Gear-vs-Gear, the Phiaton PS 20 BT vs the Jabra Clipper, Bluetooth Headset Head-to-Head

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It is time for another Gear Diary “Gear vs Gear”. Today’s competitors are the Phiaton PS 20 BT Bluetooth Stereo Headset and the Jabra Clipper Bluetooth Stereo Headset.

Both let you cut the cord. Both let you listen to music and make/take calls. Both let you clip the battery, microphone and controls to your shirt so you don’t have a heavy portion hanging off your ears. And both… quite honestly, are good options. Yes, in this head-to-head both decisions are good but, in the end, you’ll want to purchase just one so the question remains… which one? Here’s our video look followed by some details on each.

A Closer Look…

The Phiaton PS 20 BT Bluetooth Stereo Headset


From Phiaton:

It’s time to really break free from your headphone cables! The Phiaton PS 20 BT Bluetooth Stereo Headset is a stylish and lightweight personal calling and music listening solution that combines the total freedom and flexibility of cable-free and hands-free Bluetooth technology with a dramatically enhanced audio experience. Thanks to the built-in Bluetooth v3.0 technology, users can easily answer phone calls without having to remove their earphones – and with the special “Echo-Off” Noise reduction technology, background noise is virtually eliminated while you’re on a call. For total flexibility—and to make sure you never miss a call—the PS 20 BTs provide a calling / music playing time of 6 hours and 250 hours of standby. Musicality and overall audio quality is a top priority in all Phiaton products, and the PS 20 BTs’ powerful 14.3mm drivers produce pure and accurate sound. Most importantly, the unique “half in-ear” design of the earphones allows them to be worn just outside the ear canal for a comfortable fit and hours of listening enjoyment anywhere, anytime.


You can pair up to 8 devices at once.

Inline musical controls let you take charge of all the songs in your music library (FF, REW, PLAY, STOP, PAUSE, Vol+, Vol-)

The PS 20 BTs come with a handy ‘Clip and Go’ controller that attaches to your bag or clothing so everything is within easy reach.

The PS 20 BT earphones deliver unprecedented audio performance, with a wider frequency range and more realistic musical presence.

The PS 20 BT’s unique and ergonomic “half in-ear” design combines the excellent bass response of in-ear style buds with the crystal clear high frequency response of open-ear style headphones. Engineered for a snug fit just outside the ear canal, they feature a lightweight glossy housing that allows for hours of comfortable listening.

The PS 20 BTs come with four separate sizes of soft silicon tips to ensure a natural feel and a welcome “no slip” fit. The PS 20 BTs come with a handsome carrying pouch for easy portability and are available in a glossy black finish. The easy-to-use cord adjuster ensures


Communication Network: Bluetooth standard Ver.3.0

Operating Range: Within 10m

Bluetooth Profile: Support A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

Battery: lithium polymer DC3.7V / 150mA

Microphone Frequency Response : 10 ~ 4,000Hz

Microphone Sensitivity: -40 dB

Dimensions: 51 x 30 x 17( mm)

Weight: 16 g

You can get them through our Amazon Affiliate Store for just $96.82. Order here.

MSRP: $129.00

What I Like: Headphones feel great and sound good; Controls easy to use; Looks cool; Can clip or hang with the lanyard

What Needs Improvement: Cannot use different headphones since they are permanently attached; I worry the control button will eventually break; Larger and more pronounced than the CLIPPER


Next up is the Jabra CLIPPER Bluetooth Stereo Headset


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From Jabra:

A little device that packs a powerful, stereo punch, the Jabra CLIPPER is a Bluetooth® stereo headset that enables you to enjoy wireless music with great sound and crystal clear calls. A seamless transition between music and conversation, you can connect the Jabra CLIPPER to two devices at the same time, such as your mobile phone and MP3 player. Listen to music in great stereo sound, and when a call comes in, the device alerts you. With one tap you can take a call, and once the call ends, you go back to enjoying your music.


Gear-vs-Gear, the Phiaton PS 20 BT vs the Jabra Clipper, Bluetooth Headset Head-to-Head


Wireless music and calls

A Bluetooth stereo headset that offers wireless freedom and simultaneous pairing with up to 2 devices

Great wireless stereo sound

Listen to music and take calls – all with one nifty device

Control your music right from the device

Never miss a call with incoming caller alert

Never forget your phone with mobile alert

Talk for up to 6 hours at a time and get up to 8 days standby time caller alert

Gear-vs-Gear, the Phiaton PS 20 BT vs the Jabra Clipper, Bluetooth Headset Head-to-Head


Wireless Technology: Bluetooth

Supports Bluetooth™ for wireless connectivity

Bluetooth version: 2.1

You can control your music from this device when it’s streaming from another device, such as your mobile phone

With Auto Pairing, a device pairs automatically with Bluetooth™ devices supporting this feature

Device can stream music from a source, such as a Smartphone, Bluetooth enabled laptop, tablet, or MP3 player

Enhances call clarity by eliminating background noise from the office.

Talk Time: Up to 6 hours

Standby Time: Up to 192 hour(s)

Music streaming time: 6 hour

Gear-vs-Gear, the Phiaton PS 20 BT vs the Jabra Clipper, Bluetooth Headset Head-to-Head

You can get details here on the Jabra website. You can get the Jabra CLIPPER here in our Amazon Affiliate Store for just $49.99. Grab it here.

MSRP: $59.99

What I Like: Small; Works well; Available in a variety of colors; Ability to BYOH (bring your own headphones); Low profile etc; Low profile

What Needs Improvement: Controls not totally intuitive; included headphones are okay but not great; No lanyard


So both accessories work well, sound good, and are priced under $100. I can honestly recommend both without reservation and have a difficult time picking one over the other. So what is the bottom line?

If you want something as inexpensive as possible get the CLIPPER. It works well, comes from a company we know and trust and the included headphones are good enough. If you get them and want to improve the sound you can simply upgrade the headphones.

If you are willing to spend more, want better quality in the included ear bids and are looking for an accessory that will stand out and draw attention go for the Phiaton.

Grab the Jabra CLIPPERs here.

Grab the Phiaton PS 20 BT here.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.