If you could have super-lightweight, NFC enabled,  noise-cancelling headphones that weren’t tethered to your phone or tablet, how cool would that be?  About this cool…

Phiaton BT220NC

Phiaton BT220NC headphones

Phiaton has been making headphones for some time and I’ve always been impressed with their quality. You might remember when I reviewed their PS210BTNC back in 2012. At the time, they were the best thing going for Bluetooth convenience.

Well, they’ve upped their game with these new Phiaton BT220NC headphones.  Using Bluetooth 4.0 technology, you’ll get the best reception ever along with extended range.


If your smartphone is NFC capable, you’ll appreciate the tap and connect capability for instant pairing. Even without it, they always pair up immediately over standard Bluetooth on my iPhone.

Multipoint capable, they will connect with two of your devices at once.  Now, you can listen to tunes from your tablet while still being able to hear and accept calls from your smartphone. Go ahead, walk around the room, you’ve got plenty of space to roam with Bluetooth 4.0.

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Unless you put your body in over-drive, you aren’t going to out-listen these headphones. The built-in rechargeable battery will keep going for 17 hours of music listening or 300 hours of standby for phone.

My only complaint to date with the BT220NC is the length of the cord, connecting the receiver to the earbuds.  I wish it were just a tidge longer.  When I put the receiver in my shirt pocket, or attach it to my shirtsleeve, or cap brim – no problem.  Other times, if I’m shirtless, the only place to attach it is the waistband on my shorts.  Or, not…  It’s just about one inch too short – to clip on my shorts when I’m standing.  Your mileage may vary.  (I’m 5’9”.)

That issue aside, these are great and I’ve used them many times when out cutting the grass on our big riding mower.  The noise cancellation really makes a difference. I love it.

Check out the BT220NC and their other great products at Phiaton’s website.

Phiaton BT220NC headphones


  • High Quality Dynamic Speakers Unit: 14.3 mm
  • Frequency Range: 10 Hz ~ 27 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohm
  • THD: Less than 1% at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB at 1 kHz
  • Communication Network: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Operating Range: Within 10 m / 33 ft.
  • Music Play Time: 16 hrs
  • Standby Time: 500 hrs (NC off)

What’s in the Box:

  • BT 220 NC Earphones
  • Protective Soft Pouch
  • 1x Set of Comply Memory Foam Ear Tips
  • 4x Sets of Silicon Ear Tips (XS, S, M, L)
  • Neck Strap
  • Audio Cable
  • Owner’s Guide (Including 1-Year Warranty)