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Sennheiser HD 490 PRO Plus Professional Reference Studio Headphones

Original price $579.00
Original price $579.00 - Original price $579.00
Original price $579.00
Current price $479.00
$479.00 - $479.00
Current price $479.00
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Clarity, Comfort, and Reliability - The Sennheiser HD 490 PRO Plus Professional Reference Studio Headphones

Experience the perfect mix of clarity, comfort, and reliability. HD 490 Pro Plus studio reference headphones are built to handle all the complexities of today’s music production. Featuring an open-back design that delivers an extremely wide, dimensional sound stage and ultra-precise sound reproduction, HD 490 Pro Plus studio headphones give you the clarity you need for critical listening, so you can make important mixing decisions with confidence. The difference between the HD 490 Pro and Pro Plus is the included accessories.


  • 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
  • Includes 1.8 m cable, 3 m cable, case, mixing ear pads, producing ear pads, extra headband pad


Handcrafted and German-engineered with built-to-last components and a lightweight, comfortable design, HD 490 Pro Plus lets you feel the music and forget about the headphones. Meticulously engineered ergonomics eliminate pressure points while the open-back design provides natural ventilation, making hours in the music feel like minutes. Two sets of switchable ear pads, each with a unique sound signature for long hours of mixing and producing, eliminate ear fatigue and are designed with sustainability and durability in mind — they’re both washable and replaceable.

HD 490 Pro Plus mixing headphones also include the innovative dearVR MIX-SE plugin from Dear Reality, placing you in the “sweet spot” and turning your DAW into an ultimate virtual mixing environment. DearVR MIX-SE simulates the carefully designed acoustics of mixing studios, helping you ensure a balanced, consistent translation of your mix on different systems.

Manufacturer: Sennheiser
Model: HD 490 PRO PLUS
SKU: I760288-N-1-WHXB
UPC: 615104387737


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