Panasonic reveals 2013 headphone lineup with three new models
Panasonic has announced the pricing and availability for the company’s new 2013 headphone lineup. The new line comes in a wide array of colors and designs aimed at matching each consumers preferred taste.
There are two new styles for the “The Panasonic Iconics” series, including the the Panasonic RP-HXD5C model. This model features black/red trim features and a chrome finish on the ear-cup “while the white headphones give the look of a glass finish on the ear-cup” states Panasonic in a prepared statement sent to the press. The company described the style as well stating, “Each is accentuated with a touch of color to mimic the look of illumination- red for the black headphones and green for the white headphones”. This model also includes a 40mm driver unit and 8Hz-26kHz frequency response. The RP-HXD5C headphones are equipped with a built-in remote and microphone made for iPhone/iPod so users can answer calls and control volume from their smart devices directly from their headphone cord.
The second model in the Iconics series announced this morning are the RP-HXD3W. These include a chrome-like ear-cup design with a matte, silicone surface frame”. Panasonic states that this adds “a unique aesthetic appeal but also provides soft comfort on a user’s head and ear and prevents slippage”. This model has a frequency response of 10Hz-25kHz and 30mm driver unit. The RP-HXD3W headphones are also equipped with a microphone and talk on/off switch and includes an extra adaptor for Nokia and other selected phone models. Users can choose from a variety of stylish colors including red, purple, gray, taupe and black for an SRP of $69.99.
In the noise cancelling headphones line, there are the Panasonic RP-HC56 earbud-style, which are $99.99. These headphones reduce outside noise by 92% (22dB) at 200Hz including a “passive noise isolation by utilizing an insulating effect” according to the company. Another feature is the “pen-type design”, which is designed to clip to clothing and houses a noise cancelling on-off toggle, volume control and room for one AAA alkaline battery which provides up to 40 hours of operation time. There is also a cord holder attachment provides tangle-free cord storage and the Panasonic RP-HC56 comes with an Air Plug and convenient carrying pouch.
The Panasonic RP-HJE190 headphones in-ear headphones produce deep bass sound quality due to Neodymium magnet and an extended long sound support port. An ErgoFit design provides ultimate comfort and fit for hours of wear. The Panasonic RP-HJE190 will be available in six colors including white, black, blue, green, purple and red for an SRP of $24.99.
Finally, Panasonic introduces the RP-HV41, SRP $9.99, headphones which offer users a simple design in a variety of colorful options. The eardrop, earbud- style headphones offer a comfort-fit design made with Elastomer materials and offers a unique rubber clip which quickly attaches to one’s clothing for tangle-free use. Neodymium rare-earth magnet provides rich and powerful sound. Users can express their personalities with a variety of color combinations including: Black/Grey, White/Grey, Blue/Green, Fuchsia/Pink, Purple/Teal, Pink/Orange, Green/Yellow and Orange/Blue.
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