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Sennheiser HD490 PRO & PRO Plus Professional Reference Studio Headphones | New from NAMM 2024play button

Sennheiser HD490 PRO & PRO Plus Professional Reference Studio Headphones | New from NAMM 2024

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HD 490 PRO Product Tour | Sennheiser

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HD 490 PRO Teaser

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HD 490 PRO Feature Overview


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Whether you’re used to working in a professional studio or at home in your bedroom, good monitoring is a must-have. Having a trustworthy solution to make your most delicate and important decisions is paramount to creating tantalizing and accurate productions. With the HD 490 PRO studio headphones, Sennheiser has tapped into decades of research, engineering and technology to bring you a professional reference experience worthy of any project you’re working on. These precision-engineered, open-back headphones provide uncolored frequency response across the tonal spectrum, hours of comfortable use and advanced spatial audio technology that allows you to virtually mix comfortably in the "sweet spot" of ideal mixing environments found in studios around the world.

Sennheiser HD 490 Pro Headphones

You’re in the Clear

With years of expertise under their belt, Sennheiser has perfected the art of creating an honest, yet exciting monitoring environment for you to sculpt and shape your audio masterpieces with. The HD 490 PRO headphones were innovated with the complex demands of modern music production in mind. Suited for everything from production to mastering, the HD 490 PROs feature an open-back design with a hyper-realistic soundstage. Panning adjustments have never been easier to make thanks to the ultraprecise localization found in these professional reference headphones. Thanks to state-of-the-art neodymium magnets and an innovative low-frequency cylinder, these studio-grade reference headphones deliver a crystal-clear, detailed response, and a full, uncluttered low end, so you can dial in the perfect mix with the finesse your productions need.

Sennheiser HD 490 Pro Headphones Kit

Built to Last

These handcrafted, German-engineered headphones have been designed for a wide range of uses and will shine as your go-to monitoring choice for any and all projects. Whether you’re dialing in the low end of your synth, or mixing and mastering your next big hit, the HD 490 PROs are the all-day solution you’ve been looking for. With built-to-last components and a lightweight design, you’ll forget you’re even wearing these comfortable, professional headphones and become fully immersed in the music from the moment you put them on. Included you’ll find two sets of switchable ear pads (each with a unique sound signature) that virtually eliminate ear fatigue during long days of mixing and producing that virtually eliminate ear fatigue. These washable, replaceable additions make extended sessions a breeze and give you the ability to make intricate decisions for hours on end.

Sennheiser HD 490 Pro Headphones Studio

Stay up to Date

Modern problems require modern solutions, and Sennheiser knows this. Drawing on their rich and storied history, they have delivered a pair of headphones that are well equipped for today’s complex and demanding productions. From the deepest bass to the most detailed high-end characteristics, the HD 490 PROs have you covered. You’ll find yourself in awe discovering audio "blind spots" like crowded, muddy mixes and competing, dissonant frequencies, quickly and easily. By utilizing precision-crafted monitoring, you can push your creative limits and deliver truly amazing results for yourself and your clientele, time and time again.

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Virtual Reality

The HD 490 PROs also include a game-changing plug-in that makes these professional reference headphones a step above the rest—the dearVR MIX-SE virtual mixing plug-in. With this innovative plug-in from Dear Reality, you’ll be able to place yourself in the "sweet spot" anywhere you are, and turn your DAW into a flexible, virtual monitoring powerhouse. This contemporary wonder carefully simulates the acoustic environments of world-renowned mixing studios, so you can produce, mix and master in ideal settings wherever you find yourself, allowing you to check your projects and deliver consistent, professional results that translate across a variety of playback systems.

For years, headphones have been an auditory "backup," used only in a pinch or secondarily to your primary monitors. With music being created in hotel rooms, practice spaces and studios all around the world, the needs of producers, engineers and musicians have shifted from the days of old to the modern era. We need the perfect monitoring environment every time, anywhere that creativity strikes, and Sennheiser has more than met the ever-changing demands of the music and film industry once again. The HD 490 PROs are an essential tool that will continue to deliver impeccable, trustworthy results for years to come.

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  • Wide frequency response presents an honest representation of your entire mix
  • Open-frame architecture minimizes total harmonic distortion
  • Interchangeable earpads offer a change of tone and minimize ear fatigue

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  • Type: Wired
  • Open/Closed: Open
  • Fit Style: Circumaural (Around the Ear)
  • Noise Attenuation: Passive Noise Isolation
  • Cable Type: Straight
  • Cable Length: 5.9 ft.
  • Detachable Cable: Yes

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2 year warranty, including the Evolution wireless. Sennheiser Evolution wired mics have a 10 year warranty.

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