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Panasonic RP-HC55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 972 reviews of Panasonic RP-HC55. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and noise isolation. The comfort and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the portability, and some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

sound, price, comfort, noise isolation, usability

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Panasonic RP-HC55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Panasonic RP-HC55 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the price and sound are generally positive. The noise isolation and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the design, and many are negative about the bass quality and reliability.

comfort, portability, noise isolation, sound, price

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic RP-HC55E-S In Ear Noise Cancelling Earphones

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic RP-HC55


alaTest has collected and analyzed 847 user reviews of Panasonic RP-HC55 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the usability and comfort. The noise isolation and price are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the portability. There are some negative reviews about the durability and reliability.

sound, price, noise isolation, comfort, usability

reliability, durability

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Earbud Headphones (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Earbud Headphones (Silver)Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Earbud Headphones (Silver)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (

Comfy In-Ear Phones Block a Lot of Noise


These comfy in-ear phones block the majority of noise via rubbery stoppers, and the in-line volume control spares you from having to fumble around to make quick

Oct, 2008

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Expert review by: Jammer (

Panasonic RP-HC55 Review


Clear sound with active cancellers at a surprisingly economical price

The headphones are quite solid and boast of an interesting shape that gives a unique touch to it. The superior isolation score makes sure the active noise cancellation technology works really well. It is one of the most economical active-cancellers...

The audio quality could have been better. The pendant is not located at a strategic place which robs off the comfort factor to a considerable extent

The Panasonic RP-HC55 headphones promise decent audio experience along with durability and comfort. The active noise cancellation is, probably, its most remarkable feature. The long battery life makes it a sensible choice to go for.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (

Best noise-canceling earphones


Of earphones that offer both passive and active noise cancelation, the Panasonic RP-HC55 earphones get the best reviewer response. These earphones block sound waves physically, as well as generate white noise inside the ear, which negates other...

Active noise canceling, very long battery life, comfortable fit

Unexceptional sound quality, noise-canceling unit can pull on cord

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Panasonic RP-HC55


A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

The RP-HC55s aren’t spectacular headphones. In fact, they have some issues with comfort since the control pendant is downright awkward. This being said, if the pendant doesn’t annoy you, these are a very inexpensive set of active-cancelling in-ears....

Dec, 2008


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Panasonic RP-HC55 review


These noise-cancelling earphones didn't make the best first impression. It was hard to remove from the packaging, the drivers are huge and the pen-shaped housing for the battery and electronics doesn't feel particularly durable. No battery is supplied,...

High sound quality and effective active noise cancelling are a winning combination at such a competitive price.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: mfereday (

Headphone Sets from Panasonic : Panasonic RP-HX45 RP-HX40 RP-HC55


A recent delivery at the Fereday household saw the arrival of three new headphone sets from Panasonic which might be of interest.

While delivering reasonable sound quality, the HC55 was less successful at cancelling outside noise than the HX45. It was also a device that was fiddlier to set up. First you need to attach you mobile music player, of whatever type, and then clip the...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: David (

Great noise-canceling earbuds


Pros: I like the in-ear design - much more comfortable than over-the ear types. Good noise cancelling, almost as good as a pair of over-the-ear Sennheiser NC headphones I also own. Great battery life - over 15 hours (round trip, trans-Pacific) and...

Comfortable","Compact","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

Cord Too Short

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: tombeaman (

These Make for Easy Listening


Anyone who uses headphones for any activity will appreciate the Panasonic RP-HC55 in-the-ear headphones. The earbuds are as comfortable as any in-the-ear sets can be, the active noise reduction (ANR) is very efficient, and the result is much better ...

Great sound reproduction

Durability is questionable

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: bavrex (

Nice and cheap earphones. ”


I am very pleased with these earbuds. First, they sell for only $30-40 as opposed to $200 or more for most noise-cancelling earbuds on the market. Second, they are extremely comfortable, with silicon inserts that set snuggly in your ears. Third, and...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: beekd91 (

Panasonic RP-HC55 Headphones: A Neccessity for the Thrifty Music Lover


I listen to a lot of music, and I own an iPod. If you're like me in those respects, you may have quickly figured out that the earbuds that come with the iPod are, to be frank, worthless pieces of garbage. They don't fit the ear properly (at least mine)...

Outstanding sound quality and noise canceling. Headphones are comfortable

A few design flaws, mostly involving the placement of the battery-containing module

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Noise canceling earbud headphones reduce outside noise by 88% (18dB) at 200Hz Compact pen-type design Cord holder for tangle-free storage

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:10 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic RP

Remote Control

Type: None