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The HD 490 Pro headphones offer a function-specific design, delivering an impressive audio experience ideal for those regularly involved in mixing or mastering.
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FREQ RESPONSE
5 Hz to 36 kHz
AUDIO CONNECTOR
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
DRIVER TYPE
Dynamic
IMPEDANCE
130 Ohms
CONNECTOR TO EARPIECE
1x Mini-XLR 4-Pin Male
WEIGHT W/O CABLE
9.2 oz / 260 g
FREQ RESPONSE
5 Hz to 36 kHz
AUDIO CONNECTOR
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
DRIVER TYPE
Dynamic
IMPEDANCE
130 Ohms
CONNECTOR TO EARPIECE
1x Mini-XLR 4-Pin Male
WEIGHT W/O CABLE
9.2 oz / 260 g

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The HD 490 Pro headphone comes with a somewhat higher price tag, which might be a deterrent for some individuals. However, in my opinion, they effectively showcase the benefits of a design tailored for specific functions. If you engage in regular mixing or mastering using headphones, it's worth exploring these for yourself.

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Dylan Crane
Brand Manager

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Sennheiser HD490 Pro Headphones

The HD 490 PRO studio headphones offer an impeccable blend of transparency, comfort, and dependability, making them ideal for navigating the intricacies of contemporary music production. Featuring an open-back design, these headphones provide an expansive, dimensional sound stage and unparalleled sound accuracy, eradicating audio blind spots and granting you complete command over every nuance.

Handcrafted and meticulously engineered in Germany, the HD 490 PRO boasts durable components and a lightweight, comfortable build that lets you immerse yourself in the music, forgetting about the presence of the headphones. Carefully designed ergonomics eliminate pressure points, and the open-back configuration ensures natural ventilation, making extended music sessions feel like mere minutes. The headphones come with two sets of switchable ear pads, each offering a distinctive sound signature, tailored for prolonged mixing and producing. With sustainability and durability in mind, these ear pads are both washable and replaceable.

Included with the HD 490 PRO mixing headphones is the revolutionary dearVR MIX-SE plugin from Dear Reality, transforming your digital audio workstation (DAW) into the ultimate virtual mixing environment. dearVR MIX-SE replicates the acoustics of well-designed mixing studios, placing you in the coveted "sweet spot" for an optimal mixing experience. This innovative addition ensures a balanced and consistent translation of your mix across various playback systems.

In essence, the HD 490 PRO facilitates the realization of your complete creative vision, eradicating audio blind spots, granting you meticulous control over every detail, and ensuring precise playback accuracy beyond the confines of the studio.

  • Backed by decades of Sennheiser engineering, technology, research and development
  • Open-back design with an extremely wide, dimensional sound stage and ultra-precise localization
  • Uncolored frequency response for honest, dynamic sound reproduction across the full spectrum
  • Innovative low-frequency cylinder system for full, accurate, and clearly defined low end
  • Precision-engineered ergonomics eliminate pressure points and deliver supreme, flexible, lightweight comfort
  • Sennheiser Open-frame Architecture reduces total harmonic distortion (THD) and minimizes resonance,improving audio accuracy
  • Includes Dear Reality dearVR MIX-SE plugin, turning your DAW into an ultimate virtual mixing environment via advanced spatial audio technology
  • Two unique sets of ear pads for producing or mixing help eliminate ear fatigue and pinpoint frequencies
  • Sustainability-inspired with washable, replaceable pads and FSC-certified, forest-friendly packaging
  • Geometrically angled earcup design optimizes transducer placement for a consistent listening experience
  • State-of-the-art neodymium magnets for superior driver performance and efficiency
  • Patented cable coil structure blocks cable-borne noise, ensuring the clearest signal
  • Ultralight voice coil for remarkably authentic and dynamic audio reproduction
  • Right and left ear jacks with detachable cable easily adapts to any studio configuration
  • Patented accessibility features: braille-guided L/R earcups and grooved ear pads for eyeglasses
  • Open-mesh metal earpiece covers provide natural ventilation
  • Durable design meticulously engineered in Germany and hand-assembled in Romania

Sennheiser HD490 Pro Headphones Specs

  • Earpiece Design
    • Over-Ear (Circumaural), Open-Back
  • Earpiece Swivel
    • Yes, 180°
  • Foldable
    • No
  • Impedance
    • 130 Ohms
  • Active Noise Cancellation
    • No
  • Frequency Response
    • 5 Hz to 36 kHz
  • Audio Connector
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
  • Included Adapter
    • 1/4" TRS
  • Headphone Earpiece Design
    • Over-Ear (Circumaural), Open-Back
  • Earpiece Swivel
    • Yes, 180°
  • Driver Type
    • Dynamic
  • Driver Size
    • 1.5" / 38 mm
  • Magnet Type
    • Neodymium
  • Sensitivity
    • 105 dB SPL at 1 kHz / 1 Vrms
    • 96 dB SPL at 1 kHz / 1 mW
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
    • 128 dB at 1 kHz
  • Maximum Power Handling
    • 300 mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
    • 0.2%
  • Wired Connectivity Audio Connector
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
  • Included Adapter
    • 1/4" TRS
  • Cable Design
    • Single-Sided
  • Audio Connector to Earpiece
    • 1x Mini-XLR 4-Pin Male
  • Cable Length
    • 5.9' / 1.8 m
    • 9.8' / 3 m
  • Weight
  • 9.2 oz / 260 g (without Cable)

