Summary: Okay we all want the noise cancelling ones by you know who but some of us can't afford them. So these are a good value. They fit over the entire ear and are comfortable. Okay the color is not my favorite but who cares. The instructions are very clear. The noise cancelling is quite good as I could not hear my loud 21 year old son over these, could only hear other sounds during a very soft piece of music.
Summary: Frankly, for under $50.00 I didn't expect much. That being said, these Panasonics are as comfortable, and may even sound better than my expensive Bose headphones. The sound when the noise-canceling switch is thrown is what I would expect from a $175.00 price point. I would not hesitate to buy another pair or recommend them to friends without reservation.
Summary: If you are looking for a set of noise canceling headphone that does not cost three figures look no further. For $40 you can not beat this pair. Though I do not think they cancel out a full 80+% of exterior noise they do drastically reduce it. And no ear buds! These are actual set of headphones that go over and cover your ears. The headset is light weight and there is a foam band to aid in comfort for the top of your head.
Summary: I've had a number of medium priced noise canceling headphones. So far these are the best I've had. The over ear cups are more solid than any others I've had. They have only a single on-off switch for noise suppression which is less features than some other headphones I've that also have sound range switches. But the much lower price accounts for this lack.
Summary: It's great to see that full sized headphones are back in vogue again. I never liked earbuds, they hurt my ears both from listening fatigue and from the physical pain of being in my ear. The Panasonic RP-HC200 Noise Cancelling headphones are a pretty stylish pair of closed cup retro looking phones with oval capsules, rather than round ones making them refreshingly unique. They also come in a bunch of fun colors, how cool is that?
Summary: I was on a mission to buy noise-canceling headphones. After trying to hear The Walking Dead and MI-5 on my iPad while waiting for my sons during climbing practice and not being able to hear anything above the cacophony because I had the standard-issue Apple earbuds that do nothing to drown out ambient noise, I wanted to get headphones to cancel out the din.
Summary: I purchased three of these for my kids to use for everyday and for trips. I have a pair of Bose nc headphones, too, and there is no comparison. These do reduce some of the drone of a car engine/fan/etc, but not to the same level of the Bose. Still, the kids like them and they are comfortable. I have put them on and found them to be pleasant to wear. They seem to be durable. I do not like the battery cover.
Excerpt: I was a little skepticle buying these headphones because of the price. After seeing some noise cancelling headphones selling for 10 times the price I wasn't sure how good they could be. I was pleasantly surprised on how good they worked. There is a noticable difference when you turn on the noise cancelling. It does knock the backround noise down to a nice level.