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Phiaton PS20

Phiaton PS20
alaScore 86

303 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the noise isolation and usability are overall positive. The value for money and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

sound, comfort, value for money, usability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Phiaton PS20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 303 reviews)

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Phiaton PS 20 BT


Though Bluetooth technology began getting folded into headphone designs a couple of years ago, the Bluetooth headphone market seems to have had a pretty slow start. Sure, there are plenty of Bluetooth headphone products out there, but many of them are...

Outstanding sound quality ; Comfortable fit ; Convenient size

Hassle to set up and use ; Inconsistent connectivity

We gave the Phiaton PS 20 BT headphones high marks for ambition and excellent sound quality, but we just can’t offer our stamp of recommendation until there is a better selection of Bluetooth 3.0 compliant devices.

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Phiaton PS 20 NC


The Phiaton PS 20 NC ($149 MSRP) is a set of entry-level in-ears that won't break the bank, but won't blow you away, either. Boasting active noise cancellation, these headphones certainly don't lack in features, but issues with durability and...

Fair noise cancellation with an absolute minimum of distortion, the Phiaton PS 20 NCs aren’t a bad entry-level option.


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Phiaton PS 20 NC


Earlier this year we had an opportunity to review Phiaton's PS 210 headphones. Their unique “half in-ear” design proved to be an admirable design point that improved how securely they fit as well as their sound quality. Now, we take a moment to review...

Very effective noise cancellation ; Clean, open sound with impressive bass ; Comfortable, secure fit ; Very High Value

On/Off switch difficult to operate ; Cable connections to noise cancelling module not very sturdy ; Cheap feeling parts

Phiaton’s PS 20 NC noise canceling headphones use an innovative “half-in-ear” design to block out the madness around you without sacrificing comfort or sound quality.


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Phiaton PS 20 NC


Strong audio performance with pleasant low-frequency response. Can be used in passive (non-noise-canceling mode) without affecting sound. Better-than-average noise cancellation. No distortion at high volumes. Secure fit

Battery compartment on cable can be cumbersome. Uses non-rechargeable batteries

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Phiaton PS 20 NC


A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

The Phiaton PS 20 NCs are certainly not a bad entry-level option. Their tracking is a bit off, and they’re not the most robust units, but they offer acceptable audio quality with decent active noise cancellation if you elect to use it. While they do...


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Phiaton PS20 Earphones


Known mostly for their high-end earphones and headphones, Phiaton has been making headway into the international market more quickly than its budget-oriented parent brand, Cresyn. We have previously reviewed the Phiaton PS 320 portable headphones and...

Clear, refined, and transparent sound; well-weighted and punchy bass; immersive presentation

May be uncomfortable for those with smaller outer ears; mediocre passive noise isolation

The earphones score high marks for real-world usability as well – there are no oversights in the design aside from the size of the housings, which is a result of the large drivers chosen for the earphones, and the moderate isolation, which results from...

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Phiaton PS 20 NC Headphones


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Awesome headphones. Very easy to setup. It is a much better product than the other Bluetooth headsets I've used, the low, mid and highs all sound great and dot not get distorted. I highly recommend this product if sound quality is something you care...


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Great Product, Bad Service


I'll start by saying that I really enjoyed these headphones. They have a solid aesthetic: while they don't particularly appear durable, they certainly scream style and class. The audio quality is strong and clear, and even without the sound cancelling...

Excellent headphones

If they work

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Excelent sound quality for earbuds & the price!


The only bad thing about this product is the Heaadset portion of it use, although it works very well for the user, there is little or no noise canceling for the comfort of the person on the other end of the line and they can have trouble understanding...