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I bought these headphones to use for my electric drumkit and my guitar but I have used them to listen to music on my iPod aswell.
They have a very long wire which can get in the way so you have to tuck a lot of it into your pocket. They are also very bulky and stick out quite a bit from your ears. The earcups themselves are quite padded and they do not feel uncomfortable when you have them on for a long period of time. Also, the headband at the top of the headphone doesn't have any padding, however, it doesn't really need to as it doesn't hurt my head in the slightest.
The headphones are of an average weight and they have a fairly good sound quality although I do own over ear headphones that are a lot better. They have quite good build quality though, I have owned them for a few years and they still look brand new. They also came with a small jack so that you can plug the headphones into things like guitar amps and drumkits which is very useful. The headphones have volume control on the wire so you can turn your music up.
I would definitely recommend these headphones as they are cheap and are great for things like plugging into amps etc.
Christmas just gone seems to have been my time for replacing headphones and earphones. Now although these Panasonic RP- HT 225 headphones are not primarily for my use, as I rarely use the main computer and that was the reason I purchased them because both my husband and my son use headphones religiously when using the computer. I have however tried them out from time and time and watched several films on the computer using them, so in doing this I have decided to review them.
The previous headphones we had, were used for years and were excellent, cordless and never let us down, but alas they eventually lost the will to live and so had to be replaced. Now the idea of cordless was good but they needed to be plugged into the mains in order to work and this was a pain, not only taking up a plug socket with its bulky adapter like plug but there seemed to be wires all over the place as well. So what was the point, we didn't really need cordless anyway. So this time I went with corded headphones and so far have no regrets.
The Panasonic RP-HT 225 headphones are very comfortable to wear, all three of us have commented on how snug they fit and of course all our heads are different sizes, so this shows that these headphones will and do adjust to fit nicely. They are very light, not at all heavy on the head. With cushioned ear pods for extra comfort that fit over all our ears very comfortably. They have an adjustable plastic headband that holds the ear pods in place, the ear pods can be tilted in order to fit snugly on our heads. Situated about a metre or so down where the left and right headphone wires meet there is a volume adjuster then the two wires become one very generous 3 metre wire to which holds the part that plugs into our speakers. A little longer than the usual 2 metre wire that most headphones have got. This gives a bit more freedom to move around, but then on the other hand it does tend to get in the way sometimes being so long.
But all in all I am pleased with them. I wasn't expecting the world for £11.35 anyway. After saying that though I am pleasantly surprised with the performance of these headphones, sound quality is very good, very crisp and clear. Personally I couldn't hear any outside noise whilst wearing them and for those not wearing the headphones its good news as well, as nothing can be heard by anyone but the user while the user is wearing them. For saying they were quite cheap, they don't look cheap, in fact they look a lot more expensive than they were, they are dark grey in colour with black ear pods. If I didn't know better I would have guessed them to be double what they cost, if not more.
If you're after a nice comfortable set of headphones I can highly recommend these Panasonic RP - HT 225 headphones. They are well worth the money and I believe that this time I got a little bit more than I paid for from Argos and I'm really pleased about that. They look good, sound good, are comfortable and were cheap, reserved online and picked up the same day from our local Argos store for just £11.35 what more could you ask for from a set of headphones?
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As someone who regularly listens to music via their laptop as well dvds and youtube videos, it is necessary that I have a decent pair of headphones to do the jobs. Up until recently, I simply used a stringy, poor quality pair that came with a cheap mp3 player I was given. The quality, especially compared with the headphones for which I am reviewing, was undeniably poor and they were inclined to randomly only play sound via one of the ears.
So I thought, enough was enough, it was time I invested in a decent pair of headphones. I looked around for a while, in particular at more expensive headphones as I assumed they would produce better quality. But because of money difficultly, I was forced to look at cheaper options and was very surprised to come across these Panasonic headphones.
I purchased them for around £11.99 and was very pleased with the price. Ordinary headphones, even the less bulky type that you use with an mp3 player, can often cost as much as £20 for a simple design and no flashy name. Panasonic is obviously a well respected company, and so I trusted that the quality of sound they produced would be decent and decided to go ahead and buy them.
Although they are large and a bit fiddly to fit to your head accurately (at least if you have a large head like me!). Helpfully however, the whole thing can be adjusted and the cups move around very loosely which basically makes it feel like one size fits all. The cushioning material is comfortable but also covers up much of my head. The headphones weigh 191g which is considerably more than other simplistic headphones, but for this type it is not unusual. I wanted a sturdy pair that I knew would last and knew would be worth the money, and I definitely found that in these headphones.
