Conclusion: To keep the weight down Phiaton have constructed the MS-400 from carbon graphite fibre encased in a double-shell high polymer enclosure. They also claim to have worked on the airflow, optimizing it to deliver “concert hall sound quality”.
Phiaton MS 400 Moderna Series Headphones (Playback 47)
10 August 2011
Excerpt: Phiaton is a fast growing company that specializes in building sleek, stylish, affordable, and good-sounding headphones, earphones, and music docks. In a fascinating background statement found on the firm’s web site, Phiaton explains the origins of its company name in this way:
Excerpt: Have you ever filled out a customer comment card and turned it in but, deep down, felt like your opinion probably wouldn’t be considered or valued? Yeah, we understand. When we review products we hope (with subdued skepticism) that the manufacturer might just take some of our suggestions to heart...
Pros: Powerful yet balanced sound, Very comfortable, Great sensitivity, Classy new black color schema
Cons: Difficult to pack into storage case, Midrange may be a little laid back for some listeners
Conclusion: Fifty years of audio experience from parent company Cresyn shine through in the MS 400. They’re the rare pair of headphones that sound as good as their seductive good looks suggest, seamlessly coupling innovative style with jaw-dropping sound.
Pros: Loud but likeable styling; comfortable for extended wear; excellent detail and imaging; tight, well-balanced sound
Cons: Ultra-short cable; difficult to fit into carrying case; audiophile-grade price tag
Summary: Wearing the flashy neon-colored Phiaton MS 400 headphones around town garnered a few sidelong glances, but we were too busy enjoying the heavy bass and explosive volume of these closed-back cans to care.
Excerpt: I thought about Smith the smith when John Atkinson delivered the Phiaton Moderna MS 400 headphones for review. Make no mistake—the MS 400s ($249), crafted from black carbon fiber and polymer and clad in Ferrari Rosso Corso crimson leather, are beautiful.
Conclusion: That is not to underestimate what Phiaton has done in the Moderna MS 400. It is, on the whole, a superb product that will appeal to many listeners. Neither a bargain nor high-priced at $249, the MS 400 falls midway between the Sennheiser HD280 Pro and the AKG K701.
Conclusion: Vendu pour un peu plus de 200€, le MS-400 de Phiaton est un casque d'excellente qualité offrant une qualité d'écoute haut de gamme particulièrement riche et maitrisée dans les graves et les médiums.
Pros: - Superbe qualité de fabrication, - Confortable, - Très bonne qualité d'écoute, - Basses généreuses et nettes, - Sac de transport fourni
Cons: - Câble assez court, - Pas de microphone, - Aigus "écrasés" par les graves