Overview of budget headsets Nokia BH-100 and Nokia BH-201

This article is, in fact, the first sign in a small update of the approach to creating reviews of accessories. If you remember, last year there was a lack of such materials on our website, but now there is no shortage of them, a corresponding section has appeared. Accordingly, the information is now in order, and any reader, after reading some materials, can understand what is important in accessories and what is not, what needs to be paid attention to and what is not worth it. Therefore, now in one review I will try to consider not just one headset or headphones, or speakers, or something else, but to collect at least a couple, as a maximum - more than three products. This is good for two reasons - it reduces your time to get feedback on things, it makes it possible to compare accessories right in the article. By the way, about comparisons, no matter what I said a couple of months ago, it was not possible to write comparative reviews in time due to loading with other materials. Nevertheless, now the comparison of headsets with DSP is already 50% ready (in fact, this is a selection of the very best headsets), 30% of the comparative review of stereo headsets has already been written.

Well, today I bring to your attention a "doublet" consisting of Nokia budget mono headsets.

Design and construction

Probably, to begin with, we should talk about the headsets in turn, and then sum up. I'll start with the BH-100. She, in fact, is a copy of the BH-300, except that a little more, flatter. The design is as simple as five kopecks, somewhat reminiscent of all sorts of things from Apple - white plastic, lacquered on the bottom, normal on top. The quality of the materials is good, in general, the headset leaves a pleasant impression, nothing creaks or dangles, everything is quite tight. Women's version? Yes, girls like it, boys don't, mainly due to the color. There are also interchangeable rims, like the 300th, there are additional rims in different colors in the kit, I had a variant with a brown edging on the test. Easy to take off and easy to put on. The appearance of the device does not change dramatically, but as an additive it's great.

With the BH-201, everything is not so great, although I don’t have the most commercial sample, but some conclusions can be drawn. There is a certain claim to fashion, expressed in a pattern on the front panel, a trendy dark brown color, a rounded design. The design is cool, I do not argue, and it is perceived as such until you pick up the headset. You are waiting for a creak, a creak and another creak. I don’t know how it is in the commercial version, but in my assembly it’s not at all perfect. Most likely, this is due to the thin plastic of the top cover. The headset has a groove for attaching the bundled strap, everything here is very similar to solutions from SE, you can leave the strap on when talking, it does not interfere. The device is suitable for both men and women, the design is universal.

Summing up, I would say that the design and assembly of the BH-100 seems to me better than that of the 201st, it is more concise, finished. On the other hand, 201st is suitable for both men and women, while "weaving" is more of a female product.

Of course, I showed both headsets to everyone around me, including representatives of both sexes and different social classes. Oddly enough, the BH-100 attracted more attention, perhaps due to the color. The BH-201 did not go unnoticed either, many liked the design with a pattern, but no one liked the squeaks. Although, by and large, the reaction to budget products (and the fact that they are budget products is instantly recognizable) is predictable - nothing but “well, it’s not a bad thing, it seems”, it didn’t work out.

By the way, I wonder what they write about these devices on the Russian Nokia website? https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/latio/2014 BH-201 written about literally the following: “The modern finish of the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-201 with laser engraving reflects an innovative design approach. The soft key makes it easy to manage calls. Interchangeable eartips in three different sizes and a soft swivel attachment ensure a comfortable fit on any ear. With a neck strap, you can keep the headset close at hand and then it is easy to put it in your ear to make or receive a call.” As you can see, there are translation difficulties (wearing tape) and some exaggerations (to put it mildly), I'm talking about an innovative approach, a soft key.

Wearing style

Both headsets do not have a headband, so you just need to put them in your ear and start using them. The BH-100 is quite ordinary, the speaker is covered with a silicone cap, everything is quite comfortable. The BH-201 has a design very similar to numerous headsets from SE, only for some reason something like a rubber limiter is attached to the speaker leg, either so that it does not fall deep into the ear, or so that the plastic does not touch the auricle - it is not clear . Despite this incomprehensible thing, the headset is comfortable to wear, all without problems. The strap also contributes to the convenience, yet it is very convenient, thanks to the loop it is always at hand.

