Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Panasonic Retro Headphones: Old School Looks & Value

Panasonic headphones
Panasonic has gone seriously old school with a range of affordable stereo monitor headphones aimed at part-time DJs and home enthusiasts.

The RP-HTX7PP lineup features 40mm drivers with 7-22 kHZ frequency response, a 1/4-inch stereo plug and lightweight construction that makes them easy to toss in your gear bag to take anywhere. They come with a 4 ft cord and 6.6 ft extension if you need a little more distance between you and your audio gear, which is a nice touch.

The best news is that they carry a street price of under $50 and the general consensus is that they offer excellent sound and comfort for the price. Available in black (the cheapest) and retro shades or cream, blue, refrigerator white and green (the coolest). These should be an excellent replacement for my ancient and much abused AKG K260s.

Panasonic RP-HTX7PP-G Retro Style Monitor Headphones


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