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Product Description

Line Circle
The HD 490 Pro headphones offer a function-specific design, delivering an impressive audio experience ideal for those regularly involved in mixing or mastering.
Get the Details
Features & Specsdown arrow

Features & Specs Line Circle

FREQ RESPONSE
5 Hz to 36 kHz
AUDIO CONNECTOR
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
DRIVER TYPE
Dynamic
IMPEDANCE
130 Ohms
CONNECTOR TO EARPIECE
1x Mini-XLR 4-Pin Male
WEIGHT W/O CABLE
9.2 oz / 260 g
FREQ RESPONSE
5 Hz to 36 kHz
AUDIO CONNECTOR
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
DRIVER TYPE
Dynamic
IMPEDANCE
130 Ohms
CONNECTOR TO EARPIECE
1x Mini-XLR 4-Pin Male
WEIGHT W/O CABLE
9.2 oz / 260 g
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Expert Insight

Line Circle

The HD 490 Pro headphone comes with a somewhat higher price tag, which might be a deterrent for some individuals. However, in my opinion, they effectively showcase the benefits of a design tailored for specific functions. If you engage in regular mixing or mastering using headphones, it's worth exploring these for yourself.

Expert Img
Dylan Crane
Brand Manager
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Details

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Sennheiser HD490 Pro Headphones

The HD 490 PRO studio headphones offer an impeccable blend of transparency, comfort, and dependability, making them ideal for navigating the intricacies of contemporary music production. Featuring an open-back design, these headphones provide an expansive, dimensional sound stage and unparalleled sound accuracy, eradicating audio blind spots and granting you complete command over every nuance.

Handcrafted and meticulously engineered in Germany, the HD 490 PRO boasts durable components and a lightweight, comfortable build that lets you immerse yourself in the music, forgetting about the presence of the headphones. Carefully designed ergonomics eliminate pressure points, and the open-back configuration ensures natural ventilation, making extended music sessions feel like mere minutes. The headphones come with two sets of switchable ear pads, each offering a distinctive sound signature, tailored for prolonged mixing and producing. With sustainability and durability in mind, these ear pads are both washable and replaceable.

Included with the HD 490 PRO mixing headphones is the revolutionary dearVR MIX-SE plugin from Dear Reality, transforming your digital audio workstation (DAW) into the ultimate virtual mixing environment. dearVR MIX-SE replicates the acoustics of well-designed mixing studios, placing you in the coveted "sweet spot" for an optimal mixing experience. This innovative addition ensures a balanced and consistent translation of your mix across various playback systems.

In essence, the HD 490 PRO facilitates the realization of your complete creative vision, eradicating audio blind spots, granting you meticulous control over every detail, and ensuring precise playback accuracy beyond the confines of the studio.

  • Backed by decades of Sennheiser engineering, technology, research and development
  • Open-back design with an extremely wide, dimensional sound stage and ultra-precise localization
  • Uncolored frequency response for honest, dynamic sound reproduction across the full spectrum
  • Innovative low-frequency cylinder system for full, accurate, and clearly defined low end
  • Precision-engineered ergonomics eliminate pressure points and deliver supreme, flexible, lightweight comfort
  • Sennheiser Open-frame Architecture reduces total harmonic distortion (THD) and minimizes resonance,improving audio accuracy
  • Includes Dear Reality dearVR MIX-SE plugin, turning your DAW into an ultimate virtual mixing environment via advanced spatial audio technology
  • Two unique sets of ear pads for producing or mixing help eliminate ear fatigue and pinpoint frequencies
  • Sustainability-inspired with washable, replaceable pads and FSC-certified, forest-friendly packaging
  • Geometrically angled earcup design optimizes transducer placement for a consistent listening experience
  • State-of-the-art neodymium magnets for superior driver performance and efficiency
  • Patented cable coil structure blocks cable-borne noise, ensuring the clearest signal
  • Ultralight voice coil for remarkably authentic and dynamic audio reproduction
  • Right and left ear jacks with detachable cable easily adapts to any studio configuration
  • Patented accessibility features: braille-guided L/R earcups and grooved ear pads for eyeglasses
  • Open-mesh metal earpiece covers provide natural ventilation
  • Durable design meticulously engineered in Germany and hand-assembled in Romania

Sennheiser HD490 Pro Headphones Specs

  • Earpiece Design
    • Over-Ear (Circumaural), Open-Back
  • Earpiece Swivel
    • Yes, 180°
  • Foldable
    • No
  • Impedance
    • 130 Ohms
  • Active Noise Cancellation
    • No
  • Frequency Response
    • 5 Hz to 36 kHz
  • Audio Connector
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
  • Included Adapter
    • 1/4" TRS
  • Headphone Earpiece Design
    • Over-Ear (Circumaural), Open-Back
  • Earpiece Swivel
    • Yes, 180°
  • Driver Type
    • Dynamic
  • Driver Size
    • 1.5" / 38 mm
  • Magnet Type
    • Neodymium
  • Sensitivity
    • 105 dB SPL at 1 kHz / 1 Vrms
    • 96 dB SPL at 1 kHz / 1 mW
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
    • 128 dB at 1 kHz
  • Maximum Power Handling
    • 300 mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
    • 0.2%
  • Wired Connectivity Audio Connector
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
  • Included Adapter
    • 1/4" TRS
  • Cable Design
    • Single-Sided
  • Audio Connector to Earpiece
    • 1x Mini-XLR 4-Pin Male
  • Cable Length
    • 5.9' / 1.8 m
    • 9.8' / 3 m
  • Weight
  • 9.2 oz / 260 g (without Cable)
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