Phiaton PS 500 Primal Series Headphones Sweepstakes

Register to win one of eight pairs of Phiaton PS 500 Primal Series Headphones (MSRP $299) Stereophile is giving away.

According to Phiaton, The PS 500 Primal Series headphones offer listeners "a soaring level of concert-hall sound quality, unmatched performance, and a high level of comfort. Phiaton Primal Series headphones are designed for those who appreciate the classic yet somewhat exotic look and feel of supple leather and leather-grade trim."

Keeping with this philosophy, the PS 500s feature hand-made, genuine leather outer cup housings and extra-plush ear cushions for comfort and a snug fit. These headphone also feature Phiaton’s 40mm Titanium Driver technology. "This combination of sound isolation and audiophile-grade music reproduction is ideal for listening to any type of music, from classical and jazz to hip-hop, rock and pop." Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column. Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, after the sweepstakes closes March 1, 2011, eight lucky commenters will be chosen at random to receive the prizes. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

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vkvedam's picture

I shall win....

alexk's picture

# 124

nwislander's picture

Hope I win

verawong's picture



hjrecords's picture

wow, glad I checked this site!

eegreg's picture

...for the spot at the table.


AVnerdguy's picture

They look interesting and I can't wait to hear them.

condkreg's picture

When are we going to see the review of the Okki Nokki RCM promised by Steven Mejias for the February issue of Stereophile.

emb2k1's picture

I'd like to hear how good these really are.

Pekkosound's picture

Hope I win

R Browne's picture

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

CapitalW's picture

Something like this may get me back to using headphones! It has been a long time since I had a good pair, having fallen to the lure of speakers.

thinkbrown's picture

My last pair of headphones got lost... Here's hoping I get some new ones

bertdw's picture

I'll have to buy a headphone amp if I win, but count me in. Thanks!

tonysims1323's picture

Great Sweepstakes Prize...Good Luck To Everyone

FSonicSmith's picture

I could be as cool as Stephen if I could wear a set of those cans. Minus the groupies.

smittyman's picture

All I have to do is post a comment? Why not?

designmule's picture

I hope I win

ccvalentino's picture

Man I hope I win...if anyone is board I've got a few vinyl videos up on YouTube at

Nickbomb's picture

My headphones broke so you should really pick me to win a pair of these beauties!!!

tcrik's picture

Nice glasses!

huskermack's picture

I want to win.

g0ldeng0pher's picture

hope they sound and feel as silky as they look.

SteveT's picture

I'll take a pair!

speakerdood's picture

I guess this means I can't complain when they inevitably send me emails begging me to subscribe.

prof2's picture

Count me in!

skim1124's picture

These would be great to have.

CharlyD's picture

They're a lot more stylin' than my current cans.

carlosgallardo's picture

I'll really love using this beauties, I'm just have a modest in-ear sennheiser, and I'll love to make an up grade, so I'm crossing my fingers !!

baumer's picture

these would be a great replacement for my K701s

Zap's picture

Count me in. I've been a subscriber for over 8 years. Love the nagazine and the site. I guess that makes me a loyal reader and a kiss up.

pminnich's picture

Never heard of the company, would love to try them out.

Scott Haycock's picture

Phiaton me baby!

leesure's picture

Thanks for doing this.

AnthonyG's picture

HI there, thanks for this great site!!!

tmsorosk's picture

Yes I would like them too , but you can keep the manikin head stand .

egg3000's picture

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

drob9876's picture

Hope they sound as good as they look.

mohit25's picture

I've been a good boy all year

K.Johnson's picture

A nice pair of headphones? fingers are crossed.

markmunns's picture

those would look good next to my grado sr-325's.

jmall's picture

I read the rules and it's only open to the US... Boooo :( Isn't Canada America light?

My Sennheiser HD595s are just about ready to give up the ghost (one side has a noisy voice coil rub) so I'm really serious about a new pair soon! I probably wouldn't have picked the Phiaton's as it's not a brand I'm familiar with. But since you guys are snooping around them maybe they're worth a check if they're available in the Great White North...


B9at627's picture

I actually thought I had a chance to score a free set of cans....guess I should've read the 'terms' myself.

MikeMin's picture

I need one!

jcorp1's picture

Homer sez: I just wish I had / her / sweet, sweet / s/s/sweet can...dy.

jrmandude's picture

I once new a man with a wooden leg named Bill. I never learned the name of his other leg.

Sas 1's picture

Why aren't there more binaural recordings being made?

pianomaneric88's picture

I need to win!!

lawn_wrangler's picture

and replace my iPod earbuds? OK.

beomaster2400's picture

I can show my school mates the diference between real headphones and ear budds

eddie59fish's picture


Matching_Mole's picture

...for me to break in my new DAC and headphone amp!

Nightspore68's picture

I dare someone to give those to me.

erickson_ron's picture

Add me to the list

dukenukem's picture

I am in it to win it!

Zap's picture

sign me up

This has to be one of the classiest stereo sites, ever

(do you take bribes?)

5oclockfriday's picture

I could use a new set of headphones, hoping to pull a win.

Xozz's picture

Pick me! Pick me!

predatorfan's picture

This is my kinda contest, I'm primarily a headphone listener, so this really works for me. A long time fan of Stereophile, keep up the great work guys, love the new online format.

ethanmullins's picture

I want that.

Oliver A.'s picture

Free is a very good price!

trekkiecapo's picture

Hubby and I have a new headphone amp, and these would be a great addition! Sweeps is an awesome way to get the word out. Good luck to all!

Kevoman's picture

I would love to win these headphones

WEschner's picture

need to check out Phiaton's web site - own two pairs of open cans - could use a set of closed or semi-closed ones

racjaa's picture

I made it, Im in . And this is my comment

clem523's picture

Would love to try these :p

roadster s's picture

seven to go

james's picture

nice photo

flushmax's picture

Daddy needs sealed cans to block out crying baby...

shiitaki's picture

Would be very nice computer phones.

steen894's picture

Pick me please, I need a new one.

Thank You:)

waq's picture

I never win anything - please make a liar out of me.

Ciceroslim's picture

And I was just about to buy some earbuds...

kdj617's picture

Thanks for the chance.

falkon's picture

I would love to own these headphones! I hope I win!

surenVY's picture

Hope I will win the Headphones and no one else ;-)

david.bennett's picture

You WILL give me the headphones.

Tommy337's picture

I could really use an upgrade.
::Fingers Crossed::

extraction's picture

My system is complete, but I could use the headphones.
I have Grado 125 that I use with my PC.

I auditioned about five in this price range. I bought these, these are the ones that I found myself dancing to the music.

david8866's picture

It looks so beautiful. I wish I will win this one. Thank you.

davechua88's picture

heres hoping

lucas911993's picture

Those would be perfect for work with the closed back. My cubies didn't appreciate hearing the limited frequency response of the open back of my AKG701s....

amlanc's picture

Hope They sound as good as they look.

jkutasz's picture

The best way to make the commute on the bus tolerable.

krell100's picture

Over here!...

traymona's picture

I stepped on my current headphones and now they don't work. I could use a great pair of headphones.

Beau Ranheim's picture

Mr. Mejias,

That's one nice set of cans!! I'd like a pair myself!!

Gilles's picture

I just found this site and I am really liking it. Lots of great info! It would be an extra plus to win these beauties!

oddjob's picture

One vote for me!

d.strohmeier's picture

sartorial aural