Provides: Dual chamber, in-ear audio with inline mic and music control
Minimum Requirements: Any audio souce with a standard 1/8″ headphone jack. Inline feature is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Some remote features may be limited in certain smartphones.
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Phiaton Corporation is well known for creating high end audio headphones and earphones for an optimal listening experience, and they recently released the Moderna series of headphones and earphones. Are they worthy? We took the Moderna MS 200 earphones for a test drive to find out.
The Phiaton Moderna MS 200 earphones make extensive use of carbon fiber that not only makes the earphones very lightweight, but also creates a solid dual chamber structure to accurately generate the audio with precision. The Imola Red tangle free cord, silicone ear tips and accent ring gives the earphones a very smart look with the carbon fiber used for each earpiece and for the 1/8″ stereo plug.
The Moderna MS 200 earhpones come with 4 sets of silicone ear tips (XS – L) for optimal fitment in the ear. Also included is a set of RightFit silicone ear tips that cover the entire earpiece and are intended for active use. There is also a set of Comply foam tips for times when maximum noise reduction is needed. All of this can easily be toted along in a simple leather carrying case.
The main design of these earphones is use of real carbon fiber in creating what Phiaton calls a “Multi-Tune Acoustic Design” to a dual chamber structure. The end result is a production of sound that is of rich detail and clearer, more powerful bass.
It’s easy to find the right size to have the Moderna MS 200 earphone to fit comfortably in your ears. The four different sizes should provide the right size for nearly everyone. Because of the use of real carbon fiber, the earpieces are very lightweight. They can comfortably remain in your ears for hours of listening enjoyment.
The RightFit silicone ear tip is more of an entire silicone earpiece covering than regular ear tips. This extra covering of silicone allows the earpiece to remain in the ear better during active movement. But I didn’t find them as comfortable as the other ear tips, and the audio quality is reduced.
Listening to all forms of music—from classical to electronic—these headphones provided a rich and dynamic sound that has full bass and distinctive highs without any bleed-over from one frequency to the next. The Moderna MS 200 earphones offer an excellent frequency response, from as low as 10 Hz and up to 27 kHz with a THD of less than 1% at 1 kHz. You can detect and feel lower sounds that would otherwise be missed by many earphones. The bass is not overpowering and does not bleed into the other higher sounds.
If you choose to use the RightFit silicone tips, you gain a more secure fit for active movement, but you do loose out on the low end responsiveness. While the instructions did not mention this, you can regain the low end response by combining it with the regular silicone ear tips. It’s the regular silicone ear tips that aid in reproducing the low end frequencies.
The inline remote works well for music control. Like the remote found on the EarPods, you are able to pause, play, and move forwards or backwards to the next song track. The built-in microphone also allows you to leave the earphones in place and answer any incoming calls on your iPhone.
The Phiaton Moderna MS 200 earphones provide excellent sound reproduction in a very stylish and lightweight form. They deliver on audio quality, and the construction is top grade with both durability and a high end finish. Your ears will thank you.
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