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.]

swimkinney2's picture

I could use some new headphones...broke college student

coolray's picture

I never win anything but for some reason I keep trying.

deckeda's picture

... my ears!

spbonnet's picture

My life would really kick up a notch with a pair of Phiaton's to drown out the rest of the family! Faith will be rewarded! Thanks for the opportunity.

StivVid's picture

How do these cans compare to Sennheiser HD-600's?

krage's picture

Those are some cool headphones. Definitely could use a pair now that my old ones are getting worn out. Good luck everyone!

Toologyschism's picture

I hope to win , even if i dont its good to see so many people on stereophile's website.

monkeysmile's picture

Listen up!

ack's picture

Spend a majority of my listening to music at work via a usb Soundblaster Extigy and a decent pair of intro Sennheiser cans. These would be a really nice upgrade!

monkeypoker's picture

I Wanna Win!!!!!!!!!!!

yawlid2054's picture

I'm in

B9at627's picture

I'll give them a good home where they shall be well looked after.

Skellum's picture

I really need these, honest I do

xridel's picture

Good luck everyone. Hope I win a pair

cyberdog's picture

Okay, thanks!

zjensen09's picture

I'm excited for this contest. I sure hope I win! :)

kibbyster's picture

I want this

Graham J Samuels's picture

Never had a good pair , Wonder what they will sound like through the Pearl ? Plus so darn cold here can use them to warm up ears.

bmwg450x's picture

my sony digitals are down to crumbling foam...

jluimda's picture

wow, gotta have it

jvh212's picture

If I don't win these I will have to BUY a set of B&W P5's!

bvanpelt's picture

I would like to have them.

Sounds Great's picture

I listen at work every day, and I need new cans. These would be sweet!

Bluesbob's picture

Please let me win... - oh, please, please, please, please...

scottsol's picture

I certainly hope the free phones are worth the money.

DP75609's picture

Would be so cool to win these!!!!

adwit19's picture

I am back at stereophile after many year absence--winning the give away would be very nice!!!!

rfpete's picture


jverwys's picture

How much I need these at work. I work for a public radio station, and everyone else has good headphones except for me! Help!

aceofd1amonds's picture

Pick me! I want to head-fi!

Tube_Guy's picture

My wife hates most of my music, so they will come in handy!

acctgmom's picture

I so need an upgrade!

zac_in_ak's picture

Let me win!

gsuen's picture

Would like a set of closed back phones

jrobbins's picture

Would it be so bad were it me? Thanks for the opportunity. JCR

bcordis's picture

These headphones would look fantastic on my head. Thanks!

bramankp's picture

The Klipsch Image One headphones I just picked up are a disappointment. I am hoping for something better.

Asr's picture

I'd like to win one, thanks!

Boildieu's picture

Nothing quite like getting into music with a great set of headphones.

Alex Fiennes's picture

after all, you can never have too many headphones... :-)

Andres Silva's picture

These Phiatons will be mine!.... I hope

will60's picture

Could use a new headphone :)

Swami's picture

Would love to sport these.

cfschneider's picture

Who can't use a new set of cans!

villager56's picture

hope they sound as good as they look!

oledude's picture

Maybe not, but I would look good using them!
G/L everyone!

RYE's picture

Nice odds. Send me a miracle.

hillbilly's picture

Looking for headphones to compliment my Martin Logan home theater when "quiet" is needed.

Stereophile is my GOTO mag., and website!

vincois's picture

I cross my virtual fingers. I hope I win.

acheung's picture

I'd love to have one.

cjwessing's picture

Buy and Sell Used Audio Equipment in Los Angeles

egronenthal's picture

My old cans just died...

jazzfan's picture

Man those are some big-ass headphones which is good because I have a BIG head!

feldkamp's picture

looks like a nice set of headphones

SPY's picture

Love the new site, love the contest!

bluemonkeyglider's picture

Phiaton phones 4 me!

CharmCity's picture

I'm ready! but.. do they impress Ed Asner?

Rephleks's picture

These cans look promising. Sign me up.

dcgoldman's picture

Looking forward to winning these headphones and comparing them to my Grado RS-1's.

roadcykler's picture

Never owned any Phiatons so I'm looking forward to hearing these.

slowGEEZR's picture

Ha ha, it's all about me. My current Sennheiser's are older than dirt, so a new pair would be nice.

gillbrooks's picture

I'm a winner, regardless of this contest's results! -I'm just sayin'

narrod's picture

Look great. I would like to hear them.

jeffro's picture

My late night listening sessions are not popular with the SO.

Bob B's picture

Is Stephen all bundled up like that because the headphones are so cool?

audio1uno's picture

Look like this thing can make music.
Thanks Stereophile.

jon88reed's picture

Gotta make room in my head!!!

percussiveman's picture

Beautiful looking headphones. I am sure they sound as good as they look. I would love to have a set!

ishis's picture

Nice way to encourage new membership in what I consider essential reading for anyone interested in music/audio gear...I especially enjoy reading Sam Tellig...can you say: Entertaining?

I knew you could...


rckuy's picture

I need some new headphones so bad and these look awesome!

familyfung's picture

Fingers crossed!

jay_dubya's picture

Free is good.

flatmap's picture

Nice design and they look well built.

apolloart's picture

Classic headphone. I would like to win one. Please pick me.

