Excerpt: My introduction to the product This item was bought as a replacement after my last ones went kerput! I literally typed in the search bar on the computer cheap headphone and I was linked to Play.com where I found this make and model for sale for a good price. I did not really have any idea what shape or design I wanted but in hindsight I would have bought some that did not have little rubber ends on.
Summary: A few years ago I bought a pair of Panasonic RP-HJE170 earphones and have loved them ever since, but the earbuds have worn out and as a budding audiophile I decided to move up a stage in quality (not least because my beloved 170s are no longer produced). So I bought a pair of 450Es, trusting that if Panasonic made their starter earphones so well, these would be even better. The fit is comfortable, the adjustable earbuds doing a lovely job.