(Editor's Note: Earlier this year, Phiaton announced it's PS 210 Sound Isolating Earphones, which feature a distinctive (and somewhat unorthodox) "Half In-Ear" design that is said to combine "the excellent bass response of in-ear style buds with the crystal clear highs of open-ear style buds." Just this week, AVguide received a press release from Phiaton indicating that the PS 210 has been awarded the "red dot award: product design 2010." We present the text of the Phiaton release, below, along with a photo to show you the design of the PS 210.).
PHIATON PS 210 SOUND ISOLATING EARPHONES RECEIVE
PRESTIGIOUS “red dot design award 2010”
-- Coveted Honor Recognizes Outstanding Achievement and Innovation in Product Design; Presentation to Be Made on July 5 in Essen, Germany --
Irvine, CA – March 29, 2010 – Phiaton Corporation, a premium manufacturer of high-end personal audio products for consumers who appreciate distinctive design, technology and aesthetics, today announced that its new PS 210 Sound Isolating Earphones has been awarded the prestigious “red dot award: product design 2010”. One of the world’s most coveted design honors, the award is bestowed by a jury of leading design experts, recognizing products for outstanding achievement in innovation, style, utility and ergonomics. Designers and companies representing 57 nations and 4,252 total products took part in this year’s competition.
Unique “Half In-Ear” Design Combines Style, Comfort and Audio Quality
Phiaton’s PS 210 Sound Isolating Earphones represent a major step forward in headphone quality, comfort and style, providing users with a welcome change from conventional in-ear “earbud” type headphones. The PS 210’s unique “half in-ear” design combines the excellent bass response of in-ear style buds with the crystal clear high frequency response of open-ear style headphones. Ergonomically designed to fit just outside the ear canal, they feature a lightweight aluminum housing that allows for hours of comfortable listening. Ideal for use with either portable music devices or e-readers, the PS 210 Earphones feature an Applied Dynamic Speaker Driver using Acoustic transducer technology for rich bass and high range fidelity. Four separate sizes of soft silicon tips ensure a natural feeling fit for all wearers, and the Earphones come packaged with a stylish leather case for easy portability.
Phiaton President James Baik noted: “In creating our PS 210 earphones, Phiaton design engineers literally reconceived the entire notion of how ‘earbud’ headphones typically function, placing equal emphasis on attractive styling, quality construction, comfort and sonic fidelity. The result is a product that offers a brand new experience in portable listening, allowing users to not only enjoy superior audio quality, but express their personal style and taste at the same time. We are delighted to be honored with the red dot design award 2010 and very pleased to be in the company of so many other outstanding products being honored this year.”