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.]

chronicinsomnia's picture

I hope I win!

mn_leaf_fan's picture

Please let me win.

darrell w's picture

i would like to win a new set of head phones...

anointed4health's picture

I look forward to hearing these. I hear they come with a money back guarantee.

DaveUpton's picture

I hope I can win a set of these headphones, thanks for running the contest.

jonnyz2's picture

Like everyone else, I'm hopping to win! Good luck everybody!

denochs's picture

Oh Boy!!!!!

l125255's picture

go go go

Red Haze's picture

I hope I win.

edsherling's picture

I look forward to comparing these to my Sennheiser HD 650's!

Gatepc's picture

Count me in!

bwunder's picture

Hope I win, need a new pair of cans.

Lece's picture

After the week I have had, I could use a new set of headphones (and is only Monday night)

killy's picture

I would like to win these!

TheKrin's picture

Very cool

kozkip's picture

I have heard nothing but positive things about Phiaton headphones. I really, really hope I'm lucky enough to win a pair!

agiaccio's picture

I'd love to own a pair of these headphones! They would come in handy for late night listening!

Pasopati's picture

I hope I win ...


Literary Mayhem's picture

Been needing a new pair for while...these would work out nicely if I won.

vclements's picture

cans look great...hope they sound as good!

MarkBryston's picture

Would love to see more of this approach! Great is hoping.

Paul's picture

I'd love to give them a try.

gfilip's picture

I'd love to try these out!

firthy's picture

That's exactly what I'm doing right now . . .

drumguy48's picture

me too

tbennett's picture

Free is good!

Mattias Alm's picture

Hope I win! :-)

ferynov's picture

Yess...Let me in...

roadster's picture

none of my gear has a headphone jack...but I'll make accomodations

tbassny's picture

Those are some beautiful headphones

RankStranger's picture

Will you send them to Australia?

arcarey's picture

Got to have em!

Drtrey3's picture

and it is great to see so many people here! Go check out the forums and post something.


quadlover's picture

What a great marketing idea! I hope, like everyone else that I win too!

jonsama's picture

Dying for a new set of cans. Good luck everyone!

stignation's picture

Pick me. Pick me.

neogeo's picture

Hope i win.

rgriff99's picture


artdealer2's picture

I would like to add these to my collection.

pensnyc's picture

Hey over here!

MateCocido's picture

I want to win them!!!

AlexBluRhythm's picture

I Would Like to Have These

mrflickwood's picture

I have some Grado SR125s and my wife owns a pair of B&W P5s but I would love to add these to the collection!

NightOwl's picture

I need these! Thanks!

Stephen Mejias's picture
Don't get too excited, people. I don't come with the headphones. (Hee hee.)
Flagsmx's picture

Need new pair of good cans

Guenevera's picture

Can't wait to try these!

Brown Sound's picture

Count me in!!

teno157's picture


IrishLife2's picture

Beautiful headphones!!

LLNYRN's picture

Let's hope winning a sweet new pair of headphones will contribute towards improving the year. Those Phiaton PS500s would look AWESOME on my head!

x2turbo's picture

Please enter me in your contest.

Go Pack Go!!

jpancake's picture


Tempo's picture

They look like they'll stay put during serious head-bobbing.

greenelec's picture

They would look so much better on me!!

cmyerswtn's picture

go for it

jluimda's picture

this is nice! count me in

MusicNazi's picture

I do indeed...

onemorecappa's picture

Can't wait to try them

Jeffstudio's picture

I look forward to hearing them !

knabeporsche's picture

I've been needing a new pair of headphones...

bmarksdias's picture

fingers crossed

hfw01's picture

I've got the music. I've got an office I can't crank music up in. These headphones look like they would be perfect. I'll just wait here patiently for them to arrive. (crosses fingers)

Vasco's picture

I like your cans!

Ariel Bitran's picture

i just want the scarf.

damone5000's picture

in for a pair!

docdan50's picture


rastanearian's picture

I like the odds.

volvic's picture

The vinyl album In the Reins by Calexico and Iron & Wine that I just ordered, is dying to be heard through a pair of those headphones. I need one! :)


jporter's picture


haimoc's picture

It is mine.

WillWeber's picture

I don't really need these, but would be fun to win.
Good luck to all those who really need new cans!


bonhamcopeland's picture

achieve maximum nerd. next step, Ray Ban frames.

edever's picture

I hope I win.

DLKG's picture


brandoncgreen's picture

A new pair of cans would be great!

DeafDave's picture

They would help my workday be much more enjoyable.

chewypear's picture

I could use these very well! :)

funambulistic's picture

Count me in!

axejazz's picture

Here's my comment.

varga1939's picture

Those would be great to have after the kids go to bed.

nessjoel's picture

This would be my first legitimate pair of cans

davegrif's picture

I'll be the envy of the entire airplane!

MDean330's picture

I can has headphone?

