The $99 Phiaton PS 210 earphones aren't the best option for blocking out environmental noise, but they do offer clear, mostly balanced audio and a relatively comfortable fit. However, anyone who prefers a heavier low end should search out other options.
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The Phiaton PS 210 earphones have unusually shaped earpieces, which may or may not bode well, depending on who is wearing them. A disc-shaped earbud is attached to a tapered outer piece that looks somewhat similar to the Monster Turbine earpieces, with etched-in lines that make the buds resemble an airplane propeller.
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An angled arm coming off the inside of the disc is sheathed in a silicone tip that you insert into the ear. Although we found that this design fit comfortably, it did not provide a good seal with the ear, and we could definitely see how the shape might not work for all users.
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The Phiaton PS 210 earpieces are connected to a cable of standard thickness. Phiaton integrated a slider at the Y junction to help prevent too much tangling. In all, the cord measures 43 inches long and it terminates in a gold-plated straight plug.
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There aren't really any features to speak of, aside from the neat cylindrical leather case included for storing the headphones. Phiaton also packages four sizes of silicone tips to help with fit.
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Right off the bat, we can say that the Phiaton PS 210 earphones are a great option for those who listen to a wide variety of genres. These perform very well across the board, with none of the distortion that you sometimes get from models tweaked toward low-end frequencies.
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