Title: beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO professional headphone review
Author: Jürgen Schröder
Translated from the original German article
The beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO is thrilling with an overall balanced character due to its enormous transparency, agility and radiance. With a decent “make up” of one or two decibel in the range of 2500 to 5000 Hertz it played rather fresh than reluctant, and it never sounded superficial, but gripping, direct and simply great. It was very good to hear on the music tracks that live with transparency and radiant sound colours.
In fact the velours pads caused a bass boost with a slight emphasis in the range of 100 to 150 Hz. But this was perfectly straightened when using the A pads. The result was a deep, plump, very defined bass, with which you could also listen to complicated bass synthie arrangements.
Without any doubt the beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO has character, but it is definitely no dazzler: because after intensive listening for several days I could not find a real, sonic weakness. I do not like to make such absolute statements, but at present I do not know any other headphone in this price class, which can reach the DT 1990 PRO sound.
Conclusion: The new beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro with its balanced sound adjustment is first of all a tool for audio professionals and musicians, who need reliability for their daily work. With a view to future applications: For those who want to work "in the box" with increasingly market-driven speaker virtualization plug-ins à la Waves Nx, headphones with a balanced frequency response are mandatory, because only they can use the software incorporated in the external ear transmission functions, which is absolutely necessary for the desired, authentic room impression. "
But the DTX 1990 Pro is not just that, it is also a perfect alternative for demanding music lovers, who do not like the tuned sound of most hi-fi headphones, which is often based on psychoacoustic tricks. The DT 1990 PRO masters this balancing act perfectly: With all the neutrality it provides an open, detailed, but never over-paved sound for an intensive music experience, which will definitely ensure that also many hi-fi enthusiasts will enjoy listening with it. With the beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO everything is just right: processing quality, finish, sound, comfort of wearing - and all this at an extremely attractive price. LowBeats give full 5 stars plus a very thick recommendation as "editorial reference up to 1.000 euro." With the DT 1990 Pro, beyerdynamic places a real highlight in a long overdue market gap. Congratulations to Heilbronn