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Panasonic RP-HT21AE-H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2073 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

value for money, sound, comfort, portability, bass quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Panasonic RP-HT21AE-H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Panasonic RP-HT21 (Black)


In the past few months I've been on a minor mission to check out some budget headphones that cost less than $10. I started with Pansonic's sub-$10 ErgoFit RP-HJE120 earphones, and came away pleasantly surprised by their performance and fit. But what...

Panasonic's very inexpensive RP-HT21 on-ear headphones are lightweight, fairly comfortable, seem sturdy enough, and sound quite decent for their low price.

The headphones have a generic design, don't fold up, and their thicker, reinforced L-shaped plug may not be compatible with certain smartphone cases. They also leak sound.

As far as really inexpensive headphones go, you're not going to do too much better than the Panasonic RP-HT21s.

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"Great-sounding for the price"


For cheap headphones, these things can't be beat. I bought 10 pairs of them because I liked them so much. Many of them broke, or got lost, or got "lost", or given away because everybody liked them so much, and now I only have two pairs left. Maybe it's...

These things are cheap cheap cheap and sound wonderful, and are quite comfortable on my ears. Extremely light, too. They are the best-sounding supra-aural headphones I have ever had experience with, actually.

Cheaply constructed, break easily. Short cord.

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"Kudos Panasonic."


It sounds just fine if you're not expecting a Dr. Dre experience. And I'm not going to scream if they die. Super light-weight. Perfect if you're working out and you cannot stand sticking jelly-things in your ears. I imagine great for kids with this...

Price point.

None relative to cost.


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Amazon review summary for Panasonic RP-HT21AE-H


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1728 user reviews of Panasonic RP-HT21AE-H from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

value for money, sound, comfort, bass quality, portability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with XBS PortPanasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with XBS port for increased bass response

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Panasonic RP-HT21


Great sound, price, and fit ; Sound better than some that are 5 times the cost


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Not entirely sure why I bought a 3-dollar pair of headphones, but I did get a pair of headphones that I could listen to music with. It's cheap, after all, so don't expect much.

It's only 3 bucks. Pretty cheap for over-ear headphones

It's a pair of 3-dollar headphones. Low sound quality, low build quality, not designed for comfort listening

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Best sound quality inexpensive headphone


Great for Kayaking, yard work and Snow Skiing.If you listen to you music low enough, you can still carry on conversations with others. If you want to Jam, turn it up and they are decent bass and separation of sound. I have a lot of flac\'s from [@] and...

Comfortable","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Work after getting wet

Adjustable band slips

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high end...low price


slightly convex earpads insure total sound. i\'m impressed. great customer service, too.

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

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The right headphones for the right price


I use the headphones while walking or riding the bus to and from work and while traveling. Unlike the Sennheiser 100s I used, these are sturdy if a bit unyielding on the head. The sound is good, especially for the price. That\'s why I buy them buy the...

Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Lightweight

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Extreme sound quality Headphones


I use these headphones with my computer at my office and they sound very good. I recommend panasonic headphones for those who don\'t like earphone plug with bad sound like Ipod earphone...

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

Flimsy Construction

Product Specifications

The RP-HT21 lightweight headphones feature comfortable, open-air design with wide headband, large-diameter 30mm (1-3/16") driver units and XBS port for increased bass response.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Semi-open
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:16 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic RP

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:3 months warranty