Nokia BH-505 headset review

This product was announced almost half a year ago, but has not yet officially arrived in Russia, in some shops you can buy it at a crazy price, but is it worth it? After all, the headset is inexpensive, plus this solution is addressed to sports fans. Or those who do not like wires and, when buying a Bluetooth device, want "nothing to hang out".

Design, construction

The headset comes in a blister pack, you will have to destroy the packaging completely to get it. I believe that a rare seller will agree to let you listen to it or try it on, if only you will definitely buy it later. This behavior of our people in stores surprises and amazes me very much. Okay, sometimes there's a display case, but when isn't there? After all, this thing is for daily use, and it's very disappointing, having opened the package and tried on the BH-505, to understand that it sits uncomfortable. This may well be.

So, the thing itself is light, almost weightless - only 36 grams. Dimensions are 125x137x58.5 mm. Outside white matte plastic, inside BH-505 finished with hard rubber in dark gray. The materials and assembly are pleasant. I'm glad that Nokia keeps the style, and the BH-505 is similar to the latest wired headsets - WH-701/205. Same color, same milky white tips.

It is impossible not to note the similarity of the device with the Motorola S9, some points are the same, for example, the location of the controls, the design. These devices are to some extent twins, you should keep this in mind when buying.

The delivery set is frankly meager, there is neither a carrying bag nor an adapter for charging from a computer. The headset cannot be folded, the arms are made of rather thin plastic, I do not recommend bending much.

It is gratifying that the "active" purpose was not emphasized with bright colors and other nonsense. In general, the appearance of the BH-505 Hyundai Elantra 2013 Silver is quite normal.

Wearing style

This is a very subjective moment, if you decide to buy, be sure to try on the BH-505 before giving money away. The device as a whole suited me. I did not like only the part of the headset protruding from the back (it turns out something like a rim), and the left earpiece presses a little. With sudden movements, the BH-505 does not fly off, it can be used during sports exercises. Although the press materials talk about protection against moisture, splashes, I would not advise swimming / diving with it.

Management

On the left ear there are Play/pause, REW/FF buttons, on the right ear there is a multifunctional button and a lever responsible for adjusting the volume. To turn on, there is a large button on the thickening, next to it is a small light indicator.

There are problems with the controls. The large buttons on the ends are not very informative, it's hard to understand whether you pressed it or not. There is no clarity. Plus, when you press the button, the nozzle strongly enters the ear, this is not encouraging. The levers on the left and right are a little stiff, and will probably develop over time. But at the very beginning it is hard to use them.

Opening hours

The claimed battery life is 12 hours of talk time, 10 hours of music playback, and about 375 hours of standby time. Not bad. The company's standard connector (2 mm) is covered with a rubber plug, the full charge time is about two hours. In practice, the figures roughly correspond to the declared ones, my headset worked only when playing music for 9 hours and 25 minutes. Probably, the battery needs to be “swinged”.

Music and conversations

The headset has been tested with the Nokia N97 Mini and will automatically enter pairing mode the first time you turn it on. The indicator light starts flashing blue quickly. Entering a password is not required, but it all depends on your device. The device supports the Bluetooth 2.1 profile with EDR. The connection occurs almost instantly, this also applies to automatic connection in case one of the devices is turned off. There is no possibility to use BH-505 simultaneously with two phones. It supports last number dialing, activation of voice dialing, there are no surprises in terms of music either - everything that is possible works. Including progressive rewind within the track.

It is interesting that the sound quality is somewhat atypical for Bluetooth devices, it is too pure. There are no extraneous noises, at least I could not distinguish them. There is no rattling backing, everything is quiet and beautiful. Moreover, in terms of playback quality, the BH-505 differs very little from wired headsets like the WH-701/205. Everything is in order with the volume, but everything is not bad with the quality, considering that we listened to music from a smartphone via a wireless channel. I would say that the device does not cause unnecessary problems to the owner. On pressing the buttons on the headset, the device reacted instantly. If we compare BH-505 and Motorola S9-HD, then the latter is better due to some effects, while BH-505 pleases with "honesty". I liked the lack of parasitic noise, smooth volume control, good playback quality. In a conversation, Nokia BH-505 behaves as expected: while talking in a quiet room, everything is more or less normal. As soon as there is wind or any tangible noise, the interlocutors begin to complain, and they want to quickly end the conversation.

