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It’ll feel like it’s just you and your music with these on ear headphones from Panasonic. They’re designed to sit perfectly on your ears for really comfortable listening. The wire has a 3.5mm jack, so it’ll fit into any standard headphone socket. Whether you’re pushing yourself in the gym or stuck on a long train journey, you’ll appreciate the flexibility of the adjustable headband. The built-in microphone means you can take calls on the go – and the handy volume controls on the wire mean you won’t need to access your phone.
A customer who has been given a product to use and keep in exchange for an honest review.
Great upgrade from the standard earbuds
The overall design of the headphones is quite stylish, with a nice matte finish and they can be folded up making them compact & easy to travel with.
They do feel quite cheap due to the thin plastic that they're made of, which on the one hand, does make them nice and light, but on the other, it makes me unsure of their durability overall.
The length of the cable is good for their primary use as headphones for your smartphone. But is a little lacklustre if you're wanting to use them as computer headphones also, as you they allow for only limited movement.
MIC & CONTROL BUTTON
Because these headphones are primarily for use with phones, they do come with a microphone and control button. The microphone is clear and good quality, so there'd be no issues making phone calls with these. The control button also works great, where one click will play or pause your music, a double click will skip to the next track and holding the button launches the google now assistant. unfortunately, there aren't any volume controls on the headset, which means you still need to reach for your phone should you want to change volume.
The soft ear padding makes these comfortable on the ears, but there isn’t any padding on the headband at the top, which might be a problem for people with thin or little to no hair. The headband is springy enough to hold the headphones in place, without causing too much pressure on your ears, which is good if you wear glasses, because some headphones can become uncomfortable when wearing them for long periods, especially when wearing thick frame glasses.
I'd say the sound quality is on the scale of OK to good. They're not going to beat a pair of headphones worth double the price, but they are an upgrade from the standard ear buds that come with new phones these days. The bass is standard, not amazing, but it is there. And overall, they sound much better at low to mid volumes, where as they can sound a little muddy when the volume is high.
External noise isolation is limited, with most sound still getting through, so if you have noisy neighbours that you'd like to block out, these headphones aren't the answer. Sound leakage is fine at low-mid volumes, but they do allow some sound leakage at higher levels. This is partly because the light pressure these headphones apply to your ears that makes them so comfortable, doesn't create a good enough seal around the ears to stop sound from escaping.
Overall, I'd say these headphones are a good purchase if you're looking to upgrade from the standard ear buds that come with your phone. There are better quality headphones out there at a higher price point, but these are good, entry level Panasonics that get the job done.
* RP-HF300ME-K was at the higher price between 08/09/2016 and 21/11/2016.
Intervening prices between the "was" and the "now" price have applied. Intervening prices may have been lower than the current price due to our price match promise or other promotions during the intervening period.