The Samson SR850 are over-ear headphones for audiophiles that are reasonably priced. Its bright sound profile can bring out details in recordings and make it easier to discern flaws, and their semi-open design aids in creating a wide, open soundstage. However, some people could find this sound to be too piercing or loud, and it can also wear on the ears. Sadly, they are not extremely breathable or comfy, and some individuals may find that their small ear cups cause them to fit more like on-ears than over-ears. They also feature a subpar construction quality and a non-detachable cord that feels brittle.
The Samson SR850 mimics the Superlux HD668B in terms of appearance. I’ve discovered by perusing a number of websites that the two headphones are pretty comparable. The Samson 850 is merely a slight variation of the Superlux HD 681. The Samson 850 shares similarities with the AKG K240 studio headphones and is priced similarly. As you can see in my comparison below, I chose the SR850 over the HD681 because it is more comfortable and has a somewhat different sound signature.
I had low expectations for the construction and material quality of the SR850 given the price. They are nice, though, and with appropriate maintenance, they ought to last longer. Nearly all of the headphones’ components are plastic. Despite having very poor plastic quality, these have amazingly lasted a few months without breaking. Speaking of broken headphones, if you are one of those people who consistently breaks them, this post is for you. The headband’s hammock style is very similar to that of the AKG K240. The headband is made of vinyl that has been embossed to resemble leather. The pressure it applies to the skull effectively balances the already lightweight headphone. Double wires connect the earcups to the headband. Both earcups have an elastic band that, when pulled, functions as a self-adjusting mechanism to extend for a comfortable fit.
Headband and pressure on the clamp
The strain on the headphones is very effectively dispersed by the headband. It does not adjust to sit on top of the head properly, unlike real leather, because it is composed of vinyl. But, because the headphones are lightweight and comfortable, I don’t find this to be a problem. I believe that the headband and the self-adjusting headband will not fit well on persons with large heads. The rubber tension bands connecting the earcups to the headband can be disconnected with Samson. The pressure should decrease as a result.
The headphone’s clamping pressure is a little too high. I’ve read of people who have slightly bent the wires to release some of the pressure, but I would not advise this approach. Just leave the headphones attached to anything overnight, like your computer. With practice, I’ve found that this tactic works wonders for reducing clamping pressure.For whatever reason, when I’m watching movies or taking out evil guys, I don’t find them to be harsh or sibilant. Well, right. These, in my opinion, are a pretty near replica of the Soundstage of my cherished K702, albeit perhaps not quite as broad.
There are several things in the movie that you won’t have previously noticed.
Although slight, it significantly increases the sense of closeness and immersion.
There were instances when I could hear things that I kind of assumed were noises happening outside of me, and it truly seemed like surround sound speakers at such times.
Sound Audio Excellence
Overall, for the money, the Samson SR850 headphones sound fantastic. Although the bass is there, don’t anticipate it to be punchy. The treble response appears to be the only weakness, and the mids are generous. It is sort of a brilliant headphone all around. Despite being a semi-open headset, which is to be expected, the soundstage is fairly nice. Let’s get into the specifics down below.
Low-End (Bass) (Bass)
Most people are unsure if there is any actual bass to talk about with semi-open headphones. The Samson SR850 does have some bass, though. These have some serious kicks despite having a semi-open style. The bass’s steady fade creates a satisfying rumbling.
The majority of the sounds we hear, from speech to instruments, are in the middle. The midrange is present and forward with the SR850, and the bass never drowns it out. For such an inexpensive headphone, voices and instruments sound fantastic. This is especially true given that the midrange of most inexpensive headphones is often recessed or just slightly recessed. As a result, the bass and treble become more noticeable, creating a lively and in-demand sound. The Samson SR850 is an exception to this rule. Mids move ahead.
The SR850 headphones provide a very open, airy sound and are quite revealing.
These can be a little shrill at times, but you’ll probably become accustomed to it or lower your EQ.
While the structure is light, it doesn’t seem cheap, and comfort can be hit or miss.