NFC - little secret

The headset is equipped with NFC: "Near field communication (NFC) for quick pairing and connection with other devices with NFC", - here I once again want to take off my hat to the company's accessories. They are honored to be the first to test this or that technology. In my memory, these are accelerated charging, interesting noise reduction and microphone placement algorithms, games with materials and construction. Now also NFC, although this technology cannot be called new, three years ago some analysts argued that everyone would forget Bluetooth. You can read more about NFC here. Why does this headset need NFC if you can't find phones with this technology on the market? Yes, and BH-505 is, in fact, one of a kind.

I don't know, maybe just to start? It is interesting that in one bottle there is both Bluetooth and NFC, I would still like to check the operation of the latter. Yes, not with anything. Let's hope that someday devices with this technology will appear in Russia.

Conclusions

First, about the advantages:

  • Good design, build, materials
  • Long running time
  • Good music playback quality (tested with Nokia N97 Mini)

Now about the disadvantages:

  • Awkward controls
  • Wearing method is not suitable for everyone, fitting before buying is required. And it is difficult to do this, since the headset is “soldered” in a blister
  • Voice quality during conversation is average

This product can finally be called good or bad when the price is known. I hope that Nokia will not ask for a lot for the BH-505, as it seems to me, more than two thousand rubles is the maximum. If there are three or even four, then you should not take the 505 under any circumstances, no matter how much you like it. There are many more interesting solutions in the world. For example, we will not write off the Motorola S9, in some places it can be found at a price of two and a half thousand rubles. Despite the inconvenient control (in this case, touch), it can be easily upgraded to S9-HD, and this is a completely different playback quality. But Nokia BH-505 looks calmer, which is also a kind of plus.

Naturally, if you are going to take it, then you should not pay attention to NFC support.

Nokia BH-505 headset review

This product was announced almost half a year ago, but has not yet officially arrived in Russia, in some shops you can buy it at a crazy price, but is it worth it? After all, the headset is inexpensive, plus this solution is addressed to sports fans. Or those who do not like wires and, when buying a Bluetooth device, want "nothing to hang out".

Design, construction

The headset comes in a blister pack, you will have to destroy the packaging completely to get it. I believe that a rare seller will agree to let you listen to it or try it on, if only you will definitely buy it later. This behavior of our people in stores surprises and amazes me very much. Okay, sometimes there's a display case, but when isn't there? After all, this thing is for daily use, and it's very disappointing, having opened the package and tried on the BH-505, to understand that it sits uncomfortable. This may well be.

So, the thing itself is light, almost weightless - only 36 grams. Dimensions are 125x137x58.5 mm. Outside white matte plastic, inside BH-505 finished with hard rubber in dark gray. The materials and assembly are pleasant. I'm glad that Nokia keeps the style, and the BH-505 is similar to the latest wired headsets - WH-701/205. Same color, same milky white tips.

It is impossible not to note the similarity of the device with the Motorola S9, some points are the same, for example, the location of the controls, the design. These devices are to some extent twins, you should keep this in mind when buying.

The delivery set is frankly meager, there is neither a carrying bag nor an adapter for charging from a computer. The headset cannot be folded, the arms are made of rather thin plastic, I do not recommend bending much.

It is gratifying that the "active" purpose was not emphasized with bright colors and other nonsense. In general, the appearance of the BH-505 Hyundai Elantra 2013 Silver is quite normal.

