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Samson Studio Headphones, (SR850)
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Samson SR850 semi-open headphones are designed to provide a linear frequency response making them extremely accurate and great for critical mixing or for music playback. The headphones high frequency response is smooth and sweet, and the bass response is warm and tight, thanks to the proprietary 50mm neodymium drivers. The semi-open, circumaural design reduces ear fatigue and is easy to listen to during long mixing or listening sessions. The SR850 employs soft velour ear cushions that are comfortable and fit snugly over most any ear, and the self-adjusting band ensures a good fit. Whether your are recording, mixing or just kicking back and listening to your favorite tunes, the SR850 headphones are an ideal choice.
- Type: Circumaural, Semi-Open
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Drive Unit: 50mm with neodymium magnet
- Frequency Response: 10Hz–30kHz
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Sensitivity: 98dB
- Connector: Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) with 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter
- Cable: 8.25’ (2.5 m) long
Proprietary 50mm drivers, deliver an extended 10Hz–30kHz frequency response that can handle any music source. Created as superior reference headphones for studio use, the SR850 present listeners with an airy high-end brilliance, a true mid-range that highlights subtle changes and low-end delivered with punch and pronounced depth.
The semi-open design featured on the SR850 delivers a wide sound stage with bass response and extended highs, resulting in a truly dynamic listening experience.
SR850 combine an ultra-lightweight, over-ear design with plush velour ear pads and a self-adjusting headband. These elements of comfort ensure hours of fatigue-free listening and that your attention will always be on the music.
|Type||Circumaural, Closed-Back||Supra-aural, Closed-Back||Circumaural, Closed-Back||Circumaural, Semi-Open|
|Connector||1/8" (3.5mm) with 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter||Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) with 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter||Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) with 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter||Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) with 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter|
|Cable||8.25’ (2.5 m) long||8.25’ (2.5 m) long||8.25’ (2.5 m) long||8.25’ (2.5 m) long|
|Weight||5.6oz (158g)||5.64oz (160g)||6.52oz (185g)||9.5oz (276g)|
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I also bought the Superlux model that shares drivers with this to compare and preferred the Samson voicing overall. Very flat and clear but with a bit more low end. Driving off a regular phone/PC DAC and they sound okay. Push a bit more power into these and you will be rewarded. My Macbook Air 2012 has an on board DAC/amp that is surprisingly powerful and these headphones sound wonderful (in general, not just for the money) connected to that device.
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As others have said, fairly incredible sound - and at this price point!! The overall sound is close to my Beyer Dynamic Dt990. The bass seems a bit stronger, reasonable mids, and fairly brilliant, but somewhat recessed treble in the very upper reaches. And, I feel actually were better than the sound of the Audio Technica, as these have a very recessed bass and treble....
Construction is good, but will have to see the longevity of the "hammock" suspension elastic band. Comfort is acceptable at this price point, but is far short of the Beyer Dynamics, or Audio Technica..
For the price, these semi-open headphones compare reasonably with some cans costing 4 times as much. As with any product, it is a huge price increase for diminishing returns. They do not surpass the Beyer Dynamic, but come close to as far as sound.
Overall, these headphones may end up to being my "go to" headphones
What I find weird, is the experience I've had with these are black and white with other's reviews. I'm not too entirely sure if there's been any revisions on these specific ones. A lot of people say the plastic is cheap. I found that the plastic is okay in durability. Seems like it wont break easily anytime soon. Another thing I should mention is comfort: a lot of people say that these headphones are very comfortable. Personally I find that these clamp harder than most of my headphones. Not to mention, the highs sound okay to me, they're not over-exaggerated in my opinion (maybe I'm already losing the top end of my hearing, haha).
Something I wanted to get out of the way before I continue: My opinions may be bias to some, because I have not reached the normal burn-in time limit yet (if you buy into that).
Now for the short but sweet meat of the review;
-Great sound stage: Being an open-back pair, you can really differentiate different panning placements and the stereo image overall. 100% stereo sounds can be heard well, as opposed to some other closed back headphones. This is also a plus if you're a gamer, it really places you inside the virtual environment.
-Best bargain!: These are probably the best headphones in the below-$50 price range.
-Not-too-shabby for consumers/novice producers: While these are pretty flat studio reference headphones, they still deliver great, tight, solid bass thanks to their 50mm drivers. Every consumer's must-have. Not to mention the have 32 ohms of impedance; meaning it doesn't take much to drive them. You can listen to them on lower-powered devices like iPhones, Mp3 players, or anything that has a standard 3.5mm jack.
-Self-adjusting headband: The self-adjusting headband used on these (seems to be modeled after AKG K240's), are very convenient. You don't have to worry about taking an extra minute out of your day to mess with notches and getting them just right.
-They clamp pretty bad: I don't think the newtons of force are listed anywhere on the site, but these do clamp down pretty hard compared to a lot of other headphones I/'ve have/had. The ear cups are kind of stiff as well, which doesn't help the comfort aspect to them. I've heard they can be super comfortable, but in my case, they were not.
-A little bit too much bass: For my taste, these have a little bit too much bass from what I'm used to in studio monitor reference headphones. The frequency response curve is a little tampered compared to other studio monitor reference headphones.
-No removable cable: If the cable breaks, you have to send the entire unit back. And there is only a one-year warranty on them.
-A little bit of bleed: If you're planning on taking these on the bus or anything, these do bleed a little bit. From what I can hear, its only the high-end of the frequency spectrum. People around you can probably make out what kind of music you're listening to, but they probably cannot make out words. This also accounts for if you're in a busy place: these only have the tiniest bit of noise isolation. So if your environment sonically reflects that of an industrial workplace--I'd recommend going with the SR-950's.
Despite there being a few cons here and there (some of them are personal or situational), these you cannot beat for the price range. If you're second guessing your future purchase, just buy them already. In the long run, these make up for every penny.
Update: So I remember either seeing out of the corner of my eye, or remember hearing it in a review; but I remember someone mentioning they left the headphones stretched on a object that's as big as a human head. Just last night, I put these over the back of my chair (which is pretty bulky.) overnight. The outcome was fantastic. There is no more clamping whatsoever. Nada.
My suggestion to everyone who buys/bought this is: stretch these over something that's about the same size as a human head, like I mentioned previously. Something like the size of the back of the couch is ideal.
Despite the clamp being gone, around your ears still gets very irritated from the earcups around the 2hr mark.