Audio specialist Sennheiser has launched the new HD 400 PRO studio-grade headphones.

The latest professional headphones are built for mixing, editing and mastering, an ideal companion for creators seeking natural and precise sound reproduction to accurately assess their audio mixes. The headphones feature a comfortable and lightweight open-back design fitted with soft velour ear pads and include both coiled and straight detachable cables, allowing them to adapt to different use preferences.

“We are happy to introduce the first open studio headphones in Sennheiser’s PRO line,” commented Gunnar Dirks, Product Manager, Professional Audio. “When editing and mixing, you need detail and honesty, and this is what the HD 400 PRO will give you. Thanks to their linear, high-resolution reproduction, these headphones are a reliable reference to create outstanding audio mixes.”

The HD 400 PRO features a wide frequency response of six to 38,000 hertz. The 120-ohm transducers include a diaphragm made from a special polymer blend which, together with powerful driver magnets, yields a deeper, clear and well-defined bass. Distortion is below 0.05%.

The headphone transducers of the HD 400 PRO sit at a slight angle, recreating the optimum triangular listening position you would place yourself in when monitoring loudspeakers in a recording studio.

A carefully engineered ultra-light frame positions the earcups in place, gently hugging the ears with minimal pressure. Soft velour earpads allow users to focus on projects for hours on end, while the open, circumaural design offers sufficient ventilation for ears, even during long mixing sessions.

The HD 400 PRO can be used with Dear Reality’s headphone monitoring plugins, which create a virtual mix room with carefully designed acoustics. The headphones have already been integrated into the Spatial Headphone Compensation feature in DearVR MIX. ✤