Wearing style

This is a very subjective moment, if you decide to buy, be sure to try on the BH-505 before giving money away. The device as a whole suited me. I did not like only the part of the headset protruding from the back (it turns out something like a rim), and the left earpiece presses a little. With sudden movements, the BH-505 does not fly off, it can be used during sports exercises. Although the press materials talk about protection against moisture, splashes, I would not advise swimming / diving with it.

Management

On the left ear there are Play/pause, REW/FF buttons, on the right ear there is a multifunctional button and a lever responsible for adjusting the volume. To turn on, there is a large button on the thickening, next to it is a small light indicator.

There are problems with the controls. The large buttons on the ends are not very informative, it's hard to understand whether you pressed it or not. There is no clarity. Plus, when you press the button, the nozzle strongly enters the ear, this is not encouraging. The levers on the left and right are a little stiff, and will probably develop over time. But at the very beginning it is hard to use them.

Opening hours

The claimed battery life is 12 hours of talk time, 10 hours of music playback, and about 375 hours of standby time. Not bad. The company's standard connector (2 mm) is covered with a rubber plug, the full charge time is about two hours. In practice, the figures roughly correspond to the declared ones, my headset worked only when playing music for 9 hours and 25 minutes. Probably, the battery needs to be “swinged”.

Music and conversations

The headset has been tested with the Nokia N97 Mini and will automatically enter pairing mode the first time you turn it on. The indicator light starts flashing blue quickly. Entering a password is not required, but it all depends on your device. The device supports the Bluetooth 2.1 profile with EDR. The connection occurs almost instantly, this also applies to automatic connection in case one of the devices is turned off. There is no possibility to use BH-505 simultaneously with two phones. It supports last number dialing, activation of voice dialing, there are no surprises in terms of music either - everything that is possible works. Including progressive rewind within the track.

It is interesting that the sound quality is somewhat atypical for Bluetooth devices, it is too pure. There are no extraneous noises, at least I could not distinguish them. There is no rattling backing, everything is quiet and beautiful. Moreover, in terms of playback quality, the BH-505 differs very little from wired headsets like the WH-701/205. Everything is in order with the volume, but everything is not bad with the quality, considering that we listened to music from a smartphone via a wireless channel. I would say that the device does not cause unnecessary problems to the owner. On pressing the buttons on the headset, the device reacted instantly. If we compare BH-505 and Motorola S9-HD, then the latter is better due to some effects, while BH-505 pleases with "honesty". I liked the lack of parasitic noise, smooth volume control, good playback quality. In a conversation, Nokia BH-505 behaves as expected: while talking in a quiet room, everything is more or less normal. As soon as there is wind or any tangible noise, the interlocutors begin to complain, and they want to quickly end the conversation.

NFC - little secret

The headset is equipped with NFC: "Near field communication (NFC) for quick pairing and connection with other devices with NFC", - here I once again want to take off my hat to the company's accessories. They are honored to be the first to test this or that technology. In my memory, these are accelerated charging, interesting noise reduction and microphone placement algorithms, games with materials and construction. Now also NFC, although this technology cannot be called new, three years ago some analysts argued that everyone would forget Bluetooth. You can read more about NFC here. Why does this headset need NFC if you can't find phones with this technology on the market? Yes, and BH-505 is, in fact, one of a kind.

I don't know, maybe just to start? It is interesting that in one bottle there is both Bluetooth and NFC, I would still like to check the operation of the latter. Yes, not with anything. Let's hope that someday devices with this technology will appear in Russia.

Conclusions

First, about the advantages:

  • Good design, build, materials
  • Long running time
  • Good music playback quality (tested with Nokia N97 Mini)

Now about the disadvantages:

  • Awkward controls
  • Wearing method is not suitable for everyone, fitting before buying is required. And it is difficult to do this, since the headset is “soldered” in a blister
  • Voice quality during conversation is average

This product can finally be called good or bad when the price is known. I hope that Nokia will not ask for a lot for the BH-505, as it seems to me, more than two thousand rubles is the maximum. If there are three or even four, then you should not take the 505 under any circumstances, no matter how much you like it. There are many more interesting solutions in the world. For example, we will not write off the Motorola S9, in some places it can be found at a price of two and a half thousand rubles. Despite the inconvenient control (in this case, touch), it can be easily upgraded to S9-HD, and this is a completely different playback quality. But on the other hand, Nokia BH-505 looks calmer, which is also a kind of plus.

