PSB M4U 8 - A Real World Test

PSB M4U 8 - A Real World Test

Mike, our Digital Manager, recently took a pair of PSB Speakers M4U 8 Wireless active noise cancelling headphones on a real-life test, they battled a busy Heathrow terminal 5, a 11-hour flight on a A380 and the South African bush. Here’s what he had to say about them.

I had heard the PSBs before in the office and was looking forward to trying them in a more real-life situation. I had a few hours to kill around Heathrow’s busy (and loud) Terminal 5. A flick of the “ANC” switch soon cut out all the hustle. They really are a superb sounding headphone and are totally engaging – I was soon lost in the music and it felt like I was not just killing time at an airport but enjoying listening to some music.

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The next test would be blocking out the engine noise of the A380. I watched Three Billboards, which whilst it didn’t have an awesome soundtrack to test the PSBs, it did let their Active Noise Cancelling excel. I took them off when the offer of a can of Tiger came around and couldn’t quite believe how much difference it made – spent the next 5 minutes flicking the ANC on and off with a slightly amazed look on my face.

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They were next used when a quiet afternoon in the South African bush needed filling, and whilst all the bug noises were generally enjoyable, it was good to escape from that for a moment and chill out to some Moby, Morcheeba and Massive Attack. The PSBs once again excelled.

They came out again at around 4am on my return flight when I decided I needed a 90s Hip-Hop session – immediately put a smile on my face and I was ready to tackle the last bit of my journey home with an awesome soundtrack.

I highly recommend the PSBs – they’re a tad on the large side but they’re comfortable, feel well built and frankly they sound fantastic. The case is also nice and gives you confidence that they are being well protected.

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