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Phiaton hits all the right notes with affordable noise-cancelling cans, water resistance

Phiaton has revealed a quartet of fresh new headphones just in time for the official opening of CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The collection kicks off with a new pair of wireless on-ear headphones with noise canceling on board, and continues with three new in-ear models that cover an ample selection of audio palettes, including a pair aimed at audiophiles, another pair with active noise canceling for travelers, and a third model for sportier types.

BT 330 NC ($229)

The BT 330 NC are a light and compact pair of on-ears that pull some nifty tricks. They offer Bluetooth pairing with dual devices at once, aptX for CD-quality sound from compatible devices, active noise cancelling, and a light and foldable frame to allow them to easily roll with you anywhere you go.

MS 100 BA ($99)

The “BA” in the title stands for balanced-armature drivers, which these affordable cans employ due to their diminutive size and extremely accurate audio response. Apart from that the earpieces offer double-shell aluminum housings to minimize vibration (and to prevent them from bothering those around you), an in-line mic and control piece, tangle-resistant cables, and “double injection” tips designed for better comfort and minimal sound leakage.

PS 202 NC ($119)

At this price, these noise cancelling in-ears could be a steal of a deal. For a comparison, Bose’s best noise cancelers will run you around $300. Designed in what Phiaton calls a “half-in” in-ear style, the PS 202 are designed for comfort and convenience for the avid traveller. Phiaton’s new large-scale 14.3mm drivers are paired with an ample collection of features, including an inline mic and control piece, the ability to listen with or without battery power, a tangle-resistant cord, and the same double-injection tip design as the MS 100.

BT 110 ($129)

With IPX4 water resistance (good for some rain and sweat protection), Bluetooth wireless connection, and Phiaton’s Rightfit+ eartips atop the earpieces for maximum protection to keep the ‘phones in place, the BT 110 aim to be your go-to workout cans. The headphones also tack on aptX for CD-quality sound from compatible devices, the ability to pair with two devices at once, and even a feature called ShareMe that allows two sets of BT 110’s to listen to the same playlist, in case you and your significant other can’t even be parted in song.