Naturally, if you are going to take it, then you should not pay attention to NFC support.

Nokia BH-505 headset review

This product was announced almost half a year ago, but has not yet officially arrived in Russia, in some shops you can buy it at a crazy price, but is it worth it? After all, the headset is inexpensive, plus this solution is addressed to sports fans. Or those who do not like wires and, when buying a Bluetooth device, want "nothing to hang out".

Design, construction

The headset comes in a blister pack, you will have to destroy the packaging completely to get it. I believe that a rare seller will agree to let you listen to it or try it on, if only you will definitely buy it later. This behavior of our people in stores surprises and amazes me very much. Okay, sometimes there's a display case, but when isn't there? After all, this thing is for daily use, and it's very disappointing, having opened the package and tried on the BH-505, to understand that it sits uncomfortable. This may well be.

So, the thing itself is light, almost weightless - only 36 grams. Dimensions are 125x137x58.5 mm. Outside white matte plastic, inside BH-505 finished with hard rubber in dark gray. The materials and assembly are pleasant. I'm glad that Nokia keeps the style, and the BH-505 is similar to the latest wired headsets - WH-701/205. Same color, same milky white tips.

It is impossible not to note the similarity of the device with the Motorola S9, some points are the same, for example, the location of the controls, the design. These devices are to some extent twins, you should keep this in mind when buying.

The delivery set is frankly meager, there is neither a carrying bag nor an adapter for charging from a computer. The headset cannot be folded, the arms are made of rather thin plastic, I do not recommend bending much.

It is gratifying that the "active" purpose was not emphasized with bright colors and other nonsense. In general, the appearance of the BH-505 Hyundai Elantra 2013 Silver is quite normal.

Wearing style

This is a very subjective moment, if you decide to buy, be sure to try on the BH-505 before giving money away. The device as a whole suited me. I did not like only the part of the headset protruding from the back (it turns out something like a rim), and the left earpiece presses a little. With sudden movements, the BH-505 does not fly off, it can be used during sports exercises. Although the press materials talk about protection against moisture, splashes, I would not advise swimming / diving with it.

Management

On the left ear there are Play/pause, REW/FF buttons, on the right ear there is a multifunctional button and a lever responsible for adjusting the volume. To turn on, there is a large button on the thickening, next to it is a small light indicator.

There are problems with the controls. The large buttons on the ends are not very informative, it's hard to understand whether you pressed it or not. There is no clarity. Plus, when you press the button, the nozzle strongly enters the ear, this is not encouraging. The levers on the left and right are a little stiff, and will probably develop over time. But at the very beginning it is hard to use them.

Opening hours

The claimed battery life is 12 hours of talk time, 10 hours of music playback, and about 375 hours of standby time. Not bad. The company's standard connector (2 mm) is covered with a rubber plug, the full charge time is about two hours. In practice, the figures roughly correspond to the declared ones, my headset worked only when playing music for 9 hours and 25 minutes. Probably, the battery needs to be “swinged”.

Music and conversations

The headset has been tested with the Nokia N97 Mini and will automatically enter pairing mode the first time you turn it on. The indicator light starts flashing blue quickly. Entering a password is not required, but it all depends on your device. The device supports the Bluetooth 2.1 profile with EDR. The connection occurs almost instantly, this also applies to automatic connection in case one of the devices is turned off. There is no possibility to use BH-505 simultaneously with two phones. It supports last number dialing, activation of voice dialing, there are no surprises in terms of music either - everything that is possible works. Including progressive rewind within the track.

