Sennheiser HD 650 vs Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 650 review
vs
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro review

I decided to compare two pairs of wired headphones such as Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs Sennheiser HD 650. They are open back and have an over-ear wearing style. However, there are also a lot of differences between them.

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Features

First, let's take a look at the impedance. Sennheiser HD 650 has 300 Ohm but if you are going to buy Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro, you can choose the desired impedance — 80 Ohm or 250 Ohm. Speaking of sensitivity, the headphones made by Sennheiser have 103 dB and the professional device by Beyerdynamic has 96 dB.

The frequency response in the first case is 10 Hz - 41 kHz and in the second one 5 Hz - 35 kHz. Let me remind you that the commonly stated range of human hearing is 12 Hz to 28 kHz. It does not mean that with these headphones you will hear more than you can, but such frequency response will allow you to hear a very detailed sound.

Sound

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro has a wonderful clarity of high frequencies. These headphones provide accurate sound reproduction in every aspect. Mid range sound excellent as it is wide and spacious with stringed instruments.

Sennheiser HD 650 vs Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro has a natural and detailed sound. The bass is not boosted here.

Comfort and design

Although Beyerdynamic headphones feel quite convenient, they are much heavier than Sennheiser HD 650. Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro weighs 360 g whilst the second one has 260 g. The headband is adjustable in both cases. Also, you get a carry case with each of these appliances. The straight audio cable is obnoxiously long — 300 cm.

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Pros

  • The audio cable can be disconnected from the ear cushion, so if the cable breaks, you can simply replace the wire, not the entire unit
  • Incredibly convenient for long listening sessions
  • Since these are open back headphones, the sound leaks out

Cons

  • May hold your head too tight

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • Exceptional detail in mids and highs
  • Has a lot of clamp so they will not fall off your head
  • There is no problem flexing them to relatively regular angles

Cons

  • Not foldable and do not lay flat on the chest when taken around the neck
  • With the 250 Ohm option, you will need a good amplifier to have a great sound

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sennheiser HD 650
7.5
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
7
6
6
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Product

Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Model

HD 650
DT 990 Pro

Brand

Sennheiser
Beyerdynamic

Reviews

1507
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

300
80, 250

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-41KHz
5Hz-35KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05
0.2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

103
96

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

260/9.1
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

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 990 Pro
Sennheiser HD 650
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 650
  • 7Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

The Sennheiser HD 650 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 650 price