Panasonic RP-HD605N Headphones Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: Over Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: Yes
  • Microphone: Yes

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What Comes Inside The Box

  • Panasonic RP-HD605N Headphones
  • Audio Cable
  • Charging Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • Air Plug Adaptor
  • Panasonic RP-HD605N Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 8

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • Panasonic RP-HD605N are an excellent pair of noise canceling headphones with three different levels of noise reduction to block all external sounds
  • Affordable pair of Noise Canceling headphones features a sleek, all-plastic design with minimalistic Panasonic branding on both ear cups and comes in two color options: Black and Brown
  • 40mm HD driver units designed with MLF diaphragms and anti-vibration frames result in crisp, dynamic sound quality with solid bass and brilliant high range, best suited for pop and hip-hop music
  • "Ambient Sound Enhancer" mode reduces your music to a whisper and lets you to hear the outside noise by simply cover the right speaker housing with your hand
  • The lightweight design, 3D ball joint structure, well-padded head strap and memory foam cushioning inside the ear cups of these noise-cancelling headphones are perfect for extended listening sessions
  • Onboard controls and microphone to answer calls, adjust the volume, skip tracks, power on/off, pairing mode, adjust noise cancellation levels, Ambient mode on/off and connect with Google Assistant or Siri
  • The RP-HD605N can be easily folded into a more compact format for storage in the included case, which makes them very convenient to carry around
  • They have decent 20 hours of long battery life with maximum ANC (Active Noise Canceling) running all the time and quick charging technology provides up to 2 hours of additional playback from 15 minutes of charge
  • Panasonic HD605N work passively with the included audio cable and can continue to produce sound even when the battery is empty
  • Support superior quality audio codec such as aptX, aptX HD, SBC, AAC and LDAC for high resolution sound output

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • All plastic build of Panasonic RP-HD605N-T doesn’t look premium or feel durable as some other better-built over-ear headphones and hinges seem to break quite easily
  • RP-HD605N Panasonic are not recommended for people with large heads or who wear glasses, may be a bit uncomfortable due to strong clamping force
  • When using Panasonic RP-HD605NE-K with highest level of noise canceling, they have an audible static due to the digital processing of ANC
  • Bass lacks a bit compared to other top-level models like Bose QC 35 ii or Sony WH-1000XM3; these Panasonic Hi-Res wireless headphones are not for those who like a bit of boom
  • Call quality of Panasonic RP-HD605NE-T is below average due to the fact that the microphones catch a lot of background noise, feel thin, noticeably subdued and lacks detail
  • Bose QuietComfort 35 ii is a strong competitor with better noise cancellation, much better build quality and more features
  • No companion app support for optimization, such as ANC level selection, EQ adjustment or creating music profiles like other high-end competing headphones
  • Such wireless noise-canceling headphones tend to accumulate heat due to synthetic leather padding on the headband and inside the ear cups. It is important if you are already in a warm environment.
  • There is no auto play/pause functionality when taking off the headphones, make them a little less convenient
  • The micro-USB charger is useless for new iphone and Samsung users, which means an extra cord to carry when traveling

Highlights

  • Remove external sounds using Active Noise Canceling with 3 different level settings depending on your preferences
  • High-Definition sound via Bluetooth and high-Resolution audio at home with a wired connection
  • Powerful 40mm HD driver unit, MLF diaphragm, and anti-vibration frame deliver hours of dynamic sound
  • “Ambient sound Enhancer” allow you to have a clear conversation without removing the headphones
  • 3D ball joint construction and well-padded 3D ear pads provide ultimate fit around the head and ear
  • Built-in microphone and a multifunction button for receiving calls, adjust the volume, and connect to Google Assistant or Siri
  • Superior codec support such as aptX, aptX HD, SBC, AAC and LDAC for better audio quality
  • Panasonic RP-HD605N-K deliver 20 hours of music playback on full charge with ANC turned on
  • Quickly charge headphones for just 15 minutes to enjoy up to 2 hours of performance

The Specs That Matter

Dimensions

  • Headphone Fit : Over Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Size In/Cm : 9.1 in (23 cm)
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 268 g (9.5 oz)
  • Foldable Design : Yes

Connectivity

  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : Yes
  • On Device Controls : Power, Call, Volume, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Ambient Mode Enhancer, Adjust Noise Cancellation Levels, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant + Siri
  • Companion App : No

Audio

  • Noise Cancelation Type : Active Noise Cancelling
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo

Features

  • Water/Sweat Resistant : No
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No

Battery

  • Battery Life : Up to 20 Hours
  • Battery Life With ANC Off : Up to 35 Hours
  • Auto Pause & Play : No
  • Auto Shut-Off : Yes
  • Quick Charge : Charge 15 Minutes = Up To 2 Hours Playback

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 40 mm
  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Impedance (OHM) : 38 Ohm
  • Frequency Response : 4 Hz - 40000 Hz 
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW) : 99 dB/mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Supported Codecs : aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC, SBC

Wireless

  • Bluetooth Version : 4.2
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 10 m (33 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : Automatic + Manual
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : Yes
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : Yes

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : 1.2 m
  • Detachable Audio Cable : Yes

Microphone

  • Microphone Feature : On-board Microphone

Power

  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
  • Charge Time : 4 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Micro-USB Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 50°F - 95°F

iOS

  • Connection : Wireless + Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Android

  • Connection : Wireless + Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Windows

  • Connection : Wireless + Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes

Xbox

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

Playstation

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : Wired
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

User Manuals


Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 1 Year Limited Warranty
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