Panasonic RP-HC55E-S In Ear Noise Cancelling Earphones
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- Superb Noise Cancelling Capability (88% Reduction)
- Long battery life: Approx 50 hours with AAA alkaline battery
- Airline plug adaptor included
- Cord holder for tangle free storage
- Frequency response 10Hz - 20kHz
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How does it rate? Well, it does work. I've put it on at home with a noisy aquarium pump behind me and it blocks out most of the noise. On a train to work, it cuts off most of the air-condition and low frequency noise. The feeling when turning it on is like having a cone of silence lowered over your head. Its amazing. We just don't realise how much noise is around us.
Comfortable: Its quite comfortable. You need to push it into your ear and it sits there comfortably. Just make sure that it seals your ears properly.
Frequency response: Its so so. One of the reasons that I'm not giving it 5 stars. Since I listen mainly to speech and audio books, I'm happy with the performance but for those who are into hifi music, I don't think that its that good.
Conclusion: For the price and if you listen mainly to audio books, its good. If you are into hifi music, it may not suite you.
The ear pieces are quite comfortable, although strange to push them so far into you ear.
The low frequency reduction is quite good, the packaging quotes 88%.
The quality of sound when using them to listen to music is fair. I compared them to my 20 year old in ear walkman headphones and the old set had much better sound quality.
The only downside is the length of lead from the ear pieces to the control unit - I found it was too short to clip the control unit to my belt and I was forced to try and clip it to something higher up. As I wear t-shirts a lot this is somewhat of a nuisance.
Had the lead been longer this would have been a five-star review. I found the environment the headphones created was so immersive that I was lost in the film and unaware of the world around me. Having said that, like all noise cancelling earphones, you will still hear higher frequency noise such as people speaking to you, however the earphones make it possible to tune out.
I would be happy to recommend these to anybody travelling in a train or by plane who wants to reduce the background noise.
I wear them on my way to work by bus and then on foot through my city and back home again. They block out enough noise to allow the volume to be reduced to safer levels than I had on my previous Sony ear plug (which were non-noise reducing).
The sound quality is excellent (I use these with the superb Sony NWZ-S639F MP4 player).
The plugs fit very nicely (there are three different size rubber fittings) and are comfortable.
A unit, carrying a single battery, will fit neatly to the inside pocket of your suit jacket - the wire is not long enough for this unit to go in a trouser pocket however - hence the 4 stars. The unit itself has a useful volume slider that allows you to quickly lower the volume if someone needs to speak to you, wihtout you having to dig out your player, unlock it, and turn the volume down. This slider is not your overall volume control however as it has a small volume range - thereby reducing the risk of accidently putting the volume far too high.
To conclude: the product has a quality feel and comes highly recommended for everyday wear when walking through the street or to avoid particularly in my case the noise eminating from those annoying kids of today on the public bus on the way to work!
The NR ability of these plugs keeps annoying noise from kids down to a beautiful minimum! Peace and tranquility is possible on public transport after all - except for the fact that First bus drivers remain incapable of providing you with that smooth journey - some things even these plugs cannot change!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good sound quality and do not let the sound out to others.Published 20 months ago by Chris.G, London
These work well even in a noisy environment such as a train, making it possible to listen to music without foisting it onto all your neighbours. Read morePublished on 6 Nov. 2013 by Greywolf
I used these recently on a 10 hour flight to Cuba. Make the experience of travelling by plane much less painful by getting rid of the top notes of that loud hiss associated with... Read morePublished on 3 Mar. 2013 by MR
These noise cancelling earphones do a splendid job both in terms of sound quality and noise cancelling ability. Read morePublished on 29 Nov. 2012 by CN
Value, easy to use, and most importantly the noise-cancelling function is very useful on the street, it can block all engine noise from the car and most from heavy vehicle and bus. Read morePublished on 4 Oct. 2012 by Sharp
Worked really well at first. Noise cancelling works well and you get no annoying noise feed back if you touch things etc. Unlike other noise cancelling earphones. Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2012 by M
I got these after a couple of previous similar products had failed following 2 or 3 flights. Even if they look rugged, often something snaps or the wiring frays around the... Read morePublished on 24 May 2012 by Benedict Carey
It is the first time I use noise cancelling earphones. I bought this device solely for use during my duty trips on plans, rails and coaches. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2012 by BigVoice
Bought these for a long haul journey by air and these made the experience so much more pleasant. I wanted in ear, rather than over the ear cup-type noise suppressors as I find the... Read morePublished on 19 Mar. 2012 by Ren