Ratings (relative to comparably priced noise-cancelling headphones):
• Tonal balance: 10
• Clarity: 10
• Dynamics: 9.5
• Comfort/Fit: 9.5
• Noise isolation/cancellation: 9
• Ease of Use: 9.5
• Value: 10
PSB’s M4U 2 is one of the most cleverly conceived, well executed, versatile, and good sounding headphones that $400 can possibly buy. It literally offers something for everyone: sufficient sound quality to please purists, cool-looking industrial design and great fit and finish for those who demand headphones that look as good as they sound, terrific comfort and ease of use for those who will spend long hours listening to their ‘phones, headset functionality for an ever-growing number of smartphone users, and effective noise-cancellation for those constantly on the go. This is why we call the M4U 2 a “headphone for all seasons.”
The M4U 2 is certainly not cheap, but it is arguably a bargain for what it is and does. Seriously, this could be as much headphone as many users might ever need or want. As we see it, the really impressive thing is that this is Paul Barton’s first-ever headphone design; it’s simply amazing to see how many things he got right on his very first try. Well done, Mr. Barton.
PSB Speaker M4U 2 Active Noise-Cancelling Headphone
Type: Circumaural (over-the-ear), closed-back headphone with active noise-cancelling capabilities.
Accessories: As listed under “FEATURES”, above.
Driver complement: 40mm dynamic driver in closed-back housing
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20kHz, ± 1 ½ dB
• Active Mode: 0.25%
• Active Noise Cancelling Modes: 0.5%
Sensitivity: 102 dB
• Passive Mode: 32 Ohms
• Active & Active Noise Cancelling Modes: 10k Ohms
Weight: 12.8 oz.
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