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post #316 of 552
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It just looks like the plastic layer got scuffed before the top gloss-coat was applied (well, fused). I wouldn't worry. Enjoy!

 

:beerchug:

Ahh that makes sense. I noticed that the white lines are symmetric on both sides of the headband, so it may well actually be scuff marks from the manufacturing process. Thanks for the input guys! Now my mind can be at ease.. :)

post #317 of 552
Anybody has bought/heard the new PSB M4U 4 IEM?
post #318 of 552
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Anybody has bought/heard the new PSB M4U 4 IEM?

 

 

No, IIRC they have been delayed.

post #319 of 552
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No, IIRC they have been delayed.
Yeah, they announced June 2015 is the release. July now.
post #320 of 552
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Anybody has bought/heard the new PSB M4U 4 IEM?

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBM4U4

 

$299.00 expected on July 31

post #321 of 552
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http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBM4U4

$299.00 expected on July 31
Thanks. Hope it has the Harman-Olive FR curve like the M4U1 or NAD HP50.
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So, I've had a chance to play with an AKG K545, and I'm honestly a little stumped. It seems like the K545 does everything the M4U does, and has even a bit more extension down low. It also fits more nicely and is lighter...not a game-breaker, but it does help. The M4U2 has noise-cancelling (which works really well, I couldn't hear an air conditioner fifteen feet away), and the amp which beefs everything up, but even without those things the K545 seems very similar. Do any of you have the K545, or have tried it enough to comment? Are there things I'm missing, maybe songs which would really put the M4U2 into a position where it played to its strengths in a way the K545 simply can't?

 

I got the guys at the headphone store I bought the M4U2 at to give me more time with them. They're going to be changing their return policy to thirty days. Since my last message I've returned the PSB, but I have told them I was unsure and they said I could get them again and try for thirty days if I wanted.

 

The more I play, the more I realize I like well-extended bass that can hit with authority when called for, but which doesn't overpower the hell out of everything. The x2 has it, mostly, but it's open, and I'm leaning more and more to closed cans. Wondering if the Focal Spirit Classic or HP50 is worth trying if I wasn't utterly wowed by the M4U.

post #323 of 552
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Originally Posted by Tavilyn View Post

So, I've had a chance to play with an AKG K545, and I'm honestly a little stumped. It seems like the K545 does everything the M4U does, and has even a bit more extension down low. It also fits more nicely and is lighter...not a game-breaker, but it does help. The M4U2 has noise-cancelling (which works really well, I couldn't hear an air conditioner fifteen feet away), and the amp which beefs everything up, but even without those things the K545 seems very similar. Do any of you have the K545, or have tried it enough to comment? Are there things I'm missing, maybe songs which would really put the M4U2 into a position where it played to its strengths in a way the K545 simply can't?

I got the guys at the headphone store I bought the M4U2 at to give me more time with them. They're going to be changing their return policy to thirty days. Since my last message I've returned the PSB, but I have told them I was unsure and they said I could get them again and try for thirty days if I wanted.

The more I play, the more I realize I like well-extended bass that can hit with authority when called for, but which doesn't overpower the hell out of everything. The x2 has it, mostly, but it's open, and I'm leaning more and more to closed cans. Wondering if the Focal Spirit Classic or HP50 is worth trying if I wasn't utterly wowed by the M4U.
The M4U ain't bass shy, far from it. However, it gives deep bass only when the recording calls for it...wink.gif
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Edited by Star2806 - 7/26/15 at 1:30pm
post #325 of 552
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I will need more time with them (and time to write) in order to give a full review, but i spent a few hours with them yesterday. Holy crap. A. yes ,they sound smashing right out of the box. (so much so that i find it hard to imagine how much more they could improve from burn in.) B. wow, they sound better, far better than any closed can i've used yet. They sound almost as good as my HD 598's, and the soundstage seems almost as wide. Which is just impossible to believe. But the raves are true. They are amazing. I'm using them with my Fiio E07k with the bass tweaked to +2.

I *am* having some comfort issues. They are heavy, but the issue for me is the clamping pressure..my head is big and on the most open setting of the band they still clamp rather forcefully. this aids the seal, but i'm hoping they ease up a bit with use. However i did fall asleep with them on in bed last night so they can't be *that* uncomfortable!

I will attempt a full review after some time with them, but initially my reaction is WOW...the folks who described them as "shockingly good" are right. I'm shocked by the sound, the clarity, the presence and the soundstage. I can't imagine any other sub-500 (let alone sub 400) dollar closed can sounding this great.


Do you still think that the soundstage is as good/wide as your 598s?

post #326 of 552
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Do you still think that the soundstage is as good/wide as your 598s?


Equal to greater. Impressive for a closed back headphone.

 

:beerchug:

post #327 of 552

Wow, really?:eek:  I'm really looking forward to receiving mine from the ebay auction, I won them for £79!  I have the Philips X1 which is quite refined but perhaps the bass is a bit wooly and the mids are a bit recessed.  Maybe the m4u1s could replace them if the soundstage is wide like the 598's.  Or maybe I could sell my Yamaha hph200's.


Edited by Star2806 - 7/26/15 at 2:09pm
post #328 of 552
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Wow, really?eek.gif   I'm really looking forward to receiving mine from the ebay auction, I won them for £79!  I have the Philips X1 which is quite refined but perhaps the bass is a bit wooly and the mids are a bit recessed.  Maybe the m4u1s could replace them if the soundstage is wide like the 598's.  Or maybe I could sell my Yamaha hph200's.
IMHO, the M4U1 is leagues better than the X1 or even L1 (IMO L1 is better than X1).
post #329 of 552
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Originally Posted by Star2806 View Post


Do you still think that the soundstage is as good/wide as your 598s?

I think it's close. I use these phones every day, and I am still very impressed...they have that closed vibe in the way they feel isolated, but there is definitely a very wide (for closed cans) soundstage.

I find them a bit hard to describe, because they have aspects of both, in a good way. If circumstances dictate I need to used closed phones, these are the ones I use, without exception. I still love them, and I have a hard time believing you can get a better closed can sub-300 bucks.
post #330 of 552
I'm having a hard time believeing an over $300 will be better...definitely not the cans that I've sold...
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