It is interesting that the sound quality is somewhat atypical for Bluetooth devices, it is too pure. There are no extraneous noises, at least I could not distinguish them. There is no rattling backing, everything is quiet and beautiful. Moreover, in terms of playback quality, the BH-505 differs very little from wired headsets like the WH-701/205. Everything is in order with the volume, but everything is not bad with the quality, considering that we listened to music from a smartphone via a wireless channel. I would say that the device does not cause unnecessary problems to the owner. On pressing the buttons on the headset, the device reacted instantly. If we compare BH-505 and Motorola S9-HD, then the latter is better due to some effects, while BH-505 pleases with "honesty". I liked the lack of parasitic noise, smooth volume control, good playback quality. In a conversation, Nokia BH-505 behaves as expected: while talking in a quiet room, everything is more or less normal. As soon as there is wind or any tangible noise, the interlocutors begin to complain, and they want to quickly end the conversation.

NFC - little secret

The headset is equipped with NFC: "Near Field Communication (NFC) for quick pairing and connection with other devices with NFC", - here I once again want to take off my hat to the company's accessories. They are honored to be the first to test this or that technology. In my memory, these are accelerated charging, interesting noise reduction and microphone placement algorithms, games with materials and construction. Now also NFC, although this technology cannot be called new, three years ago some analysts argued that everyone would forget Bluetooth. You can read more about NFC here. Why does this headset need NFC if you can't find phones with this technology on the market? Yes, and BH-505 is, in fact, one of a kind.

I don't know, maybe just to start? It is interesting that in one bottle there is both Bluetooth and NFC, I would still like to check the operation of the latter. Yes, not with anything. Let's hope that someday devices with this technology will appear in Russia.

Conclusions

First, about the advantages:

  • Good design, build, materials
  • Long running time
  • Good music playback quality (tested with Nokia N97 Mini)

Now about the disadvantages:

  • Awkward controls
  • Wearing method is not suitable for everyone, fitting before buying is required. And it is difficult to do this, since the headset is “soldered” in a blister
  • Voice quality during conversation is average

This product can finally be called good or bad when the price is known. I hope that Nokia will not ask for a lot for the BH-505, as it seems to me, more than two thousand rubles is the maximum. If there are three or even four, then you should not take the 505 under any circumstances, no matter how much you like it. There are many more interesting solutions in the world. For example, we will not write off the Motorola S9, in some places it can be found at a price of two and a half thousand rubles. Despite the inconvenient control (in this case, touch), it can be easily upgraded to S9-HD, and this is a completely different playback quality. But Nokia BH-505 looks calmer, which is also a kind of plus.

Naturally, if you are going to take it, then you should not pay attention to NFC support.

Nokia BH-505 headset review

This product was announced almost half a year ago, but has not yet officially arrived in Russia, in some shops you can buy it at a crazy price, but is it worth it? After all, the headset is inexpensive, plus this solution is addressed to sports fans. Or those who do not like wires and, when buying a Bluetooth device, want "nothing to hang out".

Design, construction

The headset comes in a blister pack, you will have to destroy the packaging completely to get it. I believe that a rare seller will agree to let you listen to it or try it on, if only you will definitely buy it later. This behavior of our people in stores surprises and amazes me very much. Okay, sometimes there's a display case, but when isn't there? After all, this thing is for daily use, and it's very disappointing, having opened the package and tried on the BH-505, to understand that it sits uncomfortable. This may well be.

So, the thing itself is light, almost weightless - only 36 grams. Dimensions are 125x137x58.5 mm. Outside white matte plastic, inside BH-505 finished with hard rubber in dark gray. The materials and assembly are pleasant. I'm glad that Nokia keeps the style, and the BH-505 is similar to the latest wired headsets - WH-701/205. Same color, same milky white tips.

It is impossible not to note the similarity of the device with the Motorola S9, some points are the same, for example, the location of the controls, the design. These devices are to some extent twins, you should keep this in mind when buying.

The delivery set is frankly meager, there is neither a carrying bag nor an adapter for charging from a computer. The headset cannot be folded, the arms are made of rather thin plastic, I do not recommend bending much.

