Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Phiaton PS500?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Phiaton PS500?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
These look interesting.
http://www.phiaton.com/fulfillment/p...asp?prod=12469
Has anyone here tried them?
post #2 of 14
Markl reviewed them here
post #3 of 14
Headroom is now stocking these. The frequency graph looks interesting. Any new opinions on these?
post #4 of 14
Drool @ the MS 400's........
post #5 of 14
I want MS 400, too. Pretty and handsome.
Allow me to quote a bit from Markl,
""Better" than stock D2000? I don't think so, but it depends on the listener."
"So, yes, maybe in some ways the Phiaton does out-perform the stock D2000."
post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by david1978jp View Post
I want MS 400, too. Pretty and handsome.
Allow me to quote a bit from Markl,
""Better" than stock D2000? I don't think so, but it depends on the listener."
"So, yes, maybe in some ways the Phiaton does out-perform the stock D2000."
Isn't that endorsement enough? This from a guy who stands to loose by admitting anything is near as good as a denon because those who buy denon are then more likely to send them to him to be modded later. I am confused why there hasn't been any hype with theses.
post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silenced View Post
Isn't that endorsement enough? This from a guy who stands to loose by admitting anything is near as good as a denon because those who buy denon are then more likely to send them to him to be modded later. I am confused why there hasn't been any hype with theses.
Endorsement? Yes and No. When the performance are comparable, then the price become a bigger factor. Have you checked price of Denon 2000 while one year ago? I think Denon can be had below $200; Phiaton 500 was new, I don't remember exact, but it was much higher. (Did they ask more than current $299? ) I remember I wanted one because of the look...
post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZigZig View Post
Drool @ the MS 400's........
I thoroughly plan to, if they ever produce them in black.
post #9 of 14
I have some Phiaton PS 500's, sent to me for review (disclosure - I get to keep them). Overall, I like them a lot, good bass, mids and highs, lots of detail, but nothing overwhelms. The sound is much more intimate than my A900s, which sound more airy, they're more like the Beats by Dr Dre but with a bit more detail.

I don't find the Phaiton's very comfortable though, they sit on your ears rather than around them, which i've never much enjoyed. If you don't mind that they'd be good headphones. Build quality seems average, they seem a little flimsy and plasticy.

Overall: very nice sound, shame about the comfort.

If you have questions ask away.

You can see my full (but brief) review here.
post #10 of 14

Correction Commando's headphones are the Phiaton 320's.

 

Anyone on here seen any of the 500's for sale? I want a set very, very badly. 

post #11 of 14

Yeah I got the model number wrong, sorry.

post #12 of 14


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by commando View Post

Yeah I got the model number wrong, sorry.


You got the picture wrong as well, both on headphonereviews.org and in your FS thread and on ebay...

 

No wonder you said they "sit on your ears", to me the PS500's look huge and should envelop anyone's ears, they also cost twice as much and have a different driver so they should sound totally different than the PS320 (note: the 320 actually has two drivers in each earpiece 16+40).

______

 

 

So, can anyone comment on the sonic character of the PS500's yet? =)

 

To me they're the best looking headphones I've seen but I have no idea how they sound :/

 


Edited by kiteki - 7/15/10 at 1:06pm
post #13 of 14

ps500 going for $226 with shipping ........ let me know who wants the name of the store....i can only tell 32 people cause i want one and they only have 33 left. trying to save up for one.

post #14 of 14
How do the ps500 compare to the ms400 and beats studio?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › Phiaton PS500?