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.
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...
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.
Summary: Bought the active noise cancelling version of these as a daily deal on Amazon for <$20.
Active noise cancelling completely broken on both my original unit and the replacement - so on one hand the quality was horrific.
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.
Conclusion: I surely do. Phiaton has done a commendable job of making an affordable, great sounding product that sells at a price that I haven't seen in the noise cancellation market. I believe that just about anyone will be happy with these comfortable and quite reasonably priced earphones.
Pros: Well priced, comfortable, great sound, good looking, provides a degree of noise cancellation, plays even when the battery is dead, comes with an airplane adapter and a luxurious carry pouch.
Cons: Missing the foam earpieces found on other models, noise cancellation could be better, the clip seems cheap.
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.