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.
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!
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
- 20 – 20000 Hz
- 180 grams
All the information and specs you need are here – Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset.