1. the distortion issue wasn't clear before Amir's reviewYou don't need to post 20 comments when 1 or 2 will suffice. There are plenty of headphones out there that provide very good low frequency performance, or tunable low frequency performance. If that's what you were looking for the DT880 was a poor choice.
lol sharur losing his mind. I tried telling him the dt880 were a thin and less fun lamer version of dt990. the whole dt880 is more natural therefore more accurate and more pro is a bunch of bull. its just thinner and less extended in the highs. These were all interesting things to wonder about when I was new to headphones.
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people asking about the last hope dt1990 (even tho beyer has come out with many more 1,000 dollar headphones since the dt1990) are also strange people. everyone has known for a long time the dt1990 has yet again screwed up highs:
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Say what you want but burned in dt990 clearly has the smoothest cleanest highs after burn in and no lack of bass emphasis. the 600 ohm thing requiring a god amp is also hilariously stupid. dumb inefficient headphones don't sound better. my neumann tlm 103 needs hardly any gain and eats dynamic microphones for breakfast without stressing and making the preamp sound worse by lacking sensitivity.
regarding distortion it only seems a issue with the headphones if you play them too loud? cause i dont think the distortion factor has ever been a issue for me. either way if it wasn't for dt990 i would be using studio monitors instead of headphones. i highly recommend dt990.
On full spectrum stuff it's audible at listening volumes. The reality is that all Beyerdynamic headphones are a complete failure in low frequency distortion and the DT990s fail even harder. Beyerdynamic has done no meaningful innovation to combat this issue and instead boosts bass quantity with every iteration of the DT880 making distortion even more noticeable.regarding distortion it only seems a issue with the headphones if you play them too loud? cause i dont think the distortion factor has ever been a issue for me. either way if it wasn't for dt990 i would be using studio monitors instead of headphones. i highly recommend dt990.
Say what you want but burned in dt990 clearly has the smoothest cleanest highs after burn in
I find it funny that he's still referring to 2 year old pad measurements as "burned in" DT990According to what? Your confirmation bias? What defines "smoothest" and "cleanest"?
Having had a short listen to the 990s, "screechy" and "painful" are much more accurate than "smoothest" and "cleanest".