Sennheiser HD 599 vs Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 599 review
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Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro review

I've compared Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Sennheiser HD 599. They are both great headphones for critical listening. Both are over ear, open back, and wired. But what do we have inside?

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Features

Here we have an impedance of 50 Ohm in Sennheiser HD 599 vs 80 Ohm in Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro. The frequency response is 12Hz-38KHz against 5Hz-35KHz, respectively. What about sensitivity Sennheiser has 106 dB while Beyerdynamic owns 96 dB.

Sound

The Sennheiser HD 599 are great headphones for neutral listening. They have a better Bass and sound good with instruments and vocals. Their Soundstage feels spacious thanks to their open-back design, and overall they deliver a well balanced audio reproduction. However, the slight emphasis in high-bass/low-mid makes them a bit boomy and muddy with some tracks.

The Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro are perfect neutral listing headphones. They have a clear and crisp sound quality with a spacious soundstage and reproduce a lot of detail in high-resolution tracks. Headphones may sound a bit sharp at times because the treble range is slightly too emphasized, but instruments, bass, and vocals are well-balanced and reproduced with high-fidelity.

Comfort and design

Talking about the weight, Sennheiser HD 599 is 250g vs 360g from his opponent. Both have an adjustable headband and aren't foldable.

The Sennheiser HD 599 are incredibly comfortable headphones to wear for long listening sessions. They have large oval ear cups that are well-padded and fit comfortably around most listeners' ears. The padding is coated with a microfiber fabric that's soft and feels nice on the skin. The headband is also amply padded and not too tight on the head.

The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO are a bit tight on your head. They have well-padded and large ear cups that fit comfortably around most listeners' ears.

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Pros

  • The ear cups are very comfortable, and personally, I like the style and colorway
  • The interchangeable cables with different lengths worked perfectly for home listening as well as on the go

Cons

  • There is a sense of a tube sound in vocals depending on the source at times

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • The cover on the headband is nice and squishy and has button snaps
  • All the materials seem to be of great quality for a set at this price

Cons

  • No isolation from ambient noise, by design

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 599
7.5
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
7
7
6
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Product

Sennheiser HD 599
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Model

HD 599
DT 990 Pro

Brand

Sennheiser
Beyerdynamic

Reviews

1376
424

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

50
80, 250

Frequency response, Hz

12Hz-38KHz
5Hz-35KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.1
0.2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

106
96

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

250/8.8
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)

3.5
6.35

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

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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

Sennheiser HD 599
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
Sennheiser HD 599
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 599
  • 7Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

The Sennheiser HD 599 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 599 price