Excerpt: These headphones work pretty well. They are not very good at noise isolation, and can get uncomfortable after extended use, but they have a decent sound, and are certainly worth what I paid for them. I like that the earpieces swivel so you can use it on only one ear, although it would be nice if they folded up.
Summary: Initial impressions:
I haven't had much time with them yet (maybe 20 minutes) but right off the bat I was impressed with their sound. I've been letting them burn in for the past 6 hours and will continue to do so overnight, but then I'll try to do some comparisons between my other cans.
A couple things I did notice were that the bass was not as overwhelming as I anticipated, and it is more of an open design than a closed one.
Summary: great bass. especially the mid bass is superb and delicately punchy... no bleed to my ears
very clear for a bass heavy headphone
they sound warm and overall very easy on the ears...supremely forgiving....great clarity ..
beats my xb 500 in almost everyway. bass is very well layered and faster than sennheiser hd 428 and xb 500.
Pros: Soundstage, bass, signature, comfort
Cons: Price(depending on where you find it), too forgiving
Summary: I decided to purchase these headphones after reading the large thread that was praising them greatly. I was in the market for a budget basshead pair of headphones, so it was a logical decision. As soon as I received them, I used them as my primary headphones for a week, while burning them in during the night.
My initial impression confirmed that the tone was very warm, musical, and colored.
Pros: Warm musical tone, large quantities of bass, fun sounding.
Summary: Getting Started
Forewarning I'm a neutral fan and don't like colored or veiled sound, please take that into account. Also My ratings are based around the price - for the money these headphones are undeniably out of the ballpark.
The sources used for this review are my SLS audio receiver qv-avr500 (respectable onboard amp) and straight from mp3 player (this is a budget headphone afterall)
Exceptional - presented like a 100$ headphone and protected...
Summary: Panasonic RP-HTF600 is one of my first open headphones and because of that I was easily amazed with the openness of its sound signature. For $30, it would be hard to find a headphone of this same type that is as good as this. The headphone doesn't fail in any major way yet still manages to impress me on plenty of ways.
I expected this to be flimsy but it isn't.
Pros: Fairly neutral and comfortable, Rugged Build even if it's made of plastic, good soundstage
Cons: Bass is not tight. Treble is too soft, mid's a bit recessed
Summary: Panasonic RP-HTF600 Step Monitors Big Sound with a Not So Big Price On the never ending quest to find hidden gems out there, yet another challenger has come forth. The Panasonic RP-HTF600 Step Monitor. I try a lot of headphones. I love picking up a set of inexpensive cans and seeing if they sound good or not. Why? Because it's fun. I already have high end stuff but that doesn't mean I can't also look for something fun and great to listen to while not spending much.