Sennheiser HD 490 Pro Replacement Cables / Custom Cables

Sennheiser HD 490 Pro Modular Headphone Cable Hart Audio

TL;DR Any of our cables from this collection are fully compatible with the HD 490 Pro headphones!

Sennheiser has released their HD 490 Pro headphones, which utilize a single-entry female 4-pin mini-XLR headphone cable that can plug into either headphone cup and still deliver balanced stereo audio.


The mini-XLR going to the headphone utilizes a standard pinout, see the diagram below:

Sennheiser HD 940 Headphone Connector Pinout. Female 4-pin mini-XLR Pinout wiring diagram


The HD 490 pro headphones are balanced capable, so there will be no issues if you'd like to use these headphones on common balanced output connections such as full size 4-pin XLR and 4.4mm outputs.

What cables should I get?

As far as our products at Hart Audio go, you can use any of our "HC-8" Cable models with the HD 490 Pro headphones. Just choose the appropriate interconnects or terminations for the source / output connections you'll be plugging into. Below are links / descriptions for the various versions of this cable that we offer:

Stock cables (1-2 business day lead time)

HC-8 | This is our standard modular 4-pin mini-xlr headphone cable for the HD 490 headphones. This cable is modular so it will need to be paired with an interconnect using the dropdown at the link, or by shopping in our interconnects collection or Multi-kit Collection.

RPL-HC-8 | This is a non-modular version of the HC-8 cable. The dropdown at the link is used to select what connector you'd like the cable terminated directly to.

Customizable options (1-2 week lead time)

Custom HC-8 | This cable is a customizable version of the HC-8. You can select length, termination and color for the cable.

Custom Twisted Braid HC-8 | This cable is a customizable, Twisted braid version of the HC-8. You can modify length, termination and color(s) for the cable.

Custom Braided HC-8 | This is a customizable, braided version of our HC-8. Length, Termination, and Color(s) can be chosen.