Phiaton PS 200 Primal Series Earphones review: Phiaton PS 200 Primal Series Earphones

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The Phiaton PS 200 Primal Series Earphones offer a cool, durable design and a clear, balanced, and warm audio response.

The Bad The Phiaton PS 200 Primal Series Earphones are expensive and bass response may be too subtle for some.

The Bottom Line The Phiaton PS 200 Primal Series Earphones offer a stylish, durable design and balanced audio response, but the high price and subtle bass may turn off some potential listeners.

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Phiaton gave us a nice surprise last year with its anything-but-ordinary MS 400 Moderna Series headphones . This full-size set features an eye-catching red and black design with uniquely patterned earcups and plenty of extras in the box. The company's flagship earbuds, the PS 200 Earphones, are no different. Like their bigger sibling, Phiaton's littlest headphones feature stylish touches, a slick carrying case, and solid sound quality, but potential consumers might have trouble swallowing the $249 price tag from a relative unknown in the headphone market.

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Where to Buy

Phiaton PS 200 Primal Series Earphones

Part Number: 12473 Released: Mar. 1, 2009

Pricing is currently unavailable.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Mar. 1, 2009
  • Weight 0.2 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features Ultra lightweight
    Noise canceling circuit
    Soft silicon tips
    Dual balanced armature drivers
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Form Factor in-ear
About The Author

Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.