best ipod dock awardPSB Speakers gets up close and personal with your hi-fi. We've taken our 40 years of bringing real sound to real people and packed it into our exciting new Music for You (M4U) series of high performance headphones. You're listening to music more than ever before, but now you can do it in comfort and style with PSB's true-to-nature sound quality. The latest M4U addition is the M4U 1 Over-Ear Headphone, which offers our Room Feel™ technology and the same musicality of our award-winning M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, but without amplification or noise cancelling. The M4U 1 brings the precise true-to-nature sound of PSB's in-room loudspeakers to affordable personal listening.
For at-home or on-the-go listening, these passive mode headphones are designed to give you the experience of Room Feel, but without all the fuss. Just put them on and enjoy. No batteries or switches necessary. Just pure simple sound. Like all PSB designs, the M4U 1 model emphasizes true-to-nature sound that doesn't take anything away from the musical performance.
Listen longer in extra comfort. The ergonomic ear pads are gyro-suspended and self-adjusting to give you a precise fit, and naturally isolate your music from the outside world. The light weight and extremely soft replaceable ear pads allow you to lose yourself in those extended listening sessions. The expandable headband also adjusts easily for a more customized fit.
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 you'll never be far from true hi-fi listening. We even added a thoughtful touch for your comfort—dual 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 it's situated.
Two tangle—free cords are included—one standard and the other featuring an in-line remote to play, pause, or skip music, as well as a microphone to take calls from iPhone® or Blackberry®. Other accessories include a protective travel case, extra ear pads, microfibre cleaning cloth, ¼" (6mm) stereo adaptor, and dual input flight adaptor.
|Max Power Handling||30mW|
|Sensitivity||102dB at 1kHz/1mW|
|Frequency Response||LF Cutoff -10dB = 10Hz
LF Cutoff -3dB = 15Hz
Within ±1 1/2dB = 20-20,000Hz
|Cable||1.5m (59”) Detachable Tangle-free|
|Headphone Connection||3.5mm (1/8”) Stereo Jack (Left or Right)|
|Accessories Included||Protective Travel Case
Extra Ear Pads
2 x 1.5m (59”) Cables
3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/8” to 1/4”) Stereo Plug Adaptor
Airline Connection Adaptor
|Dimensions||200 x 200 x 70mm|
|Microphone Type||Convenient Remote and Stereo Monitor Controls with Mic for iPhone and BlackBerry|
Please note that professional reviews for headphones are much more varied than traditional Hi-Fi. With Bookshelf Speakers and the likes, it's quite often to get 5 stars straight across the board. With Headphones, it's very rare that everyone agrees on the quality of the product, therefore straight 5 star reviews are very rare. Critically acclaimed headphones will generally average around 4 stars regardless of performance, so don't be put off by this.
That being said, we always prefer to show each review where possible, even if the review isn't so flattering. It is after all a very subjective opinion as everyone has different hearing abilities and preferred styles. Think of it like wine, you can buy a £100 bottle, but prefer a £6. At the end of the day it's down to taste and taste alone.
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An upbeat, unfussy pair of headphones that should find many fans
The PSB M4U 1 delivers first-class audiophile sound at home or on-the-go with your mobile device.
The PSB M4U 1 offers excellent, clean, and accurate sound. The headphones fit comfortably and come with both a "plain" cable and one that has an integrated one-button remote and microphone for making cell-phone calls. A nice carrying case and an extra set of user-replaceable ear pads are also included.
Like most hinged headphones, the M4U 1's hinges might pose long-term reliability concerns. The headphones high performance can make poorly recorded and compressed music (MP3s) sound worse.