- Feb 21, 2012
- Reaction score
- Plymouth, England
Hi there,I currently have the DT990 and i'm thinking of buying the DT1990. Can anyone who has both give me a comparison between both as I can't really access the DT1990 atm to try it out myself.
I have both the 990 and 1990, I'm not very good at this sort of thing but I will give it a go. First thing to say is as you may know there are two sets of pads, I use the B pads (balanced), they come pre installed on the 1990. The 1990 is similar to the 990, maybe not surprisingly!, the 1990 has the Beyer "house sound", in essence it is a more refined version of the 990, the highs are on the sparkly side but to my ears a bit less so, smoother, just dialled back a notch, mids are very detailed, bass is deep, warmish and tight, soundstage is a bit narrower with the B pads than the 990 has a slightly more intimate and dynamic sound and gives great slam, also they are very transparent and holographic, with the A pads (analytical), the soundstage is widened bass is reduce a bit, unfortunately can't say much more than that for the A pads as I much prefer the sound with the B pads. Suffice to say I've had my 1990's for six months now and I've barely used my 990's in that time, I've had a few headphones in the past few years, Beyer 770, 880, 990, T90, Sennheiser HD 598, 600, 650, AKG K701 and 702 but the 1990 is the best I have heard and I've no intension of selling them any time soon. Hope this helps!