In short order Strasser and I agreed it might be a good idea for Playback to review the PS 20 BT under better conditions (not time constraints, no crowds, no jam-packed café, etc.), and a review sample was arranged. In this review, I’ll try to give you a clear picture of the PS 20 BT’s sonic capabilities and to give you a sense for what it’s like to use on a day-to-day basis.
Earphone/Headset: The PS 20 BT is, first and foremost, a self-powered earphone/headset that leverages what Phiaton terms a “Half In-Ear” design, as first pioneered in the firm’s PS 20 and PS 210i earphones (you can read the Playback review of the PS210i in the Playback Guide to Earphones & Custom-Fit In-Ear Monitors—2011; click here to get a free copy of the Guide). Highlight of this core earphone design include: