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.]

auee's picture

I have heard these phones and they are worth getting for free.

rob6110's picture

Pick me, mine just broke..oh, and I am broke too..

Renoite's picture

As an entry-level wanna-be, I would love to win these. My Ipod supplied ear buds really hurt after 10 minutes of use since I lost the foam covers.

pschum47's picture

Over-the-ear headphones are the only way to listen to music!

Kingmob's picture

Fingers crossed...

gsav's picture

so that I can test and compare them to my current headphones.


pihkal's picture

these look like perfect specimens!

flandergren's picture

What a brilliant idea!

Deaf Listener's picture

I live in apartment building. Try not to annoy neighbors.

stylin001's picture

I NEED new phones and these sound like they would be perfect.... esp if you give them to me!!!! Good home guaranteed!

slapout's picture

Good job on the website.

nomis96's picture

I'm sure I would look good with these!

jeffcantor's picture

I could use them for my volunteer stint at the community radio station WSLR in Sarasota, FL. (I help on the air with the news.)

BigearlF1508's picture

Give em' here

Gary Mac's picture

My Grados have worn out, kids,kids,kids. Thank god my Dunlevy SCIV's are still sounding wonderful.

davidv1662's picture

I once won some cheese, but I couldn't listen to music with the Gouda. If I win the headphones I'll be able to listen to music, but not eat. It would still be Gouda to win.

Thotfulspot's picture

Interesting looking cans

rappley2000's picture

I need to win these!

Fihsak's picture

Please let me win.

polar boy's picture

I win

pat_m's picture

Good luck all...

pascon's picture

As a long time Stereophile reader and subscriber, I really need these headphones!

espoconi's picture

I want to win

gpashby's picture

Sure would be nice to have a new set

snmadsen's picture

These are for my son. The next generation needs quality music and sound to go with it!

surflong's picture

looking forward to hearing those

Big Bad Bakken's picture

Let me put it this way; I am married. My wife can't understand the idea of $300 headphones, which as an extension means I don't get to understand it myself. Please, kindly, remedy this situation by allowing me the chance to 'forgo' the payment step, and go right to the 'YOU WIN!!!' step. It's for my wife's good, not mine.

Thanks guys, love the site.


alwool's picture

looking forward to enjoying music with these

lunalovesvenus's picture

I would love to win these amazing headphones !

garypine's picture

great promotion

Trelforp's picture

Phones look great! Even better wrapped around my head!

pwhinson's picture

These sound like great headphones.

rettimi's picture

My headphones just broke. I could REALLY use a new pair.

nealrm's picture

Hope I win.

greencan's picture

(((((( I'd hear better with a Phiaton ))))))

onefishtwofish's picture


wimi2's picture

I could use some good news coming my way.

kandrew's picture

I'd love a pair

napunch's picture

Always looking for a pair of headphones to provide a near-speaker experience for use in the location recording hobby.

edsherling's picture

I win!

emjay's picture

I'd like new headphones my Sennheisers are over 30 years old and I could use an upgrade.

pserrate's picture

I need to replace my Sennheisers

MorganHertz2's picture

Good morning Phiaton, i'm in the library looking at my e-mail and see that Stereophile sent me their latest issue. I notice an ad for Phiaton PS500 Primal series headphones Sweepstakes. Your headphones look "Delicious". I may not be an audioholic, but i do like listening to music. And what better way to listen to Pink Floyd or Earth,Wind&Fire than on your fine headphones. I don't mean to kiss booty but I will post my feeling about your headphones on Twitter and FaceBook today.Finally, i have but three words. Leather, Titanium, 40mm, WOW, ok that's four words. Enjoy your weekend.

michaeljr's picture

I never win anything. Let's go ahead and change that.

jcmorrison's picture

What a fine contest—I could use some new phones.

onelouder's picture

must win

tambrose's picture

Listening more than ever at work.

emjay's picture

Hi I'd really like to win as my Sennheiser HD75's are real antiques. Thanks.

Metalhead's picture

I will throw my name in the hat.

Cool prize.

stereoGoodness's picture

I'm sure they're outstanding.

jbomer's picture

I want them.

PonchoV's picture

Pick Me!

spyder1's picture

I hope I win these new headphones. They will be great performers with my entertainment system.

flatmap's picture

These look very nice.

joebanel's picture

Sure can use these!

mzeigler's picture

headphones are go!

BillB's picture

I would use these headphones to help make the world a better place.

Lostcase's picture

this would be nice to win.

tacopsman's picture

I hope I do

scleary20's picture

some new headphones would be nice

Brouham's picture

I can feel them on my head already!

tek_2wo's picture

A new set of cans will surely be appreciated!

kgsirius's picture

Please, Please, Please, Please. Send the headphones to me. Cause, I need them so.

Compliments to James Brown.

2_channel_ears's picture

In the words of J Geils Band, you got to give it to me, oh yeah!

yanks's picture

I hope I win :)

nthanker's picture

My grados have self destructed and I am looking for new ones.
If it is free, it's for me.

rensci's picture

Regardless, the description sounds good...

