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First Look: Panasonic's $30 retro headphones rock

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First Look: Panasonic's $30 retro headphones rock

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While their sound and design may not appeal to everyone, the Panasonic RP-HTX7s are excellent entry-level over-the-ear headphones that are a good bargain.

I'm David Carnoy executive editor for cnet.com and I'm here with the Panasonic. RP HTX seven headphones. Now these headphones have been around for a while and I'm sorry I have not reviewed earlier because they're actually quite good for the money. Get these online for around thirty dollars or as little as thirty dollars anyway. -- and there are quite well built their lightweight headphones for over the year closed back headphones. They're designed for both home and mobile use on and they had this retro styling here they come in multiple colors and they're comfortable on your ears. That you operating here -- Tight seal a so not only do they -- out a lot of sound passively but they also don't -- any sound so they are good -- -- who use at work. Terms of sound like he's a pretty well -- -- of good detail. I'm there isn't a ton of bass here so if your -- -- probably aren't the headphones for you are but there is ample base and it certainly is pretty tight. Specially for that what these guys cost on the do. Accentuate the trouble little bit. Machines are a little bit rash. They will -- badly recorded tracks sound worse. She might -- be careful of that but otherwise they certainly perform well for the money. One small thing worth noting they do heavy reinforce plug so if you do have a tough case on your phone. That plug probably will not fit into the headphone Jack on your phone. -- X is there really isn't anything else here except the headphones. There is no inline microphone or remote. And these don't fold flat so what you see is basically what you get. I'm really your choice here is -- color choice on this is the white version. It's not incredibly exciting and there -- more exciting colors. But I did like these headphones a lot particularly for the money -- design and their performance. May not appeal to everyone a -- for a lot of people these really are a great bargain. I'm David Carnoy and those are the Panasonic are -- HTX seven and -- thanks for watching.

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