• P2
  • P2
  • P2
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
72%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The integrated 1200 mAh battery charges your cell phone.
  • The cans feel lightweight and comfy.
  • The battery-powered HD audio and bass boost enhance audio quality.

CONS

  • Given the price tag, audio purists may be disappointed in the sound quality.
  • The P2 battery cannot charge your cell phone when the HD audio and bass boost are enabled.
  • If you want to charge your phone, you'll have two cables dangling out of your ears.
Constructed of carbon fiber, perforated memory foam, and stainless steel, these P2s offer an innovative and unique feature in the world of headphones: a built-in phone charger. As you listen, you can charge your mobile device. With an integrated HD amplifier, the Phaz over ear unit has a switchable bass boost. The P2s fold down and can be stored in the bundled carrying case. You'll also find a three-button microphone and remote cable for iOS devices and a micro USB charging cable. The leatherette ear pads come in orange; for an extra $30, you can buy a replacement pair in purple, pink, green, or black.
NameP2Q701LolaHD 598h.ear on MDR-100AAP
ManufacturerPhazAKGBlue MicrophonesSennheiserSony
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87%

Aside from providing you with device charging capabilities, the phāz p2 also includes a powerful built-in HD amplifier for quality acoustics…

Aside from providing you with device charging capabilities, the phāz p2 also includes a powerful built-in HD amplifier for quality acoustics. Like a little more boom in your bass? Push the round, amber backlit button behind the left ear for an added 15db bass impact without any distortion.

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80%

... the price might seem misleading because there’s much more going on with these headphones than just providing a powerful and potent audio…

... the price might seem misleading because there’s much more going on with these headphones than just providing a powerful and potent audio response. It’s the overall package that makes the P2 valuable to the user and a worthy addition to the “toolkit” of the 21st century mobile audiophile.

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50%

Audio-wise, the P2s offer good—but not jaw-dropping or even great—sound quality. I found that the mid-range overpowering and the highs too b…

Audio-wise, the P2s offer good—but not jaw-dropping or even great—sound quality. I found that the mid-range overpowering and the highs too bright, which made for an exhausting listening experience after a while.

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The charging function is the most important feature of the Phāz range. The P2's are equipped with a 1200 mAH battery that can either charge …

The charging function is the most important feature of the Phāz range. The P2's are equipped with a 1200 mAH battery that can either charge your mobile phone or powering the set's audio boost systems, not both.

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The cables are also cumbersome: As you can’t charge through the same cable that you listen through, if you want to charge your phone, you ha…

The cables are also cumbersome: As you can’t charge through the same cable that you listen through, if you want to charge your phone, you have two cables running from the ear cup to your phone.

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[T]hey weren't exactly the most comfortable headphones I've put on — the top connecting bar that rests on your head could use a little more …

[T]hey weren't exactly the most comfortable headphones I've put on — the top connecting bar that rests on your head could use a little more padding, in my opinion.

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What was even more surprising was how light these headphones felt on our heads. The P2s are made mostly of carbon fiber for both lightness a…

What was even more surprising was how light these headphones felt on our heads. The P2s are made mostly of carbon fiber for both lightness and strength, using stainless steel hinges to make the headphones compact enough to tote in your bag.

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Whether you like the P2s' design is a matter of personal preference; some will find the carbon fiber to be too shiny and fingerprint-prone. …

Whether you like the P2s' design is a matter of personal preference; some will find the carbon fiber to be too shiny and fingerprint-prone. The P2s are relatively light at 10.7 ounces considering they have a built-in 1200mAh battery, and they're comfortable to wear.

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The P2’s have 40mm drivers and a switch that activates the “Bass Boost” feature which gives an extra 15db to the low end frequencies. They a…

The P2’s have 40mm drivers and a switch that activates the “Bass Boost” feature which gives an extra 15db to the low end frequencies. They also have a built-in amplifier that Phaz claims will give consistent high quality audio regardless of the source device.

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