Beyerdynamic DT990 32 ohm - questions

Discussion in 'Full Size Headphones' started by DarkLiquidus, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. DarkLiquidus

    DarkLiquidus Casual Listener

    Jun 23, 2014

    I know the thread title is pretty generic, but I would like to know some things about these headphones.
    Firstly, is there a big difference between this 32 Ohm version and the 250Ohm/600Ohm one or the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro (250Ohm)?
    What is the sound of these headphones compared to the one of Beyerdynamic DT880 both the 32 and 250 Ohm version?
    I have already listened to DT990 32 ohm version and found it really good sounding, but with slightly too emphasized treble.
    Also to clarify, I ask about those impedance-sound differences, because I intended to buy the one with lower impedance. I don't think I could afford a decent headphone amp/DAC.

    I would strongly appreciate any help :)
  2. john-hifi

    john-hifi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    In my experience lower impedance headphones are good for low powered devices but they are more likely to peak - especially at the higher frequencies. Higher impedance headphones are more controlled/balanced but need more power to get the most from them. For example - with the right source the 600ohm DT880 sounds a lot better than the 32ohm version.

    It would be good to get other opinions on this :)

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