Scene: You work out. You like listening to music, podcasts or even watching a movie while working out. Depending on what you do, the cord attaching your phone to the headset becomes entangled on your arms, water pack or it becomes a nuisance when you string the cord underneath your shirt. Does any of that sound familiar? If so, read on…
Hey, even if it doesn’t sound familiar, continue reading!
Phiaton Corporation is a company that’s been around since 1959 – they specialize in headphones, and are a premium manufacturer of high-performance headphones and earphones that boast authentic sound, elegant design and inventive technology.
I’ve been looking for a solid headset to use while running and weight training – I’ll post a final judgement later in the story.
The PS 20 BT earphones are quite stylish – they’re also very lightweight and make listening to music an enjoyable experience, minus a few unneeded feet of cord that you ordinarily have on earphones.
Phiaton advertises a 6-hour batterylife for use with call / listening and 250 hours of standby time. I chose to put this to the test over the last week and can back it up! I’ve used these earphones in the car, on a run and during weight training sessions and left them off-charge as much as possible in between. At last check, I saw about 6 days of mixed use without having to charge.
Some of the features that come with the PS 20 BT are:
- Built-in Bluetooth 3.0
- In-line controls to answer phone calls and control audio playback without accessing your phone directly
- “Echo-Off” noise reduction that helps eliminate background noise from the microphone
- Half in-ear ergonomic design offering superb fit and comfort
- Previously mentioned battery with 6 hours of call / listening and 250 hours of standby
- 14.3 mm drivers producing powerfully accurate sound
- “Clip and Go”: the control piece itself has a clip that you can use to attach to a bag or clothing.
As you can see, the PS 20 BT comes with 4 sets of ear-bud covers. As someone previously stuck on in-ear headphones, the half-in-ear system here provides that lower profile look but also the increased stability for longer runs and a more active lifestyle.
When it comes to audio quality, I compared the PS 20 BT to the use of the standard headphones that come with the iPhone 4S, some third-party ear buds as well as a leading-brand Bluetooth headset. In my experience, the PS 20 BT not only holds its own against the other options, but sounds every bit as crisp and clear. It even comes with a “Max Bass” dual chamber structure to deliver a wide frequency response for those bass-heads out there.
Having put out some of the technical details, I guess it’s time to offer my opinion on this product. Is it a BUY or a PASS? Well, that is actually a very easy answer…IT’S A BUY! I throughly enjoyed the call & audio quality, the controls make it easy to access / change music or answer calls and the product itself is nice looking. If there is any gripe at all, it’d be that the cord is about 3 inches too short…but even then, the clip holds well on your shirt!
Have you tried the PS 20 BT? If so, leave a comment down below and share your experience with me.
UPDATE: Here is a link direct to the manufacturer’s site if you’d like to learn more.