The cable is 3m which is perfect for outdoor use, if you so require it. As well as this, it meant it was comfortable for me to sit at my laptop and still be able to move about without having to worry they would be ripped from my head. The cord has an inbuilt volume control is very convenient and means you don't have to turn up the volume on the device you are using, which is a useful addition. It also is easy and makes it easier to listen to music however you want at whatever volume.
These monitor headphones combine modern design with a clear and powerful sound in headphones that are guaranteed to deliver a top performance. The sound quality is excellent with a smooth base rich sound that delivers music to a high standard. Vocals are clear and distinct. As well as this, the large cups act as a kind of insulator, blocking out outside sound, meaning it you only hear what you choose to listen to.
An excellent pair of headphones and definitely worth the money.
First things first, these are obviously nowhere near professional quality so don't expect them to be! They have a clear and defined sound for the price in my opinion! I am a guitarist and I also do video work so I know a reasonable amount about sound and I find these a reasonable headphones for listening to content with but if you are buying them with the intent of content production these are a bad idea. They have a bass boost circuit which I think can be a problem when producing a sound mix as there are some people with that circuitry in their headphones. If you listen to classical music or opera i also recommend avoiding them but for most other applications they are just what you need. The ear cups are reasonably comfortable although I would like a bit more room for my ears and the headband although not perfectly comfortable, certainly won't annoy you too much during usage. I love using them when I am watching a film or listening to music!
I love listening to music, be it on the go or as simple background noise when I'm sat using the computer. While the ear bud variety is great for when I'm out and about, I prefer to listen via actual headphones at home, and this pair of Panasonic RP-HT225 headphones is the perfect answer.
*****What do they look like?*****
Firstly, I'd like to point out that the colours used for the headphones are pretty unimaginative; they're a shade of dark grey, with a black cord and light grey writing on each ear pad.
That being said, the whole point of headphones doesn't revolve around what colour they are, and the dull tones are nothing to make a disadvantage out of.
The cord itself is a very good length - there's three metres worth of it, which I consider to be an ideal length when it comes to headphones.
*****What do they feel like?*****
On first placement on my head, I thought that they fitted rather well, and although they weren't the most sturdy headphones I've ever used, they seemed fine to me.
Other headphones I've used have really clamped to my ears so I can totally dilute outside noise and concentrate just on what's coming out of the phones, yet these sadly don't have this effect.
Moving on, the adjustable headband feature makes it really simple for you to create a more comfortable fit, and personally the fact that the headband is wide I thought was another advantage. Another benefit would be the foam that Panasonic have in the earpads, which once more add to the whole comfort experience.
*****What do they sound like?*****
I've found the headphones to be top quality regarding sound. Audio is great when listening through them, it's really clear and I've experienced no problems on this front.
I love the fact that the headphones come with it's own in-line volume control, which is situated on the cord, and allows me to easily to adjust the volume of what I'm listening to.
It's a great feature and I in particular find it beneficial as my computer speakers are located in an awkward position behind my actual computer, making it tricky to change volume settings from there!
*****What's the cost like?*****
They're available to buy from Argos for £10.99, which is pretty good value for your money I reckon.
I got these headphones - Panasonic RP-HT225 - based on users reviews, expecting that they would be revealing and hi-fi, they turned out to be so dark in sound reprodution and on listening you feel there is a barrier between u and the sound. I had one which was cheaper and not a brand, and it sounded better than PANASONIC!!. PANASONIC is an old well-reputed company in electonics but this product is a downfall, yes it's cheap, but I even got cheaper headphones which sounded much better. I wonder now as I listen where the sweet midrange sound that I am used to!!! the midrange is very muddy, dark. They are fatiguing as when I put them on I get that dull pain all around my ears, I would not mind that pain if thery had better sound qulaity, this sound needs to open up. overall, it has poor sound, fatiguing on wear, one can't enjoy listening to music with these. I will not buy any panasonic headphones again.
As a musician and therefore someone who not only listens to alot of music, but also records alot of music, a decent pair of headphones really is a necessity for me.
I have owned these headphones for about a year and a half now, after purchasing them from Argos for about £10. In that time, I have recorded hundreds of songs, listened to hundreds more songs, taken them to uni with me, used them to play my digital piano as to not annoy my neighbours and guess what? They are still as good as the day I bought them.
I have bought loads of headphones before that quickly started to loose quality, or would loose one side so it only half worked and I kept on needing to replace them, but I have had no such problems with these headphones.
What is most impressive for me, is the sound quality, particularly with drum or bass heavy tracks, as the definition is really excellent and it makes listening and recording a real pleasure as you can really hear what your playing in to your computer, which is important for me as others hear my work too so I need it to be right. It still astounds me to this day that they cost me just a tenner, and now can be bought for as little as £6 on Amazon. Unless you were told the price before listening to them, you would think they cost much more.