Management

Both headsets have similar controls, a characteristic feature of all Nokia mono headsets is a separate power button on the back. On one of the ends there is a volume control lever, only the BH-201 has it, the BH-100 does not have it at all, the sound is controlled from the phone. The lever at the 201st is quite convenient, it is easy to get used to it. The main buttons of both headsets are similar, but the pressing is clearer and better in the BH-100, in the 201st everything is somehow creaky. In general, no matter how paradoxical it may be, management looks better with a cheaper “hundredth”, although everything is much simpler here, but there is no need to be distracted from the conversation. You may not agree with me, but for a budget product with a hint of image, the presence of a volume control is not important.

The light indicators of the headsets are tiny, they shine, not particularly standing out, in the 201st they are generally located on the back panel.

Food

To begin with, I will give the figures declared by the manufacturer. So, BH-201 in talk mode should work 5 and a half hours, in standby mode - 150 hours. The headset is equipped with a 69 mAh lithium-polymer battery, the charging connector is a "new" model, that is, thin. BH-100 in talk mode should work for about six and a half hours, standby time is the same as that of BH-201, the battery is 75 mAh Li-Polymer, charging connector is the same. As you can see, the numbers are very similar, but in practice they work, in fact, the same way - about one and a half to two days with not very heavy use (about 2 hours of talking in total, without turning off for the night). It is quite possible that the batteries in my headsets were not "swinged", a neighbor who uses the 201st says that she has been working for him for almost four days. In general, the battery life of both headsets is acceptable.

By the way, keep in mind one fact - the BH-100 connector is located under the removable rim, it is not visible on the case.

Phone connection and sound quality

Headsets were paired with Sony Ericsson P990i, Samsung E-590 without problems, pairing code is standard - "0000". To enter devices into pairing mode, you must press and hold the power key from the off state until the indicator lights up constantly. In terms of sound quality, the products are extremely similar, in fact, they are twin sisters, although the BH-201 seemed to me somewhat worse than the BH-100, there was some unevenness. However, the interlocutors immediately guessed that I was talking on the headset (true for both products), it is difficult to speak in conditions of strong noise - you hear the interlocutor, you can not hear you. The range of action is about 3-4 meters, the headsets play the set ringtones on the phones. We also tested the work with a computer for Skype, here the BH-100 showed itself not from the best side, the volume control still helps. By the way, the BH-201 is louder than the "weave", the latter has no reserve at all. We tested dialing the last number with two quick presses, activating voice dialing, switching between lines - everything works without problems.

Overall, the sound quality of both headsets can be rated as satisfactory, very close to a "four".

Conclusions

Let's look at the pros and cons of each product. Let's start with BH-201:

Pros:

  • Interesting design
  • Rope included
  • Good voice quality
  • Comfortable to wear

Cons:

  • Not a very good build (fiddles)
  • Extremely controversial ergonomics (soft "home" key, taut volume key)

Pros:

  • Girl-friendly design, interchangeable headbands
  • Good build
  • Successful ergonomics
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Good voice quality

Cons:

  • Boys won't like it
  • Still need a volume key

Honestly, I liked the BH-100 more, if it was also made in black, then I would gladly recommend it to everyone, everyone, everyone who is looking for an inexpensive quality product. There is nothing superfluous here, but what is there is done well. The BH-201 isn't as good, yes, it's comfortable to wear, but the assembly puts me off.

In retail, BH-100 costs about 1000 rubles, BH-201 - about 1500-1600 rubles. There are a lot of competitors in this price range at first glance, but keep in mind that both headsets have a Bluetooth 2.0 profile with EDR, in fact, they can only be compared with products of the same price from Sony Ericsson, for example, PV-705, PV-710 . The latter outperform the "budgets" from Nokia by the time of work, they have a well-designed design, but they are not so comfortable to wear.

