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.]

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.

mabo2011's picture


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.


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