There is also a fairly lengthy cord which means I can be a fair distance from my computer or keyboard and there is also a volume control on the cable, so if it's too loud or not loud enough, I don't have to change the volume on my pc to adjust the levels. You can also turn the earphones to the side, which is great if you need to listen to two audio streams at once such as piano and then a drum track or metronome from your pc.
All in all, a fantastic buy and at under a tenner, a real steal! I would say finally not to be put off just because they are cheap in price, because although that usually means they aren't good in quality, this really isn't the case with these headphones. As purchasing headphones can run into the hundreds, a pair like these will really save you money and in my opinion for the time they have lasted and the continuous quality, you aren't loosing out at all. A real bargain!
~0~ Panasonic RP-HT225 Headphones ~0~ The HT225 headphones are a direct replacement for the HT222 headphones which are now also listed ready for a review . Differences are minimal to the point of being unnoticable ( some inner electronics differing only ) . I apologise for the delay in posting this review - it reads a little dated , but it took 9 months for DooYoo to include it in its listings ! ~0~ Background to why I wanted new headphones ~0~ My old Ross digital headphones , while still providing excellent sound reproduction , had sadly over the years become damaged , to the extent that the earphones were continually falling off the headband . So it was time to get a replacement pair . These were not my first choice , as I initially tried out some cordless headphones , that just didn't live up to expectations ( see my Goodmans Procd9200 review ) . So a new alternative had to found , and these are what I choose . ~0~ Specifications ~0~ Driver units : 28mm Impedance : 24 ohm Sensitivity : 100 dB/mW Max. power handling capacity : 600 mW Frequency response : 18 hz - 22 kHz Cord length : 3 mtr. Plug type : 3.5 mm stereo jack Additional plug : 6.3 mm stereo adapter plug Gross weight : 190 g ( excluding cord ) ~0~ Features ~0~ Dual wired with single in-line volume control . Adjustable height single headband . Closed speaker units . Built in base boost system . Swivel action speaker unit for perfect head fit. Single sided monitoring for use with DJ's etc. ~0~ In use ~0~ The levels of adjustment allow for a perfect fit on most adult heads - in particular is the small degree of swivel for perfect setting . Each speaker is padded in soft rubber covered foam , which aids in reducing outside noise , thus improving listening quality. Sound quality is very good and will equal that of many a costlier pa
ir of headphones . A nice touch is the inline volume control . Sadly this is not individual speaker , but that is a minor moan . The potometer box used , makes use of a flywheel that is proud of either side of its housing , which allows for easier grip / turning . Weight is good , and even after several hours continual use , comfort was not a real issue . Perhaps the only improvements that could be made would be the inclusion of some padding to the upper part of the headband , possibly making the ear pads detachable in order to allow cleaning and finally having separate L/R volume controls . Nine months on and plenty of use , these headphones are still as good as when bought - well worth the money . ~0~ Cost and availablity ~0~ £9.99 from Argos catalogue stores ( UK ) . Maybe readers of this op can inform of any other place it is available ? Manufactured by Panasonic , who are a sub-division of Matsushita Elrctric Industrial Co. Ltd , Japan. ~0~ Useful additional information ~0~ The following information should be adhered to for all listening equipment and is included purely as a source of added information - hope you find it of use. Damage to hearing is accumulative and irreversible . Over time , your hearing will adapt to continual loud sounds , and eventually give the impression that volume is low , where in fact it is your hearing that is at fault. To help protect your hearing , always start your listening session with headphnes on the lowest possible setting , gradually increasing until such a time that you can hear comfortably and clearly without any distortion . Choosing headphones that reduce outside noice pollution will help with this. Ringing or discomfort usually indicates that volume setting is too high . ~0~ Additional sound level information ~0~ Listening in the following enviroments with associated decibel ( dB ) levels on a continual basis will not harm your
hearing : 30 dB = quiet library / soft whisper 40 dB + Living room / bedroom ( away from traffic ) / fridge freezer 50 dB = Light traffic / normal conversation / quiet office 60 dB = Electric sewing machine 70 dB = Vacumn cleaner / hair dryer / busy office The following can be harmful to your hearing when under constant exposure : 80 dB = City traffic / food mixer 90 dB = Motor cycle / HGV / petrol lawn mower 100 dB = Pneumatic drill / chain saw / night clubs 120 dB = Rock concert / thunder The following , under contact exposure will lead to permanent loss of hearing : 140 dB = Gunshot at two feet away / also the threshold of pain 180 dB = Rocket launching pad.