Tinned Luxury, Oh my WOMWORLD sent me a pair of these nokia BH-905 blue tooth (with wired option) noise canceling headphones to trial, and BOY they are good. I had a pair of sony noise canceling headphones about 10 years ago, and the were a bit rubbish. These are amazing, even without music playing a couple of seconds after you turn on the canceling - suddenly you get drawn into a silent place. apparently there’s 12 microphones built in to sample the surrounding sounds.
Music sounds great on them, I’m no audiophile but they sound really good to me, there are lots of specs that mean very little to me. Every bit of the product oozes luxury, the metal bit seem gold in some light and silver in others. Theres leather, fabric, metal, and a twist in every direction to get the right fit. This is solid engineering, yet they are smaller than you expect, lightweight and comfortable.
There’s a range of adapters for using in ‘wired’ mode, but the freedom of bluetooth make me never want to grab them. The carry case is quite large, and only really suitable for traveling. I would of liked to have seen an additional soft pouch for slinging in any old bag.
I had some drop out and that weird bluetooth ‘catch up’ on the N900 when first connected, but no issues on the more mature firmware of the 5800. And of course on the 5800 they work with nokia music store purchase and spotify / last.fm mobbler.
The N900 had worse quality sound than the 5800, though I’ll need to test the same mp3 file on both to be sure. But as the 5800 is a music focused phone it’s no surprise, as it has dedicated music decoding hardware.
They also worked a dream with my macbook pro.
My wife tried them out and I didn’t get them back for over an hour. Likewise in the office they got nabbed as soon as i put them down. Though we did have a tinny sound issue with a desktop mac pro, not sure why it was sounding very muffled, no problem with other connections so seems some sort of bluetooth compatibility issue with that mac hardware.
I made a couple of phone calls with excellent call quality. In fact it made a teleconference far less painful as i didn’t have to hold my phone for 20 minutes.
I’ve always avoided over the ear headsets before, but having tried these out i now want a pair, as they are so much better than the admittedly more convenient in-ear options.
They cost an eye popping £250, but you can get them a lot cheaper online, google shows £149 being best current price.
Click the main pic or HERE for lots of photos of the headsets.
I’d secretly love to try these baby’s with the all you can eat comes with music X6 and its capacitive screen.