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PSB M4U 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of PSB M4U 1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the price and bass quality are generally positive. The design and comfort are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the PSB M4U 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for PSB M4U 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of PSB M4U 1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the bass quality and price are generally positive. The design and sound also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the portability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for PSB M4U 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of PSB M4U 1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the sound. There are some less positive opinions about the size. There are some mixed views about the comfort.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

PSB M4U 1 headphones review

 

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.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

PSB M4U 1

 

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.

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

PSB M4U 1 headphones review: Beats for audiophiles

 

Costing $100 less than its highly regarded noise-canceling sibling, the PSB M4U 1, is a very clean, accurate headphone that offer first-class sound and won't break the bank at $299.

The ; 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...

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.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good headphone- poor customer service

 

Purchased a set recently. The pivot where the earpiece mounts to the headband is now cracking. I called customer service and they said it can't be fixed. They offered me 25% off (which you can regularly find on sales) on a new or refurbished set (now...

Good sound and features

Design flaw on ear=cup mounting- they will NOT fix it.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Best cans at 300$ price point.Suitable for all genres."

 

A must buy can for 300$ price point. Best cans at 300$ price point.Suitable for all genres viz., Classical, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, RnB, Dub Step, Piano music, Unplugged, Trance, House, Electronic, Dance, Country etc.They are the only headphones to get all...

Excellent reproduction of sound that they make bad recording sound really.Passive noise isolation,you needn't listen to songs at full volume,35-50% vol is enough.Extra ear pads, detectable cable ,nice carrying case and cleaning cloth.

Had to spend all of my savings to buy these(cheaper against M4U2s),slightly uncomfortable(head-force)however afterwards one becomes used to. With the sonic quality they offer one forgets about the discomfort.1 yr warranty in India(2 in US/Canada).

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Great headphone, but huge!

 

This has been called beats for audiophiles. It has great sound, is neutral and detailed, but they are glossy and fairly fashionable. In general, I like a V shape and listen to hardcore, metal, metalcore, so treble and bass add a more lively sound. This...

Accurate, detailed, and neutral. Responds to EQ

Too damn big!

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Great overall sound quality, but...

 

These attractive 'phones are a mixed bag for us. The bright red color is certainly distinctive. Build quality, while mostly shiny plastic, feels fairly robust. Many aspects of their sound are truly outstanding, but (and it's a fairly BIG but) they...

Midrange purity, superb soundstage, excellent bass extension

Heavy, somewhat uncomfortable for long listening sessions

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Fantastic balanced sound and probably Giant-Killers

 

***Others have provided ample images / specification overviews, so my review is focused on convincing you to try these out, with some comparisons to headphones in and out of its price range. A 5 Point Scale – 1 being Bad, 5 being Excellent / Industry...

Sound Quality, design/accessories, reasonable price, good comfort

Comfort requires some break-in, smallish earpads, optimized for devices not home-listening

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Still my favorite closed-back headphone under $500

 

These headphones are a steal for the msrp price (don't mind that I got a killer deal). I haven't heard any headphone come close to achieving the textures achieved by the PSBs. The chunkiness of Ska guitar, the ring of brass, the resonance of string...

Clarity, Texture, Balanced sound signature (leans a bit warm; to my liking), Efficient (easy to drive), Removable Cable, Isolation, All-rounder

Comfort (headband is fine, but ear cups are a bit small, cans are a bit heavy), Sound stage a bit intimate for my taste, bass present but lacks impact

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

PSB M4U 1: A New Standard is Born

 

PSB M4U 1: A New Standard is Born Intro I am quite sure that many of you, myself included, have started on the seemingly never ending path to finding the perfect set of headphones. Terms such as too bright or too dark, mid-bass hump and recessed...

Accurate, natural sound filled with great energy and resolve

Nothing that comes to mind, but nothing is perfect either; There is always room for improvements

Mar, 2015
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