Panasonic RP-HTX80B - Retro Bluetooth Wireless Headphones manual

Panasonic RP-HTX80B - Retro Bluetooth Wireless Headphones manual

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Panasonic RP-HTX80B - Retro Bluetooth Wireless Headphones manual

Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use.


Please check and identify the supplied accessories.

Only for U.S.A.:
To order accessories, refer to "Limited Warranty".

Only for Canada:
To order accessories, contact the dealer from whom you have made your purchase.

1 x USB charging cord

Use only the supplied USB charging cord when connecting to a computer.

Part names


  1. Raised dot indicating the left side
  2. This allows you to adjust the housing position of the headphones.
  3. Right (R) side
  1. button
  2. button
  3. button
  4. Charging terminal (DC IN)
  5. Microphone
  6. button*1
  7. LED indicator light*2

*1 : Standby/ON

*2 Hereafter referred to as "LED"


The rechargeable battery (installed in the unit) is not charged initially. Charge the battery before using the unit.

Connect this unit to a computer () using the USB charging cord (supplied) ().

  • The LED () lights in red when charging is in progress. When charging is completed, the LED will go out.
  • Charging will take approximately 3.5 hours from empty state to fully charged.
  • The power cannot be turned on while charging.
  • Do not use any other USB charging cords except the supplied one.
  • When the battery level is low during use of the unit, the blue blinking LED will change to red. A beep will sound every 1 minute. When the battery runs out, the power will turn off.

Turning the power on/off

Turning the Power on/off
Press and hold () of this unit for approx. 3 seconds until the LED (blue) () blinks.

  • A beep will sound, and the LED (blue) will blink slowly.

To turn the power off
Press and hold for approximately 3 seconds. A beep will sound and the power will be turned off.

  • If the unit is not connected to a Bluetooth® device, the unit will beep and turn off automatically approximately 5 minutes after you have stopped using it. (Auto power off)

Connecting a Bluetooth® device

Connecting a Bluetooth® Device

Bluetooth® pairing

  1. In the power-off state, press and hold of this unit until the LED blinks in blue and red alternately.
  2. Select "RP-HTX80B" () from the Bluetooth® device's menu.
    • If prompted for a passkey, input the passkey "0000 (four zeros)" of this unit.
    • When the LED (blue) blinks twice every approx. 2 seconds, pairing (registration) is completed. (Connection established)

Connecting a paired Bluetooth® device

  1. Turn on this unit.
  2. Perform steps 2 of "Bluetooth® pairing". ( above)
    • When the LED (blue) blinks twice every approx. 2 seconds, pairing (registration) is completed. (Connection established)

Using the headphones

Using Connect the Bluetooth® device and the unit.

Listening to music

Select and play the music on the Bluetooth®device.

  • The selected music is output to the speakers of the unit.

Remote controlling (Available only if your Bluetooth® device supports "AVRCP")

(Operation example)
Play / Pause:
Press .

Increase the volume: Press .

Decrease the volume: Press .

Forward to the start of next track: Press and hold for approximately 2 seconds.

Return to the start of current track: Press and hold for approximately 2 seconds.

Making a phone call

  1. Press on the unit and answer the incoming call.
  2. Start talking.
  3. Press to end the phone call.
    • (HFP only) Reject a call / Change the call device: Press twice quickly.
    • You can have the Bluetooth® enabled phone make phone calls by using the microphone of the unit and an app of the Bluetooth® enabled phone.
      ( below, "Activating a voice control function")

Activating a voice control function

Press and hold of this unit for approx. 3 seconds.

Restoring to the factory settings

  1. While the unit is turned off, press and hold for at least 5 seconds until the LED starts blinking alternately in blue and red.
  2. While the LED is blinking alternately in blue and red, press and hold and at the same time for at least 5 seconds.
    • The default settings will be restored after the LED (blue) blinks fast and the unit turns off.

To remove the battery when disposing of this unit

The following instructions are not intended for repairing purposes but for the disposal of this unit. This unit is not restorable once disassembled.
  • When disposing of this unit, take out the battery installed in this unit and recycle it.
  • Disassemble after the battery runs out.
  • Keep disassembled parts out of reach of children.

Regarding the handling of used batteries

  • Insulate the terminals with adhesive tape or similar material.
  • Do not disassemble.


  • Do not heat or expose to flame.
  • Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors and windows closed.
  • Battery mishandling can cause electrolyte leakage which can damage items the leaked fluid comes into contact with. If electrolyte leaks from the battery, consult your dealer. Wash thoroughly with water if electrolyte comes in contact with any part of your body.
  • When disposing of the batteries, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
  1. Remove the left ear pad.
    Removing the Battery Step 1
  2. Remove the 4 screws, and lift and flip the part .
    Removing the Battery Step 2
  3. Cut off the wires one by one with scissors, and remove the battery.
    Removing the Battery Step 3


Clean this unit with a dry and soft cloth.

  • Do not use solvents including benzine, thinner, alcohol, kitchen detergent, a chemical wiper, etc. This might cause the exterior case to be deformed or the coating to come off.



