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Beyerdynamic DT990 vs Sennheiser HD 599

Beyerdynamic DT990 Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT990
Sennheiser HD 599 Headphones
Sennheiser HD 599
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
5
5 editorial reviews
The ‘Premium’ version brings improvements to the original model, delivering across the board with good sound, comfort and buildRead more
Made for mixing, should this open-back studio stalwart be on your list?Read more
The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO are sturdy critical listening headphones. They deliver an excellent audio reproduction but their open-back design is not ideal for ev...Read more
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4
4 editorial reviews
A while back, I posted a Sennheiser HD 559 review. I left a little bit… cold. They felt muffled. I was disappointed with them, to say the least. But now we're back. We've raised the stakes by a couple model numbers and a few dollars for a sort of rematch. We're looking at the open-back, over-ear Sennheiser 599s. The sticker on these is $199 – about double that of the 559s. The 559s (...Read more
In 1960 Sennheiser presented the MD421 to the world and it put the Sennheiser name on the world wide map. Now there is the Sennheiser HD599, a new classic?Read more
Let the music flow. Sennheiser’s always been in the forefront of audio peripherals for several years, and their current flagship, the HD 599 is no exception. The Sennheiser HD 599 is mostly plastic, though its sturdy build is something that should make survive everyday usage. The padded headband also helps you wear the headphones for …Read more
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User rating
63
3.7 out of 5
63 user ratings
5 stars
28 %
4 stars
30 %
3 stars
31 %
2 stars
4 %
1 stars
4 %
53
4.3 out of 5
53 user ratings
5 stars
54 %
4 stars
26 %
3 stars
13 %
2 stars
1 %
1 stars
3 %

Full Comparison

Technical details

Beyerdynamic DT990Beyerdynamic DT990
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Sound outputStereoStereo
StyleOver-EarOver-Ear
Connectivity technologyWiredWired
Headset (integrated/enclosed microphone)nono

Design

Beyerdynamic DT990Beyerdynamic DT990
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Colour of product
  • Black,Silver
  • Grey
Brown,Ivory
Acoustic designOpenOpen
Attachment typeHeadbandHeadband

Dimensions

Beyerdynamic DT990Beyerdynamic DT990
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Weight10.23 oz8.82 oz

Sound

Beyerdynamic DT990Beyerdynamic DT990
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Impedance250.0 Ω50.0 Ω
Frequency range5 - 3500012 - 38500
Driver size1.77 in1.5 in
Total harmonic distortion (THD)0.2 %0.1 %

Connectivity

Beyerdynamic DT990Beyerdynamic DT990
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Cable length31.2
3.5 mm/6.3 mm adapter includedyesyes
Type of connector3.5mm
  • 3.5mm
  • 6.3mm
USBnono

Power

Beyerdynamic DT990Beyerdynamic DT990
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Battery operatednono

Pros & Cons

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          Beyerdynamic DT990 vs Sennheiser HD 599 - User Opinions

          • cinderella_kuhlman
            5 months ago
            The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO and the Sennheiser HD 599 are both great headphones for neutral sound, but the HD 599 are more comfortable for long listening sessions, while the DT 990 PRO are noticeably better-built and feel more durable, but have a tighter fit.
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