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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. ColdsnapBry
    Hi all. I can't decide between the Schiit Asgard 3 (with 4490 DAC) or the Schiit Jotunheim (with same DAC) to power a DT 1990 PRO. Anyone owners might have some input to help out? Thanks.
  2. Deckard916
    I would say Asgard unless you need the balanced output for other headphones, since the DT 1990 doesn't run balanced.
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  3. cactus_farmer
    Anyone here heard/own a Focal Elex? I want to know if you have a DT 1990 Pro if it's worth also getting an Elex, or if there's too much overlap in sound signature?
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  4. Liu Junyuan
    These are really nice.
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  5. kman1211
    They definitely are, honestly I'm quite a fan of the newer Tesla headphones. I do miss the DT 1990 at times as they fill in a different niche than my T1.2 and Amiron Home. A niche I don't think any of my headphones fill actually.
  6. Liu Junyuan
    I want to try T1.2 now.
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  7. Liu Junyuan
    What pads do people prefer? I have stuck with pads that came with the headphone. I think they are balanced?
  8. Liu Junyuan
    I love Beyer build quality. So nice.
  9. kman1211
    Most people from what I’ve seen prefer the analytical(bottom side of pads has 4 holes and less dense foam) while less prefer the balanced(many holes on each pad and denser foam). Analytical generally makes it sound more linear, more akin to say a DT 880. Balanced is more dynamic and punchy sounding.
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  10. Eiffel
    Balanced are also a bit muddy and have increased sibilance.
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  11. Trunks159
    I prefer Elex. Similar levels of quality tho.
  12. alexmason
    I want to know about DX220 (stock) or DX160 (stock) + DT1990 or DT1770 - how well do they match in terms of SQ/driveability/loudness and so on - i don't have an amp
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  13. Csericks
    I have been using my 1990s with my Woo WA2 for some time now and continue to be thrilled. I also favor the analytical pads. Of course my tube preferences will be of no use to you. I previously owned a WA6, not SE, and I would enjoy checking out the DT1990/WA6SE combination.
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  14. Liu Junyuan
    I still need to try the analytical pads. Been too lazy.

    @Trunks159 Your avatar...omg :lips:
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  15. Liu Junyuan
    I am very much enjoying this headphone with the Analytic pads. It makes it more interesting with component matching...:bird::bee:
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