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alaScore 94

99 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and design. The noise isolation and comfort are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the reliability, and there are some mixed opinions about the price.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, design, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the PSB M4U 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 44 user reviews of PSB M4U 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, comfort, price, noise isolation, durability


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PSB M4U2 Noise Cancelling Headphones - Diamond BlackPSB M4U1 Headphones - Baltic GreyPSB Speakers M4U 1 Headphones - Black

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PSB M4U 2 review


If you're not an audio hound, you may not have heard of PSB Speakers. The Canadian-based company isn't exactly a household name in the US like Blackberry is, but then again, look how that turned out. Flying slightly under the radar has worked pretty...

Excellent balance and instrumental separation ; Brilliant detail and dynamic expression ; Solid noise-cancelling ; Deep feature set ; Extremely comfortable

Not especially stylish ; A bit pricey

PSB’s M4U 2 is a superb example of a premium headphone that does almost everything right.

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Sometimes in the electronics world two comes before before one.

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...

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.

The PSB M4U 1 delivers first-class audiophile sound at home or on-the-go with your mobile device.


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PSB M4U 2 Noise Cancelling Headphones


PSB is one of the latest speaker companies - joining the likes of Focal, B&W, Velodyne, and Paradigm - to jump into the booming headphone arena. In this review, we take a close look at their M4U Over-the-Ear Headphones.

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PSB Speakers' new $399.99 M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones may be the company's very first pair of headphones, but the engineers' smart design choices and superior sound put the M4U 2s at the head of the pack. They're fairly compact for a...

The PSB Speakers M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones have really comfy earpads, keep working even after the batteries have drained, and sound great.

The M4U 2s are a bit more expensive than most top-of-the-line noise-canceling headphones.

The PSB Speakers M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones combine above-average noise cancellation with excellent sound quality that's well worth the price for dedicated audiophiles looking to eliminate ambient noise.

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PSB M4U 2 Active Noise Canceling Headphones Preview


PSB Loudspeakers unveiled their very first set of headphones called the M4U 2. They feature active noise canceling and sound great!

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PSB Speakers M4U 2


Uneasy lies the headphone that wears a big fat price tag.

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PSB M4U2 review


The PSB M4U2s have bumped the Bose QuietComfort 15s out of our Top Ten list of best headphones in style. Let's get the negatives out of the way: they aren't as light or comfortable as the Boses. But they're comfy enough, perfect for shutting out the...

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PSB M4U2 Review


They might be a bit heavy but the audio quality is worth the weight

The PSB M4U2s have bumped the Bose QuietComfort 15s out of our headphones top ten in style. Let's get the negatives out of the way: they aren't as light or comfortable as the Boses. But they're comfy

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PSB's first headphones are truly brilliant – hear them now!

Amplifier improves sound and saves portable’s battery ; brilliant all-round audio

Some rivals are a smidge more comfortable and silence-inducing

It's only when you crank it that the high frequencies get a little shouty in noise-cancelling mode.

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An upbeat, unfussy pair of headphones that should find many fans

Clean, lively treble ; Energetic sound

Sound loses composure at high volume

From the brooding tones of The Dead Weather to cheesy ’90s pop tunes, it’s the willingness to get the best out of a recording that makes these PSBs so appealing.


Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation:No / Yes
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headband Headset / Headphones