Sennheiser HD 490 PRO Plus Professional Open-Back Studio Headphones

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Enhance your music production, mixing, and mastering with the Sennheiser HD 490 Pro Plus headphones.

Clarity and precision

Enhance your music production, mixing, and mastering with the Sennheiser HD 490 Pro Plus headphones. Designed with advanced features and decades of engineering expertise, these headphones are your key to capturing all the intricate details that can make or break your mix. With the HD 490 Pro Plus headphones' open-back design, you'll experience an incredibly wide and dimensional sound stage. This means you'll be able to perceive sound in a more spatially accurate way, allowing you to make critical listening decisions with confidence.

Unmatched audio accuracy

Sennheiser's innovative Open-frame Architecture technology takes your audio accuracy to the next level. This advancement enables you to achieve enhanced clarity and balance in your masters, making it easier to identify and resolve issues related to panning placement and conflicting frequencies.

Superior bass definition

The core of each HD 490 Pro Plus earcup features a state-of-the-art neodymium magnet and an innovative low-frequency cylinder. Working together, these components deliver full, accurate, and clearly defined bass. This means you'll be able to pinpoint and resolve any problematic low-end frequencies that might hinder the achievement of a meticulously clear mix or master.

A virtual mixing environment

Included with the HD 490 Pro headphones is the dearVR MIX-SE plugin from Dear Reality. This cutting-edge plugin allows you to experience the acoustics of an ideal mixing studio, putting you in the "sweet spot" and helping you achieve a balanced and consistent mix on different playback systems. With dearVR MIX-SE, your digital audio workstation becomes the ultimate virtual mixing environment.

Comfort and durability

Not only do the HD 490 Pro headphones deliver exceptional sound quality, but they also prioritize your comfort during long hours in the studio. Handcrafted and German-engineered, these headphones are built with durable components and a lightweight, flexible design. Carefully engineered ergonomics eliminate pressure points, while the open-back design provides natural ventilation, ensuring that you can focus on your music without any discomfort.

Two sets of switchable ear pads are included, each offering a unique sound signature. Designed for prolonged use in mixing and producing, these ear pads eliminate ear fatigue. Plus, they are both washable and replaceable, adding an element of sustainability to these open-back headphones.


  • Studio-grade open back headphones for mixing, mastering, and music production
  • Open-back design provides, open, clear sound quality with a broad sound stage
  • Sennheiser Open-frame architecture improves accuracy of monitoring and stereo placement
  • Neodymium magnets for powerful and accurate driver performance and frequency response
  • Separate low-frequency cylinder for full, precise low-end
  • Includes dearVR MIX-SE plugin for creating virtual mix environments to further increase monitoring accuracy
  • Comfortable and ergonomic design with a well-designed padded headband
  • Includes two sets of washable, swappable ear pads with unique sound profiles for mixing or producing
  • HD 490 Pro Plus edition includes extra 3 m cable and spare headband pad

Technical Specifications

  • Acoustic Principle: Open
  • Ear Coupling: Circumaural
  • Transducer Principle: Dynamic
  • Transducer: 38 mm
  • Transmission Range: 5 Hz to 36,100 Hz (-10 dB)
  • Sensitivity (1 kHz/1 V RMS): 105 dB SPL
  • Sensitivity (1 kHz/1 mW): 96 dB SPL
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 128 dB SPL (1 kHz @ 5% THD)
  • Distortion (THD): <0.2% (1 kHz, 100 dB SPL)
  • Impedance: 130Ω (1 kHz)
  • Power Rating: 300 mW (100h, noise IEC 60268)
  • Headband Pressure: 4 N ± 0.5 N
  • Temperature Range (Operation): 0°C - +50°C
  • Temperature Range (Storage): −25°C - +70°C
  • Relative Humidity (Operation): 10% to 80%, non-condensing
  • Relative Humidity (Storage): 10% to 90%
  • Weight: 260 g (without cable)

Whats In The Box

  • Sennheiser HD 490 Pro headphones
  • 1.8 m cable
  • 3 m cable
  • Mixing ear pads
  • Production ear pads
  • Spare headband pad
  • Headphone case
Model Name:
HD 490 PRO Plus

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