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People should listen to headphones if they can before purchasing them as everyone has different tastes.  To me the Shures sound "tinny" and have way too much high end.  My PSB's have the perfect amount of roll-off etc.  If I EQ the high end up at all I get fatigued.  However, the music player and quality of the source have a bearing on this. 

I do not doubt this authors sincerity  or ears.  I am just saying that we all have different tastes and perceptions.  To me the PSBs have very very good detail at all ranges, highs and lows.  One of the things I like the most about the PSB's is the bass which, while tunes slightly up, is very precise and does not bleed over into the mids.  It allows for great detail in the bass.  As for accuracy in recording, musicians and anyone who goes to live performances knows that bass tends to carry and be very pronounced in most venues.  That is just the nature of long wave length sound waves at any distance from the source.

As frequently stated in this forum: YMMM.   My advise is to read through many reviews from various sources and then make an informed decision based on your musical tastes.  Try to listen to the phones in person before choosing.
I think might actually keep the PSB's, if there is one thing they do REALLY well, it's definitely for gaming.

I play BF4 and Blacklight Retribution, both of these games sound AMAZING on this headphone. The immersion, details, and ambiance is great.
post #167 of 174
They are up for sale if anyone is interested.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/714731/psb-m4u-1-black-199-free-shipping
post #168 of 174

I love the synergy of my PSB's with the Fiio X5 DAP.  Some others on the X5 thread have also mentioned the great synergy of these two. 

 

I have the PSB-2's and I get no improvement in SQ with the PSB internal amp on vs off.  In other words the PSB-1's should get most of their sound potential from the X5 without additional amping.

post #169 of 174

I love my M4U 1's, only got them last Friday or so, but have been enjoying them since then

 

Out of my Bifrost Uber + Asgard it reminds me a lot of the HD600s, just like a "closed" sounding HD600, and they sound excellent out of my X3 --> Mustang setup

post #170 of 174
I just put some cut up foam (that came free with a phone case I got) under the back parts of the ear pads. It makes them much more comfortable (as they used to dig into my ears after an hour or so) and tilts the drivers more towards ones ears. So far it only seems to improve sound quality, if anything. Certainly hasn't lowered the quality.
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Originally Posted by Zenthelld View Post

I just put some cut up foam (that came free with a phone case I got) under the back parts of the ear pads. It makes them much more comfortable (as they used to dig into my ears after an hour or so) and tilts the drivers more towards ones ears. So far it only seems to improve sound quality, if anything. Certainly hasn't lowered the quality.
Brilliant! I just did it with some scraps of memory foam I found. This also really helps because one of my Earpads was more plump than the rest. I did it all the way around, but I may try doing it just in the back like you did.
post #172 of 174

If you think you need more space or padding, you can always try the old "PhatPad" mod, which uses thin latex tubing cut to size, with the ends glued/taped together.  Put the resulting ring inside the ear pad, between the pad and the driver housing.  There are various sizes of latex tubes you can get from surgical or diving supply houses.


Edited by JML - 6/6/14 at 4:13pm
post #173 of 174
Just received mine from TTVJ yesterday, listened directly from my IPhone and E17, so far I really love them for portable listening. I have a fairly big head, played linebacker for Arizona a few years back, and I am not having comfort issues. Maybe a bit warm, but hey it's June. Can't wait to try out the new, quieter, low and high gain Lyr 2.
post #174 of 174
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Originally Posted by curtisngl View Post

Brilliant! I just did it with some scraps of memory foam I found. This also really helps because one of my Earpads was more plump than the rest. I did it all the way around, but I may try doing it just in the back like you did.

Yeah one of my earpads is a bit more pressed in at the top; weird.

I actually got this idea from someone in the HP100 thread, but they used tissue paper. I've got enough foam to put all the way around, but I quite like it like this at the moment.
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