Panasonic S500 Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black

Panasonic S500 Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black
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Panasonic S500 Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones make a great companion for your everyday adventures as they can seamlessly shift your focus to your music and lessen distractions as you go. It flaunts an incredible active noise cancellation, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and an IPX4-certified water and sweat resistance, making it a competitive and top tier in-ear headphone. It also comes with a left-right independent signalling system which allows you to listen using one earbud at a time.

Key Features

  • Next Level Noise Cancelling: S500 utilises a Dual Hybrid Noise Cancellation feature which combines both Active Feedforward and Feedback Cancelling technology to effectively block out external noises. Additionally, it can also be fine-tuned for up to 50 different levels, giving you the choice to customise the amount of outside noise you want to hear.
  • One at a Time: It flaunts its left-right independent signalling system, which allows you to use one earbud at a time. With this feature, it also improves both earbuds’ audio sync and lessens connectivity issues since both are receiving signals.
  • Enhanced Sound Quality: With its 8 mm driver units and neodymium magnets, these in-ear headphones are here to deliver you pure and powerful bass sounds on every beat. It also comes with a frequency band (with Bluetooth) of 20 Hz up to 20 kHz.
  • Reliable Connectivity: Panasonic S500 is supported with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity to provide you with stable wireless connectivity that can operate for as far as 10 metres.
  • Touch Sensor: This pair of S500 Wireless Headphones utilises a touch-sensor antenna which allows you to seamlessly have instant access to various commands that are just a few taps away. You can also use it to activate voice assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa via its Touch Sensor function.
  • Loud and Clear Voice: Be heard clearly during calls with families and friends as these headphones come with three high-performance MEMS microphones on each earpiece. You can also utilise its microphone for various hands-free commands.
  • Ambient Sound Mode: After long-tapping its touch sensor, you can easily switch to Ambient Sound Mode which allows you to hear external sounds without having to take your earbuds out.
  • IPX4 resistant: Feel free to exercise and sweat without worries as these Panasonic S500 Wireless In-Ear Headphones are IPX4-certified, making them both water and sweat resistant*.
  • Secure Fit: The Panasonic S500 Noise Cancelling Headphones is designed with sleek and snug earbuds that easily conform to your ear canal and keep you comfortable even during extended hours of listening sessions.
  • Extensive Battery: Enjoy continuous music playback for up to 6.5 hours on a single charge (with Noise Cancelling on), or add in an extra 13 hours of playback time if used from the charging case. You can also have an extra 70 hours of playback time on a 15-minute quick charge.
  • Reasonable Charging Time: With S500, you can experience reasonable charging time as it can fully charge in just approximately 2 hours, while if charged using its charging case it can take approximately 4 hours. Meanwhile, its charging cradle takes approximately 2.5 hours to charge.
  • App-Enabled: By downloading the Panasonic Audio Connect app** to your compatible smart device, you can now have access to various controls such as monitor battery levels, adjust your Ambient Sound Control, configure pre-set sound modes, or even customise your sound preferences.

*Charging Case is not IPX4-equivalent rated.

**Compatible with smartphones and tablets that are equipped with Android™ 6.0 or higher and that support Google Play™, or an iPhone ®, iPad ® and iPod Touch ® equipped with iOS 9.3 or higher.

All Product Details
Brand Panasonic
Product Type Earphones
Model Number RZ-S500WE-K
Product Weight Headphones (one side only: L and R are the same) Approx. .007 kg, Charging cradle Approx. .04 kg
Manufacturers 12 Months

