If you are at all like me, you prefer over-ear headphones, or at least on-ear, but also find a need to have some in-ear headphones for applications like running, hitting the gym, and maybe even going hands free in the car. In the case of simply looking for a light weight headphone that sounds great and WON’T fall out of your ears every 10 steps on the treadmill, the Panasonic RP-HJE190 ErgoFit headphones certainly do the trick.
Upon trying out these headphones I have to say I was extremely surprised with the low-end performance of these tiny little buds. I have definitely tried out even over ear headphones that lacked the bass that the Panasonic RP-HJE190 ErgoFit PLUS are able to provide. I put these headphones to the ultimate test…a 3 mile run. How did they stack up? These little guys, though covered in sweat didn’t fall out ONCE, and they survived all the moisture just fine even though they are not marketed as water resistant. When it comes to a headphone in the sub $20 range you have to ask, what is it you really expect the headphone to be able to do…because you can count on the fact that for $20 its not going to do much more than ONE thing well.
When it comes to the Panasonic RP-HJE190 ErgoFit PLUS earbuds, I found that not only did they deliver when it comes to durability, and fit, but they also sound WAY better then some even $100 earbuds I have tried out. For a company like Panasonic, who isn’t exactly what we thing of in terms of audiophile quality…these headphones sure do give even headphone snobs something to think about!