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I've got them both right here beside me, and while the 1 isn't broken in yet, early indications are that they're going to sound very similar if not the same when in passive mode.   The M4U2 in active mode without NC is still the best sound to my ears.
I would argue that the M100s scale better as you add an amp, or at least with the amps I have.  If you're going with an amp, then the M100 may be better than the PSB.  However, if you're adding an amp then I'd argue there are better options than both the M100 and PSB.  My HD600 for example can be had for about the same price as either and is better than both IMO.   For me where the PSB shine (and where they're at their best) is in active mode driven from an iPod....
I have not experienced the pressure issues you mention.   As has been mentioned several times, these headphones perform best when in active mode.  I'm sure they have a flat and accurate response when in passive mode, but they lose the excitement and overall enjoyability.  I only listen in active mode, as the noise cancellation is of no use to me.   So, I personally have little interest in the M4U1 that's rumored, as the passive mode on these doesn't quite do it...
The M4U2 bass anemic? We're obviously not listening to the same headphone...
I personally do not like the UE6000 or UE9000 after some time with them, although they're very good for what they are.  If you really like those UE cans then I doubt you'll like the PSB, as they're very different.   The UE cans are more warm sounding and I tend to like a more neutral or even a bit forward sound with more excitement.  But I don't want something that's bright either, so something like the Grado cans are out.  I want something in the middle and the PSB...
I don't find the PSB to sound clinical at all. They have a flat signature to them and sound accurate, but don't have the sterile sound that some gear has. I find them very fun to listen to. Keep in mind that this is all in active mode where the 'Room Feel' kicks in and the bass gets kicked up a notch. They have an even more flat response in passive mode but don't excite me there. If you're looking for passive only I actually prefer the M100
I thought I'd post this here instead of over in the V-Moda M100 thread.  But since it's come up here before, I've had the M100 for a couple days now and have had a chance to compare it to the M4U2.   The M100 is a good sounding headphone and has a thinner profile vs the PSB when you're wearing it.  I would also argue that the build quality is better on the V-Moda but only time will tell and PSB seems to have resolved the issues on their end.  In terms of sound, the...
Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!   Thanks
Wow, very odd responses...I'm half sorry I asked.    The reason I would expect the responses here to be better, or more valuable to me anyway, than the reviews on the Apple site is because THATS WHAT WE DO HERE.  We are a specialized forum that talks about headphones.  There are specialized forums about all kinds of topics all over the internet, where people ask specific questions every day.  There are THOUSANDS of threads on here of people asking 'what should I buy'...
Im sorry, do I know you?  I assume so since you feel comfortable making personal attacks.  My remark stands as posted.  I'm not saying that NOBODY who buys from Apple knows sound, but the general public does not have the same appreciation or understanding of sound that we do, otherwise there would be 300 million members of this forum...   By the way, take a look at the reviews of the Bose headphones on the Apple site.  According to the reviews on that site, ALL 3 pair of...
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