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Summary:Home/Studio-style noise canceling over-ear headphones that come with a detachable audio cable with built-in remote and mic for iPod/iPhone connections, an alternate detachable audio cable for non-iPod/iPhone connections, a 1/4-inch plug adaptor, mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, extra ear pads, and a carrying case.
The PSB Speakers M4U 2 home/studio-style noise-canceling headphones have a closed over-ear design. These headphones can be used with the noise-canceling feature turned on or off. The M4U 2 are intended for use with iPods, iPads, some cell phones, as well as standard audio devices. Additional features include a non-noise-canceling amplified mode, dual-input connections that allow the audio cord to be connected to either side of the headphones for convenience, and earphones that fold for ease of storage. The M4U 2 comes with extra earpads, a detachable 59-inch audio cable with built-in mic and integrated call connect/disconnect and player function controls for use with iPods, iPhones, iPads, and some cellphones, an alternate detachable 59-inch audio cable for non-iPod/iPhone connections, a 1/4-inch plug adaptor, mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, and carrying case. It is covered by a 24-month warranty.
About This Brand
PSB Speakers, new to the headphone catagory in 2012, has a background in speakers and subwoofers. The company currently offers two headphones: the M4U2, an active noise-canceling over-the-ear model, and the M4U1, an over-ear model without noise-canceling technology.
Features & Specs - PSB Speakers M4U 2
Weight (oz.) Reflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
Cable length (in.) Cable length indicates the approximate length of the cable from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
Cable length (in.)
Battery type The number and type of batteries used.
Works with noise reduction off Will operate without the noise-canceling circuitry activated; allows the model to be used as standard headphones if the batteries die.
Works with noise reduction off
Integrated microphone Has an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control This allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Call connect/disconnect control
Integrated volume control This allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated volume control
Integrated player control This allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated player control
Detachable cable A detachable cable allows the headphones to be used for noise canceling without the cord being connected to a music or video player, or dangling from the headset.
Monitor function (mute) Has a control that turns off the audio, and in the case of noise canceling models turns off the noise canceling function, so that ambient sounds can be heard. Useful for hearing ambience like travel announcements without turning off the audio player or removing the headphones.
Monitor function (mute)
Noise canceling unit in earpiece The electronic circuitry for the noise cancelation function is integrated into headphones earpiece rather than incorporated as a separate module that is integrated into the audio cord.
Noise canceling unit in earpiece
Low battery indicator An indicator to show that the headphone battery power is low and will need to be replaced or recharged.