Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Once again, we get to review a nice pair of headphones from the German company of Beyerdynamic. The headphones we’re about to review are the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro. In the past, we’ve reviewed the 1990 Pro, among others. The 990 ones are similar, but we’ll tell you more about these ones that don’t cost as much.

 

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DT 990 Pro Features

Similar to the 1990, you have the soft, velour earcups. These feel so soft and comfortable- maybe the best feature of the headphones. They’re very lightweight, although the 9.8 ft coiled cord (which comes with a 1/4″ adapter) can be a bit cumbersome unless you are sitting still. These headphones are designed more for professionals who do mixing and are in studio settings, so I don’t suppose they will be using them to listen to music on their phones.

The cord is not removable like on the 1990 cans. The headband is made of a metal material, but covered by a soft, padded material that can snap off when if it needs to be replaced.  A cloth carrying bag is included, as well.

DT 990 Pro Sound

There are different ohm impedance models, and the ones that we are reviewing have a 250 ohm impedance. You’ll want to make sure to get the right ones for the device you plan on using them on, as that can affect sound quality. The sound is what you would expect at this price level- without an emphasis on any certain sound levels. They are open back headphones, so you won’t be blocking out sound from around you, and they aren’t something you want to use in the library. Of course, these headphones are really made for studio listening, so that probably won’t be an issue for buyers.

DT 990 Pro Price

While the 1990 Pro headphones are an upgrade in many ways from the 990 Pro, there is also a significant price difference. With these, you will only be spending about $179 as opposed to the $599 price tag of the 1990s.

That concludes our review. What headphones do you like the best? Let us know in the comments below.

This review was a hands-on review thanks to Beyerdynamic lending us a pair to review. No compensation has been given in exchange for our fair and unbiased review.

Review of the Aventho Wireless from Beyerdynamic

In addition to the Beyerdynamic DT 240, we had a good time reviewing the Aventho Wireless. These Aventho Wireless are about the same weight as the one that I most recently reviewed, and besides the Bluetooth capability, there are some differences.

So, you will notice the design, and I suppose that I could describe it as minimalist, but in a very classy way. The earcups barely cover the ears, assuming that I have regular sized ears.

Beyerdynamic says that the sound adapts acoustically to the user’s hearing, but I am not certain how adaptable it is. Apparently, the sound quality is thanks to Tesla, but I am not certain how that applies either. It does use Mimi technology, which is apparently used by one million people. Yeah, I don’t feel right not knowing what that is.

One thing that I find most interesting is Beyerdynamic has offered a MIY application which is able to create a sound profile, track daily listening habits, not to mention adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad.

What touchpad? Oh, I probably should mention that the volume control of these headphones is on the right side, which you can discover pretty accidentally. All it requires is a slide of a touch. Oh, it comes with a microphone, so that’s good for taking some phone calls while you are listening to music.

You should be able to purchase the Aventho Wireless on the Beyerdynamic site for about $449.00.

The Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO Review

It looks like we have another chance to review another fine Beyerdynamic product with the DT 240 PRO. By now, I have lost track of how many of these headphones or earbuds that I have reviewed, honestly.

So, where should I start? I mean, I know that these headphones are surely made for professionals, but hey, they are made so anyone can use them. It has the over-ear design, and these earcups are made for comfort.

But hey, all that really matters about any pair of headphones or earbuds is the sound, right? Well, this has studio-grade reproduction, so you know that it is good. We are looking at clean, deep bass, plus a vivid midrange and precise treble as well.

Not only is the sound great, but there is also some great isolation to keep out background noise for minimal sound leakage. It feels like it has been made for podcasters, so I suppose that is the intended audience for the DT 240 PRO. I mean, it has PRO in the title so it must be made for professionals.

What I am not seeing on this is a gooseneck microphone, and I am quite surprised. I know that it isn’t wireless and all, but hey, the Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO is something. It is available for purchase on the Beyerdynamic site for $99.99, which is a fair price for what you are getting, in headphones terms.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio Headphones

At this time, I have reviewed several Beyerdynamic products, and I have lost count. They certainly are the makers of some quality headphones, and if you don’t believe me, just do a search on this site for “Beyerdynamic” and you will see. In the case of the Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Studio, it definitely has proven that the company has a reputation of astounding sound, particularly with their over-the-ear headphone models.

Before I get into this review, I want to say that I am told that the only difference between the DT 770 Studio and the classic DT 770 is the name. I can’t say that I can verify that successfully, so I am not going to swear by that.

It does, however, have cutting-edge drivers, and they have some of the best materials such as neodymium magnets, a steel headband, anodized aluminum forks, as well as composite housing and some really terrific earpads.

I will have to say that these will block out whatever sound that you happen to have around you. It does have a lot of ultra-precise and analytical sound, and it also has a great cable as well.

Now, here’s the thing: I can’t find this product on the Beyerdynamic website. Now, that is the DT 770, but I have been informed that the DT 770 Studio exclusively for the Guitar Center and can be purchased in most Guitar Center stores, now available for about $179.99 from the Guitar Center website here.

Beyerdynamic Custom Game Review

I always like reviewing Beyerdynamic products, and I was lucky enough to try out one of their newest pair of headphones with the Custom Game. I don’t think these are related to the Custom Street that I reviewed a while ago, but they have some similar features.

First of all, it has these custom design covers that can change the basic side-look of the headphones, and they are made for the game with stuff like “work hard/play hard”. You can also switch out with different optional rings, as well as ear and headband pads.

Another thing that is adjustable is the sound with this very interesting slotted control on the side for easy access. One of the settings is the loud ambient noise suppression, and then another is to provide something of serious balanced sound. The balance is with the bass to make certain that your gaming audio is optimal.

