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Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PROvsFocal Elear

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO

78

Kagoo Score

78

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 388g head-band style headphones. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really quiet, comfortable to wear but expensive.
45mm
DRIVER
388g
96
Reviews
16 Reviews + 2 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Focal Elear

77

Kagoo Score

77

Kagoo Score

Focal Elear

$999.00
Our Verdict:
Owners report that this headphones isreally quiet. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 450g, 40mm driver headphones.
40mm
DRIVER
450g
95
Reviews
16 Reviews + 4 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO

78

Kagoo Score

78

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 388g head-band style headphones. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's really quiet, comfortable to wear but expensive.
45mm
DRIVER
388g
96
Reviews
16 Reviews + 2 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Focal Elear

77

Kagoo Score

77

Kagoo Score

Focal Elear

$999.00
Our Verdict:
Owners report that this headphones isreally quiet. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 450g, 40mm driver headphones.
40mm
DRIVER
450g
95
Reviews
16 Reviews + 4 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
9 Reasons For
62g Lighter
The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO is a 388 headphones. That's 62g lighter than the Focal Elear (450g).

'Weight' denotes how heavy the headphones are, measured in grams (g).

Lighter headphones will be more comfortable to wear for long periods.

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10% Bigger Driver Size
The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO has a driver size of 45. That's 5mm bigger than the Focal Elear (40mm).

The driver unit is the part of the headphone that converts the audio signal into actual sound. This attribute denotes the physical size of this driver unit, measured in millimetres.

A bigger driver unit means that the headphones will be capable of generating more sound, making them louder. It doesn't necessarily mean the sound will be better quality, just louder. However it's a good starting point if you're looking for a pair of powerful headphones.

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1m Longer Cable Length
The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO is a 5 cable length headphones. That's 1m longer than the Focal Elear (4m).

The length of the cable between the headphones and the jack.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO has received a Kagoo Score of 78, however the Focal Elear scored 77.
Cheaper by $427
The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO costs $426.98 less than the Focal Elear.
More Shops Are Selling It
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this headphones.
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO has an average expert review score of 94% based on 16 reviews, however the Focal Elear has an average rating of 90% (based on 16 reviews).
Marginally Better Overall Reviews
The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO has an average overall review score of 95% based on 16 reviews, however the Focal Elear has an average rating of 92% (based on 16 reviews).
Better Stereo.de Review Score
Stereo.de's Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO review gave it a score of 100%, whereas the rating of the Focal Elear was only 80% from the same site.
3 Reasons For
Two Months Newer
The Focal Elear was released four years ago, but the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO was released four years ago
Two More Awards
The Focal Elear has received 4 awards, however the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO has received 2 awards.
Better Brand
Focal headphones have an average rating of 78.7%, however Beyerdynamic only has an average rating of 76.3%.

Awards

The Focal Elear has more awards than the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO. The Focal Elear has 4 awards, where as the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO has 2 awards.
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
2 Awards
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4 Awards Best
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Average Expert Rating

The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO has better expert reviews than the Focal Elear. The average expert reviews score for the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO is 94% based on 16 reviews, where as the average score for the Focal Elear is 90% based on 16 reviews.
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
Best
5 stars
7 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
6 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Focal has a better average brand rating than Beyerdynamic. The average brand rating for Focal is 78.7% based on 70+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for Beyerdynamic is 76.3% based on 100+ reviews.
Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
Beyerdynamic

76

76

Based on 100+ reviews
Focal

79

79

Based on 70+ reviews

Headfonia.com Review Score

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
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DT1990PROThe DT1990PRO is handcrafted in Germany and it is Beyer's first open-back studio reference headphones for mixing and mastering. Its impedance is 250 ohms and on the inside you'll find a 45-mm dynamic Tesla neodymium driver. The DT1990Pro is singl......
Like I said I expected the DT1990PRO to be a lot more expensive. With a simple pad switch you can change the signature of the headphones noticeable and so you basically have 2 headphones for the price of one. Build quality and comfort is high as we're use......
Sep 2016
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The Hype TrainYeah, it's hard to escape the hype on this headphone. I asked L if I could review it right before the hype train started puffing full steam. L said he was going to do the review, and then screamed at me to get off his lawn. Ok, not true, L w......
So, did the Elear live up to the hype? While I don't think it is the be-all-and-do-all, I really fell in love with the Elear. Its stellar build, comfortable fit and kick ass sound easily won me over. When listening to it, the issues with the upper-midrang......
Jun 2017

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
48 months old 46 months old Best

Weight

'Weight' denotes how heavy the headphones are, measured in grams (g).

