Panasonic RP-HTX7 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Panasonic Model RP-HTX7
Headphone Type Closed Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 170 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 99 Cable Length (cm) 200
Frequency Response (Hz) 7 - 22000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$40
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 9.0 Bass Impact 9.0
Bass Quality 6.0 Mids Quality 5.0
Highs Quality 4.0 Soundstage 3.0
Detail 5.0 Portability 2.0
Isolation 7.0 Comfort 9.0
Durability 5.0 Improvement With Amplification 3.0
Value for Money 7.0    
Overall Score 6.3 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member Phkd on 01 May 08  09:55
Individual review
Bass Extension9
Bass Impact9
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality5
Highs Quality4
Detail5
Comfort9
Durability5
Value7

So, sound quality first. If you like the porta-pros you will like these. They have a similar sound and that notorious booming bass impact that the PP's give you. The extension is a little better than the porta-pros, and is actually pretty impressive. I guarantee that you will hear deep deep tones that you were missing out on with other headphones. The impact is all there too. These bass frequencies are a little more controlled than the porta-pros, but not ultra-tight by any means.

The mids are quite worthy of your time too, but aren't anything miraculous.

Highs are average, but strangely enough, they are pretty well-detailed.

The comfort is really nice. i could sleep with these on and a lot of times after I've been wearing them for a little while, I forget I'm wearing headphones. The circumaural pads are padded well, the only reason i didn't give these a 10 for comfort is because some people may not like the slight squeeze they have.

I like the retro look too, again this would be personal preference. It is bulky however, and with no swiveling of any kind, are not very portable (4 rather than a lower score because they come with a pouch)

soundstage is typical of most headphones, not very expansive, and obviously not a concern of the manufacturer.

durability is ok, but the glossy plastic cups can get scratched though i bet actually breaking them would be difficult, the headband is slightly flexible at best, and there are exposed (but coated) wires coming from each enclosure.

The isolation is really good... probably up there with the best-isolating circumaurals, but would not compare to a good canalphone.

they come with an adapter from 1/8" to 1/4", a carrying bag, and a cable extension.

you really don't need an amp for these. Despite their lack of portability, they were designed for portable players. Panasonic realizes that most people don't amp their portables, so they designed these for use without. An amp will tighten up the bass a bit for you and pronounce the details a little better, but isn't going to make a big difference.

Overall, for the money, I am thoroughly satisfied with these. Assuming emphasis on sound alone, I would recommend these over the porta-pros always, and if the listener is a basshead, i would put these above the grado SR-60s and 80s as well.

Panasonic RP-HTX7