10000Daze's picture

I have a chance to own real honest to goodness earphones! I am in!

the-great-artiste's picture

It'd be great to have a pair.

jumptheshark's picture

what day is this?
a day to achieve.

Balancedaudio's picture

I can't here you, I have my Stax headphones on.

bprochford's picture

Headphones, please.

klean2's picture

…so I wouldn't bore you cats with repetition, though I understand that sometimes there's joy in that…repetition, I mean. That's actually the name of a song: "Joy In Repetition". It's by someone who'd know.

SoulShade's picture

Great opportunity. Hope to win!

thewhoking's picture

Winning these would be sweet!

zmrs13's picture

Odds are better than nothing

pwmaloney's picture

Pick me! Pick me please!

Head_Unit's picture

I should be the winner, because I will promptly hold a seance to communicate with the spirit of Ricardo Montalbán to find out if the leather around the cups is "Fine Corinthian Leather" :-D

lindh's picture


I hope these sound half as good as they look. :)

wonkinator's picture

My mother-in-law is coming to stay for two weeks...I'm beggin'...pleadin'...I know it's not fair to the other contestants, but please have some mercy.

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Doualezos55's picture

Do they really come with matching, italian leather, listening chair?

dmgoodman's picture

Have read great things about Phiaton headphones and earphones. Would really enjoy a pair. Thanks for the opportunity!

Chuck780's picture

This should do it!

elmeaux's picture



sjward's picture

Please pick me. Thank you.'s picture

I would like to see more of this. A great way to draw attention to great products. Thank you in advance for the new headphones. We have a foster kid and have to listen via phones at. A much needed blessing.

erothberg's picture

Gee, it's February already. Sure could use another pair of headphones!

velogreg's picture

I need to experience these and would love to write a review as well.

slemenda's picture

I'm looking forward to AXPONA in Atlanta in April.

macastillojr's picture

I would love to add these to my collection!

Jack Head's picture

Look comfy hope there the same

pepotter1955's picture

I tend to wear headphones for a long time. Comfort is very important. I can't wear in ear models.

EddieJay's picture

Would like to see how they measure up against STAX

C_Hoefer's picture

No, seriously.

countrybob330's picture

Looks like a nice set of headphones. Hope I win!

David Farr's picture

Sounds good.

goldlizsts's picture

Have been away from using headphones too long. Now's the time, if I win a pair, to get back into the game.

sleitman's picture

good looking set of headphones, dig that it is awash in leather, sure could use a pair

2gumby2's picture

Good to go.

kev-mo's picture

I hope I win!!!

kjchen's picture

I hope I could be lucky enough to win this!

tercis's picture

I have been reading Stereophile for many years and it has been essential in helping to narrow down the selection of various audio components I have purchased over many years. Of late, McIntosh MCD500, Ayre C-5xeMP and Squeezebox. Thank you and keep up the excellent work!

jahritz's picture

Why not - the leather looks kinda cool!

chuckehb2's picture

More headphones!

JWAT's picture

Count me in. Thanks

huzer's picture

a comment

tedcole's picture

Keepin cans alive

Handi's picture

I now everyone who enters wants to win including me so best luck to all who enter.

ostrander's picture

haven't had headphones since my Koss pro4aa

djmckaytx's picture

The construction and specs look pretty awesome!

xenonaut's picture

Does anyone actually know the manufacturer or model? I've actually been looking for a closed alternative to my Grados.

Stephen Mejias's picture
John Atkinson reviewed the PS200 in-ear model and Wes Phillips reviewed the popular MS 400. Also, in March 2009, I enjoyed a brief meeting with members of the Phiaton team.
drd's picture

Quality headphones needed badly!

spin33.3's picture spinnin' at 33.3 [or 45 for that matter] with a pair of these Phiaton cans. I'm in.


black321's picture

Primal, indeed!

miglto's picture


bolger's picture

To actually win something as nice as the PS 500, it would be grand.

seldec's picture

Thanks for the chance!

Master Corker's picture

Harry Callahan: I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

dhoekema's picture

Do they come in L/M/S? Just kidding.

dallco's picture

I am game

rls's picture

These would make a nice upgrade from my Grado SR-60s

ajedesign's picture

I'm feeling lucky.

jimprudden's picture

I'm feeling lucky - send me my headphones!!!

Thanks Steriophile for your many years of being a great resource for those that appreciate great sound.


norway's picture

I'll take a pair Thank You

Kenny Goodman's picture

What an opportunity, I have not had a good set of headphones for more that 25 years!

stanton1's picture

Great looking gear

dmelko's picture


levan's picture

hmmm ... yes!

hughbaun's picture

interested in comparing these Phiatons with my AKG & Audio Technica headphones

SEJK's picture

great music is a gift form the gods!

ljpchp's picture

They look good to me, hope I win!!!

vfascio's picture

Heard Phiatons were fine.

hakimaly's picture

The specs do not state how many drivers are used and their related frequencies. I hope it has three drivers.

john tortelli's picture

Hey they look great hope I win to hear the sound

leveche's picture

This would really round out my system!

harmaphonic's picture

i will gladly accept

gEExr's picture

Could really use a new pair of headphones!

ken10254's picture

Count me in for a pair please!!

charcoalgriller's picture

I love free stuff.

Vidar's picture

My wife says I could need a set.

Tahiera's picture

Good luck everyone!