Lighter headphones will be more comfortable to wear for long periods.

Driver Size

The driver unit is the part of the headphone that converts the audio signal into actual sound. This attribute denotes the physical size of this driver unit, measured in millimetres.

A bigger driver unit means that the headphones will be capable of generating more sound, making them louder. It doesn't necessarily mean the sound will be better quality, just louder. However it's a good starting point if you're looking for a powerful pair of headphones.

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Noise Level

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
Very Quiet
4 people agree No people disagree
  • One reason I am a huge fan of rock and roll music is because what you see is what you get. There are no autotuned effects, no lip syncing, no special effects, ...
    techsupportforum.com January 2017
  • ... tight bass and detail retrieval make it great value for money for those looking for audiophile headphones that sound great with all types of music...Built ...
    techradar.com/au/ November 2016
  • ... detail, and clarity in the highs. Comfortable fit with removable earpads that offer slightly differing sound signatures. Two detachable cables included. ...
    PC Mag July 2017
  • ... response they're not boring in any way and are great to listen to...Great sound quality. Build quality is topnotch. Comfortable ear pads. Great lows and ...
    soundguys.com March 2018
  • Very Quiet
    3 people agree No people disagree
  • ... love with the Elear. Its stellar build, comfortable fit and kick ass sound easily won me over. When listening to it, the issues with the upper-midrang...
    headfonia.com June 2017
  • ... Headphones. But at $1000 a pair, she's not sure... Amazing build. Comfortable. Fantastic sound. Really need to be paired with an amp. No protective bag ...
    geardiary.com April 2017
  • ... Open back design. Great soundinggets better with time. Comfortable. Accurate sound. Expensive. Soundstage could be wider. Not for smartphones.
    the-gadgeteer.com September 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Key Features Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Weight 388g
    BEST
    450g
    Driver Size 45mm
    BEST
    40mm
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth
     Bluetooth
    Bluetooth
     Bluetooth
    Style
    Head-Band
     Head-Band
    Head-Band
     Head-Band
    Type
    Over-Ear
     Over-Ear
    Over-Ear
     Over-Ear
     
     
     
    Supplier Features Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Country of Origin
    Germany
     Germany
    Germany
     Germany
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Audio Adapters Included
    6.3 Mm
     6.3 Mm
    6.3 Mm
     6.3 Mm
    Cables Included
    Audio (3.5mm)
     Audio (3.5mm)
    Audio (3.5mm)
     Audio (3.5mm)
    Ear Pads Included
    Ear pads included
     Ear pads included
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Carrying Case
    Carrying case
     Carrying case
    Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Headphones Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Acoustic System
    Open
     Open
    Open
     Open
    Sound Pressure Level 125dB Unknown - Click to provide data
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.05% 0.3%
    Impedance 250Ω 80Ω
    Headphone Sensitivity Unknown - Click to provide data 104dB
    Headphone Frequency 5Hz 5Hz
    Maximum Input Power 200mW Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Cable Length 5m
    BEST
    4m
    Connector Contacts Plating
    Gold
     Gold
    Gold
     Gold
    Cable Type Unknown - Click to provide data OFC
    Connectivity
    Wired
     Wired
    Wired
     Wired
    Device Interface
    3.5 Mm (1 / 8") 6.35 Mm (1 / 4")
     3.5 Mm (1 / 8")
     6.35 Mm (1 / 4")
    3.5 Mm (1 / 8") 6.35 Mm (1 / 4")
     3.5 Mm (1 / 8")
     6.35 Mm (1 / 4")
    6.35 Mm Connector Unknown - Click to provide data
    6.35 mm connector
     6.35 mm connector
    3.5 Mm Connector
    3.5 mm connector
     3.5 mm connector
    Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Design Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Material
    Aluminium Leather
     Aluminium
     Leather
    Aluminium Leather
     Aluminium
     Leather
    Foldable
    Foldable
     Foldable
    Foldable
     Foldable
    Colour
    Black Metallic
     Black
     Metallic
    Black Metallic
     Black
     Metallic
     
     
     
    Ergonomics Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Detachable Cable
    Detachable cable
     Detachable cable
    Detachable cable
     Detachable cable
     
     
     
    Packaging Data Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Package Height Unknown - Click to provide data 164
    Package Depth Unknown - Click to provide data 260
    Package Width Unknown - Click to provide data 326
    Quantity 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Technical Details Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Focal Elear
    Weight (Without Cable) 370 Unknown - Click to provide data

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