55points

Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition

46points

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

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Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition vs Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

Why is Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition better than Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition?

  • 218 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs250 Ohms
  • Can be folded
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition better than Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition?

  • 135g lighter
    290gvs425g

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Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

2.weight

425g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.can be folded
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

4.has a tangle free cable
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.travel bag is included
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has a straight plug
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

35000Hz

35000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

5Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.sound pressure level

97dB/mW

96dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has a neodymium magnet
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.impedance

32 Ohms

250 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beyerdynamic DT 860 Edition
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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