I listened to this morning with the DT990.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR-ZAvpoHwg

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJWMZiuaUXo (this is a bit harsh, but that's more the recording style than anything else)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuMqP3I8UHY

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxHnx0flc0c

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2OGYUzIy8

 

 

DT990s sounded great in all cases, right up there with my RS1 and AD2KX, different but just as good. 

post #23 of 37

to me it has emphasised low and highs... 

when i listen to some rock songs, the vocals got quite sibilant. very pronounced "sss" which stopped me from buying it when i demoed it in store.

post #24 of 37

Unfortunately one of the good things and one of the bad things is that something may sound one way to someone and different to someone else. 

 

Someone that might work in the music industry and be used to serious headphones ''ones ranging around 3k$ or so, ones I don't even know the name of:p'' might notice different things that someone like myself might not notice. My work use with the cans I use is phone calls via voip, skype etc, I have actually never even heard a better pair of headphones then something around the 800$ range even then I prefer my DT990 600ohm cans even still. 

 

I do though want to step up to purchasing another pair of cans, a closed back pair for more bass overall. Also I have a much higher budget this time around, Even my amp and dac are going to need to be replaced. So I have a lot of experimenting and looking around to do before I drop a few grand or whatever it will cost me. 

post #25 of 37

For DT990 (600ohm), if you have EqualizerAPO running, here's EQ you could try...

 

Channel: L R

Preamp: 0,00 dB

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 10 Hz Gain 7,71 dB BW Oct 0,922

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 169 Hz Gain -8,57 dB BW Oct 3,273

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 653 Hz Gain 2,86 dB BW Oct 1,407

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 2628 Hz Gain 4,00 dB BW Oct 1,247

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 4968 Hz Gain 2,86 dB BW Oct 0,396

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 8671 Hz Gain -8,29 dB BW Oct 0,500

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 11010 Hz Gain -0,29 dB BW Oct 0,181

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 16437 Hz Gain 11,43 dB BW Oct 0,605

Filter : ON PEQ Fc 13432 Hz Gain -3,71 dB BW Oct 0,373

post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jiiteepee View Post

For DT990 (600ohm), if you have EqualizerAPO running, here's EQ you could try...

Channel: L R
Preamp: 0,00 dB
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 10 Hz Gain 7,71 dB BW Oct 0,922
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 169 Hz Gain -8,57 dB BW Oct 3,273
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 653 Hz Gain 2,86 dB BW Oct 1,407
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 2628 Hz Gain 4,00 dB BW Oct 1,247
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 4968 Hz Gain 2,86 dB BW Oct 0,396
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 8671 Hz Gain -8,29 dB BW Oct 0,500
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 11010 Hz Gain -0,29 dB BW Oct 0,181
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 16437 Hz Gain 11,43 dB BW Oct 0,605
Filter : ON PEQ Fc 13432 Hz Gain -3,71 dB BW Oct 0,373
to achieve what?
post #27 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post


to achieve what?

 

 

i dont know, maybe a neutral response? some people like to use eq to achieve that

post #28 of 37

Try to listen Pendulum - Granite for example with DT990. 

 

With my DT770 I remember it being nearly unlistenable, the treble was covering everything else in the sound, but eq helps

post #29 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by reddragon View Post
 

 

 

i dont know, maybe a neutral response? some people like to use eq to achieve that

Yep. Suggested EQ is not the perfect one because of it's prepared by this graph ... :

 

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=0&graphID[]=2241&scale=20

post #30 of 37

DT990 sounds brightness if its resonance absorber not work properly ,

Many can cause this, especially humidity.  (hey, its baffle is paper.)

 

 

DT990 has the most lush & transparency  mid in its league, just carefully try not over-driver it.

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