Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro vs Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro review
vs
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation review

Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation vs Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro are semi-open as the second pair of headphones is closed back. Both of them are wired and have over-ear wearing style.

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Features

The frequency response of Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro is 5 - 40,000 Hz and their impedance is 250 Ohms. Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation has a higher impedance (600 Ohms). Its frequency response is 5 - 50,000 Hz.

Sound

Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation is smooth in the high-mids. These headphones have a more accentuated low-mids, and a slightly "wider" yet diffuse bass while retaining a very clear and silky high-end. With them, you have a spacious, transparent and powerful sound.

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro has the great ability to pull apart each track into the individual instruments, especially when you are listening to hard rock. The bass is thumping here.

Comfort and design

You get Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro with a neat carrying case and 2 cables (one 3-meter straight cable and one 5-meter coiled cable). The headphone features a lot of metal, from its beefy earcup forks to its open-back driver grills.

The headphones Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation have 3-meter textile braided and a screw-on 6.35 mm adapter. The removable cable can be swapped out for any other one. Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro weighs 370g while the weight of the other one is 360 g.

Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation pros and cons

Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation pros and cons

Pros

  • Nice hard travel case
  • Perfect for games as it has excellent detail and dynamics
  • Soft velours ear cushions with memory foam

Cons

  • The stock cable is very stiff
  • Poor isolation

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • Premium hard case
  • Amazing audio performance with rich bass depth, detail, and clarity in the highs
  • The headband is made of plush leather and distributes the weight of the device evenly across the top of your head.
  • Its open-back design may not be the best option for wearing in the city centre, but it provides an expansive sense of space and imaging while you're at home listening to music on the couch

Cons

  • Earpads are hard to swap
  • Can sound a bit piercing with bright tracks

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
8
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation
8
7
7
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Product

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation

Model

DT 1990 Pro
T1 2nd generation

Brand

Beyerdynamic
Beyerdynamic

Reviews

366
154

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
semi-open

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

250
600

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-40KHz
5Hz-50KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05
0.05

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

102
102

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

370/13
360/12.6

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

6.35
6.35

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

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has not

Bluetooth version

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has not

aptX

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has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

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has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

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has not

Battery life, hrs

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has not

Charging time, hrs

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has not

Charging port

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has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

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  • 8
  • 8
  • 8Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
  • 8Beyerdynamic T1 2nd generation

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