Phiaton 900 Legacy headphone: Fantastic noise cancellation
Macworld|October 2021
This Bluetooth headset delivers top active noise cancellation and stylish industrial design.
JON L. JACOBI

I liked their look right off the bat, but Phiaton’s 900 Legacy active noise-canceling headphones gave me a bit of a scare when I heard the somewhat muffled voice feedback telling me the headset was turned on. If that was to be the fidelity of a pair of $250 headphones, Phiaton wasn’t going to be happy with this review. Fortunately for all involved, when I actually started listening to movies and music, sonic goodness was upon me and I ended up quite enjoying my 900 Legacy experience—especially the excellent noise cancellation features.

DESIGN AND FEATURES

The 900 Legacy headset has a comfortable fit: The cup pads are tall enough to keep your ears off the speaker grills, and the headband pad is thick enough to do the same for your pate. That said, the pads are a bit stiffer and less comfortable than those on the pillowy Wyze headphones I reviewed recently (fave.co/3yA7X3p), so I’d give a slightly lower mark in the comfort category.

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