Phiaton PS 210 BTNC Bluetooth Headphones: Unobtrusive, Amazing Sound
5 October 2013
Excerpt: We love the Phiaton PS 210 BTNC Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones. They sound great with active noise cancelling built-in and they worked well with every device we tried, offering easy connections, a consistent connection and long range.
Excerpt: I had the opportunity to look at a number of different headphones from Phiaton in recent months. The first pair of Phiaton headphones I reviewed were the Phiaton’s PS 20 BT Stereo Headset. ( Read the review .) These wireless bluetooth headphones were incredibly comfortable and sounded great.
Pros: Headphones feel great and sound good; Controls easy to use; Looks cool; Can clip or hang with the lanyard Great unboxing experience; Comfortable; Look terrific; In-Line microphone and remote doesn’t stand out but works well; Tangle free cord; Sound great Complete package with lots of extras; Quit...
Cons: Cannot use different headphones since they are permanently attached; I worry the control button will eventually break Nothing but at a price of $150 you had better LOVE the red color and unusual earbud design After a few hours the on-ear design introduced some fatigue; They are made of plastic, a...
Summary: While I found the fit of the Phiaton PS 210 BTNC headphones to be problematic, a little research will tell you that I'm the exception and not the rule. The fact is that, sonically, the PS 210 BTNC stands up to many headphones of the same price that don't have noise cancelling and Bluetooth 3.0.
Pros: Overall excellent Bluetooth and wired sonic performance, Able to use even when battery is dead, Central control unit means either headphone can be used for calls, Long battery life
Cons: Unique design means might not fit all ears, Bluetooth connection inconsistent, Control unit clip weak, Only USB charging out of box
Excerpt: As my flight reached cruising altitude, all the familiar annoyances were in full swing. The steady drone of the engines, the same canned announcements we’ve heard a hundred times, the obligatory high-pitched screams of the crying infant.
Pros: Nice “kinda-in-the-ear” fit. Long battery life. Music and phone calls both come through with impressive clarity and fidelity. Very effective active noise cancellation, great isolation in passive (wired) mode.
Cons: Clip-on remote is a cosmetic blemish and a physical encumbrance. Tiny control wheel for volume and track changes on the remote is tough to manage. Right and left ear indicators are hidden.
Excerpt: Gadget freaks can drive themselves crazy waiting for the perfect product. Whether it's a smartphone, an A/V receiver, or a laptop, it seems there's always at least one missing feature that you really, really need.
Conclusion: While many headphone companies talk big about creating revolutionary products, Phiaton has actually done it. The PS 210 BTNC is the best-sounding wireless earphone we’ve ever heard and, for that matter, one of the best earphones we’ve enjoyed in general.
Pros: Outstanding sound quality, Versatile and well-featured, Easy to setup and use, Effective noise-canceling, Long battery life, Comfortable for long-term use
Summary: First, I want to thank Phiaton for the review sample.
As a headphone brand, Phiaton is relatively new to the scene. But as a company, it has a rather long history. Phiaton was setup by Cresyn Korea in 2008 as an initiative to launch its own high end headphone line.
Pros: The earbud + IEM design, build quality, good price point.
Cons: Not much isolation, lack of extra eartips. Could use a more robust 3.5mm plug
Conclusion: For the price, the build quality could be a bit better. The shirt clip seems a little flimsy and cheap and threatened to fall of my shirt once in awhile. Of course the closer the unit containing the mic is to your mouth the better the quality of the call and the best results were clipping it to the...
Pros: The best sound I've heard on any Bluetooth Headphone, logical and intuitive design, lots of eartip options, clear and quiet phone calls, long battery life, comfortable and convenient, a fair price for what you get.
Cons: Noise cancellation not as good as I'd expect. A rather flimsy clip.
Conclusion: The PS210 are a uniquely comfortable and capable set of in-ear headphones. Their fresh design approach really delivers on their promise for better bass and cleaner highs without wearing on your ears. Both casual and serious listeners will appreciate what they have to offer.
Pros: Clean, open sound with solid bass, Durable build quality, Comfortable, secure fit, Very High Value
Cons: Thin ultra-high frequencies, High profile appearance, Mediocre sound isolation