Ultimately, the best way to listen to music is through vinyl media. And while nostalgia may be to blame for some folks, for me I simply prefer my music loud and as dynamic as if it was being played live before me. And that is why I love vinyl. Not only is it the last physical form of music that a fanboy like myself can collect and enjoy. Though, beyond the physicality of this form of music reproduction, vinyl offers a more dynamic sound, a warmer sound, and one that has a great depth of quality that has been lost and forgotten in the modern digital mixing. And when you pair high quality, clean vinyl with reference level audio equipment, then you’ve created an experience, a soulful journey.
For optimal experience, I like to employ studio headphones that allow me to be immersed in the music, to where I can play it loud and not anger the neighbors, and to where I can almost meditate and fall away from the everyday grind and simply lose myself in the music. One of my favorite headphone brands is German made Beyerdynamic, because they offer a wide range of high quality audio headphones, for home use, on the go, studio and for audiophiles like me who prefer hearing every detail very loud and crystal clear. I received a pair of the DT 1990 Pro Headphones a couple of months ago to aid in the writing of this feature article, and I was blown away by the sound quality right away.
The construction of the open-back design offers a natural, spatial sound, while remaining comfortable and ergonomic on the inside of each ear pad. The ear pads themselves are soft, and cushioned, which is perfect for audio professionals who may keep them on their heads for eight to ten hours a day. For additional sound options, there are two sets of interchangeable velour ear pads, one for a more well-balanced sound and another for a more analytical sound, best used for sound tuning and detail mixing. The headband on most headphones fail during long use, causing pressure headaches and indentations and skin irritations, but I noticed none of that with prolonged listening of the DT 1990 Pro’s. In fact… What I loved most about the DT 1990 Pro’s is not only the overall sound quality, which is awesome, but also it’s ability to bring out the best in nearly every genre; so much so that even 1970’s classic rock sounds live when played with vinyl through a quality amp. That, and they are extremely comfortable. I’m a big fan, if you couldn’t tell.
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Article written by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen – Photos by © Beyerdynamic.