Save 60%! Mega deal sees superb noise-cancelling earbuds hit their lowest-ever price

Save 60%! Mega deal sees superb noise-cancelling earbuds hit their lowest-ever price
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Panasonic’s first noise-cancelling wireless earbuds may have been knocking around for some time, but they still remain one of the highest-performing, best-featured pairs we've come across below the £100 mark.

Indeed, the RZ-S500W prove you don’t have to spend a fortune to get amazing features and sound quality – especially now that they’ve dropped to just £60 at Amazon thanks to a 60 per cent discount over their original RRP.

These five-star, former What Hi-Fi? Award-winning earbuds have been hanging around the £90 mark for eighteen months or so, and in that time we have seen them drop as low as £75 – but this unprecedented discount sees them fall to their lowest-ever price. And what a price it is!

Looking for an earbuds bargain? This is the best headphones deal we have seen in a long time and a great reason to jump the gun before next week's Amazon Prime Big Deal Days sale.

Panasonic RZ-S500W was £150

Panasonic RZ-S500W was £150 now £60 (save £90)
Panasonic’s premium true wireless earbuds prove a classy option with an expansive detailed presentation, excellent noise cancellation and superb touch controls. Amazon calls this discount a 'Top Deal' – and we have to agree.
Five stars

The Panasonic RZ-S500W have the looks and specs of a far pricier product, while the sound is as detailed, accurate and transparent as you could hope for at this price in a true wireless design. We awarded them five stars at £100, but now that they're significantly cheaper, there's even more going for them.

Available in white or black, these true wireless earbuds come equipped with active noise-cancelling – a very rare feature at this price – Alexa built-in, and IPX4 water resistance for rainy days.

As you might expect from a product from such a major consumer electronics brand, the RZ-S500W spec sheet is pretty comprehensive. In addition to ANC, they have an ambient mode to amplify surrounding noise when the time is right; twin beamforming microphones to increase the clarity of voices and reduce noise during calls; and a total of 19.5 hours of playtime with ANC activated (6.5 hours from the buds, 13 from the charging case). 

Another neat feature includes a USB-C quick-charge so that a 15-minute re-juice can deliver 70 minutes of playback, even with noise-cancelling deployed. 

With this 60 per cent price drop, their noise-cancelling, performance, touch-capacitive controls, in-app features and general build quality are nothing short of outstanding for the money. The Sony WF-C700N are arguably the only rival pair at this price level we'd recommend over the Panasonics, but they do cost £89 at Amazon.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.