Ryno7's picture

I work at a computer 8 hours a day on average. For most of that time I have headphones on. Comfy leather sounds mighty nice! Hope I win.

Brodie_A2's picture

I would love to win these.

waallen's picture

hope i win

vkvedam's picture

I shall win....

alexk's picture

# 124

nwislander's picture

Hope I win

verawong's picture



hjrecords's picture

wow, glad I checked this site!

eegreg's picture

...for the spot at the table.


AVnerdguy's picture

They look interesting and I can't wait to hear them.

condkreg's picture

When are we going to see the review of the Okki Nokki RCM promised by Steven Mejias for the February issue of Stereophile.

emb2k1's picture

I'd like to hear how good these really are.

Pekkosound's picture

Hope I win

R Browne's picture

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

CapitalW's picture

Something like this may get me back to using headphones! It has been a long time since I had a good pair, having fallen to the lure of speakers.

thinkbrown's picture

My last pair of headphones got lost... Here's hoping I get some new ones

bertdw's picture

I'll have to buy a headphone amp if I win, but count me in. Thanks!

tonysims1323's picture

Great Sweepstakes Prize...Good Luck To Everyone

FSonicSmith's picture

I could be as cool as Stephen if I could wear a set of those cans. Minus the groupies.

smittyman's picture

All I have to do is post a comment? Why not?

designmule's picture

I hope I win

ccvalentino's picture

Man I hope I win...if anyone is board I've got a few vinyl videos up on YouTube at

Nickbomb's picture

My headphones broke so you should really pick me to win a pair of these beauties!!!

tcrik's picture

Nice glasses!

huskermack's picture

I want to win.

g0ldeng0pher's picture

hope they sound and feel as silky as they look.

SteveT's picture

I'll take a pair!

speakerdood's picture

I guess this means I can't complain when they inevitably send me emails begging me to subscribe.

prof2's picture

Count me in!

skim1124's picture

These would be great to have.

CharlyD's picture

They're a lot more stylin' than my current cans.

carlosgallardo's picture

I'll really love using this beauties, I'm just have a modest in-ear sennheiser, and I'll love to make an up grade, so I'm crossing my fingers !!

baumer's picture

these would be a great replacement for my K701s

Zap's picture

Count me in. I've been a subscriber for over 8 years. Love the nagazine and the site. I guess that makes me a loyal reader and a kiss up.

pminnich's picture

Never heard of the company, would love to try them out.

Scott Haycock's picture

Phiaton me baby!

leesure's picture

Thanks for doing this.

AnthonyG's picture

HI there, thanks for this great site!!!

tmsorosk's picture

Yes I would like them too , but you can keep the manikin head stand .

egg3000's picture

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

drob9876's picture

Hope they sound as good as they look.

mohit25's picture

I've been a good boy all year

K.Johnson's picture

A nice pair of headphones? fingers are crossed.

markmunns's picture

those would look good next to my grado sr-325's.

jmall's picture

I read the rules and it's only open to the US... Boooo :( Isn't Canada America light?

My Sennheiser HD595s are just about ready to give up the ghost (one side has a noisy voice coil rub) so I'm really serious about a new pair soon! I probably wouldn't have picked the Phiaton's as it's not a brand I'm familiar with. But since you guys are snooping around them maybe they're worth a check if they're available in the Great White North...


B9at627's picture

I actually thought I had a chance to score a free set of cans....guess I should've read the 'terms' myself.

MikeMin's picture

I need one!

jcorp1's picture

Homer sez: I just wish I had / her / sweet, sweet / s/s/sweet can...dy.

jrmandude's picture

I once new a man with a wooden leg named Bill. I never learned the name of his other leg.

Sas 1's picture

Why aren't there more binaural recordings being made?

pianomaneric88's picture

I need to win!!

lawn_wrangler's picture

and replace my iPod earbuds? OK.

beomaster2400's picture

I can show my school mates the diference between real headphones and ear budds

eddie59fish's picture


Matching_Mole's picture

...for me to break in my new DAC and headphone amp!

Nightspore68's picture

I dare someone to give those to me.

erickson_ron's picture

Add me to the list

dukenukem's picture

I am in it to win it!

Zap's picture

sign me up

This has to be one of the classiest stereo sites, ever

(do you take bribes?)

5oclockfriday's picture

I could use a new set of headphones, hoping to pull a win.

Xozz's picture

Pick me! Pick me!

predatorfan's picture

This is my kinda contest, I'm primarily a headphone listener, so this really works for me. A long time fan of Stereophile, keep up the great work guys, love the new online format.

ethanmullins's picture

I want that.

Oliver A.'s picture

Free is a very good price!

trekkiecapo's picture

Hubby and I have a new headphone amp, and these would be a great addition! Sweeps is an awesome way to get the word out. Good luck to all!

Kevoman's picture

I would love to win these headphones