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Samson SR850 - giant-killer cans!
« on: January 28, 2016, 10:26:18 PM »
Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Headphones - R500

The SR 850 has a giant-killer reputation, and for good reason.  Samson is the Superlux OEM and this is essentially identical to the Superlux HD681B, an acknowledged Budget King headphone with performance belying it's modest price tag.  Heck, I'm comparing it now to the R 1800 Audio Technica ATH-M40x and I tell you what ... in quite a few respects the SR850's outperforms the M40x.  Massive bang for buck here! 32 ohm impedance means they can be driven quite well with mobile devices, but they also scale pretty well, showing what's upstream.

Reason: My wife is right ... 9 pairs of cans are too many
Excellent condition - as new, under 50 hours of use
Age - 6 months
Original box
Shipping, yes at buyers expense and risk
Collection, sure, Pretoria / Centurion

http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/headphones/sr-series/sr850/
http://www.head-fi.org/products/sr850-professional-studio-reference-headphones

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Re: Samson SR850 - giant-killer cans!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 10:33:09 PM »
Had a listen to these. They really are giant-killers. And very comfortable. You can't go wrong with these for R500

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Re: Samson SR850 - giant-killer cans!
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 07:21:03 AM »
Wish you were in Cape Town
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Re: Samson SR850 - giant-killer cans!
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 11:28:02 AM »
I would also take them if in ct

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Re: Samson SR850 - giant-killer cans!
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 08:22:11 PM »
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Re: Samson SR850 - giant-killer cans!
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 09:00:45 AM »
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