Literally millions of Audio Professionals all over world have used Beyerdynamic Headphones since it has been introduced in early 1980’s. Specially the Beyerdynamic’s DT 990 Headphone series constructed to cater for listening in a wide variety of environments, with variants of impedance and aesthetics.
Here I shall be talking about Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Premium Headphones with same impedance of 250 ohms but with price difference of $100 ! So it is important to know what you will get by spending those precious $100 ? is is really worth it ?
[The price difference is as known at the time of writing this post, readers are advised to check latest prices on Amazon]
Lets begin our review and comparison with simple tech specs table with Green and Orange color highlights for quick understanding the differences, then we talk over in details ….
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Premium Headphones Review & Comparison
Audiophile Stereo Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT-990 250 ohm Premium specs
Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 ohm Pro specs
|Deals, Discount & Offer Price||Best Buy||Best Buy|
|Color||Black, Grey, Silver||Black, Grey|
|Usage reco||Consumer use||Studio use|
|Aesthetics||Premium aesthetic, feel, and looks as compared to Pro||Standard studio use headphones look|
|Open back Neutral, flat, and airy reproduction, with no extra emphasis on the bass|
|Headphone impedance||250 Ω ohm per cartridge|
|Headphone frequency response||5 – 35,000 Hz|
|Nominal sound pressure level||96 dB|
|Power handling capacity||100 mW|
|Sound coupling to the ear||Circumaural (around the ear)|
|Ear Pad design||Ear pads made of micro velours and microfiber ensure maximum comfort of wearing|
|Headband pressure||approx. 2.8 N
Head-band is made of spring steel
|approx. 3.5 N
Head-band is made of spring steel
|Cable||3 m / straight single sided cable||3 m / single sided non-detachable coiled cable|
|Connector||Gold-plated 1/8″ mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm) and 1/4″ adapter (6.35 mm)|
|Weight||290 g w/o cable||250 g w/o cable|
|Recommended accessories||Straight extension cable, 5 m long, 1/4″ jack (6.35 mm) – 1/4″ jack (6.35 mm)|
|Warranty||2 year manufacturer warranty|
|Audiophile Stereo Headphones||Beyerdynamic DT-990 250 Premium||Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 Pro|
|Price||Best Buy||Best Buy|
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Premium Headphones Feel
Both Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Premium Headphones comes with Open back design delivering tight, authoritative bass and sparkling highs (treble). They are tuned to get balanced bass which will not over-rule the mids and highs. If you are a hip-hop lover then the crisp highs still maintaining the softness will make you feel in studio. Just look at the frequency response range over 5 – 35,000 Hz, which shows capability to handle wide range from low to high with high quality drivers.
By virtue of its open back design they deliver the Studio sound rather than piercing music to your ears 🙂
Both are Made in Germany to the with proven history of Quality with consistency.
- Extremely comfortable to wear for hours
- Sound reproduction
- Crystal clear clarity with flawless instrument separation
- Recommended for : Video gaming, Classical / Jazz / Hip-hop / Watching movies
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Premium Headphones Whats Different ?
Premium aesthetic, feel, and looks as compared to Standard studio use headphones look of Pro
- Headband pressure
The pro version has 0.7 N higher Headband pressure than the premium, some of the reviews say that higher pressure may give you slight discomfort for longer duration use. You may need to test the comfort level with pressure before buying.
- Connector Cable
The Pro version has a coiled cable, whereas the Premiums have a straight cable ! for me personally I like the straight cable more than coiled one ! but its up-to your taste !!
Price & Final selection call
The most important factor is if both are delivering almost the same ..
I will say for the same sound quality then are you ready to pay $100 more to buy the Premium version for aesthetic, feel, and looks ? that’s again up-to you ….for me I will rather stay with classical studio look of the Pro version still saving $100 🙂