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Panasonic RP-HT21: $5 headphones that exceed expectationsAs far as really inexpensive headphones go, you're not going to do too much better than the Panasonic RP-HT21s.
And David Carnoy executive editor for cnet.com. And a little too embarrassed to admit this but in on the hunt for -- -- Cheap headphones or should seek inexpensive headphones. And I came across these Panasonic RP HT twenty one's on Amazon for four dollars and fifty cents. Actually got the ship around four dollars and ninety cents because I'm -- Amazon prime member so these are -- the cost less than five dollars. I was curious to see where that actually sounded good we're comfortable where. The joke is -- -- he's actually sort of headphones you might get on an airplane in flight attend -- and you. Or as our cameramen -- -- beyond the camera right there says. These are something that came with his walkman circa 1993. But the fact is that they are a slight step up from that. But they are really no frills they don't fold. -- -- pieces. Do you. It just love -- band. And you can link for them. Up and apart from that there really isn't anything else -- -- no microphone you get it -- -- plug which is more durable than your standard straight plug got. But it is slightly reinforced that means you may not be able to get it -- your headphone Jack if you be thicker case on your Smartphone. You know as if they hear the real question do these sound okay and -- actually are -- decent headphones for money. -- -- -- sound of course but there is ED cinematic clarity at decent amount of bass is not WA rating but these are perfectly decent headphones. And it costs less than five dollars. Out of the moral of the story here is the cheaper is better exactly. But these do sound is good as a lot of twenty dollar to 25 dollar add -- that I've tried. I'm -- if you just want these for work out headphones for casual listening. They work perfectly well and of course you don't have to worry too much about leaving them somewhere. You can step up to another Panasonic model actually folds up. Offers slightly more bass -- -- cost you a little bit more than ten dollars but for five dollars on this most certainly very good for the money. And this is these are -- HT 21 from Panasonic and thanks for life.