(Editorial note: When AVguide/Playback editor Chris Martens attended the Can Jam, Chicago 2010 event several weeks ago, one of the most interesting and affordable in-ear headphones he got to sample was Phiaton soon to be released PS 20 NC noise cancelling in-ear headphones. Martens found, as is often the case with good noise cancellation circuits, that the perceived benefits of the design not only included lower levels of apparent background noise but a concomitant increase in perceived clarity of low-level sonic details. Now, Phiaton has issued a formal press release for the PS 20 NC, which we present along with a handful of product images.).
PHIATON EXPANDS PRIMAL SERIES LINE WITH INTRODUCTION OF TWO NEW “HALF IN-EAR” LISTENING SOLUTIONS
-- PS 20 NC Cancels Noise and Adds Innovative “Noise Blocker” and “EverPlay” Features --
New York, NY – June 24, 2010 – Phiaton Corporation, a premium manufacturer of high-performance personal audio products for consumers who appreciate authentic sound reproduction, eye-catching design and superior technology, today announced the introduction of models PS 20 NC (MSRP: $129) and PS 20 (MSRP: $79) Primal Series ”Half In-Ear” Earphones. Lightweight and stylish, the new personal in-ear listening solutions feature advanced sonic technologies for a dramatically enhanced listening experience and are ideal for use with iPhone™, iPod®, laptops, MP3, CD or DVD players. Both models will be available in glossy black and glossy white versions. The PS 20 NC is scheduled to be available next month, and the PS 20 will be available in August.
Applied Dynamic Speakers for Enhanced Audio
Phiaton’s PS 20 and PS 20 NC Earphones were engineered from the ground up to deliver an authentic audio experience for today’s on-the-go lifestyle. In addition to their slightly larger size than conventional earbud type headphones, which allows for a wider frequency range and more realistic musical presence, the PS 20 features Phiaton’s new “MaxBass Reflex” technology with a dual-chamber structure that virtually eliminates unwanted vibration and echo, smoothing out the bass frequencies so that listeners enjoy gentle yet powerful low-frequency audio. Notably, while MaxBass Reflex significantly increases both the depth and power of the bass, there is no compromise on the crystal clear high-frequency response, allowing users to enjoy a rich and balanced music listening experience.
Further enhancing their sonic performance, both feature Phiaton’s Applied Dynamic Speaker Driver using Acoustic transducer technology, delivering carefully balanced bass and treble equalization for enhanced sound quality with all music genres, from jazz and classical to rock, hip-hop and electronic.
PS 20 NC: Total Music Immersion with “Noise Blocker” Noise Cancellation
To provide a totally immersive personal listening experience, Phiaton’s PS 20 NC Earphones feature the company’s exclusive “Noise Blocker” noise cancellation technology – blocking 95% of outside noise – ideal for noisy airplanes, trains, or subway cars. The PS 20 NC also solves a problem common with conventional noise-canceling headphones – the interruption of music when the battery runs out of power. Thanks to Phiaton’s “EverPlay” feature, users may continue listening to their music even when the battery runs out.
“Half In-Ear” Design for Hours of Comfortable Listening
The unique and ergonomic “half in-ear” design of the PS 20 and PS 20 NC Earphones combines the excellent bass response of in-ear style buds with the crystal clear high frequency response of open-ear style headphones. Engineered for a snug fit just outside the ear canal, they feature a lightweight aluminum housing that allows for hours of comfortable listening. Both come with four separate sizes of soft silicon tips for a natural feel and “no slip” fit.
Adding to their style and utility, both new Phiaton Earphones come with handsome leather cases for easy portability. An easy-to-use cord adjuster ensures total convenience and comfort, and the compact remote control is perfect for on-the-go use.
Phiaton President James Baik noted: “We designed our half in-ear headphones to provide an ideal solution for music fans who want great-sounding on-the-go music but do not necessarily enjoy the feel of conventional earbuds, which must be inserted deep into the ear canal. The new PS 20 and PS 20 NC half in-ear earphones offer unprecedented comfort and a snug fit for every user.”
About Phiaton Corporation
Phiaton Corporation is a premium manufacturer of high-performance noise canceling headphones, earphones and Music Docking Stations for consumers who appreciate authentic sound reproduction, eye-catching design and superior technology. The Phiaton brand is created for audiophiles who demand the extraordinary from the consumer electronics they buy. All Phiaton products provide authentic sound reproduction, eye-catching design, and comfortable fit. Phiaton’s parent company, Cresyn Company Ltd., was founded in 1959 to develop and manufacturer high quality phonograph needles. Under the leadership of Chairman Jong-Bae Lee, Cresyn has heavily invested in R&D and developed a significant portfolio of patented audio technologies. Over time, these technologies have become an integral part of today’s most popular leading personal audio brands. Today, Cresyn markets its own growing family of industry leading products, including noise canceling headphones, earphones, Bluetooth headsets and camera modules.