Overview of budget headsets Nokia BH-100 and Nokia BH-201

This article is, in fact, the first sign in a small update of the approach to creating reviews of accessories. If you remember, last year there was a lack of such materials on our website, but now there is no shortage of them, a corresponding section has appeared. Accordingly, the information is now in order, and any reader, after reading some materials, can understand what is important in accessories and what is not, what needs to be paid attention to and what is not worth it. Therefore, now in one review I will try to consider not just one headset or headphones, or speakers, or something else, but to collect at least a couple, as a maximum - more than three products. This is good for two reasons - it reduces your time to get feedback on things, it makes it possible to compare accessories right in the article. By the way, about comparisons, no matter what I said a couple of months ago, it was not possible to write comparative reviews in time due to loading with other materials. Nevertheless, now the comparison of headsets with DSP is already 50% ready (in fact, this is a selection of the very best headsets), 30% of the comparative review of stereo headsets has already been written.

Well, today I bring to your attention a "doublet" consisting of Nokia budget mono headsets.

Design and construction

Probably, to begin with, we should talk about the headsets in turn, and then sum up. I'll start with the BH-100. She, in fact, is a copy of the BH-300, except that a little more, flatter. The design is as simple as five kopecks, somewhat reminiscent of all sorts of things from Apple - white plastic, it is lacquered on the bottom, normal on top. The quality of the materials is good, in general, the headset leaves a pleasant impression, nothing creaks or dangles, everything is quite tight. Women's version? Yes, girls like it, boys don't, mainly due to the color. There are also interchangeable rims, like the 300th, there are additional rims in different colors in the kit, I had a variant with a brown edging on the test. Easy to take off and easy to put on. The appearance of the device does not change dramatically, but as an additive it's great.

With the BH-201, everything is not so great, although I don’t have the most commercial sample, but some conclusions can be drawn. There is a certain claim to fashion, expressed in a pattern on the front panel, a trendy dark brown color, a rounded design. The design is cool, I do not argue, and it is perceived as such until you pick up the headset. You are waiting for a creak, a creak and another creak. I don’t know how it is in the commercial version, but in my assembly it’s not at all perfect. Most likely, this is due to the thin plastic of the top cover. The headset has a groove for attaching the bundled strap, everything here is very similar to solutions from SE, you can leave the strap on when talking, it does not interfere. The device is suitable for both men and women, the design is universal.

Summing up, I would say that the design and assembly of the BH-100 seems to me better than that of the 201st, it is more concise, finished. On the other hand, 201st is suitable for both men and women, while "weaving" is more of a female product.

Of course, I showed both headsets to everyone around me, including representatives of both sexes and different social classes. Oddly enough, the BH-100 attracted more attention, perhaps due to the color. The BH-201 did not go unnoticed either, many liked the design with a pattern, but no one liked the squeaks. Although, by and large, the reaction to budget products (and the fact that they are budget products is instantly recognizable) is predictable - nothing but “well, it’s not a bad thing, it seems”, it didn’t work out.

By the way, I wonder what they write about these devices on the Russian Nokia website? https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/latio/2014 BH-201 written about literally the following: “The modern finish of the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-201 with laser engraving reflects an innovative design approach. The soft key makes it easy to manage calls. Interchangeable eartips in three different sizes and a soft swivel attachment ensure a comfortable fit on any ear. With a neck strap, you can keep the headset close at hand and then it is easy to put it in your ear to make or receive a call.” As you can see, there are translation difficulties (wearing tape) and some exaggerations (to put it mildly), I'm talking about an innovative approach, a soft key.

Wearing style

Both headsets do not have a headband, so you just need to put them in your ear and start using them. The BH-100 is quite ordinary, the speaker is covered with a silicone cap, everything is quite comfortable. The BH-201 has a design very similar to numerous headsets from SE, only for some reason something like a rubber limiter is attached to the speaker leg, either so that it does not fall deep into the ear, or so that the plastic does not touch the auricle - it is not clear . Despite this incomprehensible thing, the headset is comfortable to wear, all without problems. The strap also contributes to the convenience, yet it is very convenient, thanks to the loop it is always at hand.

