Excerpt: As a DJ/Headphone collector, I could easily rattle off a good pair of headphones/earbuds just based on hearing what someone is planning to use them for. I must say these headphones are hard to put my finger on...But in this case, not in a bad way! I actually love the sleek and simple design...
Excerpt: Scene: You work out. You like listening to music, podcasts or even watching a movie while working out. Depending on what you do, the cord attaching your phone to the headset becomes entangled on your arms, water pack or it becomes a nuisance when you string the cord underneath your shirt.
Review: Phiaton PS 20 BT Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones
Sound & Vision Magazine
23 December 2011
Excerpt: After trying several Bluetooth headphones, I’m surprised this category hasn’t taken off yet. With Bluetooth, you’re unencumbered by pesky cables. You can leave your cell phone in your pocket, on a table, etc.
Excerpt: Most in-ear headphones offer pretty good passive noise isolation with just their silicone or foam tips. But sometimes, when you need to block out an even greater amount of ambient noise, you're going to want to invest in active noise cancellation.
Excerpt: Editor Chris Martens’ recent coverage of custom-molded in-ear headphones (from Westone, JH Audio and Sensaphonics), you’ll know that the level of noise reduction from in-ear headphones is not a given.
Conclusion: For the price, Phiaton's PS 20 NC noise-cancelling earphones exceed expectations, offering high quality audio performance and noise cancellation in a thoughtful design.
Pros: Strong audio performance with pleasant low-frequency response. Can be used in passive (non-noise-canceling mode) without affecting sound. Better-than-average noise cancellation. No distortion at high volumes. Secure fit.
Cons: Battery compartment on cable can be cumbersome. Uses non-rechargeable batteries.