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post #31 of 81

I like the akg k550s

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The new PSB's ( 3 options on em, Normal, amped and noise cancellation to shut out their incessant inconsequential whinings )   Sound seems great. A possibility.

Wow, absolutely great response from you all! Thanks to all closet-hipsters who dare to come out in the open cool.gif

Now, the k550s is what I expected to hear from you, but then this PSB really threw me off balance. Never heard of them, but really nice looking and the three options... Of course there is a risk when cramming three cans into one, but should they provide the goods these would really hit the spot.

There are raving reviews, but anyone here with any kind of objective listening experinece? Or maybe some info on sound leakage?

One review from Audio advice here: http://www.audioadvice.com/audio-advice-news/2012/04/09/psb-headphones-2/

There is an image of these in Gizmag, where the cans are in silver color, but I guess they are too futuristic to be appriciated by a bunch of hipsters: http://www.gizmag.com/psb-m4u2-noise-canceling-headphones/22553/

All comments on these are welcome!
Edited by Bersercci - 7/2/12 at 6:12am
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All comments on these are welcome!

And yes I have read everything I can find - it's all just too positive that it makes me suspicious...

Any haters out there? Anyone disapointed and why?
post #34 of 81

I have never herd of them.
 

post #35 of 81

Why don't you look at iem's?

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Why don't you look at iem's?

 

Too mainstream, probably. cool.gif

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Too mainstream, probably. cool.gif

 

 

I've been down that in-ear road so many times, and as much I like the idea it's not just my cup of tea. It's hard to explain, but I want my ears to be able to breathe free and let the music flow.

 

I'm so close of getting the PSB's now - only thing stopping me is the hip colors available I guess in August...

post #38 of 81
Mod a pair of t50rp's, very simple, add clay, felt and cotton, they're very tech and hipster looking.
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I've been down that in-ear road so many times, and as much I like the idea it's not just my cup of tea. It's hard to explain, but I want my ears to be able to breathe free and let the music flow.

 

I'm so close of getting the PSB's now - only thing stopping me is the hip colors available I guess in August...

You don't have to try so hard to 'fit in', if it's really not your thing, ya know. That in itself is conformity and not true to hipster-ism.

post #40 of 81

Well, I listened to a pair of HD-202s once and loved them, so that's one of my recommendations. The HD-203s also have good reviews and seem to be a pretty decent pair of headphones, and they're both closed-back and in the sub-$100 range.

 

The MDR-V6 holds a rep as one of the best, if not the best, that an average person could afford anyways, and are built like a tank, and they have great styling if industrial recording studio-style looks are your thing, the 7506 is basically the same as the V6. Both are in the higher-end of the sub-$100s. I hadn't actually tried a pair, just recommending the V6 and 7506 based on their rep.

 

The UR-40s also kick-butt, in my experience, having owned a pair and loving them myself, and they're pretty stylish too, but leak sound like CRAZY due to being open-back. They're mid-priced with a $40 MSRP.

 

The Pro4AAT's supposed to be really good as well, but it might look a tad ridiculous in the office, and is heavy as hell.

 

Enter at your own risk with Bose, stay the hell away from Beats and Skullcandy at all costs, they are the worst you can get, besides Apple earbuds!

 

Pretty much anything from AKG or Beyer, and anything else from Sennheiser's also a safe bet.

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I've been down that in-ear road so many times, and as much I like the idea it's not just my cup of tea. It's hard to explain, but I want my ears to be able to breathe free and let the music flow.

 

I'm so close of getting the PSB's now - only thing stopping me is the hip colors available I guess in August...


They have some decent-to-good IEMs out there, an example, the Bass Freqs, which I'm currently using and actually have pretty decent sound for $20. The best IEMs you can get though are any of the Shures or the ERs though, but they're expensive as heck.

post #42 of 81

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post #43 of 81

Hang on to your dignity and stop caring what they may or may not think about your headphones. If anybody makes a snarky comment or rolls their eyes when they see your cans, don't spend one nanosecond thinking about it. Buy something that sounds good and enjoy them like a man.
 

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And yes I have read everything I can find - it's all just too positive that it makes me suspicious...
Any haters out there? Anyone disapointed and why?

Any lesser-known headphone that gets a review that claims they "obliterate everything in the price bracket" generally makes me nervous. It makes me think the article is very uninformed because it's such stupid terminology to use. I'd pass on 'em, personally.

post #45 of 81
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Wow, absolutely great response from you all! Thanks to all closet-hipsters who dare to come out in the open cool.gif
Now, the k550s is what I expected to hear from you, but then this PSB really threw me off balance. Never heard of them, but really nice looking and the three options... Of course there is a risk when cramming three cans into one, but should they provide the goods these would really hit the spot.
There are raving reviews, but anyone here with any kind of objective listening experinece? Or maybe some info on sound leakage?
One review from Audio advice here: http://www.audioadvice.com/audio-advice-news/2012/04/09/psb-headphones-2/
There is an image of these in Gizmag, where the cans are in silver color, but I guess they are too futuristic to be appriciated by a bunch of hipsters: http://www.gizmag.com/psb-m4u2-noise-canceling-headphones/22553/
All comments on these are welcome!


find a local hi-fi shop they may have them. Or call around. I was shocked at how good they sounded but I only listened for a few minutes at most, but also on the rack there were the Denon2/5/7000 Senn 800/598/650 etc  I was also trying out.

 

Try to hear them yourself.

 

You can always ask some owners directly here in this thread. http://www.head-fi.org/t/605079/psb-m4u-2/30


Edited by nick n - 7/2/12 at 3:02pm
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