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Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones

B&H # SASR850C MFR # SASR850C
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Product Highlights
  • 50mm Drivers
  • Around-Ear Cushions
  • Semi-Open Design
  • Self-Adjusting Headband
  • Single-Sided Cable
  • 3.5mm Plug with 1/4" Adapter

The SR850 stereo headphones from Samson are ideal for recording and mixing audio, as well as for casual music listening enjoyment. The headphones feature a semi-open design, which creates a blend of natural audio reproduction and noise isolation. Large 50mm drivers provide a wide frequency response with deep bass and clear treble.

The headphones have thick around-ear cushions for comfort and noise isolation, and a self-adjusting headband that provides a secure fit. The headphones have a single-sided cable that is resistant to tangles. The gold-plated 3.5mm mini plug and 1/4" adapter provide wide compatibility with consumer and professional devices.

Semi-open design provides a combination of natural sound and noise isolation
Large 50mm drivers produce clear, detailed audio with a wide frequency response
Thick around-ear cushions provide long-lasting comfort
Self-adjusting headband fits virtually any head size
Single-sided cable provides plenty of slack and is resistant to tangles
Gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug with 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility
Type Around-Ear, Semi-Open
Frequency Range 10Hz - 30kHz
Impedance 32 Ohms
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SamsonSR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Lightweight (3)

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        5.0

        These are great!

        By Susan

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Good Sound Range
        • Great value
        • Lightweight
        • Not Bass Heavy

        Cons

        • No In-line Volume Control

        Best Uses

          Comments about Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones:

          Bought these for my husband as a birthday gift. He is very particular about his headphones because he uses them for listening to all types of music, plays shooter games and uses them while watching movies at night. He tells me that they are the best headphones he has had in years and that they are better than ones that he has paid more than $100 for. They have excellent sound throughout the whole range; they are great for positional awareness in games; and they are wonderful for movies and music. The only thing to be aware of is that they are well-balanced and are NOT bass-heavy! Explosions, gun fire and such sound great in both movies and games, but if you like more bass than not, then these are probably not for you. Also note that there is no in-line volume control, so my husband bought an extension cable with one and he is very happy. You should also know that the ear coverings on these are the new model's velvet cushion, not the plastic shown in the photo at the time I bought these.

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          3.0

          Low frequencies not expressive

          By Celcar Gaspar

          from Luanda - R. of Angola

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones:

            Although it does not satisfied my expectation (the low frequencies is not expressive) it is useful for my home studio.

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            5.0

            Very Good Budget Cans

            By audiohead

            from ny,ny

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music

              Comments about Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones:

              my 5* rating is based on price to performance ratio..
              yes there are better sounding headphones out there,,in fact so many of them,,,but for the price its hard to beat,,.. must realize that it is a semi opened design so your not gonna get a very good isolation but will give u a good soundstage than a closed back design.. I have a Audio Technica M50's ,and though M50's are better, i sometimes feel for certain songs its sounds much better on the samson. They use the same drivers as the Superlux version, if you can find them i would get those...but this samson will do fine and then some, for beginner audiophiles...

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              SAMSON SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference

              By Average Joe music listener

              from Florida USA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfort
              • Cost
              • Overall flat response
              • Sound isolation

              Cons

              • Slightly flat on high end

              Best Uses

              • Casual home listening
              • Extended listening
              • Portable devices

              Comments about Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones:

              Samson describes these cans as studio reference; but in my opinion that is an optimistic stretch. Considering their discount price these are the best headphones for the money, but they do not rise to the level of studio reference. Bass is more than adequate, mids are somewhat flat, the upper registers slightly tinny but overall very good sound. The 32 ohm phones are easy to drive to deafening levels. They are quite accurate in sound delivery. Good isolation with oversized 50mm drivers and a decent soundstage depth derived from the semi-open design. If you listen via earbuds/earphones try these discount cans. The SR850's are one of the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. Even after 6 hours, there is no discomfort or fatigue from extended listening sessions. Great is an understatement for the cost. Everyone should have a pair in their audio equipment inventory.I cannot speak on durability only having the SR850's for two days; but they appear to be able to withstand regular daily use. A must buy.

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