Customer Reviews for Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Headphones

NOISE-CANCELING EARBUD HEADPHONES REDUCES OUTSIDE NOISE BY 88%* AT 200HZ CORD HOLDER FOR TANGLE-FREE STORAGE INCLUDES SMALL/MEDIUM/LARGE EARTIPS FOR A COMFORTABLE CUSTOM FIT 40-HOUR BATTERY LIFE WITH AAA BATTERY INCLUDED HOW NOISE CANCELING WORKS A microphone inside the noise canceling headphone circuit monitors the low frequency background noises fro m an airplane, train, car engine, etc., and counteracts them by creating a reversed phase sound. Panasonic noise canceling headphones use a neodymium magnet for rich and powerful sound. Included Accessories: Carrying pouch Ear tips AAA battery Aircraft plug Cord storage and clothing clip
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3 of 5(60%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Review 1 for Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:Middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin
Date:January 4, 2013

Cannot recommend

Pros: very nice looking
Cons: poor fit and functionality wires tangle easily
Model Number: RP-HC55-S
"I've been using noise-canceling headphones for over 5 years. I'm hard of hearing and constantly in noisy environments. I have used these Panasonics, Bose, Able Planet, Philips, Wolfson, and iGo 'phones. Of all of those the very worst was the Panasonic. The battery tube is heavy and inconvenient to clip on, the noise-canceling function was practically none-existent, and none of the ear tips included with the headphones fit my ears securely. For the N/C to be effective, the ear's aural passage must be sealed as completely as possible. No matter how I worked with them, the Panasonics allowed outside sounds to leak in, defeating the entire purpose of noise-cancellation. The only noise canceling ear bud headphones that fit properly were the Philips SHN2500. Those were great headphones, and they cost less than $20 online. All my other N/C headphones were over-the-ear types (and were equally or more expensive than the Panasonics)."
Review 2 for Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:Colorado
Date:December 26, 2012

Could be better

Cons: audible hiss when on, bulky earbuds, weight of battery case hanging from your ears
"They do provide noise cancelling at certain frequencies, but the price you pay is a hiss in the background, which I can't say is an improvement over standard earbuds. Unless you're wearing a pocket shirt, the dangling battery weighs down on your ears. You have no option of turning the noise cancelling off, it's always on.
Maybe I'm being too picky about the sound: if you listen to a lot of constant-sound music, like rock or hip hop they're probably fine. For sublte and quiet music, they don't work well."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:Philadelphia, PA
Date:January 9, 2013

Pretty good for an inexpensive NC earbud

Pros: adequate noise cancellation, comfortable, fairly good sound quality
Cons: cords tangle easily (minor negative)
Model Number: RP-HC55-S
"I've been looking for noise canceling earbuds to take on airplane trips when I do not want to carry my much larger, excellent Audio Tecnica ATH-ANC7 headphones. So I picked up the Panasonic RP-HC55-S unit, but based on some negative reviews, I tried to unpack it carefully (nearly impossible to do) in case I wanted to return it. However, I've decided to keep these earbuds. They obviously do not provide the same level of noise isolation and cancellation as the ANC7's, but they are quite adequate for reducing noise on flights, weigh very little, and can fit in a pocket. The controller unit is not all that heavy and should easily clip onto a shirt pocket. The cord is long enough that it can also rest in one's lap. I've often used the ANC7's without music just to block out ambient noise on planes, and I still need to see how the Panasonics do in that regard."
Review 4 for Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:January 4, 2013

Very good for travel

Pros: light, portable and easy to carry, long battery life, very good sound quality, very good noise cancelling, can be used as ear plugs on flight
Model Number: RP-HC55-S
"These noise reducing headphones are high quality. Rated among the best in leading consumer mag. Hiss is audible in quiet room. But if you use these on public transportation of any kind, they make music and movies clear and audible. The clip holds the battery powering the noise reduction and can be put on neckline, shirt pocket or near button. Not for jogging but very good for traveling. Battery does last a long time. Have used this for over 2 years of international travel and have given as gifts. Wires can get tangled in storage, but these are so much easier to carry and use than large over the ear models. These will not work even as an earphone if the battery is dead. Low battery produces a squawk."
Review 5 for Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:Santa Barbara, CA
Date:March 6, 2013

Mixed success

"First, they didn't really cancel the noise. I really think it's too much to ask of earbuds. However, they did make it possible for me to watch movies, lots of them (I had 15 hours on the longest leg of the flight) and that's something I could never do before. I heard much much better than with the airline headphones, so definitely plan to travel with them from here on out. They're so easy to pack (and to lose, so I have to be careful)."