Phiaton goes light, goes wireless, goes silent

Phiaton_headphones_NewsIn October, Phiaton will be introducing two new headphone designs just in time for holiday shopping. Each headphone has its own appeal depending on what your needs are. For the fan of going portable, the carbon-fiber Moderna Series Fusion MS 430 is a lightweight over the ear design with full-sized drivers for better sound. It’s all packed into a compact, foldable design allowing for easy storage and carrying. “Every detail in the Fusion MS 430 Headphones was skillfully combined, fusing together brilliant materials and sound technology to deliver a powerful, aesthetic and resilient headphone,” says Phiaton president, James Baik.

Also available will be the Phiaton Chord MS 530 Bluetooth, Noise-Cancelling Headphone. This large(ish) headphone has it all; Bluetooth 4.0 wireless, active noise-cancelling, 18-30 hr. battery life, titanium drivers and Phiaton’s Everplay-X technology which ensures continue listening if the noise-cancelling battery runs out. “The Chord MS 530s can be used as a day-to-day Bluetooth headset then converted into hard-wired noise-cancelling headphone aboard a plane to comply with airline Bluetooth restrictions, says Baik. Acording to Phiaton, adding a coat of titanium to the driver unit enhances the sound quality.

Each headphone comes with a carrying case and is equipped with music control and mic cords for Apple iDevices and some smartphones. The Fusion MS 430 will sell for $179 US and the Chord MS 530 will sell for $349 US. Both will be available in October.

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2 comments… add one

  • Rajesh Krishnan September 30, 2013, 11:53 am

    Curses! Right after getting some Parrot Zik’s for the new commute. Looks like Phiaton has better Bluetooth (4.0), noise cancel and battery life. But worse sound shaping (not a big deal) and controls (touch controls for volume and change tracks surprisingly useful on Caltrain). To return or not to return…that is the question… No idea on comfort, quality of BT connection, etc.

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  • Bill Henderson September 30, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Rajesh,
    I’ve played with the Parrot Zik and was impressed (except for the weight).
    We are working on getting to review the Phiaton phones. Phiaton headphones are very comfortable. Whether you will prefer them to the Zik, I can’t say.

    Bill H.

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