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
Headphones & Portable Speakers
Noise Cancelling Field Yes
Waterproof / Sweatproof IPX4 Equivalent (Headphones only)
Connectivity Bluetooth v5.0
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Charge Time Headphones: Approx. 2 hours, Charging cradle: Approx. 2.5 hours, Headphones with Charging cradle: Approx. 4 hours
Battery Life Headphones Approx. 6.5 hours (NC ON), Headphones with Charging cradle Approx. 19.5 hours (NC ON)
Connections USB charging cord: Approx. 0.5 m (1.6 ft) (Input Plug: USB A Shape, Output Plug: USB Type-C Shape), Earpieces set: XS, S, M, L, XL (M attached)
Product Weight Headphones (one side only: L and R are the same) Approx. .007 kg, Charging cradle Approx. .04 kg
Manufacturers 12 Months
Panasonic S500 Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19.
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Recommended option for good quality active noise cancelling I was gifted the Panasonic RZ-S500 Earbuds in exchange for an honest review on Panasonic's website. Overall I would say that they are a fairly decent addition to my headphone/earbud range and as my first foray into active noise cancelling I can definitely rate these highly and can see many situations where they can be used effectively going forward (train commute, household chatter/noise, traffic, airplanes to name a few). Unfortunately I did lose my earbuds recently as they slipped out of my hands during a run (note that they did not fall out when I was running but rather my clumsiness meant that I dropped them as I was taking them out) and me having the worse luck ever saw them rolling into the stormwater drainage system where I was running. However, looking at the RRP of these earbuds compared to many others as part of my search for a replacement, this price point is definitely very attractive and having firsthand experience of the quality of the product I am very inclined to purchase them myself (this time I'd go for the white one!). The below provides some further details on my experience based on my usage. COMFORT - very comfortable as long as you're used to 'insert style' earbuds. Many size ear inserts provided to cater for ear canal sizes. Snug fit assists with noise cancelling functionality. EASE OF USE - Simple to use and no different to normal bluetooth setups. Touch controls do take some getting used to though (for example, 1 long press versus 2 short press what does that do). Panasonic app is a nice feature but not critical Access to Siri/Google/Alexa provided also DESIGN - generic design which is great to blend in but boring if you're looking for something flashy to stand out from the crowd SOUND QUALITY - Great no issues for music or calls. Very clear BUILD QUALITY - solid build - doesn't feel like its made on the cheap by cutting corners BATTERY LIFE - strong battery life, Panasonic claims on usage seem reasonable
Date published: 2020-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and excellent earbuds I was gifted the Panasonic RZ-S500 Earbuds in exchange for an honest review on Panasonic's website. I found these earbuds to be well made, comfortable and easy to use. They easily paired to my devices and after using them all week on the train, really appreciate the excellent noise cancellation features. They are so comfortable I can wear them for hours on end.
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones I was gifted the Panasonic RZ-S500 Earbuds in exchange for an honest review on Panasonic's website. This product was easy to set up from the start, very clear instructions in included manuals. Love that there is so many earbud sizes, everyone can find a perfect match. The earbuds are very comfortable in the ear and fit snugly. The case is compact and light. The sound quality is great, I listen to a variety of types of music....hits from the 70s,80s and 90s, today's top 50 and jazz and blues. The noise cancelling was fantastic, they allow you to totally focus on your meeting, the music or just block out the world if you wish to....so perfect for public transport, the gym or the office. The touch controls are easy to use but can sometimes be a bit sensitive. I did find them a little bulky as they sit outside the ear quite a bit, although i didn't have any issues with them falling out. Overall I was very impressed with these headphones.
Date published: 2020-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best option for public transport or flights I was gifted the Panasonic RZ-S500 Earbuds in exchange for an honest review on Panasonic's website. Out of box experience was awesome, scanned the barcode for the IOS App and had them up and running in no time. Plenty of bud sizes included out of the box, found the perfect fit straight away. My 1st use was on the train and the noise cancelling was superb, only problem here is I can see myself getting immersed in the beats or a podcast and missing my stop. Took them for a run after work the first day and they performed well through the 5Km, I made sure to turn down the noise cancelling, (which is achieved easily with the phone app) so I could hear the bikes coming up behind me. Only con for me was performance in strong wind where the mics seem to amplify the buffeting sound. I don't like running in the wind and will just skip the music on the occasions I do. Overall provides great sound quality and the noise cancelling makes them a must have for noisy commutes, no need to stick to the quiet carriages now.
Date published: 2020-11-07
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