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Phiaton Chord MS 530 M-Series Wireless by Review Summary ,  Sep 8, 2015

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Phiaton Chord MS 530 M-Series Wireless & Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Microphone
Report Date: 12/15/2015
Based on 67 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 16.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Bluetooth5.0   above average
Quality4.3   average
Battery4.2   average
Sound3.9   below average
Music3.1   mediocre
Noise2.8   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"- The ability to use the headset with a 3.5mm cord and dead battery."
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"Pros:Outstanding battery life (like 16+ hours, I can go days without charging it)Very usable even when batteries are dead (If it dies just plug it in)Excellent sound qualityUseful buttons (There's a call button that lets you call Siri!"
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"I read the other review regarding the battery hitting up and was concern, might be an isolated problem."
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"Battery life is excellent."
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"- Great battery life (8 hours of listening).- Ascetics."
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"With regards to looks, feel, battery life, and Bluetooth they're great."
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"Pros:Outstanding battery life (like 16+ hours, I can go days without charging it)Very usable even when batteries are dead (If it dies just plug it in)Excellent sound qualityUseful buttons (There's a call button that lets you call Siri!"
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"With regards to looks, feel, battery life, and Bluetooth they're great."
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"My requirements were: - Bluetooth - Comfortable - Active noise cancellingI assumed sound quality was a given for headphones in this rangeThis set looked to cover all those bases, so I ordered them."
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"This is the feature I thought was actually excellent, as they were Bluetooth 4.0, aptX, had good range, and automatically paired with two devices at a time."
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"look good, bluetooth very easy to use."
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"Bluetooth is amazing."
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Music

Music:
"These are my only complaints really, it works great with a lot of music (I find it to work especially with certain pop songs by the band Fun."
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"If you have large ears that stick out these will not only be uncomfortable to wear but will have a terrible seal giving you a terrible audio experience; The noise cancellation won't do squat and the music won't sound as good."
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"However, sometimes, when used purely to cancel background noise (without playing music), some weird low freq feedback loop will happen, and you will hear a kind of WOMF-WOMF-WOMF-WOMF which immediately becomes very uncomfortable (and makes you feel much better as soon as you remove the headset from your ears)."
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"Is this headphones wasn't on ear will be perfect because that will improve the noise cancelling and leak music and sweaty."
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"Streaming Spotify from either my MacBook or my iPhone led to occasional sound loss, skipping, and several attempts for the headphones to catch up with the music."
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"These are my only complaints really, it works great with a lot of music (I find it to work especially with certain pop songs by the band Fun."
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"as well as with electronic music)."
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"so the app is not that bad after all;- the Zik comes with really easy controls: the right ear cover is a touchpad, so you swipe across it to adjust volume, pause, skip tracks; on the Chord, you just have one knob, and you do short presses to tweak volume, and long presses to skip tracks; I often fumbled, and also sometimes it would remain stuck in a position (e. g. when I want to lower the volume, it would remain stuck, and instead of lowering the volume it would loop back to the current track)- the Zik has a really nice feature: it detects when you take it off, and pauses the music; sounds like something useless at first, but when you switch to something that doesn't do that, you miss it a lot (e. g. someone wants to talk to me, I have to fumble to the pause button, take off the headset, etc)- the Chord comes with an airplane adapter, to use it in those old planes with the special dual-jack connections; that's nice, because I ended up buying one for the Zik;- on the Chord, the micro-USB connector (for battery charge) and the jack connector are covered with little flaps, while on the Zik, there is no cover at all; the flaps might prevent dust from getting in, but in my experience, they are rather messy and frustrating when you want to plug the thing."
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"I initially thought they were lackluster, but that was because I was focusing on hip-hop, once I switched over to listening to less bass forward music that had more complexity and subtlety they stood out and were phenomenal."
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"Great head phones, tried it in plane and the noise cancelling is very good, sound quality is excellent for music and movie."
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Noise

