Panasonic RP-HJE120 Review


These earbuds are so cheap they're practically disposable. Experts declare they have decent bass, although the highs can sound a little harsh. Still, for the money the sound is quite good.

A Panasonic RP-HJE120 review at CNET rates these earbuds 4 out of 5 stars due to their comfortable fit, decent sound, and dirt-cheap price (starting at $5, Amazon). The expert reviewer says the headphones produce pretty good bass considering how little they cost, and the audio has good detail. He warns that the highs can sound a little harsh, though. The headphones also don't feel especially durable to this reviewer, but at such a low price, if they break you can simply throw them away and buy a new pair without breaking the bank.

Users who have posted Panasonic RP-HJE120 reviews at Walmart like the fit and feel of these earbuds. They also describe the sound as clear and loud, with good bass. One user does report that one ear went out after just a week of use. At Amazon, users conclude that the Panasonic RP-HJE120 earbuds are a pretty good value and sound great for an inexpensive model. Some consumers complain about the cheap build, and again comes the gripe that the highs sound harsh. Others appreciate the solid bass these headphones deliver, as well as the comfortable fit.

The Panasonic RP-HJE120 earbuds have a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz and a sensitivity of 96 dB, both typical for budget headphones. The cord is a bit on the short side, at 3.6 feet. These earbuds literally weigh next to nothing, at 0.1 ounce, and you can find them in eight different colors.

If you're looking for super-cheap headphones that simply sound OK, this model gives the JVC Gumy Plus earbuds, the cheapest in our top tier of recommendations, a run for their money. The JVC earbuds cost about the same and probably sound a little better, but the Panasonic RP-HJE120 have good bass and seem to fit most users nicely.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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