By the way, there is another manual control that you should know about. There is an integrated cable remote control, which allows you to mute the mic in order to adjust the volume. It’s perfect for taking calls if you want to, and there is a Y-extension cable for setting up whatever device that you want to connect to it. By the way, this Y-extension is for the PC, and it also has that big plug-in.

The Custom Game also has a professional and adjustable microphone that can be plugged in when needed. This gooseneck mic is made for suppressing ambient and background noise, which is good for any time you are playing with friends. Yeah, you’ll enjoy this one.

Best of all, the Beyerdynamic Custom Game headphones are built strong but they also have your ear’s comfort in mind. You can purchase them on the Beyerdynamic on the company website for $209.00.

Beyerdynamic Byron BT Wireless, Premium Wireless Earphones

Beyerdynamic Byron BTIt’s time for me to review another terrific Beyerdynamic product, and this one is the Byron BT wireless. Now, just to let you know, this is not one of those wireless earbuds that are like earplugs, but I’m hoping to review one of those type from Beyerdynamic later this year.

No, this is one of those earbuds that have some wires, but they connect to each other so they can go behind the neck. Speaking of connection, they connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, which is not new in any way. However, this uses Qualcomm aptX codecs with acoustic transducers. By the way, it has a three-button remote that allows for a hands-free microphone for taking calls.

So, yes, I have reviewed wireless earbuds like this before, like those from Jabra and others, so let’s talk about the specs. If you are concerned about the playtime, it is good for about 7.5 hours. I am assuming that is a long time, but it takes time to charge it (about two hours).

I suppose that I can recommend these, but with so many companies making these type of wireless earbuds, I’m not certain that I can recommend one brand over the other. Of course, I am always going to recommend anything from Beyerdynamic, and you can purchase these on the Beyerdynamic website for $99.00.

Beyerdynamic Byron Wired Earbuds

beyerdynamicI have reviewed Beyerdynamic products in the past, and they certainly are some great audio products. Just these past few months, I had the chance to review the Beyerdynamic Custom Street, and these Byron Wired is more along the lines of iDX 200 iE earbuds.

These premium earphones have some seriously powerful neodymium speakers for some serious sound and bass. Then again, what would you expect from Beyerdynamic? They come with some silicone eartips for comfort and isolation, and it has a carrying bag included for even more classiness.

Normally, I don’t included any pictures of the packaging on my reports, but the Android logo is featured prominently in the corner. I guess I can see why, as the iPhone 7 is missing that headphone jack, so why not promote some earbuds designed for mobile living to the Android devices that can accept something with a headphone jack?

By the way, there is a 3-button remote control and a hands-free microphone. I don’t think I need to tell you how good the sound is, but it has a 9.0 mm speaker diameter if you want the tech specs.

You should be able to purchase the Byron earbuds on the Beyerdynamic site for about $49.95.

Our Review of the Beyerdynamic iDX 200 iE Earbuds

BeyerdynamicWell, hey, I don’t think it would be even proper of me to say bad things about Beyerdynamic, as they are the champions at making some fine audio products. Needless to say, I am very pleased to try out these new earbuds with the iDX 200 iE.

These are some pretty great looking earbuds in a market that is very crowded with them, and the cans in the ears are nice and metallic with titanium. In case you are worried about it not being comfortable, well, it has 7 sizes of silicone eartips along with 3 pairs of Comply eartips.

If you are wondering whether or not this pair of high-quality earbuds come with a microphone, then fear not. After all, that is kind of a standard feature these days, and it has a 3-button remote that is good for all Apple and many Android devices as well.

What is interesting is how the cables are flat, and they are flexible as they are detachable. The cable length is 40 cm and it can be extended with a 90 cm cable.

The sound is good, and worthy of having the Beyerdynamic label. If you want to try these out for yourself, I have so far been only able to find them on Beyerdynamic’s Europe site for €199.00.

Our Review of the Beyerdynamic Custom Street Headphones

beyerdynamic custom streetIt’s been a while since I reviewed the Beyerdynamic Custom Pro, and I guess I’m reviewing what looks to be a follow-up with the Custom Street.

I’m going to start by telling you that I have no idea why it is called the “Custom Street”. I suppose that if you were designing a street, you would have a lot of variations. In this case, the Custom Street has a lot of options, and I guess it’s really street.

For example, there is a Custom Sound Slider, allowing the user to switch from several different sound profiles like “Heavy Bass” or “Analytical”. There is also a customizable style as you can take out these little circles on the side to make it look very different each time.

You can also change out the cable so it is a device for DJing, an extra pair of headphones, and you can also add a gooseneck mic as well. By the way, it comes with a mic on it so you can do some phone calls.

The Beyerdynamic headphones come with a case and can be found on the Beyerdynamic website for $149.00.

Beyerdynamic MMX 2 Multimedia Headset

beyerdynamic mmx2_4cIt’s unusual when I review two products in the same week, oh wait, I guess it isn’t. Still, I had a chance to review the MMX 2, and in spite of the numbering, the MX 300 is only one step up, honestly.

The MMX 2 is a professional gaming headset, and you might think that a headset that looks so light will only produce earbud-quality sound, but this is not the case. In fact, I am hearing some interesting bass right now, and it is quite great.

This particular headset has a controller that can hook-up to the PC’s USB port, and you can kill the mic or control the headphone volume. Then you can connect the microphone and headset to that. The microphone is on a flexible holder, and it works pretty darn well, as I just tested out. It is a plug and play feature, by the way.

Another terrific feature of the MMX 2 is the headband, which is really adjustable. All-in-all, it is quite good gear, and it can be purchased at the Beyerdynamic site for $99.00.