Our Verdict Nice sound, but average noise cancelling For Good punchy bass easy listen Against Noise cancelling not as good as some Reviewed on 12th April 2012 The Panasonic RP-HC101 noise-cancelling headphones are light, foldable and compact, although they don’t fit as snugly on the head as some of their rivals. Once you turn on the noise-cancelling and start playing music, however, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There’s great definition and clarity to vocals, enjoyably punchy bass and overall they’re just fun and easy to listen to. The noise-cancelling reduces the noise of trains and traffic, but it could be a lot better. To be fair, these aren’t competing with the Award-winning Bose QuietComfort 15, but they still perform well against their peers, and we prefer them to the more portable Sennheiser PXC 250-II. More after the break Follow whathifi on Twitter Join whathifi on Facebook Where to buy View all » Panasonic RP-HC101 £23.99 View Offer £22.99 View Offer Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 03:28pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm Headphones Panasonic RP-HC101 Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.