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post #256 of 284
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Originally Posted by volly View Post

NIce, the Sammies love tube power!!

 

Really a pleasure to listen too, also tames those highs but keeping them detailed.

 

SydDave, how you finding the Clear top RCA's?! I got some golden lions which are fantastic and a Mullard box plate which I'm about to try out.

 

I'm looking for a new tube amp soon too, been using one I got from Fred_Fred! Are the bravo amps any good?!

 

regards,


The RCA is very good. I don't have much to compare it to, but I prefer it to the stock tube and the RFT angled getter. The RCA gives a richer, fuller sound (in my opinion).

 

The Bravo amp gives a more enjoyable sound than the UAE23+ alone, but I haven't heard any other amps so it's hard to recommend it. If I was going to buy a new tube amp I'd probably go for the Indeed G3, as it has headphone protection circuitry.

post #257 of 284

LOL, apparently now amazon is showing the sr850 with velour pads as the stock image, when they actually ship with the normal pleather ones.

 

Lmfao, scumbag amazon.

 

post #258 of 284

How's the sound leakage on the 850s? If I buy them, I am planning on attaching a ModMic to them. Would I have to get closed headphones in order to not have sound easily leak into the mic?

 

If they do not provide good enough sound isolation, would the JVC HARX700 be a good alternative?


Edited by imrevned - 7/11/13 at 11:39pm
post #259 of 284

I have never had issues with sound leaking into the mic with these. Just for chatting you should be fine.

post #260 of 284
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LOL, apparently now amazon is showing the sr850 with velour pads as the stock image, when they actually ship with the normal pleather ones.

 

Lmfao, scumbag amazon.

 

New revision maybe? The SR950, which was released not long ago, uses similar pads. Maybe they changed out the SR850's pads to match

post #261 of 284

Do these need an amp to run at their full potential? If they do, how do they run without an amp?

post #262 of 284

The Sammies don't need much juice but I'd pair them up with a good amp for added measure! 

 

Unamped, they will sound fine as they are already very detailed and warm. I believe an amp helps with the lower frequency come out when they are called for. 

 

A nice cheap Cmoy will do just fine if you can't afford the pricier amps. 

 

Lastly these headphones are very revealing to me, use a good source and you'll be fine!

post #263 of 284

Anyone have a pair of the Takstar Hi2050's to compare these to? Whichever headphones I choose will be used primarily for gaming but will be used for music as well. I’m a serious gamer although not very competitive right now. I used to play Counter-Strike competitively but those days are long gone. I do still play FPS’ but not competitively. My other games are generally MOBA’s or RPG’s where a lack of bass is not very beneficial. I’m looking for headphones that are a nice middle ground between competitive and casual gaming (and that can play music well too). I don’t think the AD700’s would really appeal to me but I don’t want super bassy headphones either.

post #264 of 284

I believe I'm going to be purchasing a pair of these bad boys soon and was wondering what would be a good external sound card/DAC to pair with them (will be using them with my laptop). I'd also be willing to get a amp or a DAC+amp if you think an amp would be worth it. I'll be using these primarily for gaming (60%) but also for music (40%). My budget is around $50-75.

 

Also, what (cheaper) pads would you recommend? I know that the K240 and DT770 pads fit but the only ones that I've been able to find are $30+. I thought I read a while ago that there are some cheaper Chinese ones on Ebay that aren't bad. Could anyone post a link to them? I found some mentioned in this thread but the guy that bought them didn't like how they changed the sound.

 

I would also love to hear how these stack up against the Takstar Hi2050.

post #265 of 284

Bump. Going to pull the trigger on these, would just like to know which DAC you guys would recommend. Also, what amp if necessary?

post #266 of 284

Anyone? Please?

post #267 of 284

I don't feel these need an amp unless you have very very picky/sensitive hearing, they will sound fine out of your onboard sound 95% of the time.

 

A good cheap soundcard I would recommend is the Xonar DG. It's a noticeable step up from Onboard for not much,


Edited by Supertoaster - 8/6/13 at 2:35am
post #268 of 284

I had Samson 850 for a while and just got a Gemini HSR1000 (Takstar Pro80) yesterday.  I think the Takstar  is better.  I used to think Samson is the best headphones under $50, until I got the Takstar.  I have got the Gemini only for 1 day and I already like it more than Samson 850.  From what I heard, it will sound even better after 100 - 200 hours of burn in.  In addition to the sound, the building quality and comfort of Takstar is better. and you can get it at the same price as Samson.  I got the Gemini for $50 including shipping from ebay.  It sees it is $60 on Amazon.
 

post #269 of 284

Apparently, there is a new version called the SR950.

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Samson-SR950-Professional-Reference-Headphones/dp/B00CBPJLFW for $71 USD ATM

 

It looks like it's fully closed and not semi-open like the SR850's.  It also comes with velvet pads instead of Pleather (very nice)

post #270 of 284
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Apparently, there is a new version called the SR950.



http://www.amazon.com/Samson-SR950-Professional-Reference-Headphones/dp/B00CBPJLFW for $71 USD ATM

It looks like it's fully closed and not semi-open like the SR850's.  It also comes with velvet pads instead of Pleather (very nice)

Looks like the Superlux HD662

Samson SR-950:


Superlux HD662:
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