They’re certainly up there! That’s a testament both to their performance…and to the fact that I mostly use closed-back headphones because that’s what I need for work.
I haven’t heard the 599’s, their replacement, yet…but people I trust have said they’re exceptional. I also think the DT990 has an excellent soundstage if you can deal with the treble peakiness. If you don’t listen at high volumes and don’t mind treble detail, they’re a great pick.
I have three open back headphones on my upcoming reviews slate. In the next few months I’ll be taking a look at the DT880, the Sennheiser Game One, and the HD600’s. If you have any other suggestions you’d like to make, you can take my current content survey.
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