Phaiton isn’t just a great sounding name (like a Greek god they never got round to finishing), it’s also a maker of great sounding headphones. The PS 500 is the top model in the company’s Primal Series and brings studio-grade 40mm titanium driver technology to big, cushy closed-back headphones. The outer cup housings are fashioned from high-grade leather, with extra- plush ear cushions so it’s like slipping on a nice pair of slippers for your lobes.

The Phiaton PS 500 is distributed in the UK by iHeadphones with a suggested retail price of £199.95. It can be purchased through Amazon or iHeadphonesʼ retail website ( at £169.99.