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.]

Dirtyfnhippy's picture

These would be great. Music is what matters.

Prole's picture

I'm in dire need of new headphones. My 25 year old AKG's just died.

deepaks131's picture

I had never heard of Phiaton before this.

What a smart sweepstake, I don't think I'll ever forget it now, especially if I win :).

bpollack's picture

I need headphones.'s picture

Has anyone ever noticed that in "The Camera Eye" on Rush-Moving Pictures, if you put on headphones and turn the volume up pretty high, that you can hear someone burp?? No lie. Go try it. I heard it for the first time when I was 13 in 1981 listening on headphones. And then, after that, someone says, "Who let [out?] that one?" You can hear it on floorstanders or any other speakers, but it seems clearer on headphones.

Saito's picture

I'm almost afraid of entering... these are a step up from the M50's I have now and everyone knows once you go up in quality anything less just isn't going to cut it :]

Happy listing to the bastards that win these cans :D

Icy56's picture

ooh i wanna win!!!!

fcling's picture

I was just looking for reviews, because I'm in dire need of a pair of headphones. These would be a definite step up. I bet they would block out the noise of the kids--serenity now!

jacobsilberberg's picture

This is my comment

RickB's picture

My 701's are getting a little tired. While these are not open backed, would be nice to compare my older AKGs with these.

edeverett's picture

I think my 1970's-vintage Koss 'phones need to be replaced.

thequietman1's picture

hope to experience these new headphones and compare to etymotic and shure

Kirby Dots's picture

Count me in. Thanks.

Geruvah's picture

It'll give me something to listen to other than the girlfriend.

zachisawesome's picture

It sure would be nice to replace my grado sr 80s that have an incurable rattle with something nice!

Teresa's picture

I listen a lot with headphones, my favorites have been Sennheiser's, I went to their website and the Phiaton's look very interesting, would love to hear them with my favorite SACDs.

LM2940's picture

I'm in!

JoeDeChamp's picture

Love the new website.

rudygb's picture

Great web site and magazine!

jamweiser's picture

I'd sure like to test too my library of music!!

percysblackdog's picture

I'm long overdue for a new set of cans to replace my old Senn's!

wesley.wittich's picture

Chances are slim, but whatever, count me in. :)

skogman's picture

The kids have made me to move my hifi to the attic, so I need some serious sound, stat!

agentcooper's picture

Love the Phiaton headphones. Would love to win a set.

smalltiger's picture

Come. Need you at night.

wickitom's picture

I need something better then the Bose Triport Headphones I use now.

flannersguy's picture

NEw headphones. Yesssss!

DOOM_allcaps's picture

Great lookin cans from a great company.

MWaehner's picture

I'd like to enter. (Show a little love to your public school teachers... tough to afford the sound we love!)

Erkit's picture

Dread pirate Black Ears here.

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.