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.
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.
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.
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.
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.