Best Panasonic Noise Canceling Earbud Headphones
On long plane rides there is always going to be that crying baby and unfortunately under Murphy’s Law, it will very likely be crying somewhere in a seat near you. To rectify this problem, ear-bud manufacturers invented the noise-cancelling headphones.
There are different kinds of noise-cancellers out on the market. There are passive or active noise-cancellers; over the ear head-phone sets or in-ear headphones depending on your preference. An active noise canceller is created to block sound waves and also create white noise, whereas passive cancellers just rely on a suction sound-proof fit.
The Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Earbud Headphones is an active noise-canceller that fits in the ear. These in-ear headphones are designed to cut down on 88% of the ambient noise and allow you to relax in your own world of peace, quiet, and music. Although you may sacrifice a little in sound quality by choosing an in-ear device as opposed to an over the ear set, the in-ear headphones are travel-size for when you are on the go and cut down on lugging around unnecessary bulk.
Panasonic thought of what you would want in an in-ear headphone set when they created their product. Some of the Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Earbud Headphones features besides the noise-cancelling aspect are listed below.
Though over the ear headphones can’t be beat for their quality in sound, the Panasonic in-ear technology includes neodymium magnets and a 9mm drive to provide a decent sound quality to enjoy your music. With the RP-HC55 you have the option to either listen to your favorite song or drown out the background noise to create your own silence.
Nothing is more annoying than buying a set of ear-buds that you later find don’t fit in your ear. The RP-HC55 is one of the best smallest designed noise-cancelling ear buds and are designed to fit very nicely in the ear. Also, the removable, replaceable ear buds are offered in 3 different sizes to make sure the fit is right for you.
Aircraft plug adaptor & clothing clip
With an aircraft plug adaptor and clothing clip these ear buds were made to travel. The clothing clip is designed to counter-balance some of the weight that automatically comes with the technology of noise-cancellers. With this clip you can attach the 2.5 ft cord to your shirt pocket so the cord won’t be slinging around and pulling at your ears.
The aircraft adaptor is designed for those long rides when you are at the mercy of your neighbors’ sound level. This adaptor allows you to travel secure in the knowledge that you can relax in a peace and quiet that your fellow-travelers won’t be able to disturb.
What customers had to say about this product…
Overall, most customers were satisfied with the Panasonic RP-HC55-S ear-buds and felt that they lived up to or exceeded their expectations. The noise-cancelling was effective in noisy environments, and it was a good quality for a relatively inexpensive price-tag.
Some customer reviews noted that the noise-cancelling unit is heavy enough that it sometimes pulls the ear-buds out of your ear. The placement of the unit is in the middle of the cord ruling out the ability to put it in your pocket, which is a bit of a nuisance. It is necessary to clip it to your shirt to off-set the weight of the noise-cancelling unit. Luckily the cord is built with a clip to make this possible.
The other complaint with this device was that the AAA battery is constantly running even if you are just using the ear-buds for music and don’t need to run the noise cancelling device. This causes the battery to run down faster than necessary.
The Panasonic RP-HC55-S Noise-Cancelling Earbud Headphones–even with its quirks–compare favorably with other ear-buds in the same price range. The noise-cancelling aspect is a great concept; and to get peace and quiet on a long ride these ear-buds are definitely a beneficial side-kick. They even come with their own little travel cord-container to be ready for the journey. All in all the Panasonic RP-HC55-S is a decent set of ear-buds that is ready to travel wherever you go and delete excess noise from your life.