Excerpt: IF YOU NEED your headphones, above all else, to be comfortable on your head and to remain so even for the length of a long-haul flight, these Panasonics are ideal. They're snug and sturdy, and feel built to last.
Pros: Comfortable, durable headphones that cancel noise well
Excerpt: The closed housing of Panasonic's RP-HC500 headphones blocks out a lot of outside noise, and the noise-cancellation circuitry does even more to eliminate low-level noise from sources such as computers, engines and air conditioners. The characteristic hiss produced by the circuitry was particularly audible when not connected to an audio source.