It is gratifying that the "active" purpose was not emphasized with bright colors and other nonsense. In general, the appearance of the BH-505 Hyundai Elantra 2013 Silver is quite normal.

It is gratifying that the “active” purpose was not emphasized with bright colors and other nonsense. In general, the appearance of the BH-505 2013 Hyundai Elantra Silver Hyundai Elantra 2013 Silver quite normal.

Wearing style

This is a very subjective moment, if you decide to buy, be sure to try on the BH-505 before giving money away. The device as a whole suited me. I did not like only the part of the headset protruding from the back (it turns out something like a rim), and the left earpiece presses a little. With sudden movements, the BH-505 does not fly off, it can be used during sports exercises. Although the press materials talk about protection against moisture, splashes, I would not advise swimming / diving with it.

Management

On the left ear there are Play/pause, REW/FF buttons, on the right ear there is a multifunctional button and a lever responsible for adjusting the volume. To turn on, there is a large button on the thickening, next to it is a small light indicator.

There are problems with the controls. The large buttons on the ends are not very informative, it's hard to understand whether you pressed it or not. There is no clarity. Plus, when you press the button, the nozzle strongly enters the ear, this is not encouraging. The levers on the left and right are a little stiff, and will probably develop over time. But at the very beginning it is hard to use them.

Opening hours

The claimed battery life is 12 hours of talk time, 10 hours of music playback, and about 375 hours of standby time. Not bad. The company's standard connector (2 mm) is covered with a rubber plug, the full charge time is about two hours. In practice, the figures roughly correspond to the declared ones, my headset worked only when playing music for 9 hours and 25 minutes. Probably, the battery needs to be “swinged”.

Music and conversations

The headset has been tested with the Nokia N97 Mini and will automatically enter pairing mode the first time you turn it on. The indicator light starts flashing blue quickly. Entering a password is not required, but it all depends on your device. The device supports the Bluetooth 2.1 profile with EDR. The connection occurs almost instantly, this also applies to automatic connection in case one of the devices is turned off. There is no possibility to use BH-505 simultaneously with two phones. It supports last number dialing, activation of voice dialing, there are no surprises in terms of music either - everything that is possible works. Including progressive rewind within the track.

NFC - little secret

The headset is equipped with NFC: "Near field communication (NFC) for quick pairing and connection with other devices with NFC", - here I once again want to take off my hat to the company's accessories. They are honored to be the first to test this or that technology. In my memory, these are accelerated charging, interesting noise reduction and microphone placement algorithms, games with materials and construction. Now also NFC, although this technology cannot be called new, three years ago some analysts argued that everyone would forget Bluetooth. You can read more about NFC here. Why does this headset need NFC if you can't find phones with this technology on the market? Yes, and BH-505 is, in fact, one of a kind.

I don't know, maybe just to start? It is interesting that in one bottle there is both Bluetooth and NFC, I would still like to check the operation of the latter. Yes, not with anything. Let's hope that someday devices with this technology will appear in Russia.

Conclusions

First, about the advantages:

  • Good design, build, materials
  • Long running time
  • Good music playback quality (tested with Nokia N97 Mini)

Now about the disadvantages:

  • Awkward controls
  • Wearing method is not suitable for everyone, fitting before buying is required. And it is difficult to do this, since the headset is “soldered” in a blister
  • Voice quality during conversation is average

This product can finally be called good or bad when the price is known. I hope that Nokia will not ask for a lot for the BH-505, as it seems to me, more than two thousand rubles is the maximum. If there are three or even four, then you should not take the 505 under any circumstances, no matter how much you like it. There are many more interesting solutions in the world. For example, we will not write off the Motorola S9, in some places it can be found at a price of two and a half thousand rubles. Despite the inconvenient control (in this case, touch), it can be easily upgraded to S9-HD, and this is a completely different playback quality. But Nokia BH-505 looks calmer, which is also a kind of plus.

Naturally, if you are going to take it, then you should not pay attention to NFC support.