Not only do these over ear headphones scream "cool" thanks to their retro styling and cool colours, when you put them on they envelop you in an all encompassing sound that is a real treat for those used to earbuds. The moment you take these out of the packaging and see the awesome retro colour, plush headband, sturdy cord, and soft, luxurious foam ear cups, you'll be smitten with them! For the price, they are really high quality, and after two years of use they still look as good as new, and show no sign of breaking down. They've survived drops, being smushed into the bottom of a duffel bag, and left in baking hot cars in the summer, and are as good as new. The sound is fantastic, very deep and complex for the price, and really surrounds your ears. These are great for shutting out the outside world, and because they sit over your ear they're great for listening for hours and hours, which you will want to do after hearing them play!
These headphones are perfect for anyone who loathes headphones that leak in outside sounds. The sound quality is really good who those who enjoy music with large amouts of treble. However, the headphones may not suit everyone's taste as I listen to mainly acoustic which I enjoy but my heavier music does not fit so well with them.
I use them with my iPod a lot. In comparison to the iPod and other similar headphones I think these are brilliant because even at half the volume of the mp3 you do not have to struggle to hear the music over the environment you're travelling in. They're easily adjusted to headsize and do not slip or feel uncomfortable upon wear. They're also very light which is a plus.
The design is not feminine or masculine and the headphones come in a variety of colours (pink, white, blue etc.) with a leather top that is detailed. The vintage appearance of them makes them stand out from a crowd however, all this comes at a price and although I'm a fan, reality is there are probably less expensive, better earphones for those of you who hold different music preferences. Also, although the headphones are light they are not easy to just slip into all girl day bags. When it comes to these headphones, I'd recommend looking into what suits you and your music best before investing in these Panasonic headphones.