Sennheiser HD 650 vs Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 650 review
vs
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro review

This time I compared over-ear headphones Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro vs Sennheiser HD 650. They are open back and can not be used without a wire.

Article navigation

Features

The submitted devices have pretty high impedance. Sennheiser HD 650 has 300 Ohm whilst Beyerdynamic DT 1990 has 250 Ohm. The frequency response of the first pair of headphones is 10 Hz - 41 kHz and the second one has a bit wider range — 5 Hz - 40 kHz. Both devices can make quite loud sounds as their sensitivity is 103 dB and 102 dB respectively.

Sound

The sound of Sennheiser HD 650 can be described as warm, natural and detailed. The headphones strike an amazing balance of presence, resolution, and detail, all while still managing to be just plain pleasure to listen to.

Speaking of Beyerdynamic DT 1990, the mids here sound a little recessed, but vocals aren’t as emphasized. You have to consider that sound leakage is at a maximum here.

Comfort and design

When it comes to comfort, Sennheiser HD 650 vs Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro is a leader as it is lighter. Its weight is 260 g, while Beyerdynamic DT 1990 is 370 g heavy. An audio cable with 3 m length comes with each of these headphones. You can regulate the height of the headband as it is adjustable. What can make the use of these appliances inconvenient is the fact that they both are not foldable. It is not possible to talk on the phone with any of these devices as they do not have a microphone.

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Pros

  • The earpads are made of very soft, velvety material that provides a nice touch around your ears
  • Serve extremely well for achieving top results in everything from hip hop to film scoring, and sound design to jazz
  • The audio cable detaches from the ear cups, which means if the cable fails you can simply replace the wire, rather than the entire unit
  • Solid build quality

Cons

  • Tight, clamping fit

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • Made of matte black metal, with only a little bit of plastic covering the wires
  • Breathtaking resolution
  • The earpads consist of memory foam and they are incredibly comfortable for long listening sessions

Cons

  • Huge and bulky, not for portable use
  • For good sound requires an AMP

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 650
7.5
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
8
6
7
Sennheiser HD 650

Sennheiser HD 650 review

May 14, 2020

The wired headphones Sennheiser HD 650 are open-back and made for real audiophiles. If you are think...

Read More
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro review

May 27, 2020

Let me share my impressions having tested a great model of over ear headphones with an open back Bey...

Read More
Add headphones to comparison
We didn't find anything to show here

Common

Product

Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Model

HD 650
DT 1990 Pro

Brand

Sennheiser
Beyerdynamic

Reviews

1507
366

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

300
250

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-41KHz
5Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05
0.05

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

103
102

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

260/9.1
370/13

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

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

Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 650
  • 8Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro is better headphones in this comparison. Check Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro price