Product Comparison: Samson SR850 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M20X

General Specifications
About the Product
SR850 Semi-Open Studio Headphones offer an outstanding listening solution for musicians, sound engineers and general music enthusiasts alike. With solid bass response, ultra-clear highs and a over-ear design, the SR850 ensure complete comfort and accurate headphone monitoring.
The ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones are a great introduction to the critically acclaimed M-Series line. Modern design and high-quality materials combine to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio and effective isolation.
Key Specs
Closed over-ear
98 dB
96 dB
Min. Frequency Range
10 Hz
15 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
30 kHz
20 kHz
32 Ω
47 Ω
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Open Back Headphones
  • Very very good sound quality as a reference set of headphones that you might want to tune up with an equalizer.
  • The sound quality form these headphones is absolutely fantastic.
  • This is no questions asked studio quality sound and a cracking price.
  • The sound quality is truly amazing for the price. They actually have quite a lot of bass.
  • Enjoyable and immersive sound quality for both casual listening and studio mixing/mastering.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Headphones - Black
  • Sound quality is excellent. Rich, warm tones with a balanced sound overall.
  • Excellent! The sound quality is clear and detailed, it sounds as good as other headphones I have that are tripple the price.
  • The lows and highs are both crisp and natural. The build quality is also very good.
  • The sound is not exactly flat, but the whole frequency range is there and very "even" across the entire range. The midrange is very distinct and there is no mega-bass idiocy going on at all.
  • The sound was bottom heavy and weak at the high frequencies. They also cause headache after an hour of use.
Size & Weight
7.99 in.
11.4 in.
7.99 in.
10 in.
4.8 in.
4.1 in.
9.5 oz.
6.7 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Open Back Headphones
  • The ear cups are a little small and take some adjustment to sit right on your head but it's okay.
  • Well to start I have a small head and they were uncomfortable to start with. After replacing the included earpads they are 100 times better.
  • The winged design means they are comfortable and adapt to basically any size of head.
  • Bear in mind the minimum size is larger than most other headphones.
  • I have small head too, they're nearly too big for me to use so it's not like they were stretched, quite the opposite.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Headphones - Black
  • They are very light weight, I wear glasses and they haven't bother me at all.
  • They 20's are also really light weight, so if your goal is to wear them while doing some sort of physical activity, I would highly recommend these.
  • These things are light weight, and give a crisp sound that is not taxing on the ears.
  • Excellent quality at a super reasonable price! Sounds great, lightweight and has a long cord.
  • They feel great on too, weight is perfect and my ears don't get hot. I highly recommend these.
Driver Diameter
1.97 in.
1.57 in.
Detachable Cable
Cable Length
8.25 ft.
9.84 ft.
In-Line Remote
Headband Material
Plastic / Soft foam
Aluminum / Soft foam
Ideal for professional recording, Transparent response, Semi-open-back design, Adjustable headband, 1/4" adapter included
Single-sided cable, Durable Design, Copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils
What customers say about "Features"
Samson SR850 Professional Studio Reference Open Back Headphones
  • This headset comes with a 3.5mm jack, not USB, this tends to give a better sound, and if you have a decent phone works with them too.
  • This headset also comes with a 6.3mm adapter, so it should work with pretty much any audio equipment you have.
  • The bass to be a tad muddy, and the highs sounding a little too bright. However that's nothing an equalizer or decent sound card can't solve.
  • It feels like plastic-like cardboard. Now that being said, it is very comfortable, and light on the head.
  • This headset features velour pad, not leather. Although leather does look nicer.
Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Headphones - Black
  • The cable is high quality, and exceptionally long actually.
  • The build quality is also exceptional. They feel and look like a much higher end pair of headphones.
  • The headband is adjustable on each side making it easy to get them fitting great for anybody.
  • Good build quality from cable to ear pads to the headband. Feels like a quality engineered product.
  • Comfortable. I don't play for excessive periods of time but have had no problem yet. Good noise isolation when wearing.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
49.00 $

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