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Sennheiser HD 490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Sennheiser HD 490. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and bass quality. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and portability get negative reviews.

sound, price, 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 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 490

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 490 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and bass quality. The comfort and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability and portability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability

portability, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sennheiser HD 490 Headphones

 

Used them in home recording studio as a second pair. For the money it's hard to find a better pair headphones. The open back doesn't trap the bass while using them to mix and they give you a different comparable sound of what you are recording. My...

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Sennheiser HD 490 Headphones

 

Don't buy these over similar priced retail models, for 30 bucks they are a deal, but I would reccomend the hd497 over the 490's, or a pair of sony cans, or a pair of Denon can's in the same range. These hd490's have wonderful clarity and highs, but...

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Sennheiser HD 490 Headphones

 

I guess previous reviews have established that these phones should not be used on discmans/walkmans. I had bought a pair of Sony CD380s which I used for about 6 months. They impressed me at first but their semi-closed design tended to give

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Sennheiser HD 490 Headphones

 

Just pick it up today.

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Sennheiser HD 490 Headphones

 

Don't buy...simply...there are better headphones...For 30 bucks they are OK, but not spectacular, highs sound clear to me, and vocals are good, but they don't like hitting decent volumes without distortion. My friend has the Sennheiser 535's and they...

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
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:4.2oz/4.9oz

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sennheiser
Model:490/490-I
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty
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