Wayne Reid's picture

From the CNET review, these phones appear to be a very good value at it's price point. Hope to win one.

gab's picture

hope to win

b.scheiner's picture

These look like they would be a nice addition to my system.

rjberry's picture

Nice to see new entry in the midrange market.

jbence's picture

These headphones are the last piece of equipment i need to complete my new system. These would be great for the nights when i want to hear music but no one else does.

Glotz's picture

I don't want to upset the balance of nature, which clearly has it out for me... What I do hope for is a break from all of GLOBAL HOOKER MADNESS- ie hate and death.

PS- Stephen you look so dang dapper, I hope that pic gets you laid! Or at least a wife. And if you find two, send me one...

ParDHarD's picture

1 entry please!

Skubasteve's picture

Me please

computeruler's picture

in's picture

Headphones are becoming more important nowadays due to the overall increase in heads.

Sunkinj's picture

Good looking 'phones

JanMirecki's picture

It sounds that they are headphones I am looking for.

ralphjodice's picture

The first set of headphones I owned were Koss Pros. That was over 30 years ago. I think I need a new pair.

ybok's picture

The Phiaton PS 500 would suit me well

atomb's picture

so it might as well be me!

kchhim0324's picture

I recently gave my mid quality headphones to my Nephew. So I would like to win one pair.

tunes62's picture


fortheloveofvinyl's picture

haven't worn the Radio Shack ones in years and would love to try anew something better

midfiguy's picture

The math doesn't work. Sometimes my wife's ears take precedence over mine.

jsutherland's picture

I've been using the same Pioneer SE-205's since I was in HS . . . time fer a change!!

number17's picture

same as above!

H-Bomba's picture

Have not been lucky yet.......My time is due !

Arrowmark's picture

I would like to try those headphones !!!

Angel G Prieto's picture

Yes Sir..will add this to my others;Grado GS1000,Grado SR325(originals),Grado SR60,AKG K701 and AKG K340..Good luck everybody!

youravhandyman's picture

I want some!

mortikii55's picture

Poor Audiophile...(who isn't these days, lol), in need of Great headphones...these are it for me !!!

coffee break's picture

It would be great to win gear that costs a lot more than I am willing to spend. Good luck to all entrants, including me.

Scott Ellis's picture

Headphones look promising. What else does Phiaton make?

coruja's picture

..but here goes!

sunilkorah's picture

This looks good. Hope to get it

rwillsey's picture

Very nice headphones. Would love to try them out.

holud's picture

great contest

Chris Tom's picture

Please, please, please let me get one!

galgen's picture

Честита баба Марта

jodeepups's picture

Would love to win these awesome headphones!!

Mannequin's picture

this would be delicious

jodeen's picture

These are very cool headphones!
Thanks for the chance to win them!

zimmerman9's picture

These would be great!

Michaelph's picture

Of course, I'd love a pair, but be sure to also give away some to the ladies. Everyone knows that they are the perfect compliment for the female audio geeks among us. Godspeed.

PSecor's picture

I would certainly enjoy listening to my Charlie Parker vinyl with the new set of Phiaton PS 500's I am going to win here!

punate's picture

Please pick me!! Need to appreciate music with these. Really going change my life.

Kamal's picture

I'm a retired person, over 63 yrs old, on a small govt pension & there's no way I can afford to purchase Headphones like these.
It would make my day if my name turned up for getting one of these in the sweepstakes.

rviloria07's picture

I would really love to have one.

char_williams's picture

A really nice looking pair of sealed cans!

witabla's picture

Thanks for the sweepstakes. I hadn't run into Phaiton before so I'm happy to know about their headphones in any case. My Grados are falling apart and are uncomfortable, although I still love the way they sound.

Juacline's picture

Please let me win, my headphones broke.

JustinB's picture

Planning our wedding in May and the future wife, while no fan of the '70s classics I favor on vinyl, does not appreciate the need for me to spend us further into Brokeville by acquiring new cans at this time. So this contest could provide us domestic harmony, both financially and sonically.

PTORPEY's picture

i would be able to listen to sweet music and not my husbands snoring......SWEET

scooter_tx's picture

any suggestions on an integrated amp that has a good headphone section?

desperaudio's picture

How cool is that. Been thinking about researching and sourcing a pair of 'phones for home for almost a year - but the inexpensive ones (really kinda') suck and the really good ones are, well, beyond my means.
Phiaton & Vinyl & Moi - what are the chances?
I hope chances are good!

OK - Nevermind. Apparently I am not a resident of the U.S. of A - I happen to be a touch north of there in the US in Eh - or "Canada" for the un-informed.
So I'm not eligible. Darn.

camper223's picture

Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
Thank you for all your time, effort and hard work

MJM's picture

They look great. I wonder how they sound with classical or jazz.
I hope I win.

Erikande's picture

Count me in! I hope I win!!

Zach888's picture

me. i hope i win.

kinnairdkath's picture

email subscribed

geakerson's picture

The Phiaton PS 500 Primal Series headphones would be sweet, especially since I'm using $5.00 earbuds at the moment.

Roleaux's picture

Love my MS400, would love to try these.

flowerprincess's picture

Would like to win these headphones and finally find out what good headphones are like.

robijoe's picture

I really need this!! Help me god of the hifi world !!!