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Phiaton-ps-200.33858742
6.7 out of 10

Phiaton PS 200

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Overall 8
8.0

Outstandingly realistic sound, once fit was dialed in (Comply TX-100 large)

mhoopes, head-fi.org
13 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Disclosure: my hearing is not the greatest. I find myself tweaking equalization to around +3 dB starting at 8 kHz, and up to +8 dB at 10 kHz. I still have somewhat critical tastes, but not what I'd consider "audiophile-level". That said, I'm looking for realism, and a good match with my ears, spectrally and ergonomically, for long listening sessions.
  • Pros: Natural soundstage & imaging, good treble extension, smooth midrange, great for jazz & classical
  • Cons: Light bass and fatiguing treble with stock tips, poor cord strain reliefs, finicky ergonomics
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

12345142, head-fi.org
22 September 2009
  • Summary: Fit and finish The PS200 fits well in my ear canals, although the body is on the large side. Because of this, they constantly push against my antitragus, making it sore after a while. However, I doubt this will happen to other users. Isolation is quite good; they isolate about as well as my ER6s, despite using single-flange tips. However, the tips are quite thick, and don't squish down quite as easily as the ones supplied with my other earphones.
  • Pros: airy and wide soundstage, great speed and detail, well built and cool looking
  • Cons: slightly large, bass isn't very powerful, may be too bright for some
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

jwhitakr, head-fi.org
22 September 2009
  • Summary: Design A silver housing, accented by a black nozzle and a black "fan blade" back, gives the PS200 a unique look.  The fan blade back has a look similar to a jet engine (although this visual cue has no real impact on the acoustics of the earphones).  I rather like the design as it sets the earphones apart from generic looking earphones, without looking gaudy or ostentatious.   At the heart of the PS200 are dual BA drivers with a passive crossover network.
  • Pros: Nice style; sweet sound; very comfortable to wear; nifty carrying case.
  • Cons: Weak bass; pricey at retail of $249
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

mhoopes, head-fi.org
22 September 2009
  • Summary: Disclosure: my hearing is not the greatest. I find myself tweaking equalization to around +3 dB starting at 8 kHz, and up to +8 dB at 10 kHz. I still have somewhat critical tastes, but not what I'd consider "audiophile-level". That said, I'm looking for realism, and a good match with my ears, spectrally and ergonomically, for long listening sessions.
  • Pros: Natural soundstage & imaging, good treble extension, smooth midrange, great for jazz & classical
  • Cons: Light bass and fatiguing treble with stock tips, poor cord strain reliefs, finicky ergonomics
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

EnjoyMusic, head-fi.org
22 September 2009
  • Summary: Recommendations: TX100 Comply foam tips (MUST), wear it over-the-ear Avoid: Too high volumes, default tips   Out of the box they sound a bit harsh, but we can feel its pleasant soundstage. After 20 hrs of burn-in (driver) harshness reduced significantly but it bothered in quite a few recordings. Before returning them back I want to try them with Comply foam Tx100 tips which might increase the base and reduce high peaks to certain extent.
  • Pros: Sparkling highs, excellent mids, good bass and beautiful soundstage
  • Cons: too much highs (for some) especially at high volumes
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Overall 10
10

The Amazing Phiaton PS200 Balanced Armature Earphones

john p., Amazon
14 June 2012