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PSB M4U 2 Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones (Black)
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- Around-the-ear design with closed, padded ear cups and adjustable headband and folds up for easier storage and portability
- Active noise-canceling technology reduces distracting external sounds
- Active listening mode uses built-in headphone amplifier for more powerful and precise audio with portable sources; Tri-mode operation allows passive listening (without batteries), active listening mode, and active listening mode with noise cancellation
- In-line remote/microphone for hands-free use with iPod, iPhone, and iPad
- In-line push-to-hear monitor control pauses the audio source and noise-canceling feature for brief conversations without removing headphones
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|Color||Black||Black||Silver and Charcoal||Black|
|Item Dimensions||7.87 x 27.56 x 7.87 in||7.88 x 7.88 x 2.88 in||5 x 9 x 10 in||7 x 2.91 x 8.86 in|
|Item Weight||0.8 lb||0.75 lb||3.2 ounces||1.85 lbs|
|Additional Features||Noise-Cancelling||ios-phone-control, lightweight||lightweight, noise-cancellation||universal-phone-control, microphone-feature, noise-cancellation|
:Designed for people on the move.On a train, on a plane, from your computer to your bedroom, PSB headphones are lightweight and ready to pack up anywhere you want to go. Fold em up into the protective travel case and youll never be far from true hi-fi listening. We even added a thoughtful touch for your comfortdual input connections on either side of the headphones means no more crossed wires. Just plug in the cable on the left or right and be within easy reach of a headphone jack no matter where its situated.All of the music. None of the noise.Sometimes you just want it to be just you and your music in your own personal space. The PSB M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones dont let anything come between you and enjoying your music. Thanks to PSBs exclusive Room FeelTM technology, your music will sound so rich and natural youll think youre listening to a set of high-end loudspeakers.All of the music. Non-stop.The M4U 2 model features three convenient modes of operation: Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Active Mode, and Passive Mode (without batteries). Listen all day and all night with 60 hours of run time in ANC or Active modes. When you're out of batteries, switch to Passive Mode without missing a beat.Ergonomically sound.Listen longer in extra comfort. PSB's unique two-way adjustable ear pads are gyro-suspended for optimal ergonomics and supreme comfort.
Top Customer Reviews
I fully expected to use them for years to come, until the headband split in half from normal use...
It is pretty lame to spend $400 on headphones to have them break in half 11 months in. I literally only used them at work, so they never left my desk.
So, just the normal strain placed on them from putting them on my head caused them to fall apart... I absolutely would never buy these again, and I'm going to stay away from PSB headphones in the future.
Before these I had $90 Sony monitors that lasted 4 years and are still going strong. These were 4x more expensive and did even last a year of light use...
When the built-in amplification is turned on, you may well hear intermittent crackling noises if you are indoors near a wifi connection. And if you plug directly into the headphone jack of a power amplifier or receiver, you may hear hum or other noises.
I called PSB and was told this is a known problem arising from the high gain of the built-in electronics. The suggested work-around: When you use these headphones with a home theater amplifier or receiver, turn off the built-in amplification. And when you are connected to a portable media source (I listen to mp3s saved to my cell phone), put the device in airplane mode, so it will not pick up RF noise.
Both of these workarounds work -- not ideal, but this is one price you must pay for the really excellent sound of this headset.
PS: I listen mostly to classical music, so I want a headset with flat, accurate response. That is what this headset provides. It does sound, as PSB says, like a simply superb speaker system.
When they worked, they were great headphones, which is how they earned the two stars, but to die after 18 months seems a little short-sighted for $400 headphones.
+ Sound quality and EQ balance
+ 3 sound modes, though you really need to use the internal amp
+ Robust design (unlikely to snap headband like Bose)
+ Extra wear parts included
- Not quite big enough for all head types
- Cable design is amateur
- Folded size still huge
- Fit/finish has minor issues
Best part (Sound Quality):
The most talked about thing on these headphones is the sound quality, and to be honest, it's the best I've heard out of noise cancelling headphones. I've had the fortune in my job of being able to sample a lot of different high end systems and while these won't touch the sound quality of a well amp'd open air sennheiser, they stack up at the top of all of the noise cancelling headphones for two reasons. The first is the focus on clarity, which PSB has achieved through a well matched internal amp and speaker pairing. The second major reason is the generally flat EQ, and this is where usual noise cancelling headphones fail. PSB didn't artificially pump up the bass (beats, bose) or try to match some model of what people think sounds nice (bose). It's clear that they just went for clear, balanced, sound... even with the ANC turned on, which is a welcome change. I had a couple of people around the office try these vs. the sennheiser pxc450's that I was replacing and everyone, even without knowing what they were listening for, identified the PSB's as the clear winner for "better sound". This was a bit ranty, but the sound quality is really the reason to buy the headphones.
1. They aren't quite big enough for large heads. I have them on the max extension and it's just barely big enough for my "large" helmet size head. If you've got a big skull, these might not be for you.
2. The cables. The PSB's come with 2 cables, with one for phone functionality. On that cable there are two separate button areas. One for instant mute, which has a very hard to press button, and one with a mic and tactile button for advancing, stopping, or fast forwarding through songs. Both buttons are large and while that should result in them feeling solid, they feel like cheap plastic. The designers should have taken a cue off of the Apple earpods and worked in a few buttons with a smaller design so that volume could be controlled without reaching for your device. The lack of volume control and addition of a mic baffles me.
3. The headphones are unnecessarily huge when you fold them and not super conducive for business travel, where space in your bag is at a premium.
4. The manufacturing process on these headphones looks pretty intense, and PSB could have likely benefitted from having slightly better control over the factory. There are some gaps that don't line up or tolerances that are a bit too loose. It's something you wouldn't expect from most $400 electronic pieces that are produced on a larger scale.
Overall though I do think these are a solid 4/5. Like I mentioned, the major things they got right. The sound is really phenomenal for ANC speakers. As long as you have a big bag, a medium head, and $400 for a set of headphones, I'd highly recommend them.
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