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Panasonic Announces 2013 Headphone Models

New models offer stylish design and extreme comfort while producing high-quality sound reproduction

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a leader in consumer electronics technology, today announced new models to their 2013 headphone lineup, now on display at 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, Panasonic booth #9406 / 9806.  The 2013 headphone lineup features a wide array of styles designed for ultimate functionality and appeal.

"With the Panasonic 2013 lineup of headphones we aimed to create unique styles and form factors that have mass appeal while providing music lovers and true audio enthusiasts the ultimate in sound quality and design," said Tom Hantson, Product Category Manager, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America.

The Panasonic Iconics series features two new headphone styles.  The Panasonic RP-HXD5C are centered around a minimalistic look.  The black with red trim features a chrome finish on the ear-cup while the white headphones give the look of a glass finish on the ear-cup.  Each is accentuated with a touch of color to mimic the look of illumination- red for the black headphones and green for the white headphones.  Besides a sleek, modern look the RP-HXD5C contains a large 40mm driver unit and 8Hz-26kHz frequency response for superior sound quality.  The soft headpad allows for hours of comfortable wear.  Additionally, the RP-HXD5C headphones are equipped with a built-in remote and microphone made for iPhone/iPod so users can answer calls and control volume from their smart devices directly from their headphone cord. 

Also in the Iconics series are the RP-HXD3W which combine a chrome-like ear-cup design with a matte, silicone surface frame which not only adds a unique aesthetic appeal but also provides soft comfort on a user's head and ear and prevents slippage.  With a frequency response of 10Hz-25kHz and 30mm driver unit the headphones are ideal for high-quality sound reproduction.  The RP-HXD3W headphones are equipped with a microphone and talk on/off switch and includes an extra adaptor for Nokia and other selected phone models.  Users can choose from a variety of stylish colors including red, purple, gray, taupe and black.

Building off a successful line of noise cancelling headphones already available, the Panasonic RP-HC56 earbud-style headphones reduce outside noise by 92% (22dB) at 200Hz including a passive noise isolation by utilizing an insulating effect.  The headphones compact pen-type design clips to clothing and houses a noise cancelling on-off toggle, volume control and room for one AAA alkaline battery which provides up to 40 hours of operation time.  A cord holder attachment provides tangle-free cord storage and the Panasonic RP-HC56 comes with an Air Plug and convenient carrying pouch. 

The Panasonic RP-HJE190 headphones in-ear headphones produce deep bass sound quality due to Neodymium magnet and an extended long sound support port.  An ErgoFit design provides ultimate comfort and fit for hours of wear.  The Panasonic RP-HJE190 will be available in six colors including white, black, blue, green, purple and red.

Finally, Panasonic introduces the RP-HV41 headphones which offer users a simple design in a variety of colorful options.  The eardrop, earbud- style headphones offer a comfort-fit design made with Elastomer materials and offers a unique rubber clip which quickly attaches to one's clothing for tangle-free use.  Neodymium rare-earth magnet provides rich and powerful sound.  Users can express their personalities with a variety of color combinations including: Black/Grey, White/Grey, Blue/Green, Fuchsia/Pink, Purple/Teal, Pink/Orange, Green/Yellow and Orange/Blue.

Pricing 2013 lineup of Panasonic headphones will be announced approximately one month prior to ship date.  For more information visit www.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.

Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA, and additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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