Phiaton PS 320 Primal Series headphones review: Phiaton PS 320 Primal Series headphones

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.8
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The Phiaton PS 320 headphones are ultralightweight and comfortable, and they fold down for compact storage. They offer an exceptionally crisp and clear audio response.

The Bad Bass from the Phiaton PS 320 headphones may be too weak for some, and the set doesn't offer very many features or extras.

The Bottom Line If you loathe sticking earbuds in your ears and demand crisp, bright audio response, the Phiaton PS 320 Headphones are a good choice.

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With the number of people listening to music on the go, it's no surprise that portable headphones are flying off the shelves. For those who are looking for extreme portability, the obvious choice is earbuds, but certain users are uncomfortable sticking things in their ears. For them, there are compact on-ear models like the Phiaton PS 320 Primal Series headphones, a lightweight set that can be worn for extended periods without discomfort. This $199 set of earphones is a good option for travel hounds and commuters who are looking for an alternative to standard earbuds, but the set is relatively light on features.

The Phiaton PS 320 headphones are very similar to the Bose On Ear headphones in design. Two small, oval earpads measuring 2.7 inches tall by 2.2 inches wide are designed to be worn on the ear rather than cupping it. As with the Bose, a single cable descends from one earpiece (the left), although in the PS 320's case, the cord is not retractable--nor is it detachable. This is a slight gripe, as removable cables are easier to replace in the case of breakage (and retractable ones are less messy), but certainly not a deal-breaker.

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Phiaton PS 320 Primal Series headphones

Part Number: PS320

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Weight 4.3 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features Coaxial Dual Dynamic Driver
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-cup
  • Connector Type mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
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.