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Panasonic RZ-S500W Review Rundown

Panasonic Corporation | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Panasonic RZ-S500W
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Strong noise cancellation
  • Good call quality
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Panasonic uses a Dual Hybrid Noise Canceling system for the RZ-S500W, mixing feedback and feedforward microphone systems to eliminate unwanted noise from inside and out of the earbuds. Download Panasonic's Audio Connect app and you can finely control the noise cancellation effect through 50 different levels. According to Panasonic, the earphones can last up to six and a half hours with noise cancellation on, and the charging case provides an additional 19.5 hours of battery life.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Panasonic's RZ-S500W are the company's first pair of true wireless earbuds. Sound is delivered through an 8mm driver with a neodymium magnet in each earbud. They can't quite match the wonderful, involving, and perfectly balanced Sony WF-1000XM3.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bold, bright sound
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Easy-to-use app
Cons[**]
  • Can't match Sony WF-1000XM3

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic RZ0S500W is competitively priced at $179. It offers surprisingly powerful active noise cancelling, easy-to-use touch controls, long battery life and clear call quality. The S500W's 8mm neodymium drivers are a pair of capable workers.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful active noise cancelling
  • Easy-to-use touch controls
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre call quality

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Panasonic's true wireless RZ-S500W earphones feature a simple, stylish design and noise cancellation. They're surprisingly capable at blocking out surrounding sounds, and they offer very strong bass response with good treble finesse. The touch sensors are very sensitive, and it's easy to accidentally play or pause music when you're putting the earphones in or adjusting them in your ear.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Strong bass response with good treble finesse
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Very good noise cancellation
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Panasonic RZ-S500W are the company's first true wireless earbuds. They offer active noise cancellation at a lower price than both the AirPods Pro and the Sony WF-1000XM3. Audio quality is decent, and thanks to 8mm neodymium dynamic drivers, the sound is pretty powerful. They're also suitable for working out, thanks to an IPX4 waterproof rating.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful active noise cancellation
  • Comfortable fit
  • IPX4 waterproof rating
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Panasonic RZ-S500W are Panasonic's premium earbud in its true-wireless line-up. Aim to wow listeners with cutting edge ANC tech and nifty smart features. As earbuds go, they're a cut above many rivals like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus. But the lack of aptX support stops them completely dethroning the best when it comes to audio quality.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent noise cancelling
  • Solid call quality
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lack of aptX support
  • Chunky low end

whathifi[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
Panasonic RZ-S500W headphones feature noise-cancelling technology. Touch capacitive panels on each bud are possibly the most responsive and intuitive we've tested within an in-ear design. Other neat features include a USB-C quick-charge so that a 15-minute re-juice can deliver 70 minutes of playback.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent noise-cancelling
  • Comfortable fit
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not the most secure

references

  1. 1. ^ Panasonic RZ-S500W Earbuds Review: Better late than never. Digitaltrends. 14 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Panasonic RZ-S500W Wireless Earbuds review. Laptopmag. 01 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Panasonic RZ-S500W Review. Pcmag. 01 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Panasonic RZ-S500W review. Techradar. 21 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Panasonic RZ-S500W Review. Trustedreviews. 08 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Panasonic RZ-S500W review. Whathifi. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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