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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
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You Pay: $39.99

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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
     
    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Amazing headphones for the price.

        By UCONNMIKE

        from Stratford,Ct.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones:

          I use these headphones for listening to music.I own a pair grado headphones that cost more than these and I think the Samson SR850 sounds better.I have about 20 hours of break in on these and they sound pretty good right out the box.People say they will sound even better after 100 to 200 hours.I have on ear and closed back headphones but wanted a semi-open set.The samsons sound more open and airy with a wide sounstage.After the break in period if they start sounding any better,then great.The bass goes good and low with great mid range and the highs are just perfect,not bright at all.Also they are very comfortable.I've listened to music for 3 to 4 hours without any discomfort.I think they are truely amazing headphones for the price.

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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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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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