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Sennheiser HD 490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The comfort and value for money also get good comments. The reliability and portability get less positive reviews.

sound, value for money, comfort, bass quality, usability

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 490 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 490 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, usability

portability, reliability

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser HD490 Full Size Duofol Headphone


Product Specifications

The HD490 Live's acoustic properties create superb sound reproduction with powerful bass. With its ultra-light BioNetic design and a new dampening technique, the HD490 Live is an ideal choice for the most discerning music lover. Very comfortable, ultra-light BioNetic design allows these headphones to adapt to the shape of your head. New Sennheiser patented dampening element is included for controlling diaphragm oscillation. The HD490 Live provide detailed sound reproduction with powerful bass and are suitable for all types of hi-fi equipment, especially digital sound sources.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup/Semi-open
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:17 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty