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.]

WEschner's picture

need to check out Phiaton's web site - own two pairs of open cans - could use a set of closed or semi-closed ones

racjaa's picture

I made it, Im in . And this is my comment

clem523's picture

Would love to try these :p

roadster s's picture

seven to go

james's picture

nice photo

flushmax's picture

Daddy needs sealed cans to block out crying baby...

shiitaki's picture

Would be very nice computer phones.

steen894's picture

Pick me please, I need a new one.

Thank You:)

waq's picture

I never win anything - please make a liar out of me.

Ciceroslim's picture

And I was just about to buy some earbuds...

kdj617's picture

Thanks for the chance.

falkon's picture

I would love to own these headphones! I hope I win!

surenVY's picture

Hope I will win the Headphones and no one else ;-)

david.bennett's picture

You WILL give me the headphones.

Tommy337's picture

I could really use an upgrade.
::Fingers Crossed::

extraction's picture

My system is complete, but I could use the headphones.
I have Grado 125 that I use with my PC.

I auditioned about five in this price range. I bought these, these are the ones that I found myself dancing to the music.

david8866's picture

It looks so beautiful. I wish I will win this one. Thank you.

davechua88's picture

heres hoping

lucas911993's picture

Those would be perfect for work with the closed back. My cubies didn't appreciate hearing the limited frequency response of the open back of my AKG701s....

amlanc's picture

Hope They sound as good as they look.

jkutasz's picture

The best way to make the commute on the bus tolerable.

krell100's picture

Over here!...

traymona's picture

I stepped on my current headphones and now they don't work. I could use a great pair of headphones.

Beau Ranheim's picture

Mr. Mejias,

That's one nice set of cans!! I'd like a pair myself!!

Gilles's picture

I just found this site and I am really liking it. Lots of great info! It would be an extra plus to win these beauties!

oddjob's picture

One vote for me!

d.strohmeier's picture

sartorial aural

chriseuph's picture

...are rad.

thefinalsound's picture

I've really enjoyed your site over the last few months since I've found it. Look forward to more stereophile goodness! (and free headphones) :)

djmick's picture

Gimmee, Gimmee, Gimmee! but I mean that in the nicest and most mature way possible.

thelemur's picture

Me me me!

mikelepap's picture

Having spent a fortune on headphones,getting one for free looks fine prospect.

drewcwsj's picture

I'm actually in the market for some new 'phones and just logged into stereophile and saw this contest!!

jjb's picture

Looking forward to being notified of the win.

jvalancy's picture

great idea!

jhamill1's picture

Would really like to compare these to my venerable Sennheisers.

hirezfun's picture

Hope I win.

robijoe's picture

Oh men I wish I can win, I work listening to music all day and now I can't because my girlfriend don't like what I listen to. Pleeeease pick me!!!

Peace out :)

mlittle98's picture

I really need some new headphones.
These look like they would fill the bill.

chunk23's picture

Winnner, winner

akdinvites's picture

Would love to win these!

Scott's picture

Headphones like these will surely draw a comment from me.

wthorson's picture

Those headphones look mighty spiffy (which is good, right)!

Pansan's picture

I've been looking around for a new pair of good quality headphones recently. Now I'll wait to see if i win!

seifu's picture

I'm glad only 10 million people have signed on for this, because it really increases my chances!

Gibbsie's picture

do the Raybans come with the cans?

Stephen Mejias's picture
Maybe. I've been thinking about switching to Persols.
tzed's picture

I'll try 'em.

momus's picture

...they are also handsome and charming.
So, can I have the headphones now?

Stephen Mejias's picture
Thank you.
Catch22's picture

You send me the cans, I send you a razor and shaving cream. :)

Stephen Mejias's picture
Make it a heavy-duty Merkur Classic and Proraso, please.
Malcolm02's picture

Count me in!

wired4sound's picture

My old Senheiser reached its life, and this one looks cool. I need one badly.

Drum8888's picture

They look delicious.

bullfr's picture

Let me take the opportunity to thank you for the great blog & reviews !

Stephen Mejias's picture
Thank you for reading.
gibranxm's picture

Music Addict!

timflood23's picture

I could use some new headphones...

philippe_belanger's picture

I would certainly put them to good use!

rgriff99's picture


thegrinch1's picture

Bring the pain!

stereofile's picture

can can!

Nosaj's picture

count me in

art's picture


mallocfailure2's picture

My Sennheisers are pretty worn out.

joesew's picture

I so need some new headphones

sharksfan's picture

Have been looking for a new set of headphones. These look great. 1st post here on the site and look forward to more.

daveg0929's picture

cool headphones

roswello's picture

i already followed you on twitter @roswello but now am registered here, these are soo great, my teens would love these

everythingfallstogether's picture

I'd be overjoyed to win this...bring it on.

kboyd's picture

Those headphones would look good on my head. Thank you.

ch2co's picture

I can just see the girls swoon as I wear them around the clubhouse.

kiah_V's picture

sUre Win !! ;)

SheilaRuth's picture

Sweet! I'd love to win.

andypao's picture

These look to be high quality. Nice build for the price!

nutzcory's picture

so I cant rely on the old mans money" to get me these sweet headphones. Im not even a girl for that matter. Please pick me.

zoltanvarga's picture

I want to win!

JohnEhCanada's picture

My wife would love for me to win a new pair of headphones!! Can't imagine what she means by that.

SamS's picture

Lady GaGa, or Metallica?

Stephen Mejias's picture
At the same time.
alexcapra's picture

Well, if I win the Phiaton PS 500 Primal Series Headphones will be "mon cadeau" to Sam Tellig.
He will write about it !

babak147's picture

I'm using Sennheiser HD650 for critical listening , It would be nice to see how these compare.

bmilwee's picture


entman's picture

Please sign me up

jpbas1's picture

Pick me.... please.

Phelonius's picture

Mind, I don't have a definition of jazz... You're just supposed to know it when you hear it.

Purkitbud's picture

Dude! Pay the heating bill! Wearing a scarf while listening to music. It must be really cold in your listening room or your trying to make a fashion statement!

Stephen Mejias's picture
I'm just demonstrating the portability of headphone listening.
walloon's picture

I am sure the sound is also excellant

jt25741's picture

Keeping hopes up for these great phones

hifi.guy's picture

Pick Me!

slowfade's picture

Hope I win!

Still Rockin's picture

I'll give em a good home, and feed em a steady diet of cool tunes!

Schmedrick's picture

Interesting name. Having used earbud earphones for some time now, I would like to know how much I've missed using a luxury leather headset such as these!

bdiane34's picture

My entry to win these great headphones!! Thank you

rvance's picture close the contest would be about now, increasing my chances forthwith!

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.
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.