PANASONIC RP-HC720 $92.99 shop.panasonic.com
Not everyone wants to splurge $300-plus on a pair of headphones, particularly if the device they’re connected to costs less. But this slightly retro-looking pair is a good budget option. Panasonic has audio expertise in Technics turntables – the DJ’s top choice – so the sound quality is ful full, rich and warm, whether or not you h have noise-reduction enabled. The m manufacturer states that noise canc cancellation works for 34 hours on a singl single AAA battery – in practice, you’re more likely to get 20-25 hours. With a prom promise of 95 percent noise reduction, it’s a an improvement over previous mod models – still, you get what you pay for.
PROS Inexpensive, light (6.5 oz.) and easil easily portable
CONS Doesn’t score many points for style