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PSB M4U 1 & M4U 2 Headphones

PSB M4U 1 & M4U 2 Headphones

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Why can‘t this be shipped to Austria?
doesn't ship to Australia :(
Wish they had the wirless...
How these would compare with Sony mdr-1am2?
Owned a M4U1 for 4 years now. Hasn't broken on me yet but after buying other headphones similar to its original pricepoint, I've got to say it just isn't comfortable enough or sound good enough to warrant the purchase. Design is ugly, plastic gets scratched to hell, earpads are small and are almost on-ear. My ears got very hot and uncomfortable after an hour with them on. I enjoyed the sound when I first got it (it was my first headphone that cost more than $200, after the M50x)... however I can't listen to these for more than testing purposes anymore. They just sound wrong compared to my other headphones. Very closed in and doesn't sound very clear. I think closed headphones today have much better options at both cheaper and higher price points.
I've had my pair of M4U1's for years. I love these to death. The stage is small, but these have a great, warm sound, isolate well (used these on more than a few plane rides) even without the ANC model, and are incredibly efficient. The plastic material does feel flimsy, but using the carrying case while traveling with it, mine are STILL going strong.
Edit to add: I paid $300 for mine, when they first came out. No regrets. Easily worth 130.
These headphones sound great, have decent comfort, but I don't reccomend them for one reason. Their build quality is cheap and they have very poor duability. The hinge and headband will crack and break after a few months to a year. I've had two pairs and both failed the exact same way and after the exact same amount of use. The larger your head, the faster this will happen. I'm not sure if they have fixed this issue, but if they haven't. Then you should avoid.
These are great cans at this price. I got these at the same time as I got the Fidelio X2s and both go well. The only complaint at this price is the cable noise. If you play with the cable, you'll hear it. I have the passive ones, but the seal is tremendous so you only need ANC for truly noisy environments.
Easy to drive, too.
The other big deal is it feels plasticky. They do resemble beats, but much better sound and price. They are a steal at this price, if you need a smaller set of closed headphones, you won't find better until you're hitting double the drop price.
I own an M4U 2. I've quite enjoyed it. Sounds much better than the Bose QC25. The noise cancelling isn't quite as good as the Bose, but still quite good. Comfort is good, but it's a bit heavy and won't stay on your head if you're doing a workout.
Overall a steal at $130. I believe I paid $350 CAD for mine back in the day.
Great sound on these headphones, and the ANC is not bad either
Good sound, poor design. See the hinges on the headband? I've had two M4U-1 headphones break there. Maybe if you have a smaller noggin, you won't place as much stress on them.
Gnawme
I was just about to comment about the headband. I have a pair of the M4U-1 and the plastic near the hinges on my headband cracked after a 2 - 3 years. I just used them at my desk at work. I contacted PSB support and I was able to buy a replacement headband for about $20. This is a pretty good deal, but just be aware of a potential headband issue.
I paid full price for the MU4-2 headphones a couple of years ago. They were an awesome value at full price. At these prices, these are a steal.
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I’ve had both for about 3 years now, and still couldn’t say which I preferred. For build quality I think the NAD takes the award. Comfort and noise isolation is about the same. Sound signature is nearly identical, with the NAD having a bit more extension in the low end, and a slightly fuller lower midrange. The PSB is the more neutral of the two.
awoodbri
Sounds like the NAD might be more laid back and better for long commutes or flights. I know the ATH-MSR7 is super neutral, but gets REALLY fatiguing after about 30 minutes.
These are outstanding cans for the price. Very impressive soundstage for closed cans. I bought a pair five years ago for 299 and loved them. This price is a steal.