Me and The Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster

The Nokia Purity Headset WH930

Nokia Connects recently gave me a Nokia Lumia 900 to trial and with it they sent a Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster in turquoise blue, (Cyan) – yes OK, so,  I liked the colour. The headsets come in 4 colours (Red, Black and White) and they all look great.

The Monster Purity comes folded up in a little hard shell carrying case that you can transport it around in and several cables, controls and stuff. You’ll see what happened when I didn’t take much notice of the other cables soon.

I wanted to put these headphones to the test like I did the BH-905i Bluetooth stereo headphones from Nokia. I loved those guys!

So I got ready to rock …..

This head set is fully adjustable, very well designed and very comfortable indeed with full padding on the earcup –  however the smallest setting was perfect for me, and I don’t think I have an especially small head, so if you are thinking of getting these I’d test them for size.  Maybe we should say girls like headphones too!   They look great on – no pictures  sorry and they are small enough not to look to crazy wearing them out in the street.

Horror 🙂

I plugged in the headset to the PC to test it out as I didn’t have much music on the Nokia Lumia 900 yet and I couldn’t wait – So, on went some heavy rock music, I cranked it up and oh my …….I had a terrible shock – there was an awful tinny crackling noise! Okay so I hadn’t expected them to sound good as the BH-905i but this was ridiculous, I seriously thought that the previous person to have the headset must have blown the speakers.

Always read the instructions first

I suddenly had a brain wave to try the other cable that was in the box – and it then I realised that the cable that I thought would be the one to use with the PC was the wrong one!

Superb sounds

After that really bad start – I was fully set to listen to some serious music. This time, I admit, I was a bit relieved that found myself totally impressed with the sound quality.  I love to listen to music loud – so it cuts me off from the rest of the world.  The Monster Purity is capable of that – Even with the base down low it still sounds crisp and clean, with that volume up to max there was no distortion. You would definitely say it was high definition.  The downfall was that the sound had to be loud for you not to head any background noise.  Which is strange as there wasn’t much sound leakage only at full volume. They stayed comfortable for a few hours – although you always felt them pressing against your ears it wasn’t uncomfortable at all.

I only used it once to speak to someone on the Nokia Lumia 900 but it worked fine and it was clear as a bell.

This headset is recommended for the Nokia Lumia 900 but it is fully compatible with Windows phones.

Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster is compatible with the following:

  • Fully compatible with Windows phones
  • Devices that have a 3.5 mm Nokia AV audio jack using the included microphone equipped cable (limited feature compatibility)
  • All phones, music players and other devices with a universal 3.5 mm audio jack (Feature compatibility is manufacturer dependent)

So although these don’t beat the BH905I I did enjoy them and really do miss them. My next purchase is definitely going to be a decent set of headphones or headset. I’d like to try out a skullcandy headset, wouldn’t that be nice, I do need something new to test.

Specs At a glance

  • 3.5 mm universal headset connector
    Connectors
  • 20 – 20000 Hz
    Frequency response
  • 180 grams
    Weight

All the information and specs you need are here – Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset.

 

 

 

 

Nokia BH905i Bluetooth Stereo Headset – My thoughts. BH-905i

 

I recently had the pleasure of trialling a set BH-905i Bluetooth stereo headphones (I don’t like the word headset, as these are far more)  from WOMWorld/Nokia. I didn’t expect these headphones as I was at the time already trialling the Nokia N8 so I was thrilled at the suggestion.
Music
I love music and I have a very varied, some might even say eclectic taste, from classical music right the way up to heavy metal with some blues and trance thrown in. So I really put these headphones to the test. And I can safely say they are absolutely acoustically  awesome, there is no other way to describe them.

Why they score three A’s
Quality
The music quality extremely high, it sounds crisp, sharp and clear. It uses its 8 noise cancelling microphones to provide you with the best audio experience ever. The active noise cancellation works as well as it says and that is to reduce background noise by a stunning 99%  Call quality is perfect too, it was strange talking to people without something in front of your mouth but people said that I was as clear as a bell and so were they.

Wired or Wireless
I tested these out using the Bluetooth and also directly plugged in and there was no loss of quality either way. Whilst listening wirelessly I often left the phone in another room whilst I made tea or did housework and at no time did I lose connection or quality. Connecting up to my PC took a while, as I had to discover which cables and or connectors to use as it comes with so many but once I did (with a little help from @jonchoo) I was rocking!
Operating time
I just really wanted to use them all of the time, so I did find the 2 hours that it takes to charge very painful but the usage time was a good 15 hours with the active noise cancellation.
Comfort
They are exceptionally comfortable to wear, on occasions, the music had stopped and I didn’t realise that I still  had them on until I expected to hear a sound  and I didn’t.  They do slip around a bit if you do a bit of fast dancing to trance music, (purely for testing purposes) but I would expect that to happen anyway.
 

The BH-095i headphones fold flat and sit into a lovely case that comes with them.



As I stated earlier, I didn’t expect to be testing the BH-905i and I certainly didn’t imagine that I would be now wanting to buy some. They are pretty expensive – however, with this quality I’d say it is worth it.  I was extremely sad to have to return them to 1000heads. (If you know me you will know this to be true as I openly cried online several times.)
Specs here from Nokia.co.uk

All the photos were taken with the Nokia N8 – apart from the case as you can see my photographing skills aren’t that much improved with the N8 but they are better but that’s another blog! 🙂