Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight On-Ears for $6.35

Flashback to the Walkman and cassette tape era, the lightweight but open-back Panasonic RP-HT21 are on sale for $6.35 each, in new condition, at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three per customer. These stood the test of time and are used in volume at various places (eg schools), which is why you see multi-packs on the listing, including 100-packs 🙂 They average 4.3 out of 5 based on over 4200 customer reviews.

Used Panasonic Street Style On-ears for $10.25

The Panasonic Street Style closed-back on-ears are currently available in the purple-silver color-scheme, in “Used – Good” condition for $6.50 plus $3.75 shipping at Adorama.

[DEAD] Panasonic RP-HF100M Over/On-Ears for $11.60

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[DEAD] Panasonic drops 360 In-Ears (RP-HJX6M-R) for $24

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[DEAD] Panasonic Drops 360 In-Ears for $24; HF300M On-Ears for $18

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Panasonic Street Style RP-HXD3W On-Ears for $20 w/FS

Panasonic’s model numbers may make sense to computers, but they are not very consumer-friendly – especially with the consumer models 🙂 Their closed-back on-ear RP-HXD3W “street style” are currently on sale for $20 with free shipping at Adorama in the beige-silver color scheme.

UPDATE 12/25/16: the purple-silver sold out.

[DEAD] Lightning Deals: Sennheiser CX 3.00 for $30, Nuforce NE-750m for $36, Panasonic Sports Clips for $17~

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Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120 in-ears for $5.54 [limit 3]

The green color scheme of the Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120 in-ears are now down to $5.54 at Amazon by Amazon actual and they are NOT currently an Add-On item, so if you are a Prime member, you can get just one pair with free Prime shipping. Limit up to three per customer at the moment. These have gotten some high profile recommendations, and they have a 4.4 average based on over 38,000 customer reviews (that’s a lot!).

Panasonic RP-HJX5 drops360 In-Ears for $15

The Panasonic RP-HJX5 drops360 In-Ears are on sale for $15 in the blue color scheme and $20 in the red color schemes by various “fulfilled by Amazon” sellers. Since this is a low price and you have the “fulfilled by Amazon” safety blanket, this is not an unreasonable risk to take. Needless to say, the risk would be a lot higher if these were $1000 headphones 🙂

Panasonic RP-HF300M Over/On-Ears for $22.50

On the folding closed-back over/on-ears for portable use fornt, the new condition Panasonic RP-HF300M in three color schemes (white, black, blue) are on sale for $22.50 per pair at Amazon by Amazon actual where they average 4.2 out of 5 with nearly 150 customer reviews.

NOTE: the product description over there calls them “over ears” but they look more on-ears in the pictures. I can’t tell deterministically, so I am calling them “over/on-ears”.

Panasonic RP-HD10C-K Over-Ears for $200

The closed-back over-ear Panasonic RP-HD10C-K are currently going for $200 in new condition at with three seller options. Amazon actual which has a 2-5 week shipping estimate, along with two options from Focus Camera, either fulfilled by Amazon (Prime eligible) or shipping directly from New Jersey (Focus Camera location)… Alternately, you can get them for the same price by Focus’s eBay store… This looks like it could be a computer-generated price-match of the Focus Camera sale triggering the Amazon actual price-matching it…

Refurbished Panasonic RP-BTD5-K Bluetooth On-Ears for $22

The Panasonic RP-BTD5-K Bluetooth On-Ears are currently available in refurbished condition (the listing says they are certified refurbished with a 90 day Panasonic warranty) for $22 with free shipping by AlwaysADeal on Amazon Warehouse Deals. These ship directly from the seller, so they are not Prime eligible, but everyone gets free shipping. They ship from New York and the seller rating is 99% with 4500+ ratings in the last 12 months.

Panasonic RP-HD10C-K Over-Ears for $175

Speaking of not being in a hurry to receive them, the Panasonic RP-HD10C-K closed-back over-ears are on sale for $175 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual, however, they have a nebulous “1 to 4 weeks” shipping estimate, so keep that in mind if you need them right away.

Refurbished Panasonic RP-BTD5-K Bluetooth On-Ears for $22 w/free S&H

This is a higher risk purchase since it is shipped by a fairly unknown marketplace sellers, but the purchase price is low enough to make the risk tradeoffable (it’s a new word!). The closed-back Panasonic RP-BTD5-K bluetooth on-ears are available in certified refurbished condition with a 90-day Panasonic warranty for $22 with free shipping for all by “alwaysAdeal” (99%, 4502 ratings) through Amazon Warehouse Deals. This ships from the seller directly, so it is not eligible for Prime 2-day shipping.

