Conclusion: The Phiaton PS 200 is a nice-looking, nicely presented pair of in-ear headphones—the supplied case allows the cable to be neatly spooled—but whether or not its bright, rather lightweight balance will bother you will depend both on the music you prefer and on a personal audition.
Excerpt: The 48" cable is a little long for shirt-pocket use, though it has a sliding collar to help with cable dressing. It ends with a straight 3.5mm stereo jack plug—I prefer a right-angle plug because it puts less strain on the contacts of an iPod's output jack when pushed from the side.
Conclusion: Superior industrial design, a perfectly configured case and natural-sounding highs all recommend the PS 200. But like a lot of high-end audio equipment, be aware that the price tag definitely outshines the strictly incremental increase in sound quality.
Pros: Superb traveling case; attractive and durable metal housing; comfortable silicon tips
Cons: Overpriced relative to sound quality; lacking adequate bass
Phiaton Primal Series 200 Earphones in Review – Mini Jet Engines
6 July 2009
Conclusion: In the End, Phiaton’s Primal Series 200 In-Ear monitors (or earphones) astonish me. They really bring out the “feel” and emotion of Celtic Woman. They simple rock with… rock, metal, and pop music I had.
Pros: Good Looks, Non-Microphonic Cable, Good instrumental separation, Fantastic high and hid band frequency, High quality build and materials, Very Comfortable
Cons: Lack of Accessories, Subtle low band frequency
Summary: For everyday listening, the Phiaton PS 200 should please most audiophiles--assuming they have $249 to spend. Because of the sound quality and the effective noise reduction (provided you have a good seal), we recommend these artfully designed earbuds.
Excerpt: First, the packaging. Yeah, we know packaging adds nothing to the quality of the sound, but it does give you an indication of the attention to detail that follows. And what follows are extremely well-made earphones.