Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Sennheiser HD 559

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro review
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Sennheiser HD 559 review

Comparing Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Sennheiser HD 559 I have found lots of similarities. These devices are being used with an audio cable and they both are open back. Their wearing style is over-ear.

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Features

When it comes to headphones, frequency response plays an important role. In our case, Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro has a much better rate as its frequency response is 5 Hz - 35 kHz. Sennheiser HD 559 works in a range between 14 Hz and 26 kHz. Those who are going to buy the first appliance can choose an appropriate impedance — 80 Ohm or 250 Ohm, while all the owners of Sennheiser HD 559 listen to music with the impedance 50 Ohm. Another thing that makes the headphones different is sensitivity. The ones made by Sennheiser have 108 dB of sensitivity, while the headphones Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro have 96 dB.

Sound

When you listen to music with Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro, you hear that the highs are clear, extended and detailed without any grain. Speaking of the bass, everything depends on what is on the recording. Sometimes it is too little, sometimes it is too much.

Sennheiser HD 559 delivers an intense, exciting sound and deep bass response that brings you favorite music to life. As both headphones are open back, they do not have noise canceling.

Comfort and design

An adjustable headband makes you feel comfortable while you are using any of the headphones. The common disadvantage of these devices is the fact that they are not foldable.

Both, Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro and Sennheiser HD 559 have 3m long audio cable. The first one is pretty heavy since its weight is 360 g.

Sennheiser HD 559 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 559 pros and cons

Pros

  • You get a level of very high comfort over a longer continual period of wearing
  • The headband is made out of metal and has a stylish and detachable padding cover
  • All the parts are replaceable
  • A very lightweight diaphragm that gives you a supreme audio

Cons

  • Big and bulky, so not portable
  • Damages when falls down

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • Made of durable plastic and could easily last you a for a long time
  • The soft padding on the ear cups and headband feels very nice
  • Audiophile level sound
  • Great for extra-long listening sessions

Cons

  • No carry case included

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Overall
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
7
Sennheiser HD 559
7
6
7
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Product

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
Sennheiser HD 559

Model

DT 990 Pro
HD 559

Brand

Beyerdynamic
Sennheiser

Reviews

4001
451

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

80, 250
50

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-35KHz
14Hz-26KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.2
0.2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

96
108

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

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
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
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 990 Pro
Sennheiser HD 559
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
Sennheiser HD 559

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

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  • 7
  • 7
  • 7Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
  • 7Sennheiser HD 559

The Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro is better headphones in this comparison. Check Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro price