For the past two weeks, we had been using Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Headsets given to us by Nokia Pakistan .
Earlier we have done the unboxing and here is the review and our thoughts about this beautiful accessory.
Looking at the Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Headset you will be amazed to see the technologies stuffed inside these premium looking headphones .
Weighing at 284 gms , the headset support wireless connectivity via NFC & Bluetooth 3.0 . So not only it connects with NFC equipped Lumia Devices like 620 , 720 . 820 and 920 with just a tap , it also connects with other Bluetooth devices like my MacBook Pro, iPad and Samsung Galaxy Note II. With it’s dual device connectivity , it worked ideally with my two phone lifestyle .
Some may find the headset to be heavy at a bit more then half a pound but it’s due to the fact it also comes with a rechargeable Li-On Battery capable of 168 hours of standby time and 24 hours of talk time. Unfortunately the battery is not user replaceable but with Micro USB charging support it can also be charged via a computer USB port.
The key feature of Nokia Purity Pro Wireless is it’s sound , with Active Noise Cancellation which dims outside noise for maximum enjoyment of music.
For the Audiophiles, the headphones has 32 ohm speakers and come equipped with APT-X , which offers wireless audio quality indistinguishable from wired with an impressive dynamic range.
The Walk Around
Looking at the Purity Pro Wireless, you can see why these Monsters are a work of art. Monster has made every effort to make the headphones look and feel premium to justify the premium price (USD 330 in Pakistan ) .
The foldable glossy plastic body is sturdy with not too gaudy glint to it, even in the yellow set.
The PU padded earpieces are soft and comfy and covers the whole ear isolating the outside noises. I would have preferred leather here as PU may start to flake in the long run.
The headband is also padded with PU and foam to give a soft feeling given the weight the headphones.
On the right ear cup is the volume control rocker keys and Bluetooth Connectivity button
On the left ear cup is where all the technology lies including
NFC Touch point
Micro USB Charging Point
Wired Headphone connectivity point
Music rewind , forward and pause keys.
Compared to our own Nokia Purity HD Headphones, the Purity Pro is made extremely sturdy. The folding area is made of steel connectors with a steel end embedded in the plastic outer shell as compared steel connectors connected to plastic ends in Purity HD, look at the pictures below to understand what I mean.
No it’s not a mistake , Nokia Purity Pro Wireless has it’s own App builtin the WP8 firmware of Lumia which pops up when the headphones are wirelessly connected to the Lumia and has it’s own Pin but no Live Tile
Through the app , we can control and activate the functions such as Redial and Voice Commands.
The Voice feedback can be turned on and off , while the spoken language on the headset can be changed between English and Chinese and multiple devices connectivity can also be turned on and let the world know that you have a Purity Pro.
We loved the Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Headset for a number of reasons as compared to our Nokia Purity HD Wired Headset. First of all they are wireless and with NFC they take out the hurdle of connecting wires. We love the ANC which drones out the pesky noises like generators messing up our music. We absolutely love the sturdy built and over ear headphones and no other headset we have seen have their own app on Lumia. ( Although our Jawbone Era offers more functionality when connected to it’s web interface)
Where sound is concerned , we found it to be way better in wired mode as compared to wireless mode. Don’t take us wrong , even in Wireless mode , the sound was better then many wired headphones we own but still we found wired mode to be better. We tried Bollywood music on it as it has more variety of instruments then any western song.
The size of the headphones are perfect for my big head and it didn’t felt cramped or heavy in any way .
Overall if this is your first Purity Headset , we will recommend you going for it but if the you already own Nokia Purity HD Wired headset then we will not recommend the upgrade as you will get a marginal increase in sound quality which is not worth the expense.
If interested you can read our Purity Pro HD Wired Headset review HERE.