Power supply DC 5 V, 330 mA (Internal battery: 3.7 V (Li-polymer 430 mAh))
Operating time*1 Approx. 24 hours
Charging time*2 (25 oC (77 oF)) Approx. 3.5 hours
Charging temperature range 10 oC to 35 oC (50 oF to 95 oF)
Operating temperature range 0 oC to 40 oC (32 oF to 104 oF)
Operating humidity range 35%RH to 80%RH (no condensation)
Mass (Weight) Approx. 190 g (6.7 oz)
Frequency band 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz
Supported profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Supported codec SBC

*1 It may be shorter depending on the operating conditions.

*2 Time taken to recharge from empty to full.


Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to "Customer Services Directory" if you reside in the U.S.A., or refer to "CONTACT INFORMATION" if you reside in Canada.

The unit does not respond.

  • This unit can be reset when all operations are rejected. To reset the unit, press and hold for 10 seconds or more. (The pairing device information will not be deleted.)

Cannot charge the unit.

  • Make sure the computer is turned on and is not on standby or sleep mode.
  • Is the USB port you are currently using working properly? If your computer has other USB ports, unplug the connector from its current port and plug it into one of the other ports.
  • If the measures mentioned above are not applicable, unplug the USB charging cord and plug it in again.
  • If the charge time and operating time become shortened, the battery may have run down. (Number of charging times of the installed battery: Approximately 300.)

LED does not light during charging. / Charging takes longer.

  • Is the USB charging cord (supplied) connected firmly to the USB terminal of the computer?
  • Make sure to charge in a room temperature between 10 oC and 35 oC (50 oF and 95 oF).

The power does not turn on.

  • Is the unit being charged? The power cannot be turned ON during charging.

The device cannot be connected.

  • Delete the pairing information for this unit from the Bluetooth®device, then pair them again.

No sound.

  • Make sure that the unit and the Bluetooth® device are connected correctly.
  • Check if music is playing on the Bluetooth®device.
  • Make sure that the unit is turned on and the volume is not set too low.
  • Pair and connect the Bluetooth® device and the unit again.
  • Check if the Bluetooth® compatible device supports "A2DP" profile. For details on profiles, see "Listening to music". Also refer to the operating manual for the Bluetooth®compatible device.

Low volume.

  • Increase the volume of the unit.
  • Increase the volume on the Bluetooth® device.

Sound from the device is cut off. / Sound quality is bad.

  • Sound may be disrupted if signals are blocked. Do not fully cover this unit with the palm of your hand, etc.
  • The device may be out of the 10 m (33 feet) communication range. Move the device closer to this unit.
  • Remove any obstacle between this unit and the device.
  • Switch off any wireless LAN device when not in use.
  • A communication problem may arise if the battery is not fully charged. Charge the unit.

You cannot hear the other person.

  • Make sure that the unit and the Bluetooth®enabled phone are turned on.
  • Check if the unit and the Bluetooth®enabled phone are connected.
  • Check the audio settings of the Bluetooth®enabled phone. Switch the calling device to the unit if it is set to the Bluetooth® enabled phone.
  • If the volume of the other person's voice is too low, increase the volume of both the unit and the Bluetooth® enabled phone.

Cannot make a phone call.

  • Check if the Bluetooth® compatible device supports "HSP" or "HFP" profile. For details on profiles, see "Listening to music" and "Making a phone call" in "Owner's Manual (PDF format)". Also refer to the operating manual for the Bluetooth® enabled phone.

The serial number of this product can be found on the left side of the headphones. Remove the left earpad to see it.

Please note them and keep for future reference.




Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference.

  1. Read these instructions.
  2. Keep these instructions.
  3. Heed all warnings.
  4. Follow all instructions.
  5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
  6. Clean only with dry cloth.
  7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
  8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
  10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
  11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
  13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
  14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

Safety precautions

For the U.S.A. and Canada only

A lithium ion battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.


This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules and Industry Canada's licence-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. this device may not cause interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.

Model: RP-HTX80B

This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure

Guidelines and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that is deemed to comply without testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR).


FCC Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user's authority to operate this device.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490

Support Contact:




To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
  • Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing.
  • Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on this unit.
  • Use the recommended accessories.
  • Do not remove covers.
  • Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
  • Avoid using or placing this unit near sources of heat.
  • Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
  • Do not listen with this unit at high volume in places where you need to hear sounds from the surrounding environment for safety, such as at railroad crossings, and construction sites.
  • Certification information can be found on the right side of the headphones. Remove the right earpad to see it.


  • Discontinue use if you experience discomfort with the earpads or any other parts that directly contact your skin.
  • Continued use may cause rashes or other allergic reactions.

This unit may receive radio interference caused by mobile telephones during use. If such interference occurs, please increase separation between this unit and the mobile telephone.

This unit is intended for use in moderate and tropical climates.

Register online at (U.S. customers only)

If you have any questions, visit:
In the U.S.A.:
In Canada:

Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490

Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3

© Panasonic Corporation 2017
Printed in China


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