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Phiaton Bridge MS 500 M-Series Headphones with Microphone

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #59 in On-Ear

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Pros: Detail, tonal balance, fun, accurate, comfort, portability, efficient, build, style, accessories, genuine leather

Cons: None that I can see

The Bridge is a headphone that combines the epitome of elegant design, comfort of kings, and an exquisite sound that you can get by just plugging into a smartphone. It is a pure audiophile headphone. 

 

Accessories - Soft leather pouch, 6.3mm adapter, two cables (one with single button remote and mic). 

The cables are covered with fabric, and are pretty thick. They're both teriminated with a 90 degree 3.5 jack.

 

Packaging - The Bridge comes in the largest box that I've ever seen for a headphone package. It's got Phiaton's trademark color scheme- black and red, however there is white to the box as well. 

Build/Design - What can I say.. So many things.. I think the Bridge is the best-looking headphone that I've ever seen, hands down. There are a select few that I also love in terms of design, but the Bridge really is at a level that I might call perfection. 

 

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The cup shape, the adjusting frame, the headband.. I can't get enough. I just can't. 

 

The adjusting frame is made entirely out of a smooth metal. Its design brings forth an elegant yet simple stature unprecedented by any other headphone that I know of. 

 

The jacks on both sides of the headphone on the adjusting frame allow for asymmetrical use. The jacks are 2.5mm, so most cables won't fit the headphone. Thankfully, Phiaton has provided two cables. 

 

The headband is made of genuine perforated leather. It's soft, stylish, and pleasant all at once. Subtle red accents give it a modern look. To me, it kind of makes the headphones have a "sports car" like appearance. 

 

The pads are made of plush leather. Plush is right. These are the most comfortable pads I've felt, both on my hands and on my ears. 

 

The cups are originally shaped. An upside-down smoothened triangle can give a general idea, but not do it justice. The cups are made out of a pretty sturdy plastic.

 

Comfort - I can wear these headphones for about 3-4 hours (intense gaming sessions!) before getting any discomfort around the lower portion of my ears. The headband feels nonexistent on my head. 

 

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Sound - In addition to an amazing design is an amazing sound. With electronic, the immense amount of detail and immersive sound turns synths into living instruments that I find myself addicted to. 

 

Bass - The bass is slightly accentuated, but I only really notice it with kick drums. They've got a great amount of impact without showing any signs of a booming nature. Bass notes are extremely detailed and clean. Netsky's "Rise and Shine" is a great example to show this headphone's bass response. Extended, controlled, detailed. It's got it all. 

 

Mids - The mids aren't exactly what I would call forward, but I don't think I would go as far as to call them recessed. They sound just about where they should in anything I throw at it. The lower end of the midrange is actually fairly cold, which I feel accents the treble, bass, and rest of the midrange extremely well. It gives a better sense of immersion, clarity, and control. 

 

Highs - The treble is a bit bright. This may deter some people, but it may attract others. For me, it's a huge plus. I love brighter treble, and these have the best treble that I've heard. It really shines in electronic music. It's so lively and energetic. It's simply amazing to my ears. Extension is excellent to boot, and there's no sibilance either. 

 

Soundstage - "Incredible" is all that comes to mind. It's spacious all around. Depth and width. Everything is presented with stunning special realism. This makes these headphones very good for gaming purposes. I've found this to be true. 

 

Overall - The Phiaton Bridge is a headphone that you won't want to miss. If you like bass, it's for you. If you like flat, it's for you. How can that be? The bass appears as much as the song wants, and when it does, it's got impact. Style, sound, build, comfort. It's got it all. 

Phiaton Bridge MS 500 M-Series Headphones with Microphone
Description:

Stylish headphones feature genuine perforated leather with machined aluminum. View larger Newly developed drivers add extra emphasis on clarity and sound. View larger Tangle-free, oxygen-free copper cables for no tangle and a clean connection. View larger Whether on an electric guitar, violin or bass, the bridge is an essential component to creating sound in an instrument. Much like the bridge on a well-tuned instrument, Phiaton's Bridge MS 500 Headphones expertly deliver authentic sound to your ears, transporting your music, the way it was intended to be heard. Phiaton's Bridge Headphones integrate qualities similar to those found in a great instrument, matching superior audio performance with a stunning, sleek design. Bold styling, modern aesthetics and world class sonic performance. View larger Fold it up, place it in the convenient carrying case and go. View larger The Only Instrument for Your Ears Its dual-chamber structure and multi-tune acoustic design offer high-end performance and sound quality, combining the excellent bass response of closed ear headphones with the crystal clear high-frequency response of open-style headphones. These stylish headphones feature genuine perforated leather with machined aluminum and an easy, foldable structure for sleek and convenient transportation. Its tangle-free cloth wrapped cables also includes an in-line microphone, allowing users to easily make and receive phone calls without removing their headphones. M-Series The Phiaton Moderna Series, known for its bold styling, modern aesthetics and world class sonic performance, embraces a new evolution, now known as the M-Series. The exceptional M-Series signifies all of the qualities encompassed in the Moderna Series' past, present, and future. Phiaton's M-Series advancements will exceed every expectation with the highest standards in design, sound quality, technology, engineering, and comfort. Dual-Chamber Structure with Multi-Tune AD Phiaton's new "Multi-Tune Acoustic Design" allows Phiaton sound engineers to combine the excellent bass response of closed ear style headphones with the crystal clear high frequency response of open-ear style headphones. The Dual Chamber structure optimizes airflow providing richer detail and clearer, more powerful bass. Phiaton Driver Technology Phiaton's newly developed 40mm drivers feature an optimized vibration system that adds extra emphasis on high frequency clarity and improved sound stage. Phiaton also added powerful oversized Neodymium magnets providing rich, commanding bass. Noise Isolating The Bridge MS 500 headphones feature super plush earpads that not only provide hours of comfortable listening, but also provide noise isolation so you can focus on your music and not the noise around you. Tangle-Free 'OFC' Cables Bridge headphones include two tangle-free cloth wrapped cables, one with an in-line microphone for phone calls. "Oxygen Free Copper" cables provide 99.99% purity helping to ensure a clean connection and minimal audio distortion. Ambidextrous Inputs Phiaton's Bridge headphones have incorporated convenient ambidextrous cable inputs allowing the single audio cable to plug into either the left or right side of the headphone. Fold and Go Design Easy foldable structure and carrying case allows for convenient transportation. What's In the Box? Bridge MS 500 M-Series Headphones Carrying case 2 Oxygen-free copper cloth cables (1 with microphone for answering calls) 6.3mm adapter Product registration card

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandPhiaton
ColorBlack with aluminum and red trim
EAN0884481001202
FeaturePassive noise Isolating ear pads provide hours of comfortable listening Dual Chamber structure and Multi-Tune Acoustic Design optimizes airflow producing authentic sound reproduction Include two tangle-free, oxygen free copper cloth wrapped cables, one with an in-line microphone Easy fold-able structure and carrying case allows for convenient transportation
LabelPhiaton
ManufacturerPhiaton
ModelMS 500
MPNMS 500
PublisherPhiaton
StudioPhiaton
TitlePhiaton Bridge MS 500 M-Series Headphones with Microphone
UPC884481001202
Warranty1 year limited
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementMS 500
IsAutographed0
Item Height8.5 inches
Item Length9.25 inches
Item Weight2.25 pounds
Item Width5.25 inches
Package Height5.5 inches
Package Length12 inches
Package Weight2.3 pounds
Package Width9.5 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberMS 500
ProductGroupCE
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ReleaseDate2013-07-26
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