Panasonic RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Headphones

Having recently reinstated the Technics brand, Panasonic has been rediscovering its hi-fi mojo of late but considering that it makes almost everything else with a plug, it hasn't been assembling headphones with the same enthusiasm as some competitors and the RP-BTD10 is the only Bluetooth model in its rather meagre range. As well as being the cheapest model in the test, it's also available considerably discounted.

Nothing in the spec indicates in building the Panasonic to this price, though, that any important corners have been cut. The RP-BTD10 is built around some of 40mm drivers that were dynamic meaning it is about the exact same size as the JBL Synchros S400BT and Sony MDR-10RBT and is certainly one of the larger versions in the test. The Bluetooth implementation comprises NFC and aptX support' touch to pair'.

cable might be utilized if you wanted to. The website photos of the Panasonic instead accentuate the shine on the trim ring of the earpads and I believe the photograph below is a more reasonable representation of its appearance that is authentic. The entire effect is not bad, but not great. The plan is fine as far as it goes, but the substances do not feel as good as Sony and the JBL in particular and some aspects like the interesting extra sections of the headband appear awkward. The way that it is bolted together is totally acceptable, though. The weight isn't quoted, but comes in near the JVC at 270g. The high sprung headband and fairly limited padding on the earpads mean that it's not particularly comfortable when worn for longer periods of time, although this really is well distributed.

Additionally, it doesn't fold down in any manner other than the earpads rotating to flat. The expected audio and USB charging cables are furnished, yet.

Sound quality

It is a fairly sensitive headphone and will not need a large amount of the output to reach the evaluation level of the DacMagic XS. It becomes clear fairly fast during listening that though it is one of the larger versions, it is the headphone that and deep bass struggle the most.

This deficiency of low end urge can also be joined from the top end that was most glowing here and also this means that with the Competing Sons piece that was brash, the RP-BTD10 can sound just a little edgy and forward. That is a shame because between both of these frequency extremes is a tonally accurate and detailed midrange that leaves voices in a manner that is believable and involving. There is also a pleasant awareness of timing and rhythm.

As the least expensive headphone here, it gives a persuasive spec for the money but compared with somewhat higher priced designs it reveals some rough edges and limitations sonically. It is a shame as control interface and the Bluetooth implementation are really great, proposing Panasonic understands the principles of the class.

Panasonic RP-BTD10 Bluetooth Headphones photo