Samson SR850 Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from Hartford City, Indiana
May 8, 2013Music Background:
Multi-Instrumentalist / Songwriter
Professional ChoiceAs a recording musician, I must have accuracy and HQ sound, so I always choose the semi-open back headphones. I've used ones that cost several hundred dollars and got the same quality that I found in these. The Samson SR850 is a professional choice at an affordable price......period!
from Vegas Baby!
June 9, 2012Music Background:
Mixing and Mastering Engineer
This may be the best 60 dollars you'll ever spend!!!First let me say that these are my first pair of professional reference headphones so do your own research and please consider every option before making your final purchase! OK firsts things first,these are very comfortable! Ive had them on for about an hour now and i can see myself wearing these for another 2 or 3 hours easily! Second Thing, the sound! wow! i actually had low expectations because these look like AKG knock-offs, and we all know how look-a-likes can be, but, let me tell you,these are in a league of there own considering the price to performance ratio! they sound absolutely great! they sound like true studio monitors you wear on your head! once broken in, you might not wanna take them off! everything is very well balanced! Nothing seems hyped. the sound stage is huge! i feel like I'm in the mix and not just listening to it. The stereo field is super accurate! they do have a lot of audio bleed but by these being semi-open back headphones, that's how that amazing sound stage is achieved. They have a very natural sound witch is always a good thing because its nothing worse then feeling all boxed in when your listening to earphones.Ive been doing production and engineering for the last 10 years (mixing and mastering engineering for the last 4 years of that time) and i do critical listening everyday (and i do mean everyday) on nothing but my studio monitors so i think i know a thing or to about great sound and sonics so believe when i say that these may absolutely be your best option for professional reference headphones for 60 dollars PERIOD! If you do decide to make these your choice, you will NOT regret it!
from Miami, FL
January 10, 2012Music Background:
Great Headphones!!Excellent frequency response!! Excellent value!! 100% recommended!!
from K.C.MO. USA
January 22, 2013Music Background:
40 years of rock and jazz on a Strat I got in 1972
Headphone monitoring on stageBefore I was playing through a Fender Super champ as a floor monitor, and now with these headphones I no longer have issues with other people on stage hearing too much of my guitar. My next investment will likely be a mustang floor pedal system, so I can get the same amp modeling as before. I am about to buy another set of phones for my bass player, son.
from SF, CA
December 16, 2011Music Background:
Hobbyist, home studio recorder
Very surprising quality for the price.I bought these because I wanted a more durable pair of headphones that didn't hinge. They definitely fit the bill in that regard, as they automatically adjust to my ears but stay snug without having to adjust them. I feel like if I drop these they won't break. The cord is also nice and thick - less easy to get tangled.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the sound for the price. They have better high range detail than the Sennheiser and Audio Technica cans in the same price range, but not so much that things sound tinny or breathy. It's just enough that you can hear things like fretting, breaths, and fingering in wind and string instruments much more clearly, but no more than is necessary. (Listening to Tori Amos' Night of Hunters with all its wind fingering is really a joy now.)
Bass sounds good. Not too boomy or muffled, but not too depthless either.
Mid-range is SLIGHTLY lacking, but not really enough to complain about. Turning up the volume slightly resolves that.
Unless you have more demanding needs, I'd recommend these, especially if you want a durable pair. They sound very open and detailed, but rich at the same time.
from Seattle, WA USA
September 21, 2012Music Background:
Good for big heads?This is my first pair of studio headphones. I'm very happy with the workmanship and the sound quality, but the fit isn't too great. I have a narrow head, and the headphones won't quite shrink down to a good fit. They clamp pretty tight, too.
We'll see if they "wear in." If not, I'm a bit worried I won't be able to wear them for long stretches.