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.]

chriseuph's picture

...are rad.

thefinalsound's picture

I've really enjoyed your site over the last few months since I've found it. Look forward to more stereophile goodness! (and free headphones) :)

djmick's picture

Gimmee, Gimmee, Gimmee! but I mean that in the nicest and most mature way possible.

thelemur's picture

Me me me!

mikelepap's picture

Having spent a fortune on headphones,getting one for free looks fine prospect.

drewcwsj's picture

I'm actually in the market for some new 'phones and just logged into stereophile and saw this contest!!

jjb's picture

Looking forward to being notified of the win.

jvalancy's picture

great idea!

jhamill1's picture

Would really like to compare these to my venerable Sennheisers.

hirezfun's picture

Hope I win.

robijoe's picture

Oh men I wish I can win, I work listening to music all day and now I can't because my girlfriend don't like what I listen to. Pleeeease pick me!!!

Peace out :)

mlittle98's picture

I really need some new headphones.
These look like they would fill the bill.

chunk23's picture

Winnner, winner

akdinvites's picture

Would love to win these!

Scott's picture

Headphones like these will surely draw a comment from me.

wthorson's picture

Those headphones look mighty spiffy (which is good, right)!

Pansan's picture

I've been looking around for a new pair of good quality headphones recently. Now I'll wait to see if i win!

seifu's picture

I'm glad only 10 million people have signed on for this, because it really increases my chances!

Gibbsie's picture

do the Raybans come with the cans?

Stephen Mejias's picture
Maybe. I've been thinking about switching to Persols.
tzed's picture

I'll try 'em.

momus's picture

...they are also handsome and charming.
So, can I have the headphones now?

Stephen Mejias's picture
Thank you.
Catch22's picture

You send me the cans, I send you a razor and shaving cream. :)

Stephen Mejias's picture
Make it a heavy-duty Merkur Classic and Proraso, please.
Malcolm02's picture

Count me in!

wired4sound's picture

My old Senheiser reached its life, and this one looks cool. I need one badly.

Drum8888's picture

They look delicious.

bullfr's picture

Let me take the opportunity to thank you for the great blog & reviews !

Stephen Mejias's picture
Thank you for reading.
gibranxm's picture

Music Addict!

timflood23's picture

I could use some new headphones...

philippe_belanger's picture

I would certainly put them to good use!

rgriff99's picture


thegrinch1's picture

Bring the pain!

stereofile's picture

can can!

Nosaj's picture

count me in

art's picture


mallocfailure2's picture

My Sennheisers are pretty worn out.

joesew's picture

I so need some new headphones

sharksfan's picture

Have been looking for a new set of headphones. These look great. 1st post here on the site and look forward to more.

daveg0929's picture

cool headphones

roswello's picture

i already followed you on twitter @roswello but now am registered here, these are soo great, my teens would love these

everythingfallstogether's picture

I'd be overjoyed to win this...bring it on.

kboyd's picture

Those headphones would look good on my head. Thank you.

ch2co's picture

I can just see the girls swoon as I wear them around the clubhouse.

kiah_V's picture

sUre Win !! ;)

SheilaRuth's picture

Sweet! I'd love to win.

andypao's picture

These look to be high quality. Nice build for the price!

nutzcory's picture

so I cant rely on the old mans money" to get me these sweet headphones. Im not even a girl for that matter. Please pick me.

zoltanvarga's picture

I want to win!

JohnEhCanada's picture

My wife would love for me to win a new pair of headphones!! Can't imagine what she means by that.

SamS's picture

Lady GaGa, or Metallica?

Stephen Mejias's picture
At the same time.
alexcapra's picture

Well, if I win the Phiaton PS 500 Primal Series Headphones will be "mon cadeau" to Sam Tellig.
He will write about it !

babak147's picture

I'm using Sennheiser HD650 for critical listening , It would be nice to see how these compare.

bmilwee's picture


entman's picture

Please sign me up

jpbas1's picture

Pick me.... please.

Phelonius's picture

Mind, I don't have a definition of jazz... You're just supposed to know it when you hear it.

Purkitbud's picture

Dude! Pay the heating bill! Wearing a scarf while listening to music. It must be really cold in your listening room or your trying to make a fashion statement!

Stephen Mejias's picture
I'm just demonstrating the portability of headphone listening.
walloon's picture

I am sure the sound is also excellant

jt25741's picture

Keeping hopes up for these great phones

hifi.guy's picture

Pick Me!

slowfade's picture

Hope I win!

Still Rockin's picture

I'll give em a good home, and feed em a steady diet of cool tunes!

Schmedrick's picture

Interesting name. Having used earbud earphones for some time now, I would like to know how much I've missed using a luxury leather headset such as these!

bdiane34's picture

My entry to win these great headphones!! Thank you

rvance's picture close the contest would be about now, increasing my chances forthwith!

tencendur's picture

still using a beat up pair of plantronics for the occasionally headphone listening, this would serve as great replacement.

Stereofoal's picture

I said it once, but I'll say it again, I want to win this contest.

pointofflash's picture

I'll make it 8/240. Hey, this is some of the best odds I've seen for a sweepstakes, let alone one as cool as this. Count me in!

Coolsax's picture

would love a nice set of cans

Dave Bennett's picture

Hope I win

JanMarek's picture

They must be mine...

Dradder's picture

Other Phiaton cans I've heard have been impressive, so I'm looking forward to hearing these.

Brmoore517's picture

Would be quite nice to win a pair

cullenmo's picture

Please Pick Me!!!!

stilespj's picture

My much used and treasured Yamaha HP-1 headphones are wearing out. The Phiaton PS 500 headphones would be a very welcome replacement.

Teresa Cantu's picture

I would love to win these. Please pick me!!

Ristretto's picture

Leather and audio are kind of my things. What a great combination!

ghozt4EVER's picture

I really like the color scheme. It perfectly matches my PC and monitor.

zeinoonm's picture

keeping my fingers crossed

fy415's picture

Headphones headphones headphones

bkturnr's picture

These cans would be a great new edition to my evolving musical interest

lucask's picture

Hopefully I'm the lucky one on my birthday March 1st :-)

joyeous's picture

is that Stephen?

Stephen Mejias's picture
It's me. Jon Iverson thought I'd make a good model.
velonik's picture

God, please let your divine power shine on me....Gimmee these!!!