Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones

Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones

Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones

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Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones

Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones

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  • 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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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
UPC: 809164009788
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Samson SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Samson SR850 specs

    Headphone
    Driver Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Driver Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Magnet Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Voice Coil Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Earpad Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Design Over-Ear (Circumaural)
    Earcup Style Semi-Open-Back
    General
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 30 kHz
    Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Impedance 32 Ohms
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Power Handling Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Contact Pressure Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Connectivity
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Connector Plating Gold
    Cable
    Design Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Color Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Detachable Not Specified by Manufacturer
    In-Line Remote/Microphone Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Cable Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Material of Construction Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 8.55 x 4.6"

    Samson SR850 reviews

    SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference Headphones is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Budget Cans 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...
    Date published: 2011-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SAMSON SR850 Semi-Open Studio Reference 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.
    Date published: 2010-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy cow, how can these sound so good... Wasn't expecting much, despite reading many a glowing review...but WOW. These are so very awesome. The sound is very flat, so you can use them in the studio without worry, or else use EQ to tweak them to taste. They're comfortable, too; the velour-ish earcup material feels really soft. Despite the open-back design I have used them to record vocals with no noticeable bleed into the mic. Factoring in the price of these headphones, I can't think of a single thing wrong with them, If I had a proper studio I'd order 20 pairs just to have around.
    Date published: 2018-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bargain at $$ is an understatement! I bought these headphones as one phase of my return to vinyl journey, and was not disappointed. These are not for listening to your iPod as you zone out in science class. I would describe them as high quality studio headphones, designed to reproduce a recording clearly and accurately. As I see it, this is how the musicians and sound mixers intended you to hear their performance. If you have a decent (but not necessarily expensive) turntable and receiver, you are in for a treat. You don't need $500 headphones to enjoy great music. And bassheads should have no fear - these guys can rock the bass without sacrificing mids and highs. I am very happy with these 'phones and highly recommend them!
    Date published: 2015-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing headphones for the price. 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.
    Date published: 2015-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are great! 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.
    Date published: 2014-12-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from In my opinion, great budget phones for mixing. Recently purchased Samson SR850 headphones for mixing music on my DAW. I find these headphones excellent for music mixing. Although they are very strong in the high range, they still carry good bass, and are better for mixing than my Sennheiser phones. They closely match my near-field monitors,(M-Audio BX5), in tonal range, giving me an accurate reference. Extremely comfortable as well. For the price, these are great headphones-- highly recommended!
    Date published: 2018-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great headphones so far! Bought these for my nephew for Christmas. He's in a band and also records/mixes music. He hasn't used them for mixing yet, but he did listen to music with them yesterday and said they sounded great and that they were REALLY comfortable.
    Date published: 2017-12-26
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