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.

[This sweepstakes is now closed.]

TooLoudASolitude's picture

Thanks for the contest.

benjam26's picture

These looks awesome! Thanks for the contest!

condensensation's picture

It must be the sound of winning...or perhaps my headphones now are playing tricks on me.

IgAK's picture


Well, you asked for one to be left. Ok, ok, I'm curious about these. Unlike the fellow "hopping to win", I can sit still for some good news.

Derek88's picture

This is a nice way to get some more participation on the site. Those Phiatons look quite interesting at that price point.

Robran's picture

Thanks for the opportunity!

AlexBluRhythm's picture

Would love to win of course. Headphones are my favorite things.

grafton's picture

Like so many others I am enjoying the possibility of winning these!

wax's picture

does anyboy ever win!!!

silvana's picture

I need new headphones!

heliman's picture

Yup, I'd love em!!

matthra's picture


blotter56's picture

I hope I win. I could use a new set of headphones.

charlessanders's picture

Looking to score some cans!

MostlyHarmless's picture

Gimmie some headphones, please.

lucidstupid's picture

not to sell my pair on eBay.

rsgladwin85's picture

Definitely wouldn't argue with a pair to try out. I'd love to see how the compare to my Grado RS2i's. Send em my way.

new2dc83's picture

Those are some sexy headphones there. Too bad I'm too poor to purchase them. :(

gabidanpremier's picture

Wow, that's a cool idea, I want one !

bigandtall's picture

These cans look amazing. I'd love to get a chance to try them out!

damnegy's picture

It would be so great to get to try those, I am really interested in Phiaton's lines !

JohnBal's picture

I'd love a good pair of headphones. I hope I'm lucky.

janostradamus's picture

I'll take 2 please

videocrew's picture

Pick me!

wingzz's picture

I would really like to win these

headphonic's picture

nice contest thanks

bintucson's picture

Hope to be a winner as well.

rbijok's picture

I too will be reducing everyone else's odds of winning, while increasing mine from impossible to improbable.

getgross's picture

Always love to get something I'll use for free!! Thanks for the opportunity.

ccollard's picture would have to be me. Why? Because I am awesome and I could put all 8 sets of headphones to use! All 8? Yep- one for each day of the week plus a backup for rainy days!

gregoire's picture

I'll let you know where to send them!

Ahae's picture

Hook me up!

DZetye's picture

Could use another pair of Headphones

Inman29's picture

New phones, yeah!

fdawg4l's picture

My Sennheisers are getting old and the Grados I've been eying look like they'll sound great to me but annoy everyone around me. Help!

rosiemaxx's picture

i LIKE FREE STUFF,AM UNDESERVING AND UNLIKED. The ideal headphone listener.

DavidNighorn's picture

Those headphones should sound great!

mdconnelly's picture

Count me in! They sound cool! (or at least I hope so ;-)

hcazoo's picture

Would really upgrade my listening experience!

tjoel's picture

Chicken Dinner

157TWL's picture

I own a pair of these headphones. Needless to say, the comments below are my opinions only, and should be taken as such.
Sensitivity: very sensitive, easily driven by any device.
Sound: “bloated” bass with not much “weight”. The tonal balance seems to be on the bright side with the high and mid bass overpowering the midrange. Very "colored" and "boomy".
Comfort: very comfortable. They are smaller than they appear on the picture though.
Perceived build quality: consistent with the expectation in this price range.
Perceived value: very low. There are far better phones in this price range.
Overall impression: disappointment.
Best use: with a musical instrument, such as a digital piano, there a tonal “neutrality” may not be as important as a long-term wearing comfort and good sensitivity.


piedmont_audio's picture

These would be a nice birthday present.

stargazerg's picture

NICE phones!

observer's picture

yes, I'm in

gsuen's picture

I usually prefer open back headphones but would really like to try these out.

wayne bruce's picture

Greetings youngsters, I'll be 72 in June, but still enjoy great music (not rap crap) and would love to win a set of your wonderful headphones.
Can't wait to listen to Sam Cooke on a set.
Have a great life and enjoy each day.
Wayne Blankenship

rkellerman's picture

Right now I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 202s which sure could use upgrading (although they are nice for the price :)

redclayhalo's picture

Count me in!

Kevin's picture

Wow...concert hall sound + leather earpads! Sure gets me thinking of replacing my scratchy old Sennheisers!

Mr. Gramophone's picture

What magnificent telephones.


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