Panasonic has released a quartet of new headphones covering every type of use case. First up is their noise canceling over-ear headphones, the RP-HC800. They feature an active noise canceling system that is powered by a single AAA battery. The battery can power them for up to 40 hours. It features a wide band and cushioned cups to keep your ears comfortable during wear. The headphones consist of high-end plastic construction with metallic finishes. Its detachable 3.5mm cord features a mic and iPhone controls It’s shipping now for $229
The RP-BTD10 are Bluetooth On-Ear headphones. They feature a lithium-ion battery good for 30 hours of playback time. The drivers are 40mm and offer premium sound. The RP-BTD10s have NFC for easy pairing of Bluetooth and uses the aptX audio codec for HiFi sound. They also feature raised controls on the cam to allow for easy eyes-free control. Price is $199 and they’ll ship in May.
For in-ear headphones, Panasonic is bringing the RP-HS34. These are sport clip-styled to stay in your ears when you exercise. The earphones are designed to be water and sweat resistant as well as lightweight. They’ll cost $19.99 and they come in several different colors.
There is also a 4th type of headphones, bone conduction. Yes, Panasonic is going there too with the RP-BTGS10. Like all bone conduction headphones, they allow you to hear your music while also allowing you to hear the world around you. They also feature a bone conduction microphone. In addition to using them for music and calls, they can be used as a hearing device for the elderly or those with hearing problems and a TV with Bluetooth. Pricing is $199 and they ship in May.
PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING, AVAILABILITY OF NEW 2014 HEADPHONE MODELS
New models for the spring feature sleek designs, offer powerful performance
April 14, 2014 (Newark, NJ) – Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced pricing and availability of new 2014 headphone models. The new RP-HC800 Noise Canceling Headphones, RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones, RP-HS34 Sport Clip Headphones and the much-anticipated RP-BTGS10 Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones are all available now on www.shop.panasonic.com.
The Panasonic RP-HC800 Noise Canceling Headphones utilize a high performance Active Noise Canceling System with improved Feed-back Noise Canceling Technology for a wide-range noise cancellation effect. Expertly crafted with a sophisticated design that fuses durable plastic with metal finishes, the RP-HC800 Headphones feature a wide padded headband and cushioned ear cups for a comfortable fit even after hours of wear. The detachable cord features a microphone and controller for the iPhone/iPad/iPod so users can quickly switch between music and phone calls with the touch of a button. One AAA Alkaline battery provides up to 40 hours of noise cancellation use and, unlike other noise canceling headphone models, the Panasonic RP-HC800 Headphones can still be used for music playback even if the batteries have run out of juice. They are now available for MSRP $229.99.
The new Panasonic RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones offer users a cordless headphone option featuring a sleek, sophisticated design concept and excellent sound quality with 40mm driver unit. The RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) to easily pair with compatible products to establish a wireless Bluetooth connection and incorporate aptX for HiFi sound transmission and less transfer delay which creates richer sound playback when viewing videos on a tablet device. High-quality metal housing accents offer an edgy design with modern functionality and raised playback buttons on the earcup allow for easy, blind operation. A rechargeable lithium ion battery allows for approximately 30 hours of playback time. They will be available in May for MSRP $199.99.
New earbud-style headphones for 2014 include the Panasonic RP-HS34 Sport Clip Headphones. The sporty headphones have been designed with an ear-clip style with an adjustable hanger size for individual fit. A lightweight design and water and sweat resistance make these headphones ideal for joggers, runners or anyone who enjoys listening to music while exercising or outdoors. The flexible ear hanger is both durable and comfortable and resists popping off the ear if the headphone cord is accidentally pulled. Available in black, yellow, red, purple, blue, and white, the Panasonic RP-HS34 Headphones are now available for an MSRP of $19.99.
Finally, Panasonic’s highly anticipated RP-BTGS10 Open Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones, which provides sound transmission via bone conduction and free up a user’s ears for other important sounds, will be available in May for MSRP $199.99. To provide sound transmission, the Panasonic RP-BTGS10 headphones sit directly in front of a user’s ear canal, instead of inside or over the ear canal, where vibrations move through the bone directly into the auditory nerve, producing crystal clear sound. With placement outside the ear, the Panasonic RP-BTGS10 headphones have the ability to free up one’s ear drum giving users the opportunity to hear their favorite music while still listening to the outside world. This is especially convenient for use in the office or while jogging or cycling as it allows users to listen to their favorite music while still hearing the voices of colleagues, the ring of a telephone or the beep of a car horn. The Panasonic RP-BTGS10 headphones are also equipped with a bone conduction microphone, which will allow a user to record voice notes or take telephone calls while listening to their music. For active users who tend to sweat, the Panasonic RP-BTGS10 headphones are drip-proof due to the unique product design which is free of air holes in the earphone. The sleek product design rests comfortably on a user’s head and while staying secured in place. With wireless headphone technology, users won’t have to worry about accidentally pulling the headphones from their head or long cords tangling. Additionally the headphones allow the elderly or hard-of-hearing to hear television clearly without turning up their TV speakers to loud levels as they work with televisions that are equipped with Bluetooth® transmitter.
The new Panasonic headphones are now available on www.shop.panasonic.com.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2013 Annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, the Panasonic brand rose to number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. (http://bit.ly/19WFSpu).