Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro vs AKG K712 PRO

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro review
vs
AKG K712 PRO review

Let me show you the comparison AKG K712 PRO vs DT 1990 that presents similarities and differences between these open-back devices. They have an over-ear wearing style and can be used only with an audio cable.

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Features

First, I have compared their impedance. The model DT 1990 has 250 Ohm, while AKG K712 PRO has 62 Ohm. Speaking of their frequency response, the first device has a range of 5 Hz - 40 kHz and the second one — 10 Hz - 40 kHz. There is only a slight difference in the sensitivity, as AKG DT 1990 has 102 dB, while AKG K712 PRO has 105 dB.

Sound

AKG K712 PRO has a very detailed and open midrange. Soundstage, particularly depth is peculiar. The bass sounds natural and the low end on the K712 Pro is deep and full, overflowing with excellent detail.

With regard to the sound of DT 1990, it delivers rich bass depth, detail, and clarity in the highs. The headphones are slightly v-shaped with an enjoyable amount of bass but also some analytical treble energy that gives it a somewhat sterile sound character overall.

Comfort and design

Both of the mentioned appliances have an adjustable headband. The detachable audio cable which comes with them is 300 cm long and this might be too long for some. Another thing that makes these headphones not portable is that they do not fold. However, you get a carrying bag whatever device you buy.

There is no built-in or in-line microphone, so the appliances are not suitable for making phone calls. They do not have any buttons for control as well.

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • Comfortable fit with removable earpads that offer slightly different sound signatures
  • The headband with ample-but-firm padding helps to distribute the weight of the headphones evenly across my head, preventing me from developing any hot spots
  • Works well with any AMP
  • The earpads are velour with nice memory foam padding

Cons

  • The design is quite bulky
  • Highs can be fatiguing and sibilant

AKG K712 PRO pros and cons

AKG K712 PRO pros and cons

Pros

  • Mini XLR connector for quick cable replacement
  • Extremely lightweight comfort and adjustability for extended studio use
  • The open-back design let you hear a spacious and airy sound
  • Your head will not get sweaty after hours of listening

Cons

  • The earpads look like they will get dirty quite quickly being made from velour
  • Leaks sound

Votes 5 5
Rating 4.4 4.4

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
8
AKG K712 PRO
7.5
7
7
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Common

Product

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
AKG K712 PRO

Model

DT 1990 Pro
K712 PRO

Brand

Beyerdynamic
AKG

Reviews

395
2705

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

250
62

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-40KHz
10Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

102
105

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

370/13
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
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 1990 Pro
AKG K712 PRO
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
AKG K712 PRO

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 8Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
  • 7.5AKG K712 PRO

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