Panasonic Retro RP-HTX7 headphones for $27 with coupon

It’s not often Amazon has a headphone-specific coupon, but occasionally do, and it’s a utilitarian coupon for a utilitarian headphone. It’s a clip-on coupon, so you just have to click at the appropriate spot, you don’t have to type it in.

The black Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones are on sale for $30 at the moment but with Amazon actual as the seller, a clip-on coupon option appears that drops the price by $3, making it a $27. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $49+ order. Screenshot below when the coupon offer is live:


If you are not a Prime member or do not plan a $49+ order, you can get it for $29 with free shipping by Focus Camera on eBay. Limit 50 units per customer.

These are closed-back over-ear-ish studio-ish headphones on a budget. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 1600+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Used Panasonic RP-HTF600 Over-Ears for $22 [was $18]

Party’s over for now. As of 7/4/16 1:52pm ET, all used options sold out… However, this is a popular model, so used models should arrive in the future…

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Panasonic RP-BTD10 On-Ear Bluetooths for $47 w/free S&H

You can now even get bluetooth with NFC headphones from big name electronics manufacturers for under $50. Case in point, the Panasonic RP-BTD10 On-Ear Bluetooths (with NFC) go for $47 with free shipping for a limited time at NewEgg Flash. Offer ends around 6/29/16.

PS: NewEgg Flash is sort their attempt to make a competing “flash sales” type of a website like Groupon.

Panasonic RP-HTX7-K1 Over-Ears for $30 [limit 5]

Panasonic’s retro-budget over-ears model, the RP-HTX7-K1 (black color scheme) is currently on sale for $30 with a limit of five units per customer at Amazon by Amazon actual. Only this color scheme is currently on sale. The rest go for $35+. All together they average 4.2 out of 5 based on 1500+ customer reviews.

Panasonic Open-Ear Bone Conduction Unibody Earbuds for $12

If you are curious about bone conduction headphones but don’t want to spend a lot to satisfy your curiosity, has a limited time sale on the new condition Panasonic Open-Ear Bone Conduction behind the neck unibody earbuds for $12 per pair. This is model RPHGS10G, which “opens up” (no pun intended) to RP-HGS10-G.

Limit 10 per customer. Offer ends 4/23/16. Free ship-to-store or with a $15+ order if you are a Rewards member.

Keep in mind however these have their issues, they average 3 out of 5 based on 80+ customer reviews at

Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Open On-Ears for $5 w/free S&H

And now we head to the other end of the price spectrum, the good old lightweight Panasonic RP-HT21 on-ears are on sale at for $5 with free shipping. Their shopping cart has a built-in volume discount, if you are increase the quantity, the price drops by about a quarter for each additional unit.

Not much info is available at Jet, but these have over 3200 customer reviews at with an average of 4.3 out of 5. Note that these are open-back headphones, so there is leakage in both directions.

Note also that Jet fulfills orders of their own and also farm them out to various other sellers throughout the country. Unlike Amazon that shows upfront who the actual seller is, you won’t see it on the Jet website unless you are about ready to place the order. It may not be an issue for a $5 pair of headphones but if you are buying something expensive or something that you want to have warranty from an authorized dealer, this is something to pay attention to.

Panasonic Technics RP-DH1250 DJ for $110

The Panasonic Technics RP-DH1250-S DJ headphone is on sale again, going for $110 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer at Amazon actual. Despite their size, they have a foldable design and come with two cables (one is an MFi 3-button/mic, the other coiled plain audio. They average 4.5 out of 5 based on 70+ customer reviews.

Panasonic RP-BTD10 On-Ears (Bluetooth, NFC, Touch) for $60

This is on the gadget-end of the spectrum as it features Bluetooth, NFC, Touch Controls and such. It is the closed-back on-ear Panasonic RP-BTD10, in new condition, on sale for a limited time for $60 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer by Sonix Electronix on eBay. This ships from Kentucky. They (the headphones, not Sonix) are powered by an internal rechargeable battery, but also has a standard 3.5mm audio input.

Panasonic RP-HV-096-K Basic Earbuds for $3.38

Amazon actual is offering the new condition Panasonic RPHV096K Basic Earbuds (black color scheme) for $3.38 per pair, with a limit of five per customer. There is one catch however, these are “Add On Items”, so you must place an order of $25 or more, otherwise the shopping cart will simply refuse to let you buy them. The restriction applies to all, including Prime and PrimeFresh members. These are old-school earbuds, no protrusions that go inside the ear plane. They average 3.6 out of 5 based on 130+ customer reviews. Earbuds are typically a matter of convenience and disposability, not an audiophile-priority purchase.

[DEAD] Panasonic RP-HC56-K ANC In-Ears for $23 w/free S&H

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Panasonic RP-HXS200M-K Sound Rush On-Ears for $14

On the entry-level front, the closed-back on-ear Panasonic RP-HXS200M-K Sound Rush in the black-gray color scheme are currently on sale for just under $14 per pair, with a limit of three per customer by Amazon actual. They average 3.9 out of 5 with 40+ customer reviews over there.

