Panasonic RP-HD605NE-K 40 mm Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – : I really like these headphones

I really like these headphones. I’ll state the bad before the good. I have noticed some colour transfer onto my face but only from the left ear. Annoying and strange but will hopefully stop eventually. They also feel quite heavy on my face, no matter how much i tighten the band around the top, it does feel like it’s dragging my face down. Other than that i really like these. The noise cancelling is okay. I’ve definitely heard better but it’s not bad at all. They give you 3 different options of nc, my preffered is 3.

Firstly these panasonic noise cancelling headphones are extremely comfortable to wear when in use over the head. The faux leather ear cups are nice and soft but grippy too. I soon forgot i was wearing them. Perhaps not quite so comfortable to wear when not using them but keeping around the neck. They’re a little tight and bulky. So when out and about it may be preferable to take them off and bag them. Sound wise though they are excellent. Giving a very well balanced and clean reproduction of the music from both my lounge hi-fi and/or my tablet. A nice tight bass, crystal clear highs and solid mids. The noise cancelling too works very well at all but its very highest setting (there are three in all) when a little background hiss/static starts to appear.

Really excellent sound from these. They’re comfortable to wear, very nicely cushioned and the noise cancelling works really well. 5mm jack if you don’t have bluetooth, and an adaptor to use for airplanes. The ear pieces are on a ball joint so can move with your head and also fold up so that they take up less space when not in use. There’s also a usb cable for powering it up, this lasts up to 20h.

The sound from these headphones is crisp and detailed, with good bass in musical pieces and good handling of speech. Bluetooth connection is straightforward and stable, though i’ve found the range between source and headphones to only be in the 3-4 metre range before the signal begins to break up. Edit i’ve finally got the noise cancellation feature to work. It does minimise, though not eliminate the ambient sound you can hear and it works better for some types of sound than others. For example, it blocks out the sound of the tumble dryer almost completely, but i can still hear vague snatches of the sound from the tv. The ambient boost facility, which temporarily disables the noise cancellation and enhances the sound so you can, for example, hear someone speaking, works well. Much of the noise isolation comes from the very close fit the earpieces have to your head. In fact, they grip so tightly that spectacle wearers may find they are uncomfortable over long periods. They also make your ears feels sweaty with prolonged use. I have a much cheaper pair of bluetooth in-ear earphones from another manufacturer and their design – jamming the earpiece into the ear canal – seems to be almost as effective at isolating external noise.

I had no problems hooking them up to my mobile phone to stream music or tv. They are the most comfortable headphones i have ever used. The pads are very squishy and comfortable. I was able to watch a tv show on my phone, lying down on my side, without any discomfort. The lack of wires was a marked step up from my previous headphone; it really made a difference. On top of all this the sound quality is really good. The only cons that i can think of is that you can’t use them while they are charging. As usual the charging cable could be longer.

I was excited about these noise cancelling headphones having had some blue satellite noise cancelling headphones that i thought were excellent until they developed a power fault and were rendered useless. In the box is obviously the headphones themselves that fold in and curl round to fit flat in the compact hard travelling case. Also in the box is usb-c charging cable, 3. 5mm jack cable + a handy plane adaptor for the 3. 5mm jackthe headphones fit nice and comfortably over the ear with soft foam pads. There are 3 buttons power, noise cancelling and volume. The volume is my favorite thing about these headphones being a spring loaded slide switch making changing volume very easy. Power button is held to begin pairing on power on and a voice states paring mode is active, a quick search and the headphones are paired. Noise cancelling is the final button and has 3 levels that the button toggles betweenhonestly i have detected very little effect in any of the 3 levels beyond what the overear isolation provides – very disappointing. Also the sound is not as full across the range.

Panasonic have thrown down the gauntlet to the premium brands such as bose, b&w and b&o here. They are priced similarly to these brands who have many years of experience in personal audio. So are these headphones a match for the offerings from these brands?.Firstly the styling and quality. Yes, these are very nice headphones. They are well made, light and comfortable to wear. But in my opinion, the bose ones are just nicer to look at and look a lot more premium. These headphones feature subtle panasonic branding to the shells and give the option of aux use or bluetooth use. As with every other headphones i’ve tried, aux use wins hands down for sound quality.

Over the years, i’ve tried a a lot of different headphones at varying price points and of different types. With these ones, i’m very much aware that they are pretty pricey, so you would absolutely expect to get good performance. The other thing is, they are bluetooth. This had many advantages, but i still tend to find you need more expensive wireless headphones to get a reasonable comparison with wired. This is probably to be expected, but there’s no point, in my opinion, having a wireless headset if it’s rubbish. The first thing to notice about this is that they are a good solid and well made set. They are over ear so the look is more noticeable than with in ear. I expect, with care, they should last well too. They are comfortable to wear and you can wear them while doing jobs around the house. I did this for several hours so can also report they have a decent charge time.

  • Excellent headphones
  • Pricey, but worth it.
  • Good sound, low-profile looks.

PANASONIC RP-HD605NE-K 40 mm Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – Black

Product Description, These Bluetooth wireless headphones (HD605N) deliver high-resolution sound, reproducing the detail of sound in dynamic range. Adaptive noise cancellation ensures reproduction of pure sound with three modes to select from to suit your preference. The ergonomic design provides superior comfort.

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A great quality set of bluetooth enabled headphones. Initial charging is straightforward with a standard usb charging cable (supplied) and takes about 4 hours via a laptop. Once fully charged, pairing the headphones to an android device (nexus 7) was really straightforward and worked straight away. The battery charge lasts for around 20 hours or so depending on usage. Actually wearing the headphones takes a little bit of getting used to initially as they are a very tight fit but this being said, they are extremely effective at cancelling out external noise. Sound quality is impressive across a range of genres and the set has 3 additional noise cancelling functions which be toggled via a button on the right-hand cup. There is also a handy multiple function button which allows the user to increase the volume and skip, rewind or pause tracks. It takes a bit or practice to use without looking but works very well. Another nice feature is the ‘ambient sound enhancer’ whereby placing your hand over the right-hand cup switches off noise-cancelling and lowers the volume to enable the user to hear what is going on around them. Take the hand away and normal service is resumed.

  • Excellent headphones
  • Pricey, but worth it.
  • Good sound, low-profile looks.

PANASONIC RP-HD605NE-K 40 mm Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – Black

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  • Bluetooth wireless high definition sound which reproduces the subtle ambient acoustics within the music
  • High resolution audio with wired connection (as well as being Bluetooth wireless) which allows you to hear the subtle details in the music
  • Noise cancelling for an immersive experience with three levels of cancellation.Sensitivity (dB/mW)(Power off, with cord): 99 dB / mW. Frequency response (with wired connection): 4 Hz – 40000 Hz, frequency band (with bluetooth): 20 Hz – 40000 Hz (*LDAC 96kHz/990kbps)
  • Up to 20 hours battery life, playback for 120 minutes with only a 15 minute quick charge
  • Built-In microphone for Smartphone