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The Phiaton MS 400 Moderna Series headphones are cool to look at and comfy to wear; the balanced audio quality make them a good choice for a listener with a diverse taste in music.

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The 4-foot cord is on the short side for at-home use, and the relatively small size of the MS 400 combined with the fact that they fold down compactly makes them more suitable for on-the-go use.
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Phiaton includes a sturdy zippered case, making the headphones suitable for travel. However, there's also a quarter-inch adapter in the event that you want to connect to your home audio system.
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Beyond the color, the physical design of the Phiaton MS 400 is fairly standard for a full-size model, with an adjustable padded headband terminating in two U-shaped earcup holders. This allows the earcups to be swiveled 180 degrees, making them more DJ-appropriate than the Beats headphones. However, spinners likely won't appreciate the Y-cable descending from both earpieces.
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Thankfully, Phiaton didn't ignore the importance of comfort in its quest for style--the MS 400s are cushy enough to wear for several hours without discomfort. However, earrings must be taken out; also, the headphones tend to cause ears to sweat.
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In a gadget world dominated by black, white, and silver, it's always refreshing to come across colorful tech. An example is the Phiaton MS 400, a cushy red and black pair of headphones that retails for $249. They may not be as fashion-forward as the Monster Beats by Dr. Dre, but that doesn't mean they won't garner some compliments from passersby.
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The MS 400s are pretty sparse for features: there are few extras and no noise cancellation function. However, they do offer impressively balanced sound, making them a good choice for users with a diverse listening palette. They tend to play heavy and loose on the low-end, while the mids are rich, but not quite buttery, and high-end clarity and detail is good, though not extremely crisp.
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Style-wise, the Phiaton MS 400 headphones certainly have something going for them. The dominating color is bright red, which comprises all the soft material, including the headband and earpads. There are also red, metallic badges spelling out "Right" and "Left" in their entirety on the outside of each side of the headband. The outside of each earcup is encased in glossy plastic decked out in a black and silver 3D checkerboard/zig-zag print.
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