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The Absolute Best Bang for your Buck,
This review is from: Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with XBS Port (Electronics)
Sound Quality: 3/5
Volume Sensitivity: 3/5
For a $3 pair of insanely comfortable, clear sounding headphones with some bass that you can feel, no other headphones will offer the value you will get for this one.
Yes, for $15 the Koss KSC75 does sound better but comfort goes down quite a lot with those as they're ear-clip headphones that don't want to stay on your head whilst you move and the ear clips are easy to lose, so you're sacrificing durability and comfort for sound quality.
Yes, for $50 the Sennheiser px100 does sound better, offer richer bass, and better volume sensitivity, but it's 15 times the price of these headphones. If you have the money though, they are definitely an upgrade from the RP-HT21.
I like the clear, fun sound from the RP-HT21 and the nice punchy bass that you can feel hitting your ears. And I especially LOVE its comfort. But I do admit the sound is a bit tinny compared to, say, the Koss UR40. Take my advice and take off the pads that come with the headphones and wear them raw - not only does this make the sound clearer and the bass punchier, but your ears will stay cool and comfortable also. I can wear these for 8+ hours and even sleep with them on. It fits my large head without even stretching it to its maximum length. The drivers themselves vertically adjust to your ears to add to the comfort. I once stepped on them and a driver popped out, but you just pop them back in and they're as good as new. I've owned these for a year now and these still sound and feel as great as day 1. Comes with an adequate 4-foot portable cord, and aesthetically looks okay so you can definitely wear them in public. It's a small thing, but I also like that it has an L-shaped plug. Yes, these are open headphones with no noise cancellation feature so they leak a bit of sound, but only enough so that the people really nearby can hear muffled if the volume is too high. And they don't block outside noise too well, but if you want isolation anyway, you have to buy some huge closed geek-phones, thereby sacrificing comfort and style.
Probably the best $3 you will ever spend, and after you take off the pads for these, I dare you to find something more comfortable.
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Initial post: Aug 31, 2013 4:21:51 PM PDT
Harry Sneezeweed says:
I didn't mean to hit "Not helpful," on this review, it was a mistake, and Amazon doesn't give you a way to undo it. Sorry!
Posted on Mar 3, 2015 9:06:37 AM PST
You mean $3 per ear right? It's $7.25 now. What happened?
Posted on Sep 1, 2015 4:39:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 1, 2015 4:40:31 PM PDT
Chris Cox says:
sound quality/bass/isolation/volume sensitivity are all a 3/5 rating. i will unfortunately pass on this product. i will only buy headphones which are all 5/5 ratings. the 80's, the first part of the 90's and the first part of the 2000's are the best years for product quality. sorry, i will NOT lie.
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