Cons Makes one look like Princess Leia when worn
Bluetooth connectivity to PC
Summary I loved this headset as long as it was connected to my phone. I'm not going to remark on how expensive it is other than to say that you get what you pay for, and this headset has many things going for it. However, when something so good fails at something so basic, it is more than just a little frustrating. I cannot get this headset to connect to my PC's bluetooth dongle, and a quick review of Nokia's forums indicate that I am not alone in this matter. I called Nokia's customer service, but they hung up on me, so that's a minus for them.Well, it turns out that the problem was with the driver of the bluetooth usb dongle on my computer. Instead of using the manufacturer's driver, I downloaded the driver directly from the Broadcomm site and that fixed it.
I guess I wish I got just a tiny bit more than what I paid for.
Updated on May 11, 2011
It still would have been nice if Nokia had told me that instead of hanging up on me, but whatever. Honestly, the experience is typical of consumer electronics technical support, with the exception of Linksys, which has always been great.
Pros great sound
Cons poor quality control
horrible customer service
Summary I purchased a Nokia BH-905 headset in December 2010. The sound quality was great, but there was something loose in the right earpiece, and I could hear it rolling around. I called Nokia customer service and they advised me to send the headset to their repair facility in Huntsville, Alabama. I received a "refurbished" headset about 10 days later.
The replacement headset had a different problem. The sound was great on Bluetooth wireless, but the wired connection sounded like it was only one channel coming from the bottom of a barrel. I called Nokia customer service, and they advised me to return the headset to the Huntsville repair center again, to the attention of the quality manager, which I did.
Four weeks passed with no response, so I sent a letter. Two more weeks passed with no response. It's now been more than three months since I purchased the BH-905, and I still have no headset. I called the Nokia customer service center yet again. After three phone calls and an escalation, all they would do is offer me a refund on my original purchase price, and they had the gall to tell me that the refund might be prorated. They explicitly refused to reimburse me for the expense of sending faulty Nokia products to their repair center twice, never mind the inconvenience and time wasted.
My conclusion is that Nokia does not stand behind their products, and they do not care if they have dissatisfied customers.
Pros The overall sound quality is ok and the noise canceling does cancel out some sounds but certainly not all. Great battery life
Cons These head phones kept falling off my head and overall offered up a pretty poor fit for me. The noise canceling was sub par and overall not what I expected. When listing to loud music everyone else is going to be hearing it too.
Summary My major issue with these head phones was the fit because they fit on your ear's and not your ear they had a tendency to fall off when I was working/walking around the house. These would not be good candidates to exercise with or work around the shop. While the sound quality is good it's not as good as my old Bose triport headphones which in them selves was nothing special. With that said they certainly aren't bad they just aren't what I expected for $200. The noise canceling will only cancel out certain background noises. I could still clearly carry on a conversation with people around me and with out music playing they offer up almost no difference so if silence is what your trying to achieve look else were. When music was playing they did do a good job of canceling out the TV my wife was watching but they they were to loud and she could head what i was listening to so I still ended up leave the room. The noise canceling also makes an audible hum or scratchy sound that can be annoying and heard behind the music your listening to. Overall I would recommend skipping this product.
Pros very good noise cancelling ability.
bluetooth headphones trying to sound like quality wired premium headphones
very comfortable can wear these for long periods
noise cancelling function can create very slight but noticeable pressure sensation inside ears
Summary Living right next to a main road is a good test for its ANC ability. prospective buyers need to understand that ANC does not silence the noise totally. what it does is reduce by a very noticeable margin the droning background noise. the cancelling effect is less noticeable with transient cresendo decresendo types of noises. however, ANC combined with only low volume music completely mask all the traffic noise.
my last bluetooth was a Nokia bh 501 and the sound quality is a total disaster compared with my wired AKG. this bluetooth is quite respectable in terms of bass and allows more music to be enjoyed. the trade off between top notch sound and getting around without a wire is now more acceptable.
the fact that it is so comfortable to wear makes this set very appealing especially since it is so expensive I want to use it as much as possible. I still remember the Koss which I only used a couple of times for lack of comfort.
Pros Great sound, comfortable, noise cancellation works very well (if you understand noise cancellation and that it's supposed to be better for background noise), all sorts of adapters come with it, and a nice case.
Cons Gotta get used to NC, seems weird at start. The small cable fits stereo + mic, so you need to add the extension to get proper sound at common no-mic 3,5mm output (or slightly pull the jack out of the HS input).
Summary Of course won't work with iPhone - that's what happens with Apple's strategy of proprietary equipment. Spit to the sky and it will fall on your face.
This headset is comparable to the best Bose HSs, but less expensive and with with A2DP Bluetooth connection. Really good sound, with fat bass and thick middle, highs don't scream too much, which is good in my opinion.
Can't barely hear someone talking at normal voice more than 1m away, with noise cancellation turned on. Yes, you can turn it off if you wish.