Want to see some suspiciously decent headphones for about $60? You'll have to be prepared to accept that you'll look like a right nerd wearing them. These pink new ladycans are from Panasonic, and they're called the RP-HTX7s.
We must admit we were skeptical when we opened the (frankly awful) packaging--they're bright pink, sport a fake leather headband, and look like miniature kettles from World War II. Yet they're pretty comfy and--seriously, now--they sound pretty good for the price. They have a response range from 7Hz-22KHz, resulting in clear highs, powerful mids, and acceptable bass.
Whether or not you're going to want to encase your skull in these on a stage at Ibiza is up to you and your comfort with your own sexuality--blokes may attract more guffaws than bubbly blondes.
But for girls perhaps? We decided to annoy the feminists and ask a few of our CNET ladies whether or not they'd wear them onstage or out and about. Shannon, our k-rad ladysub, said, "Maybe..." while both of SmartPlanet's feminine Fair Traders said, "Oh hella to the yes!" (street lingo inserted).
But a definitive, "No, not a chance," was heard from CNETTV.co.uk's Kate Macefield, leading us to the radical conclusion that it's all a matter of taste. If you dig pink and fancy decent cans in the $60 region, these could be the retro 'phones for you.
(Source: Crave UK)