Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro vs AKG K702

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro review
vs
AKG K702 review

What do you think of a comparison of two pairs of open-back headphones? I have found similarities and differences between AKG K702 vs Beyerdynamic DT 990. These are wired devices which have an over-ear design. Let's see what is special about them.

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Features

The most similar feature is sensitivity since Beyerdynamic DT 990 has 96 dB and AKG K702 provides sound with sensitivity 105 dB. The distinction of the frequency response is more notable. The first device works in a range of 5 Hz - 35 kHz and the second one has frequency response 10 Hz - 40 kHz. The impedance of AKG K702 is 62 Ohm, while in the case with the other appliance it can be different, either 80 or 250 Ohm.

Sound

The stereo image of AKG K702 is pleasantly wide, with convincing signal dynamics and depth gradation. Overall, the headphones have no peaks or resonances, just neutral sound. The open-backed design and shouty treble of Beyerdynamic DT 990 work together to produce an absolutely amazing sense of depth, imaging, and soundstage.

Comfort and design

A well-built adjustable headband is part and parcel of comfortable headphones and both devices in this comparison have such a headband. Unfortunately, they cannot fold but buying Beyerdynamic DT 990 you get a carry case.

If you are looking for a light pair of headphones, the AKG K702 model is a more suitable option, as it weighs 235 g, whilst Beyerdynamic DT 990 has 360 g. Both of the devices cannot be used for making phone calls as they are not equipped with a microphone. They do not have any kind of in-line control as well. The audio cable which you get with Beyerdynamic DT 990 is 300 cm long but it is not detachable.

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • The super lightweight diaphragm that provides a supreme audio
  • Most of the parts are replaceable
  • The earpads are made of velour and they hug the sides of your head without pronounced pressure points

Cons

  • U-curve sound signature
  • Treble can get a bit harsh depending on the song

AKG K702 pros and cons

AKG K702 pros and cons

Pros

  • The matte black finish of its earpieces, the black velour padding, and black leather accents make it look pretty solid
  • Provides realistic and detailed vocals
  • The matte black cable offers good grip performance, with a tangle-free design
  • The replaceable velour ear cushions really boost the wearing comfort here

Cons

  • Lacks bass
  • Cannot be used with MP3s

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Overall
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
7
7.5
6
7
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Common

Product

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
AKG K702

Model

DT 990 Pro
K702

Brand

Beyerdynamic
AKG

Reviews

4001
10

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
62

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-35KHz
10Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

96
105

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

360/12.6
235/8.3

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

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
AKG K702
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
AKG K702

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
  • 7.5AKG K702

The AKG K702 is better headphones in this comparison. Check AKG K702 price