Phiaton MS 400 Carbon Fiber Headphones
- Carbon fiber enclosure for high quality audio
- Optimized airflow delivers concert hall sound quality
- Closed-ear design promotes greater noise reduction
- Flexible 'fold and go' design comes with Compact carrying case for easy travel
- 3.5mm standard gold plated & 6.3mm Stereo adaptor plug
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From the Manufacturer
The name Phiaton signifies high quality sound technology combined with elegant design--a philosophy that's epitomized in the MS 400 Moderna Series of headphones. An attention-getting design is backed up by luxurious audio performance that stands apart. An oversized adjustable padded headband and richly-padded earcups that swivel up to 180 degrees set a new standard in listening comfort. The bold styling, opulent accents, and world-class sonic performance of the MS 400 captures every nuance of your favorite music, delivering it the way it was meant to be heard
Carbon Graphite Design for Deep, Rich Sound
Designed to tease out subtle sonic nuances, the Phiaton MS 400 is constructed with a carbon fiber enclosure. Carbon fiber combines the properties of extreme strength and remarkably light weight, making it the ideal material for the MS 400's design. This light, durable quality and modern aesthetic appeal explain why carbon fiber can be found in luxury automobiles, watches and other high-end products. Phiaton takes the concept a step further by encasing the carbon in a high-polymer enclosure. This advanced construction also provides an optimized airflow for the 40mm electrostatic drivers. Taken together, these qualities give the listener better resonance, rich bass, full-bodied midrange, and sparkling high notes.
An Eye-Catching Design, with Comfort and Convenience to Match
The Phiaton MS 400 sports an eye-catching design and luxurious high-end audio performance. It's an adrenaline rush of sleek, bold styling, and the opulent red accent color will make a statement anywhere you go. The MS 400's soft, comfortable pads can be worn for long periods of time without fatigue, making them ideal for commuting and air travel. You will instantly feel the noise isolating performance as the ultra-soft pads seal around your ear, wrapping you in your favorite music.
The lightweight MS 400 lets you enjoy your music wherever you are, no matter if it's at home, in the office, or on the go. Weighing just 6.5oz, these highly wearable "fold and go" headphones fit conveniently into the included carrying case for safe storage and easy travel.
What's in the Box
Phiaton MS 400 Moderna Series Headphones, 6.3mm stereo gold plated plug, compact carrying case, Owner's Guide (Including 1-year warranty), product registration card.
- Drivers: Studio Grade 40 mm Electrodynamic Drivers
- Impedance: 32 Ohm
- Frequency Range: 15 Hz ~ 22,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 98 dB
- Max input power: 1000 mW
- Cord Length: 3.93 ft. / 1.2 m
- Weight: 6.5 oz. / 185 g without cord
Top Customer Reviews
Now what about the sound? Audiophile flat? No. Not at all. The highs and the lows are definitely pushed forward with a slight recession in the mids. Not the cans you listen to your Chesky Records on. But, if you're hooked up to an iPod and are on the go you'd be hard pressed to find a better pair with which to enjoy your music. They sound great hooked up to the less-than-stellar amplifier on most portable devices but run through a Fiio E7 or similar portable amplifier they really shine. The difference is notable but if you only have enough room to carry your portable device then don't fret, at 32 Ohms they are easy to run. There is a slight burn in period needed but 60 hours or so should do. The highs smooth out, the mids come slightly forward, and the bass stays nice and tight. They're great rock, pop, rap, and metal cans covering everything from The Byrds "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" to "Prowler in the Yard" by Pig Destroyer to "Labor Days" by Aesop Rock and for some reason they really love Massive Attack's "Mezzanine".
The carrying case is fairly standard thick paper walled covered with nylon and it has a nifty little plate in the center that says Phiaton. Compared to most carrying cases it is definitely meant for on-the-go. In other words the cans, 6.3 mm plug, a little extension cord, and an iPod nano or mini will fit. But that's all one really needs, right?Read more ›
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To be honest, I really bought these headphones for the looks. Once in a while I see someone with a pair of Beats by Dre and even though the audiophile part of me cringes at the thought of those overpriced, bass-heavy cans, the rest of me can't help but feel a tinge of jealousy for their looks. All of the other cans I own are for their sound quality and don't look very good. My Sony MDR-XB700 look ridiculous when worn outside the house and the Sennheiser HD555 just isn't very stylish. On the other hand, The Phiatons, with their carbon fiber ear cups and red accents, look plain badass. In my opinion they are much better looking than Beats and almost anything else in the price range.Read more ›
Highs: Out of the MS-300s, 400s, and 500s, the highs are probably the weakest for the 400s. This is likely because the lows and mids are strong and the highs just leave you wanting a bit more. Sometimes for
Mids: Clear, warm, probably the strong point of the phones. Nothing left to want here.
Lows: Very thumpy and strong. It's not as pinpoint as some would like it, and spills over a little though not enough to dilute clarity. I personally like the bass this way because it really contributes to the phone's warm sound.
Impedance: do not need an amp at all, and performance isn't really all that enhanced with an amp. The MS-300 sounds better amped.
Soundstage: like most closed headphones, the soundstage is very small, and combined with the warm sound of the MS-400s, very intimate. Depending on the type of music you listen to, this could be good or bad. I was very happy with how these work with pop, electronica, and beat heavy music, but they're not my favorites for jazz or classical where I want a concert hall-like sound stage. Still, very versatile and you can always tweak the equilibrilization.
Comfort: Nothing quite beat the comfort of my ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had these headphones for about 4 years now and have been consistently pleased with the sound, comfort, and transportability. Read morePublished 17 months ago by reader2
Dont waste your money on Beats phones, with the bloated bass .. you get more for less with these Phiatons. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mark mason
Not worth the money, the sound quality is equal to that of 30$ headphones.Published 22 months ago by megan young
I'm not an incredibly experienced audiophile, so I'll avoid talking about the overall sound quality and output of these headphones. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Nicholas Gottschlich
Nice light weight. Bass could be a little better or I would have rated them with 5 stars.Published on July 17, 2014 by Tofur
I wanted noise-canceling headphones, and I thought I had read that these included the noise-canceling feature. I was wrong. Read morePublished on April 1, 2014 by TeeMitch50
I bought these on the basis of a recommendation I read in Stereophile. The most important factor to me was that they sounded good on an I-Pod. Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by Robert Doyle
I felt the sound on these just wasnt' up to snuff. Bought based off of great reviews, but returned these as soon as I tested them. Read morePublished on November 18, 2013 by Kindle Customer