Sennheiser HD-490 PRO


Studio Headphones

  • Wired headphones
  • Circumaural
  • Open
  • Dynamic
  • Frequency range: 5 - 36,100 Hz
  • Impedance: 130 Ohm
  • Sound pressure level: 105 dB (@ 1 Vrms @ 1 kHz)
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 128 dB
  • Driver size: 38 mm
  • Max. input level: 300 mW
  • Distortion factor: < 0.2%
  • Velour ear pads (washable at 30°)
  • Detachable, smooth and single-sided 1.8 m cable
  • Connection: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
  • Weight (without cable): 260 g
  • Colour: Black
  • Including 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm jack stereo adapter, 1 pair of producers ear pads, 1 pair of mixing ear pads, download code for dearVR MIX-SE software
Available since January 2024
Item number 581283
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Design Over-Ear
System Open
Impedance 130 Ohms
Frequency range 5 Hz – 36100 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replacable Cable Yes
Marrone/Argento Black
Max. SPL 128 dB
Sensitivity 128 dB
Type Of Connector Jack, mini-jack
Adaptor 1
Weight 260 g
Replaceable Cable 1
Colour Black
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11 Reviews

K.Zed 27.02.2024
Very rarely do I review anything and even less so after only 1 day of use. I have to say this headphone is perfect for me. I already like the Neumann speaker sound. With the mixing earpads, it's very close to my pair of KH 150 speakers. I came over from using primarily Beyerdynamic headphones for several years. I can say that the Sennheiser/Neumann sound is something I prefer greatly. If you like that sound signature as well, it's worth looking into.

Comfort is also another thing worth noting. I wear glasses and these are the most comfortable headphones I've tried. Very little clamping force yet it doesn't feel like it will fall off.

Only downside I can find is that the build feels a bit flimsy, so you really got to care for it.


Finally can trust the sub on headphones!
The.professor 29.02.2024
I was looking for some trusty headphones for producing/mixing/mastering and having tried the Audio Technica R70x before, i knew those were the ones to get as i liked the way they sounded in the mid and high frequencies, the space, even though i had noticed the lack in low and sub frequencies (as always with open back headphones). By the time I checked they were out of stock and I did some research for any better, new options. It was the right time because it was 2-3 weeks from the release of Sennheiser HD 490 Pro. They looked very promising and i was willing to pay a little bit more for something newer. I got them and i have to say i am very happy that i did. The first time i get the low end precise on open back headphones with the producer earpads. I loved it. It’s clear and punchy without being overwhelming at all. At first I expected them to be more “airy” in the highs, they don’t give you that sparkle in the highs as you would expect from headphones in this price range, but after listening/working on them for 2-3 days I adapted to the sound and i made a few mixes that translated very well. I have to say they sound better combined with a good preamp (listening through Motu M4 interface i could feel slightly a deeper sound wider soundstage and more clear highs). The mixing earpads tend to be more flat and have a little bit more highs but i prefer the producer earpads for the nice sub translation.
The sound quality is the main focus for me when it comes to headphones but i have to say, the comfort on these is another 5 stars, i worked on them for hours and i forgot i was wearing headphones after a while!


Just what I was looking for!
ANDREWRC 20.02.2024
Super lightweight and comfortable headphones. They have a very detailed and clean sound without any of the sibilance & grittiness of the HD560s or the laid back veil of the HD6X0 series.


HD650 VS HD490 Pro
dc99 15.03.2024
Coming from HD650, this new headphones is better in every way:
1) More sub-bass
2) More air/presence (plus angled transducers) translating to better staging
3) Better transient response, quick and snappy, good for acoustic instruments/orchestral.
4) Mid-range, low treble retains the sound signature of HD600
5) More comfortable.