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Panasonic RP-HT161M Headphone Review: Best for Zoom Meetings

The headphones sport an extra-long cord (6.5 feet) that offers you the flexibility to move around and a good-quality built-in microphone that you can use to attend calls and zoom meetings.

Panasonic RP-HT161M headphone

Panasonic RP-HT161M headphone

If you are on a budget and are prone to breaking headphones, these are of good value.

  • Brand: Panasonic
  • Product number: RP-HT161M
  • Connectivity technology: Wired


These over-the-ear headphones are perfect for anyone who is looking for low-price headphones that offer acceptable quality audio and voice response. Though these might not be the best for music, they do the job pretty well for audiobooks and zoom meetings. The extra-long cord might be useful especially if you plan on sitting in just one place but might be too much of a hassle if you are traveling.


  • Built-in mic
  • Padded ear cups
  • Lightweight
  • Delivers adequate audio quality


  • Prone to damage
Sound quality
Value for money

The details

These over-the-ear Panasonic headphones are equipped with a built-in microphone that accepts 3.5mm audio inputs. They deliver a powerful bass response and are capable of handling up to 1000mW of power. Aside from this, these headphones also feature a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 10 hours of battery life.

Sound quality

The dual 30mm neodymium drivers are designed to deliver a satisfying bass response and a pleasant and lively midrange and high-frequency response. The audio quality will sound amazing to anyone who is just looking for headphones that they can use for casual use. The bass, mid-range, and high-frequency do not seem to compete with one another. The vocals sound clear on these headphones although we would have liked if it had deeper bass.


The quality of the headphones does not seem great. It seems flimsy and would definitely crack under additional pressure. For its inexpensive price point, we did expect a few flaws. We are just glad that the sacrifices were made on the design and not the audio quality. Thus, you need to handle these with extreme care because they are susceptible to damage.


The ear cups are padded and they are big enough to fit over your entire ear and offer adequate noise-canceling properties. However, you cannot expect to completely isolate yourself from the background noises. Furthermore, we would have liked it if the headband was padded as well because it would have been more comfortable to wear for long hours.


The unit has .5 feet long cord which can be beneficial for some and not for others. We think that if you like traveling, then you won’t probably like the very long cord because it can get difficult to manage it. However, if you are using it for your PC or laptop, then these can be useful. You can easily move around without having to take the headphones off. We also liked the built-in mic which delivers clear vocals without any distortion.

Final verdict

These headphones by Panasonic are comfortable and provide average sound quality. The price is also reasonable. Honestly, these headphones would be great for anyone who wants decent audio quality that would allow them to listen to music. However, we do think these are great for zoom meetings as the voice quality is amazing! In a nutshell, if you’re looking for a pair of headphones that won’t break the bank, these are worth checking out.

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