Panasonic RP-HT227 On-Ears (folding, in-line volume, include 1/4″ adapter) for $10

The shrink-wrapped lightweight on-ear Panasonic RP-HT227 headphones are on sale again, in new condition, going for $10 per pair at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of five per customer. These include a 1/4″ adapter and of practical interest, they have an in-line volume control wheel. They also fold. See gallery and product description over there for more on that. They average 4.1 out of 5 based on 380+ customer reviews.

Panasonic RP-HX35V Lightweight On-Ears for $10

The Panasonic RP-HX35V Lightweight On-Ears, in the purple color scheme, are currently on sale for $10, from a marketplace seller, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. Limit seven per customer. The other colors go for $13+. It averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 15 customer reviews.

Panasonic RP-HXS400 Rush On-Ears for $25 shipped

Three of the four color schemes of the Panasonic RP-HXS400 Rush On-Ear headphones are currently on sale for $25 with free shipping by Beach Camera on Amazon and… These average 3.7 out of 5 based on 69 customer reviews…

Fry’s Saturday Promo-Codes: JBL S500 or Monster Inspiration for $70 each [and more]

The special offers for Fry’s Electronics e-mail subscribers for Saturday 10.3.15 are rather busy on the headphone front, with the following items:

  • JBL Synchros S500 Over-Ears (powered headphones) for $70 (limit 1)
  • Monster Inspiration Active Noise Cancelling Over-Ears for $70 (limit 2; B&M only)
  • Panasonic Sound Rush On-Ears for $10 (limit 1)
  • Jabra Sport+ Bluetooth earbuds for $65 (limit 2)
  • Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Vinyl Player for $200 (limit 1)

The AT-LP120-USB vinyl player was featured in this week’s Rolling Stone (print magazine) as a “Simple High-End Hi-Fi” pick paired with powered Audioengine speakers as a simple way to play your vinyl records. This is under their Tech Column (page 28; October 8, 2015 issue). Shocking, I know, they disrupted their celebrity-gossip-political articles for *gasp* music 😉

Panasonic RP-HTF-295K full size for $14 [limit 5]

On the budget full-size headphones in their teens front, the black Panasonic RP-HTF-295-K (K is black in Panasonic-speak) are now on sale for just under $14 per pair, with a limit of five per customer, at Amazon by Amazon actual. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 22 customer reviews. The picture of the back of the box over there informs us they have 40mm drives and a 5 meter OFC cable. They have grills on the outside of the earcups, I don’t know if they are semi-open or decoration

[DEAD] Panasonic RP-TCM190 earphones for $8 w/free s&h [limit 5]

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Panasonic RP HX 35 Violet On-Ears for $10 (limit 2)

On the lightweight on-ears front, the violet color scheme of the Panasonic RP-HX-35-V (V for Violet) is currently on sale for $10 with a limit of two per customer at The usual free shipping terms apply. This price is by a marketplace seller fulfilled by Amazon (its own price is $14~).

Used Panasonic RP-HC800-K ANC Over-Ears for $106

If you are fond of both the Panasonic brand and active noise cancellation, the Panasonic RP-HC800-K ANC over-ear headphones (detachable audio cable, fold flat) are available in “Used – Very Good” condition for around $106 (with two listings) by Amazon Warehouse Deals. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 21 customer reviews. The ANC is powered by one AA battery, so a plus for fans of rechargeables and some travelers.

[DEAD] Ends Sun 3am ET: Panasonic RP-BTGS10 solid frame water-resistant open-ears for $70

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Add-On Headphones: Koss KPH7 for $4.14, Panasonic RPH-JE-120 for $5

The price is right but the catch of these offers is that they are part of Amazon’s Add-On Program, which means you must place an order of $25 or more in order to buy them. The restriction applies to everyone, including Prime members. You can use any combination of eligible physical products to get to $25+ (sold or fulfilled by Amazon). Both the prices and the Add-On status of products can change. These are as of the time of writing of this post.

On the featherweight on-ears front, the good old Koss KPH7 on-ears in the black color scheme go for $4.14 per pair, with a limit of five per shopping cart. The other five color options currently go for $6+. They average 3.9 out of 5 based on 320+ customer reviews. Note these, just like the Panasonic HT-21 are open and leak music!

On the earbuds front, the green color scheme of the Panasonic RP-HJE-120 goes for $4.99 per pair, with a limit of five per customer. If you max out on five of these, you are still $0.05 short of reaching the $25+ minimum. They average 4.4 out of 5 based on over twenty thousand (!) customer reviews.