Expert Reviews

Customer Reviews

Panasonic S500 Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Impressive little units I was gifted the RZ-S500 Earbuds in exchange for an honest review on Panasonic's website. Upon receiving the earbuds I was immediately impressed with the finish of the product and the ease of setup + connectivity. I charged them up, turned them on and had them connected to my phone within about a minute. They come with multiple sizes of rubber 'bud surrounds' to suit a range of ear sizes etc. I work on construction sites and the noise cancelling is excellent, this feature surprised me the most from such a small unit and is comparable with the noise cancelling of larger over ear head phones. The biggest negative for me is they don't stay in my ears very well, could just be me but who knows. This will differ depending on the person.
Date published: 2020-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These earbuds are amazing! I was gifted the Panasonic RZ-S500 Earbuds in exchange for an honest review on Panasonic's website. The buds are quick to charge and last about 19 hours. They are truly noise cancelling and with the multiple size bud covers you are guaranteed to find the perfect fit for your ear. They are easy enough to use, once you get the hang of them. They work well with not only music streaming services, but other streaming services. They are sweat and water resistant, perfect for active times. Definitely a product worth buying and keeping for yourself!
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too obvious and friends find it difficult to hear me The product protrudes much more obviously than the promotional photos suggest and actually make me self conscious. I wouldn't be inclined to wear them outdoors. The audio is good for listening but the mic struggles when making calls and a number of friends have made that point when I have been on a call. I have suggested the battery life is long but that may be because I have moved back to over the ear Bose noise cancelling headphones which have much better feedback from callers and people on video chats/meetings.
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great commuter earbuds I was gifted the Panasonic RZ-S500 Earbuds in exchange for an honest review on Panasonic's website. At first impression, case looked a bit cheap and although nicely designed, earbuds were little too bulky. Fiddled with few different sleeves to find the right one, jumped around a bit and found they were little insecure...hmm....ok.. It's only when I put it on, walking along busy Pacific Highway to the shops, going through my playlist that contains anything from Mozart to Armin Van Buuren to Pantera I realised this pair of buds are actually pretty darn good. First of all, active noise cancellation worked surprisingly well. Walking along a busy road, sounds of an ambuance rushing by was suppressed to a dull whine from a distance. Sound quality was surprisingly good as well. Having owned a pair of Panasonics back in Uni days, I was expecting the bass to thump away shadowing vocals and guitars but although bass was still a bit too thumpy, it was clean and defined giving the track a good weight whilst clarity of vocals still managed to come through. High was bit tamed especially when listening to more of a instrumental jazzy tracks such as Pat Metheny. But overall great sound quality better than Bose Soundsport that I have been using. This earbuds aren't ideal for anyone who wants to wear them for their runs. Not sure if it's just me but they kept on falling off my ears but no compains for me as I'd rather a cheaper lighter buds in case they fall off. This however is perfect for every day commuters who wants to get on that train and shut out from rest of the world and listen to music of podcasts without having to carry a bulky headphone that messes your morming meeting ready hair without compromising sound quality too much. For these reasons + decent price point I'm giving it a 4 and a half stars
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I was gifted the RZ-S500 Earbuds in exchange for an honest r These buds were great to use on my daily commute and during exercise. On the train and bus every day, it blocks out noise better than my AirPods Pro. The ambient sound mode, however isn't as crisp and a little but tinny. The case feels great and noticeably lighter than many other brands. The buds also are very light and have many tips to fit a range of ear hole sizes. The touch controls are very easy to use but can sometimes be too sensitive. The app is also great to use on my iPhone as wel as my brother's Samsung. Very easy to use the equaliser and change touch controls. Sound quality is great after equalising to suite your ears. Out of the box it was quite tinny as the highs were way too high. Bass response is great and can really push some heavy music. Daily use consisted of 2 hours of commute and around 4 hours of music playback. It lasted the whole day but had to put the buds back in the charger once a day just to top them up. Many good things about these buds and definitely recommend them if you care about sound quality and noise cancelling more than the apple ecosystem.
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought the phones as a birthday present for my husband. I'm reliably told that while the sound quality is excellent there are issues with a secure fit. The right bud in particular has frequently popped out while walking and the fit on both feels very insecure. Any notion of jogging or running wearing them has been abandoned. Hubby insists it's probably just his ears! Personally I can contrast this with my experience of first generation Apple AirPods. They have fallen out twice, on both occasion while I removed a face mask and they were bumped accidentally. Otherwise, In three years they have been incredibly secure even during exercise. More positively the RZ-S500's hold an excellent charge which last for days. I'm sorry there's little here that's positive however putting a more positive spin on things would be pointless.
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from There were great. But... I brought these 2 months ago and I must say the sound quality was great. But in the last two weeks they've started to make a gurgling noise when a use the features I got them for. When I turn noise cancelling or ambient sound on its horrible. Unfortunately we're in lockdown and I can't get them back to return/replace. Now I'm going to be stuck with expensive defective earbuds yay. I should've paid the extra for Bose.
Date published: 2021-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound and a comfortable fit but fiddly controls I really like the build quality and sound and they really look cool. However the touch sensitive controls are far too sensitive. Is there a way of turning off the touch controls and use the app to make adjustments. When running I like to check that they will not fall out but even just touching the outside of the buds still makes them either turn off or change the surround sound or other controls.
Date published: 2020-10-02
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