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.]

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!!!

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.


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