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Phiaton PS 20NC Black

by: Phiaton

Phiaton PS 20NC in-ear noise-cancelling headphones have a claimed 95% reduction of ambient noise during travel to afford you excellent private listening no matter how loud the clamor gets. The proprietary Phiaton 'active' (battery-powered) noise-blocking technology is optimized for subways, traffic and airline environments while the ingenious 'half in-ear' PS 20 NC earpiece ergonomics provide excellent wearing comfort, even for sensitive newcomers. However, we found the performance of the noise-blocking function to be highly variable depending on the caliber of fit into the ears.  Sorry, all Phiaton products can only ship within USA due to manufacturer restrictions.

What We Think:
The Phiaton PS20 NC in-ear headphones with 'active' battery-powered noise-cancelling are manna for listeners train commuting or flying the noisy skies wanting isolation and great sound during their travels. Also suitable for office and factory workers seeking to shut out the workplace din, the combination of the Phiaton PS20 NC in-ear earpiece and battery-powered 'active' noise-cancellation delivers a potent one-two punch of silence for maximum quietude anywhere you need listening privacy. As with other Phiaton in-ear headphones, the PS20 NC sound is clean-toned with decent musical detail. Bass presence is rather forward and slightly more replete in the NC editions versus some of their non-noise-canceling in-ears, perhaps a by-product of the NC equalization curves employed in this model. The highly ergonomic PS20 NC earpiece fit remains another big plus for newcomers to in-ears and allows comfortable use without ear strain, even for in-ear rookies. However, we found the actual performance of the active noise-blocking function to be highly variable depending principally on the caliber/tightness of earpiece fit into the ears; without a good in-ear seal, the PS 20 NC's noise-cancelling ability becomes audibly compromised.The Phiaton PS 20 NC come in either Black or White colors and each features brass-like wire rim accents on the earpieces which serves both as a nice flash of style and also helps to grip the earpiece for ease of insertion and removal. The cord design on the Phiaton is amongst the least microphonic in the category so the PS 20NC can be effectively used on the move or at the gym sans annoying cable contact 'microphonics' being transmitted into your ears. Excellent 40 to 50 hour battery life before the PS 20 NC requires 1 single 'AAA' freshie for operation. The 1 year Phiaton manufacturer warranty repairs or replaces at no charge, so hang on to that HeadRoom 'authorized dealer' purchase receipt.


  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Impedance @ 1kHz: 26 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB SPL/V
  • THD+N:
  • Isolation: -12dB ~ -25dB
  • Connector Type: 3.5mm (1/8")
  • Cable Length: 4.5 ft.
  • Cable Style: Straight Y
  • Weight: 32.5 grams
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year

Product Features:

  • Fully 'active' ambient noise-cancellation in an in-ear design
  • Highly ergonomic and comfortable 'half in-ear' fit design
  • Compact on-cord remote control
  • 50 hour battery life
  • Luxurious glossy finish with burnished wire frame accents
Whats In The Box:
  • 4 sets of eartips for best fit and isolation - XS/S/M/L sizing
  • Carrying case
  • Airline plug adapter
  • 1 AAA battery
  • Owner's manual / product guide
  • Owner's warranty registration card

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