Noise:
"The noise canceling is ok but not great."
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"Even if these were the absolute best sounding cans with the best active noise cancelling available, the leakage is unacceptable and is deal-breaker."
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"+ a bunch of other useful stuff)Usable microphone (not the best, but useful for phone callsGreat placement of buttons (You don't even need to look at them to use them)Good noise cancellation (Not perfect, probably around 5-10 db which is still useful)Amazing bluetooth range (probably like ~30-50 ft)Cons:Price."
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"If you have large ears that stick out these will not only be uncomfortable to wear but will have a terrible seal giving you a terrible audio experience; The noise cancellation won't do squat and the music won't sound as good."
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"As a result, when I use the cable, I sometimes have to keep it closer to my mouth, otherwise people say that my voice is not loud enough; and I also have to be careful about not letting it brush on my shirt, because it makes annoying noises for the listeners.4."
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"However, sometimes, when used purely to cancel background noise (without playing music), some weird low freq feedback loop will happen, and you will hear a kind of WOMF-WOMF-WOMF-WOMF which immediately becomes very uncomfortable (and makes you feel much better as soon as you remove the headset from your ears)."
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"It is very good for noise cancelling as well, you basically become deaf!"
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"Even if these were the absolute best sounding cans with the best active noise cancelling available, the leakage is unacceptable and is deal-breaker."
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"My requirements were: - Bluetooth - Comfortable - Active noise cancellingI assumed sound quality was a given for headphones in this rangeThis set looked to cover all those bases, so I ordered them."
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"Nice design, solid sound, paired easily with my phone, and the noise cancelling seemed to stop low-frequency noises alright."
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"These may just be the best wireless noise canceling headphones you can buy."
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Quality

Quality:
"Also I don't see a lot of complaints about production or build quality like I experienced."
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"Almost nobody seemed to have a problem with the quality of sound."
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"The headphones themselves seem to be of good quality, not superior."
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"Sound quality is impressive but not amazing."
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"Reasonable quality sound and a smart looking pair of headphones."
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"First of all they do cost alot compared to wired headphones with similar audio quality, however you're paying for the convenience of Bluetooth as well as noise-cancellation."
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"These Phiaton's have solid build quality and look sleek on your head."
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"Sound quality is quite good, and noise reduction is also excellent."
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"Bottom line: the virtually universal consensus was these headphones have the best quality sound for BT."
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Sound

Sound:
"Volume control on earphone cup was not compatible with my Samsung Note 3.The phones sound great for the money!"
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"If you have large ears that stick out these will not only be uncomfortable to wear but will have a terrible seal giving you a terrible audio experience; The noise cancellation won't do squat and the music won't sound as good."
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"Pros:Outstanding battery life (like 16+ hours, I can go days without charging it)Very usable even when batteries are dead (If it dies just plug it in)Excellent sound qualityUseful buttons (There's a call button that lets you call Siri!"
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"Sound not the best but it is good."
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"- Audio sound is good, but doesn't seem great."
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"Streaming Spotify from either my MacBook or my iPhone led to occasional sound loss, skipping, and several attempts for the headphones to catch up with the music."
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"Be aware, It sounds very good, but it is poorly made!"
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"Reasonable quality sound and a smart looking pair of headphones."
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"Pros:- Clear, clean sound."
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"And lastly the bluetooth connection works like a charm, sounds as good plugged as unplugged and doesn't lose any frequency unless you go way to far away, or go behind a concrete wall."
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"Great sound"
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Wireless

Wireless:
"These may just be the best wireless noise canceling headphones you can buy."
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"Battery life is, as far as I can tell, the best of any pair of wireless headphones, hands down."
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"Closest pair I liked besides these that had those features were the Beats wireless, however those were around $380 and felt plasticky."
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"Great design, Brilliant sound, as good as it gets in wireless."
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"At the price point of $250 (what I paid), these wireless cans are great."
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