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Panasonic Canal In-Ear Stereo Headphones with iPhone Control and mic - Black
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2011
I spent ages looking for a good pair of headphones for my iPhone 4 that didn't cost the earth.
I came across these and thought being Panasonic I'd give them a go.
First impressions were that although the buds and remote looked good quality the cable and 3.5mm jack plug made the whole product look cheap.
The cable is very thin and where they have been clamped in the packaging it has left dents in it. They may come out eventually but it looks bad to begin with.
The jack plug is at 90 degrees unlike the apple headphones. (Just for info)
Now to the operation....
They sound excellent! Rich base and good all round sound.
They come with 3 different size buds which makes them fit well and block out most external noise.
The remote functions as it should and matches all of apple's features. It is a bit bigger than apple's but thats not necessarily a bad thing.
Overall a great product a little let down by the cable and plug but still sounds awesome, works as it should and at under £20 everyones a winner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2012
I like the sound quality of these headphones, although I did find putting in in-ear headphones a bit fiddly at first. Even if they come out slightly, sound isn't badly affected. As has been noted (& maybe I should have paid more attention) the cable is thin, bordering on frail, hopefully this won't prove to be too much of a problem. The ipod controller buttons are sturdier than the ipod shuffle controller, which can only be a good thing.

I am not so confident of the microphone, (only tested on a blackberry so far), but will update once retested & tested on a few more phones.

I didn't get a chance to test on other phones as they stopped working one day! Instead of getting a replacement pair, I opted for Sony DREX12IPB Headset with In-Line Remote for iPod/iPhone/iPad. Colossal mistake. Stick with the Panasonic much better product.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 15 October 2012
for only about £12 these are really perfectly good and unlike other in-ear earphones are actually shaped to fit in your ear better! however, i bought them to use with my iphone 3G (super old!) and an ipod classic 80g and although i can hear music through them, the remote control does not work which is a bit annoying as that means i still have to fish my phone / ipod out of my bag or pocket whenever i need to adjust the volume. but apart from that all fine and at £12 really not bad at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 June 2013
The headphones sound good - great for £8!. A little muddy due to an emphasis on bass but nothing to worry about.

The real problem is with the remote - holding it feels like one long piece of plastic with no easily discernible buttons, when you do find them they don't 'click' and either the plastic or positioning makes them awkward to push.

This means that it's difficult to find the buttons (other phone remotes tend to have an indentation so you can tell where the buttons are), and when you do find them they don't push in easily or 'click', meaning it is difficult to tell when you've pushed them and even more difficult to send commands using multiple clicks (i.e. click twice to skip a track).

It's not impossible, but frustrating, especially when you aren't able to look directly at the remote. The microphone's also not the best when hanging in its natural position - again, it works, but not brilliantly. Often find myself repeating things.

Overall great value when considering sound, but the remote isn't the best unless you can look directly at it when operating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2014
These earphones work even better than the default earphones i got with my smartphone and they have lasted me for quite some time now with no problem whatsoever regarding connection, volume and comfort. They fit well (and come in different sized earbuds just in case) and sound quality is good enough for a day-to-day usage. As long as the user isn't too picky about "being able to hear everything" in the music, these earphones are definitely recommended.

The only con to them is that the volume rockers do not work with my smartphone (HTC). However, they do work fine with iPhone (tested). To me, they aren't deal breakers but it's just something worth noting. Hope this helps future buyers!
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on 2 March 2012
I'm on my second pair of these headphones as the first didn't have the iPhone control and I love them.

They work perfectly with my iPhone 4s, inc volume and Siri control.

The quality is amazing for earphones this cheap, ok it's not quite as good as the monster beats my GF has in this area but it's close.

The Volume is insane, they go loud enough that I never need to use full volume, louder than my girlfriend's beats do.

But most of all they are by far the most comfortable earphones I have ever used, I can use them for hours without discomfort and have even fallen asleep using them, usually difficult in other earphones as the pillow squishes them into your ear.

The last pair I had were 2 years old and only had minor damage to the cable from using them while skiing (and falling over) but they still work.

Overall I will never buy a different brand of earphone again, all the volume, comfort, and comparable sound quality of a £100 set of earphones, without the terror of loosing them. @£15 this is the best bargain ever.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 11 April 2012
I got these because I found that having to bring the touchscreen of my ipod Touch back to life every time I want to skip a track is a pain. The control unit on these Panasonic earphones has small buttons. Two for volume control and one that you press once for pause, twice to skip forward, and three times to skip back. They need to be pressed right in and I can only do it with a finger nail, but they do work. As the microphone has to be near the mouth the control unit is in the wire only a few inches from your right ear, but this means you can't see it without removing the earpiece from your ear. Difficult to find the right button just by touch. Sound quality can be down to personal preference. To my ears the sound is very thin and uninvolving compared to the JVC HAFX1X EXTREME earphones I have been using, but they don't have a remote.
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on 5 January 2014
I bought these to be able to use the remote control - mainly for volume and skipping tracks. I didn't take into consideration that it had a mic which I suppose if I'd thought it out, has to be near the mouth. The remote is about 4 inches from your ear so you cannot see what button you're pressing. The last headphones I had with volume control were Sony and the control on those hung half way on the bottom section so looking at the buttons was no problem. Not sure if this Panasonic is design fault or my fault for buying the wrong thing, but what I do know is that having a volume switch where you can't see it is next to useless. The sound quality is ok though I tried to compare sound with the Apple Ipod Phones which came with the Ipod and I failed to discern any difference. However, Panasonic headphones were more comfortable with the buds. Maybe if you need these to use in conjunction with a phone they'll do the job but if you need them for volume and track control, my advice is not to bother.
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on 20 June 2015
OMG! I have had this pair of earphones for way over a year now and believe it or not they are still working, the quality on these are amazing.

The first thing I realised after putting them on is the comfort and its ability to fit perfectly inside my ear canal, the music quality is also phenomenal with the bass having a lovely oomph for such a cheap pair of earphones.

The earphones for some reason haven't got lost like my other earphones for some weird reason, one could be I love them so much I keep a watchful eye over them or the other being that they just are the earphones from heaven.

Overall I am extremely pleased with this, the microphone capability is a plus even though I hardly use it but I do expect that a lot of people may be very mic focused.
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on 30 November 2012
I know these are labelled as iPhone headphones but they have a generic connector and in theory should work with other devices.. Whenever im using them people on the other end of the phone complain about a buzzing sound, remove the connector and everything is ok. Connecting them once a call is running seems to help but that's a real faff and not what i wanted.

When these do work the user experience is also somewhat odd. They cancel out the surrounding noise in such a way its like talking with your fingers in your ears. Great they cancel noise! Not really as you don't have a clue what you sound like or what volume your talking at. I think these are a case of trying to cover two markets and succeeding at none.
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