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Phiaton PS 20 Noise Canceling Earbuds Review

Phiaton PS 20 Noise Canceling Earbuds ($49.99 on Amazon)

4 out of 5 stars

These earbuds are not only attractive, but they also block 95 percent of outside noise.

I received a review unit and was surprised at how well these earbuds worked. I never thought a pair of earbuds could accomplish almost the same thing as a pair of over-the-ear headphones.

Granted, I didn't get the same amount of noise cancellation as I do whenever I listen to my husband's pair of Bose headphones, but the PS 20 NC's were impressive nonetheless.

The sound quality was terrific and I enjoyed listening to my music while sitting on the couch without being bothered while my kids were watching SpongeBob on the TV. I look forward to using them next time I take a plane trip. 

The PS 20 NC's have a unique half in-ear design that delivers good quality bass and treble equalization. They fit snugly just outside the ear canal. I wore them while walking and moving about and they didn't slip out.

The applied dynamic speaker driver uses what Phiaton calls Acoustic Transducer Technology to allow for audio improvement among all music genres.

The earbuds have an "EverPlay" feature that allows you to continue listening to your music even if the battery runs out.

The noise reduction controller has a clip you can use to attach it to your clothing or backpack. It adds weight to the headphones so it is necessary to clip it to something while you're listening and not just leave it hanging because it pulls on the earbud. 

The PS 20 NC's come with an adaptor for use on airplanes, four sizes of silicone ear tips, and a fabric carrying case. They are available in glossy black or glossy white.

 

Pros
• Excellent noise blockage
• Attractive earbud design
• Still emits sound even if battery is depleted

Cons
• Noise reduction controller is weighty

The Final Verdict: I believe the PS 20 NC's allow listeners to enjoy great sound quality while blocking outside noise at an exceptional price. 

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Paula is a freelance media broadcaster and journalist. She enjoys life at home with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats and a parrot. Her iPhone is never more than two feet away from her and she can't imagine life without it.