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Panasonic RP-HC500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 733 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and noise isolation are on the whole positive. The comfort and value for money are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the treble quality and reliability.

sound, value for money, comfort, noise isolation, usability

reliability, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Panasonic RP-HC500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic RP-HC500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 26 user reviews of Panasonic RP-HC500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, value for money, comfort, noise isolation, usability

treble quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic RP-HC500E-S Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic RP-HC500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 655 user reviews of Panasonic RP-HC500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, value for money, comfort, noise isolation, portability

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic RP-HC500 Noise-Canceling Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Panasonic RP-HC500 Noise-Canceling HeadphonesPanasonic RP-HC500 Noise-Canceling Headphones (Old Version)

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Panasonic RP HC500 Noise Cancelling Headphones

 

As a sinus sufferer, I don't like earbuds either for my music player or as a mobile phone headset. You continually feel as if you should be blowing your nose, every sound echoes around inside your skull and when you speak, because you cannot hear...

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Panasonic RP HC500 Noise Cancelling Headphones

 

As a sinus sufferer, I don't like earbuds either for my music player or as a mobile phone headset. You continually feel as if you should be blowing your nose, every sound echoes around inside your skull and when you speak, because you cannot hear...

Ah bliss. Everyone should have a set. What a nicer world it would be. As long as we could find a way of stopping the kid behind from swinging continuously off the back of your seat and sticking their size 9's into the small of your back that is

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Panasonic RP-HC500

 

Finally we have a pair of active noise cancelling headphones that offer some competition to the Bose Quiet Comfort series. Panasonic's RP-HC500 are ov...

Smooth overall sound, good noise cancelling

Clarity issues, a little too strong in the mid range

A solid entry into the noise cancelling headphones space, Panasonic's RP-HC500s offer good value for money, although those willing to pay a premium should look towards high end IEMs for better sound quality.

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Panasonic RP-HC500E-S

 

Can Panasonic's first attempt at noise cancelling headphones give Sennheiser something to think about?

The result, at least with these Panasonics, is very impressive indeed. I tested them on the noisy London Underground (a recent survey found that sound levels were in some parts louder than a jet taking off at Heathrow Airport) and found that I was able...

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Panasonic RP-HC500 review

 

The closed housing of Panasonic's RP-HC500 headphones blocks out a lot of outside noise, and the noise-cancellation circuitry does even more to eliminate low-level noise from sources such as computers, engines and air conditioners.

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Panasonic RP-HC500 headphones review

 

Excellent noise-cancelling headphones considering they can be found for a good deal if you search hard enough. While sound quality and performance sans-battery isn't up to Sennheiser PXC 450 level, most people will find these are a worthy and decent...

Sound quality ; Detachable cable ; Good build quality ; Effective noise-cancelling

Horrible sound quality when batteries die ; Can become uncomfortable after extended wear ; Sound can leak badly at higher volumes

While much more expensive than the HC500s, Sennheiser's excellent PXC 450s shouldn't be overlooked. Their superb sound quality is feature enough, but they're also terrific when noise-cancelling batteries die out

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Review: Panasonic RP-HC500 Headphones

 

Iain Laskey Finds peace at last on his daily commute

Sound quality, effective noise cancelling, replaceable cable, works when battery dead

A little bulky, a little too smooth

There's no denying that the market leading Bose line best these headphones in most areas. However, you do need to take into account the price differential and for the money, the Panasonic RP-HC500's do an excellent job of noise reduction with a...

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Panasonic RP-HC500: Solid noise cancelling headphones ”

 

I picked up the Panasonic RP-HC500 noise cancelling earphones for under $80.  They are very comfortable with a leatherette covering on the the earpads and headband.  Incl. accessories are a double prong airplane adapter, a 1/4" adapter and 1AA...

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Panasonic RP-HC500 headphones Review

 

Lightweight noise-cancelling headphones

Sound quality ; detachable cable ; good build quality ; effective noise-cancelling

Horrible sound quality when batteries die ; can become uncomfortable after extended wear ; sound can leak badly at higher volumes

Excellent noise-cancelling headphones considering they can be found for a good deal if you search hard enough. While sound quality and performance sans-battery isn't up to Sennheiser PXC 450 level, most people will find these are a worthy and decent...

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:6oz

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HC500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic RP

Remote Control

Type: None