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Sennheiser HD 490 PRO: A new standard in Headphones

Sennheiser HD 490 PRO: A new standard in Headphones  ·  Source: Sennheiser


The Sennheiser HD 490 PRO is a professional set of open-back circumaural headphones created for mixing, mastering, and music production.

In the age of wireless ANC headphones, Sennheiser is still trying to offer the most competitive headphones for mixing and mastering. No matter the level of studio you’re dealing with, there will always be times when you need to work on headphones.

Sennheiser HD 490 PRO

Alongside your studio monitors, the HD 490 PRO is designed to be your second pair of ears whenever you need it. The open-back dynamic design gives them a neutral, precise sound stage for quick decision-making while mixing.

The design uses 38mm dynamic transducers that produce a frequency range of 5 – 36,000 Hz with a maximum SPL of 128 dB. This produces a low-distortion sound of the utmost clarity, made possible with Sennheiser’s Open-frame Architecture.

When combined with the specialized low-frequency cylinder, the ultralight voice coils create a transparent sound that translates easily onto other playback systems.

A great degree of time and effort has been put into every aspect of its construction. Not only from an audio perspective, but also for comfort and versatility.


The HD 490 PRO ships with two sets of earpads. These are specifically designed for the separate tasks of mixing and production. In addition, the mini XLR connector cable can be plugged in at either side of the headset, making it suitable for any setup.

The HD 490 PRO is also available as the HD 490 PRO Plus which comes with a protective carry case, an extra headband pad, and an extra three-meter headphone cable.

Sennheiser HD 490 PRO Plus
HD 490 PRO Plus

Pricing and availability:

The HD 490 PRO and HD 490 PRO Plus are now available for order from Thomann.

Check them out for yourself at NAMM 2024 in the Sennheiser Group Live Room, #18806.

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One response to “Sennheiser HD 490 PRO: A new standard in Headphones”

    Lynn Dornan says:

    Bought sennheiser 450 bt 2years ago . When I charge then and try to use them they connect and 2 seconds later disconnect and this continues. Don’t think I would purchase any again.

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