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 £24.99 New, used, refurbished and collectable products at great prices, safely and securely from third parties, at Amazon.co.uk. View Offer Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 12:38pm Meters Music collaborates with U2's Adam Clayton for new in-ear headphones Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 05:39pm The best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 02:52pm Amazon Prime Day 2017: best UK deals Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 12:36pm New Apple AirPod patents reveal more health-tracking capabilities Thu, 06 Jul 2017, 12:03pm 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.