Phiaton goes upmarket with PS 500 closed-back headphones

Phiaton PS 500

New from Phiaton are these PS 500 headphones, the top model in the company's Primal Series, yours for £170 from Amazon or

The closed-back design features 4cm Titanium driver technology combined with an "innovative rear enclosure that reduces the sonic coloration often associated with closed-back designs".

A padded headband, burnished aluminium and black finish and leather outer cup housings are all intended to give a premium look and feel. The 3m cable is sheathed in a braided cloth covering.

Frequency response is 5Hz to 30kHz, impedance is 32 ohms and sensitivity 102dB/w/m.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.