Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro vs HIFIMAN SUNDARA

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro review
vs
HIFIMAN SUNDARA review

This is a comparison of two headphone models that look pretty different. Comparing Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro vs HIFIMAN SUNDARA I have noticed that their sound also does not have many similarities. With respect to the things they have in common, both devices are open-back and over-ear. In addition, you can use them only with an audio cable.

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Features

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro has an incredibly high level of impedance which is 250 Ohm. Meanwhile, HIFIMAN SUNDARA has only 37 Ohm. The considered headphones have quite a wide frequency response. It is 5 Hz - 40 kHz in the case with Beyerdynamic and 6 Hz - 75 kHz in the case with HIFIMAN. Speaking of sensitivity, the first device has 102 dB, while the second one has 94 dB.

Sound

The bass provided by HIFIMAN SUNDARA is fast, tight, detailed, textured, and deep. Control is such that bass never gets in the way and never covers the mids, instead offering a solid foundation for those to lay upon.

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro offer a hearty low-frequency response, but still, sound quite accurate. The bass is a highlight of the headphone, providing great slam, speed, and depth.

Comfort and design

It is worth mentioning that these headphones have almost the same weight. The model Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro weighs 370 g and the device HIFIMAN SUNDARA has 372 g. You get them both with a detachable audio cable. However, its length is different as the first appliance has 300 cm long wire, whilst the other one comes with a 150 cm long cable.

Consider that you get a carry case only with Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro. Another thing that makes them special is the interchangeable velour earpads. There are some disadvantages which both devices have. For example, the lack of a microphone and built-in buttons for control.

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • Great for long, drawn-out studio sessions
  • The wide, dynamic and extremely natural stereo image
  • The memory foam-filled plush velour ear pads and moderate head clamping pressure makes the headphones super comfortable

Cons

  • Pretty much requires an AMP
  • Large and bulky, not for portable use

HIFIMAN SUNDARA pros and cons

HIFIMAN SUNDARA pros and cons

Pros

  • Incredibly sturdy
  • The headband retains the comfort of the weight spreading headstrap
  • Flatish frequency response
  • Has a comfortable sound signature

Cons

  • The cups do not swivel which can make them feel rigid on your ears
  • Cannot hush external noise

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
8
HIFIMAN SUNDARA
8
7
7
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Common

Product

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
HIFIMAN SUNDARA

Model

DT 1990 Pro
SUNDARA

Brand

Beyerdynamic
HIFIMAN

Reviews

366
160

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

open back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
planar magnetic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

250
37

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-40KHz
6Hz-75KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

102
94

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

370/13
372/13.1

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
150/4.9

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
HIFIMAN SUNDARA
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
HIFIMAN SUNDARA

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
  • 8HIFIMAN SUNDARA

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