Price:$30 (MSRP $59.99)
Wear style: Over-ear (Semi-closed)
In Short: The HTF600 is comfortable, lightweight, and sounds amazing for the price. It’s semi-closed design leads to some leakage and below average isolation so it is best suited for home use.
The HTF600 is a well-rounded headphone whose sound should have pretty much mass appeal.
The presentation is warm and engaging. Detail and clarity are impressive and a step up from the Monoprice 8323. The bass is strong and boosted, but does not overshadow the mids or highs at all. Treble is the weak point if any – it is not as refined as some competitors. On the upside it has good extension which gives it them an airier sound compared to the closed-in 8323’s.
The HTF600 is lightweight and has a very low clamping force, so it is great for long listening sessions. My biggest knock on the HTF600 is that it comes with a 10 foot cable which can be annoying for portable use. If this would be bothersome to you, definitely check out the Monoprice 8323 which comes with an interchangeable 4 foot cable. The 8323 is also closed-back so it leaks very little sound.
The Panasonic RP-HTF600-S is a high quality headphone despite its shallow price, and goes to show that you don’t need to drop $300 for a good sounding pair of headphones. Almost anyone will find the HTF600 not only enjoyable, but engaging and outright fun.
Specs & More:
|Sensitivity||105 dB SPL/1mW|
|Frequency Response||10 – 30,000 Hz|
|Cable||9.8ft (3m) single-sided with straight plug|
|Included accessories||1/4″ adapter|
|Mods and experiments||Beyer DT250 replacement ear pads (improves comfort for some) | Remove inside foam after prying open the headphones | Cover the vent fully or partially from the inside (experiment on the outside first) | Fill the inside perimeter of the ear pads with cotton or paper towels|