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Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO - Beyer's open-back mastering headphone

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by xero1, Jul 19, 2016.
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  1. herya
    I did got ear pearcing with my 1990, had to sell them, when i lissened a longer period, for 1-2 hours, my ears hurt.
  2. crazywipe
    Hi guys,

    How is the leakage on the 1990?

    My personal rankings:
    Grado, Hifiman: high leakage
    Sennheiser hd6xx, 600, 58x: acceptable leakage

    In which category the 1990 is?

  3. Tsukuyomi
    id say closer
    id say closer to the 660S but maybe 15% less. i mean, i cant say on the 600, never iso tested it.
  4. crazywipe
    Thanks. So the leakage is medium/low for an open back headphone. Good
  5. cardeli22
    Post 232 (KMAN1211) on page 16 has pics of the actual vented holes on the cups. The outside design of the cups is not indicative of how open it is. Hope this helps.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
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  6. Mad Max
    Beyer doesn't do full-open like Sennheiser and Grado.
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  7. cardeli22
    Thanks, the word semi-open escaped me.
  8. audiobomber
    Nothing like Grado, that's for sure.

    IMO, the DT 1990 Pro should have been called the DT 1880 Pro, i.e semi-open.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
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  9. kelly200269
    That's incorrect.
    Beyer state that the DT1990's are an open design. The T1's are classified as 'semi-open', but not the 1990's.
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  10. audiobomber
    Received the Elite Velour pads, tried them out for several days, put them back in the box. They're not for me. Snare drum had a bit too much thump, not enough sizzle. Pacing and excitement of the performance were negatively impacted. Strangely, sibilance became bothersome.

    Sibilance is occasionally noticeable with the Analytical pads, but not to the extent that it becomes a problem. I love their fast bass and clean lower midrange. I don't expect to ever change from the Analytical again. Yet another example demonstrating that measurements are not the final determinant of sound quality.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2019
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  11. Tsukuyomi
    It shouldnt be too much of a big deal, the vents on the DT1990 Pro are slim and not many. compared to the HD660 where its almost entirely open with the cage.
  12. crazywipe
    When I got the dt770-80 I found it slightly better sounding than my 58x. So, I thought there is no sense to keep an open back headphone that sound worse than my closed back.
    Sold the 58x for 140 EUR, Got the 1990 for 290 EUR (used almost new condition still 1,5 year warranty)

    I only hope that the treble is not problematic. Online there are mixed review, half of them complain about the piercing highs, the other half is fine. Hope I am in the good half :D

    Anyway, very ecxited to try the 1990.

    Is there some metal head that use the 1990?
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  13. AlfredoDG
    I also want to upgrade from a DT990 to 1990 specifically for metal. I'm looking for even more separation, clarity in the cymbals, fast double kick pedal, guitar strings vibration......
  14. Tsukuyomi
    I Listen to all kinds of Metal on the 1990 and they're a kick ass set of cans.
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  15. crazywipe

    Which pads are better for metal, analitycal or balanced?
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