Product Comparison: Sennheiser HD 800 vs beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro


General Specifications
Brand
Sennheiser
beyerdynamic
Model
HD 800
DT 1990 Pro
Origin
Germany
Germany
About the Product
There's has always been a debate between electronic reproduction and natural sound. The Sennheiser HD-800 is the headphone that has been specifically engineered in replicating the basic acoustic conditions of natural hearing. This level of performance has yet to be matched by any competitor.
The DT 1990 Pro reference headphones combine these decades of expertise in headphone technology with the latest Tesla driver technology in an open-back design. Thanks to its high-resolution and well-balanced sound The DT 1990 Pro sets new standards, Not least in terms of design and workmanship.
Size & Weight
Height
13.8 in.
8.5 in.
Width
10.8 in.
7 in.
Depth
5.9 in.
4 in.
Weight
11.7 oz.
13 oz.

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sennheiser HD 800 Reference Dynamic Headphone
  • Great headphones! Very light weight, incredible open sound stage. Audio quality is a 5.
  • They are relatively light, with solid construction, and exert considerably less caliper pressure than anything in the HD5xx or 6xx lines.
  • Wonderfully light and comfy, a treat to slip on. Snug and not fatiguing.
  • 330 grams is light enough for a very long time wearing.
  • The construction is impeccable with perfect weight distribution and styling to match.
beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro Open Studio Headphones
  • The cord they use is fantastic, very thin, lightweight, doesn't scuff my clothes while listening to music.
  • The fit is fantastic and the sound is out of this world. I'm no audio expert but compared to the Sennheiser they sound fuller.
  • Beautiful construction without being needlessly heavy (Headphones should never go over 500grams in my humble opinion).
  • It's not very portable, so don't expect to carry it around without some inconvenience.
  • Due to their weight and clamping force there are more comfortable headphones out there (Sennheiser HD600/650/800 for example).
Features
Type
Wired
Wired
Sensitivity
102 dB
102 dB
Min. Frequency Range
6 Hz
5 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
51 kHz
40 kHz
Impedance
300 Ω
250 Ω
Driver Diameter
2.2 in.
1.77 in.
In-Line Remote
No
No
Microphone
No
No
Extras
Ergonomic Ear Cups, Damped Headband, Ring Radiator Transducer, Insulated Cables
Two sound characteristics, Open-back design, High-tech textiles

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

What customers say about "Features"
Sennheiser HD 800 Reference Dynamic Headphone
  • The HD800 has solid construction, no question about it. They're made to last, and resist chipping, scratching, and bending.
  • The sound is wide open, unlike the 600s or 650s, and manage to allow you to get swallowed into a large, detailed, but never aggressive, soundstage.
  • Bass is tuneful, but not overdone. Mids are open and spacious, not warm, not closed in, not shouty. Highs are pristine, crystal clear, extended, and effortless in their extension.
  • These headphones are amazing. They are very comfortable. The most comfortable headphones I have ever worn.
  • Truly high fidelity sound. Balance is good. Very clear. Because I’ am violinist, the playback is quite real. I give it 5 stars and an A+.
beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro Open Studio Headphones
  • These Beyers are built like a tank, very solid, robust phones. Sound is great as you can read in numerous reviews elsewhere.
  • The fit and finish screams German quality. Hands down the best built headphones I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
  • Sound- Alive. That is the one word that describes this headphone. For the first time, I have a headphone that feels alive. The detail is insane.
  • These DT1990s have this fantastic ability to pull apart each track into the individual instruments, especially in rock music.
  • Everything just sounds.. so good! Probably the most neutral sounding headphones I have heard so far.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE

Sennheiser HD 800

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
599.00 $


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