Panasonic headphones circa 1978

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richard5588

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Hi. I have just bought a Panasonic RF-2200. Does anyone recall what model of headphones would have been sold circa 1978, that might have been marketed to be used with this radio? I'm looking to buy a modern retro set of headphones made by Panasonic, but before I decide anything, I'd like to know, if possible, what the headphones were at the time the RF-2200 was made. Perhaps an old-timer can recall. :) Thanks.
 

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There might have been one of those el-cheapo single earpiece thingys, but the ad in Japanese shows an open-ear type pair of earphones much like my Akai that I still use now - very comfortable and good sound without that bass 'pumping' that you get with the enclosed ear variety.....
 

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Compared to today, the quality of most of the headsets made in the 1970's and they were marginal: too bassy and boomy compared to a lightweight set of modern headphones. They had speaker cones in them. OK for listening to record changers, perhaps, but not that great for DXing.

A more modern set will bring out the quality sound of your 2200 a lot better. You will hear the highs with more clarity, and will still be able to hear the bass sound. I just think that headphones made since the mid-1980's are much better quality.

Just my two cents worth.
 

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HI. I see that behind the battery compartment is a space for an ear bud type of earphone. I'm probably better purchasing a pair of new Panasonic RP-HTX7 retro headphones. A bit pricey in UK and Europe and even in Japan. Seem less costly is US though.
 

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By the way I love this RF-2200 I recently purchased here in the UK. Great on AM. I listen to a local oldies station much more now than I have this radio. Sounds something akin to a tube radio. Of course, I have to use a step down transformer with it, if I run it off mains. I get hash when I use mains, from all the hash caused by PC's in the room. So, for now I am using battery power.
 

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I assume that pair of headphones in the ad, will be made by Panasonic. I don't suppose a model number is see-able on the ad?
 

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I owned a couple of Panasonic radios back in the seventies. I think I bought a set of Panasonic headphones
that were made to be used with these specific Panasonic models. I think the big thing about them was they converted FM to stereo.
 
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