Summary: Phiaton MS400: Finding that perfect combination of comfort, portability, isolation, and sound quaility has never been easy, especially in the $150-250 price range. Phiaton, an upmarket audio branch of Korean electronics firm Cresyn, attempts to find the perfect balance with the strikingly pretty MS400.Build Quality: The build of the MS400 impresses right out of the box.
Pros: Great build quality, good comfort and isolation for a portable set, smooth sound
Cons: Off-neutral sound may not be to everyone's liking
I am often very focused on the aesthetics of my headphones. I believe the attraction is very similar to a women; its the initial feeling and as such I fell in love with these headphones at first sight. Though some might say the carbon fiber look is a little too much, I'd argue they complement and set it aside from other headphones.
Pros: Nice Highs, Good Clarity, Beautiful Design, Durable/Flexible, Nice Isolation, Not much leaking
Cons: Lows could better, Needs strong feed, Weak Hinges
Summary: Phiaton MS 400 (Moderna Series)
Moderna Series headphones are engineered with a carbon fiber enclosure for accurate response and high quality audio. Hear the finer music details for the ultimate listening experience at home, in the office or on your travels. Flexible ‘fold and go’ headphones fit conveniently into a compact carrying case for travel.
Summary: I now have had the Phiaton MS400 for about half a year. It is the first closed headphone I've bought and it did take some getting used to. Beside the Phiaton I just have open headphones, such as the Sennheiser HD 650 and the AKG K 501. I must say that I'm slightly disappointed with the MS400's treble response. You can't really say that the HD 650 is a treble monster, but compared to the MS400 it presents far more detail in the upper mid and treble areas.