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Panasonic SC-HC55

Panasonic SC-HC55
alaScore 84

149 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Panasonic SC-HC55. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Panasonic SC-HC55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of Panasonic SC-HC55 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic SC-HC55 Compact Stereo System (Old Version)Panasonic SC-HC55 Compact Stereo System (Old Version)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


The Panasonic SC-HC55DB is a slim and slick mini hi-fi system. It's not suitable for being played at maximum volume, where it suffers some bass distortion and harsh-sounding treble, but at low and moderate volumes it sounds good. It's well suited to a...

Slim and stylish, iPod, CD and internet radio in one unit

Bass distorts at high volume, Expensive for a mini hi-fi system

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic SC-HC55DB


Form and function, wireless Bluetooth, decent sound, clever controls

Lacks a little oomph and refinement, especially with deep bass notes

You can’t argue with the spec sheet and we’re suitably impressed with the sound

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: cougar (

love ths product


great compact radio

Clear Sound ; Easy To Set Up ; Good Remote

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Panasonic SC-HC55 Compact Stereo System with Wireless Streaming - OPEN BOX

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: heather619 (

only ipod/pad compatible


It does not say in the description of the radio that you MUST have an ipod/pad in order to get Internet radio. So basically it is just a regular $200.00(!) radio unless you have either "I" products, which I do not. I had to bite the shipping costs...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: Yes
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: No
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:Apple Docking
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No


Dolby / DTS: No