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The world’s first wireless headphone with a high-bandwidth Bluetooth audio codec, a THX AAA™ amplifier, and phase-correct planar-ribbon drivers (a combination we call the 3P Signal Path), Panda puts you closer to your music than ever before—wherever life takes you.
Great-sounding audio shouldn’t require inconvenient cables. Now it doesn’t. A collaboration between Drop and THX, Panda is the first headphone to deliver an audiophile listening experience free of wires. To achieve this groundbreaking full-system sound, we created a new standard for wireless audio: the 3P Signal Path. This technology is a combination of three key elements: a high-bandwidth Bluetooth audio codec, a zero-distortion THX AAA™ amplifier, and phase-correct planar-ribbon drivers. The result? The world’s lowest levels of distortion in a wireless headphone, delivering audio in its purest form. And that’s not all—Panda also comes equipped with a 30-hour battery life, two built-in microphones, and an intuitive control system for adjustments on the go.
The THX AAA™ Difference
Panda is the world’s first headphone with THX AAA™ technology. Using patented feed-forward error-correction topology, this technology reduces harmonic, intermodulation, and crossover distortions by 20 to 100 times—currently the world’s lowest levels of distortion. And no matter how loud you listen, the THX AAA™ amplifier can drive Panda to comfortable listening volumes, with headroom to spare.
The Power of Planar-Ribbon Drivers
Promising high-fidelity audio that’s better than conventional headphones, planar-ribbon drivers are on the rise. What makes them so special? They feature a series of evenly spaced magnets on both sides of the diaphragm that act on a flat plane—hence the name “planar”—which results in carefully tuned phase-correct sound. Thanks to the evenly suspended diaphragm material between permanent magnetic fields, planar-ribbon drivers are extremely resistant to distortion. They’re also super responsive and have a hyper-realistic sound signature that you’ll notice straight away.
All-Day Comfort, All-Week Battery
It’s not only sound that sets Panda apart. Boasting a 30-hour power reserve, Panda exceeds the battery life of most major ANC headsets. A full charge takes just 2 hours—with around 3 hours of power on a 10-minute quick charge. Backed by the latest Bluetooth 5.0 QCC5124 chipset, Panda supports LDAC, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, AAC, and SBC codecs. If you need to take a call, the headphones feature two built-in mics compatible with the latest voice assistants. Courtesy of the closed-back design, Panda offers strong acoustic isolation—and no digital signal processing to hide a poor acoustic design or muddy the sounds the creators intended. Finished with plush foam earpads wrapped in breathable protein leather, Panda weighs just 375 grams, making it easy to take on the go.
You may know THX from the goosebump-inducing “Deep Note” played before many blockbuster films, but the company has been associated with high-performance audio since its founding by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983. The THX system isn’t a recording technology, but a certification. For any theater, product, or work to become THX certified requires a rigorous set of criteria. If these qualifications are met, the resulting sound is as close to what the mixing engineer intended as possible. From home-theater systems and headphones to gaming consoles and productions on the silver screen, THX is committed to delivering the most immersive audio experience achievable.
Customize Your Panda With SoundID From Sonarworks
Want to fine-tune your Panda to your unique listening preferences? Now you can. We’ve partnered with Sonarworks to offer SoundID audio personalization technology on Panda. With SoundID, you can create an individual sound profile based on your music tastes that will evolve with you over time. Your free profile can be set up in minutes with a simple app test.
Download the Drop Updater on your Windows or Mac computer
Connect Panda to your computer using the supplied USB-C cable (other cables will not work)
Run Drop Updater and follow instructions to update Panda’s firmware
Download the SoundID app on your mobile phone (Android or iOS)
Make sure your Panda is paired with the same mobile device as the SoundID app
Follow the on-screen SoundID instructions
Verify SoundID is enabled under the “Connect” section of the app. Once SoundID is enabled on your Panda it will work with all other devices paired to your headphone
Panda sounds and feels great out of the box, but you can take yours to new heights with a pair of premium earpads, here in four materials. Soft and more breathable than the standard Panda earpads, the velour pads lower internal reflections and emphasize the upper midrange and treble for a more neutral sound. The hybrid velour pads maintain the strong low-end performance of the standard pads, while tightening the imaging and widening the soundstage. Most similar to the default Panda sound, the sheepskin pads offer a tighter soundstage with punchy lows and a luxurious feel. Finally, the fenestrated sheepskin pads offer a slightly wider and more focused soundstage and a slight reduction in bass.
Elite Velour (+$30)
Hybrid Velour (+$38)
Fenestrated Sheepskin (+$50)
Optional Drop Panda Boom Mic
Compatible with the latest consoles and PCs, the boom mic features a noise-canceling condenser mic capsule for crystal-clear communication, a volume slider, a mute switch, a 4-foot cable, and a 6-foot extension cable. Tack it on to communicate with friends for voice calls, gaming, and more.
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Headphone type: Closed, planar magnetic
Bluetooth wireless technology: 5.0
Effective range: Line of sight, approximately 10 m (30 ft)
Battery life: 30+ hours
Impedance: 26 ohms
Sensitivity: 100 dB @ 1kHz / 1mW
Isolation: -40 dB
THD: 94 dB SPL @ 300Hz < 0.1%
THX-AAA-0™ Amplifier: -130 dB THD, 2.6 uV A-wt noise, and 10 mW power consumption
Compatible with all consoles and PCs with a 3.5 mm jack
Includes 4 ft (1.2 m) and 6 ft (1.8 m) extension cable
Designed for the Drop + THX Panda Wireless Headphones
High-density, slow-rebound memory foam
Sheepskin or velour cover
Plastic attachment ring
USB-C charging cable
56 in (142 cm) 3.5mm to 3.5mm AUX cable
Drop 2-year international warranty
RETURNS—NO QUESTIONS ASKED
We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.
Estimated ship date is Aug 23, 2021 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.
Top Customer Questions88
How is the audio latency when watching videos or playing games when using the build-in panda mics?