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Phiaton PS20

Phiaton PS20
alaScore 86

314 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the noise isolation and usability. The price and comfort also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, 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.

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Amazon.com review summary for Phiaton PS20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 user reviews of Phiaton PS20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, price, noise isolation, usability

reliability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Phiaton PS 20 NC Active Noise Cancelling Earphones, BlackPhiaton PS 20 NC Active Noise Cancelling Earphones, WhitePhiaton PS 20 BT Bluetooth Stereo Headset (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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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 Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones (Playback 39)

 

Editor Chris Martens' recent coverage of custom-molded in-ear headphones (from Westone, JH Audio and Sensaphonics), you'll know that the level of noise reduction from in-ear headphones is not a given. To put it numerically, if the noise in the...

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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 PS 20 NC Earphones Are Quite Impressive

 

Well priced, comfortable, great sound, good looking, provides a degree of noise cancellation, plays even when the battery is dead, comes with an airplane adapter and a luxurious carry pouch

Missing the foam earpieces found on other models, noise cancellation could be better, the clip seems cheap

I surely do. Phiaton has done a commendable job of making an affordable, great sounding product that sells at a price that I haven't seen in the noise cancellation market. I believe that just about anyone will be happy with these comfortable and quite...

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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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Phiaton PS 20 BT

 

Wireless Bluetooth earphones aimed at those who love audio.

Handy full remote ; Comfortable earpieces

Wired remote reduces wireless benefits ; Flabby bass ; Remote gets annoying ; Occasionally glitchy wireless

The Phiaton PS 20 BT wireless Bluetooth earphones are a strange mix of good and bad. They offer a remote housing both adds handy functionality and acts as a practical pain in the backside. And while they sound better than most Bluetooth earphones,...

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