The influential German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, has been bowled over by the recently launched M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones in this highly detailed and comprehensive review. The following English-translated quotes are excerpts from Frankfurter Allgemeine’s German M4U 2 review:
“The built-in amplifier which is powered by two AAA batteries (for up to 60 hours of operation), extends the battery life on your iPod or MP3 player and prevents distortion.”
“In the active mode is also “Room Feel” technology, one of Paul Barton’s developments in the last two years, which generates that speaker-like, open soundstage.”
“Although the M4U 2 is well-shielded from outside noise as a closed headphone, it also provides an active noise reduction to 18 decibels (Active Noise Canceling ANC), which operates on the analogue level, and senses ambient noises with four microphones.”
“Even in passive mode, the M4U 2s fully convinced us of a balanced, never exaggerated representation of the music.”
“Since we haven’t heard anything better yet: the spaciousness is impressive, which comes from a loudspeaker-like performance, and the finesse of the overall presentation is so perfect that it is difficult to disconnect from the musical enjoyment.”
For Frankfurter Allgemeine’s full M4U 2 German review, click here.