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Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm Headphones, $159 from newegg

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Nov 14, 2008
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I got these for $187 a year ago, great headphones. I love my Sennheiser HD598/9 (50ohm), and these DT990 Pro (250ohm) are a bit better in sound quality, both are extremely comfortable.

You do need an amp to properly power them, you cant simply use your phone or computer. I got a Fiio X1 portable player, and on my comp I got a Fiio E10k external sound card. Those two devices are the minimum amp needed to power these 250 ohm headphones.
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Apr 15, 2009
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good deal, but can't justify this spending
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Jul 13, 2016
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250 ohm isn't something you'd drive with a cell phone FYI potential buyers
Newbie
Oct 22, 2014
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Laval, QC
I don't need these but it's a really good deal ! Thanks OP
Newbie
Jul 10, 2015
13 posts
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Montreal, QC
These deals make me regret coming to RDF haha! Thanks Op! Gf asking me how many pair of ears I have Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Tightly-closed Eyes!
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Jul 3, 2015
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Etobicoke, ON
Ugh, why do I visit RFD...

I just spent money on headphones recently getting the Sennheiser HD 58X; I do not need these...

...order placed. Thread upvoted.
Newbie
Sep 4, 2019
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Personally not a fan of the sound of these headphones. Very fatiguing to listen to with very bright treble. Great bass which some might find overpowering. Slightly recessed mids. With EQ they are not as bad and make for a good gaming headphone.

I personally would not buy these again, but others may enjoy them.
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Dec 29, 2020
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FourCuteCats wrote: Personally not a fan of the sound of these headphones. Very fatiguing to listen to with very bright treble. Great bass which some might find overpowering. Slightly recessed mids. With EQ they are not as bad and make for a good gaming headphone.

I personally would not buy these again, but others may enjoy them.
Well, these are definitely not gaming headphones, FYI.
Newbie
Sep 4, 2019
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Disagree. I've seen these suggested in several places for gaming. Type Dt990 gaming into google and you will see several posts recommending them. They are not gaming headphones only in the sense that they don't have a built in mic.
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Feb 7, 2008
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BoraS57395 wrote: Well, these are definitely not gaming headphones, FYI.
These likely blow all other "gaming" headphones out of the water if you compliment this with a mic. You will get a lot more information (positioning and footsteps) than the gaming headphones you get on the market. This is mainly when talking about competitive FPS however.

I just purchased some AKG k712 pros for gaming and don't regret it. Upfront costs are high however as you need a DAC and headphone amp to drive these. I ended up buying a Schiit stack shipped from the US for around 300 canadian.

I would have purchased these if I hadn't bought my AKGs from the UK a few weeks ago.
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Sep 25, 2018
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Everyone says you need an amp for this but I just plug this into my laptop and it works wonders. I also tried the 80ohm version and the 250ohm doesn't sound worse due to high impedance and lack of amp. My laptop is 16" Macbook Pro if that makes any difference. An audiophile friend of mine did say Macbooks have pretty decent amp.

Mine only complaint is the clamps are very tight, but that should loosen over time. The highs are very bright which can make you uncomfortable over extended use. You can either put an EQ over it to soften the high, or take breaks evey hour or so.
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AlicW93740 wrote: Everyone says you need an amp for this but I just plug this into my laptop and it works wonders. I also tried the 80ohm version and the 250ohm doesn't sound worse due to high impedance and lack of amp. My laptop is 16" Macbook Pro if that makes any difference. An audiophile friend of mine did say Macbooks have pretty decent amp.

Mine only complaint is the clamps are very tight, but that should loosen over time. The highs are very bright which can make you uncomfortable over extended use. You can either put an EQ over it to soften the high, or take breaks evey hour or so.
Yea, I think Macs are generally much better out of the box. They make one of the most recommended budget USB DAC/AMP dongles.

Having said that, they would likely sound better overall with a better setup.
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Oct 18, 2006
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Toronto
Thanks been, waiting for this for 2 years. Will pair nicely with my Sound blaster G6 and Xbox
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Jul 23, 2005
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soupmaster666 wrote: 250 ohm isn't something you'd drive with a cell phone FYI potential buyers
Is the Fiio BTR3K enough to drive them?
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Nov 30, 2013
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AlicW93740 wrote: Everyone says you need an amp for this but I just plug this into my laptop and it works wonders. I also tried the 80ohm version and the 250ohm doesn't sound worse due to high impedance and lack of amp. My laptop is 16" Macbook Pro if that makes any difference. An audiophile friend of mine did say Macbooks have pretty decent amp.

Mine only complaint is the clamps are very tight, but that should loosen over time. The highs are very bright which can make you uncomfortable over extended use. You can either put an EQ over it to soften the high, or take breaks evey hour or so.
What is your laptop? It must have a good amp inside already. My Dell G15 can't even drive a K701 60 ohm correctly.
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Nov 30, 2013
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$180 shipped is a steal for this pair. Thanks OP. Ordered 1.
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Oct 29, 2019
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BoraS57395 wrote: Well, these are definitely not gaming headphones, FYI.
This is actually one of the most highly rated gaming headphones you can get, along with DT 1990 Pro, and of course, Sennheiser HD800S. Cheaper alternative is the Sennheiser PC38X which doesn't need dac/amp but has top tier sound for low price.

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