Objects of Desire: Phiaton MS 400
Dec 2, 2008
By Dan Havlik
South Korea-based Phiaton has just introduced its high-end MS 400 headphones to the U.S. market, and after trying out a pair, we are impressed with the great listening quality and hot look of these 'phones. While the fire-engine red headband and ear pads are sure to draw attention, it's the solid bass, accurate high and mid tones, and crisp overall fidelity that really interest us. The MS 400 uses studio-grade 40mm electrodynamic drivers and boast sensitivity of 98dB with 32 Ohm Impedance and maximum input power of 1000 milliwatts. What that translates to is a pro-level audio experience at a consumer-level price. The snug but comfortable fit helps cut down on sound leakage and made the MS 400 behave like noise-canceling headphones—but without the annoying compression on your ears and without batteries.
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