Soundstage Xperience Review M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
May 1, 2012
Soundstage! Xperience, an online audio and home entertainment publication presented as part of the Soundstage! Network, taps into today's fastest growing segment of the audio marketplace with their exceptional review of PSB's M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, the first-ever set of headphones to come from this award-winning Canadian speaker manufacturer.
"That circuitry [in Active Mode] boosts the signal level, adds equalization to deliver what PSB calls 'room feel', and raises the M4U 2s' input impedance to 10k ohms. This high input impedance means that the differing output impedances of various portable devices won't alter the 'phones' frequency response, and that the PSBs will draw very little current from the driving device, thus prolonging the latter's battery life."
"No headphones can give you the full-body experience of the live event, or of truly full-range loudspeakers and a great sound system, but the M4U 2s rattled my skull to the same degree as what I had heard just a few hours earlier."
"The M4U 2s might be relatively small, but their bass depth was fully competitive with any headphones I've heard at any price, and far superior to most."
"The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) circuit significantly cut down on background noise in the low and middle frequencies and modestly reduced sounds in the upper-middle frequencies — very high frequencies are already blocked by the sealed design."
"They provide extremely powerful yet well-controlled bass, an exceptionally even midrange, and a top end that deftly walks the line between delivering the necessary musical information and exposing the foibles of many contemporary recordings and portable players."
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