Management

Both headsets have similar controls, a characteristic feature of all Nokia mono headsets is a separate power button on the back. On one of the ends there is a volume control lever, only the BH-201 has it, the BH-100 does not have it at all, the sound is controlled from the phone. The lever at the 201st is quite convenient, it is easy to get used to it. The main buttons of both headsets are similar, but the pressing is clearer and better in the BH-100, in the 201st everything is somehow creaky. In general, no matter how paradoxical it may be, management looks better with a cheaper “hundredth”, although everything is much simpler here, but there is no need to be distracted from the conversation. You may not agree with me, but for a budget product with a hint of image, the presence of a volume control is not important.

The light indicators of the headsets are tiny, they shine, not particularly standing out, in the 201st they are generally located on the back panel.

Food

To begin with, I will give the figures declared by the manufacturer. So, BH-201 in talk mode should work 5 and a half hours, in standby mode - 150 hours. The headset is equipped with a 69 mAh lithium-polymer battery, the charging connector is a "new" model, that is, thin. BH-100 in talk mode should work for about six and a half hours, standby time is the same as that of BH-201, the battery is 75 mAh Li-Polymer, charging connector is the same. As you can see, the numbers are very similar, but in practice they work, in fact, the same way - about one and a half to two days with not very heavy use (about 2 hours of talking in total, without turning off for the night). It is quite possible that the batteries in my headsets were not "swinged", a neighbor who uses the 201st says that she has been working for him for almost four days. In general, the battery life of both headsets is acceptable.

By the way, keep in mind one fact - the BH-100 connector is located under the removable rim, it is not visible on the case.

Phone connection and sound quality

Headsets were paired with Sony Ericsson P990i, Samsung E-590 without problems, pairing code is standard - "0000". To enter devices into pairing mode, you must press and hold the power key from the off state until the indicator lights up constantly. In terms of sound quality, the products are extremely similar, in fact, they are twin sisters, although the BH-201 seemed to me somewhat worse than the BH-100, there was some unevenness. However, the interlocutors immediately guessed that I was talking on the headset (true for both products), it is difficult to speak in conditions of strong noise - you hear the interlocutor, you can not hear you. The range of action is about 3-4 meters, the headsets play the set ringtones on the phones. Work with a computer for Skype was also checked, here the BH-100 showed itself not from the best side, the volume control still helps. By the way, the BH-201 is louder than the "weave", the latter has no reserve at all. We tested dialing the last number with two quick presses, activating voice dialing, switching between lines - everything works without problems.

Overall, the sound quality of both headsets can be rated as satisfactory, very close to a "four".

Conclusions

Let's look at the pros and cons of each product. Let's start with BH-201:

Pros:

  • Interesting design
  • Rope included
  • Good voice quality
  • Comfortable to wear

Cons:

  • Not a very good build (fiddles)
  • Extremely controversial ergonomics (soft "home" key, taut volume key)

Pros:

  • Girl-friendly design, interchangeable headbands
  • Good build
  • Successful ergonomics
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Good voice quality

Cons:

  • Boys won't like it
  • Still need a volume key

Honestly, I liked the BH-100 more, if it was also made in black, then I would gladly recommend it to everyone, everyone, everyone who is looking for an inexpensive quality product. There is nothing superfluous here, but what is there is done well. The BH-201 isn't as good, yes, it's comfortable to wear, but the assembly puts me off.

In retail, BH-100 costs about 1000 rubles, BH-201 - about 1500-1600 rubles. There are a lot of competitors in this price range at first glance, but keep in mind that both headsets have a Bluetooth 2.0 profile with EDR, in fact, they can only be compared with products of the same price from Sony Ericsson, for example, PV-705, PV-710 . The latter outperform the "budgets" from Nokia by the time of work, they have a well-designed design, but they are not so comfortable to wear.

Overview of budget headsets Nokia BH-100 and Nokia BH-201

This article is, in fact, the first sign in a small update of the approach to creating reviews of accessories. If you remember, last year there was a lack of such materials on our website, but now there is no shortage of them, a corresponding section has appeared. Accordingly, the information is now in order, and any reader, after reading some materials, can understand what is important in accessories and what is not, what needs to be paid attention to and what is not worth it. Therefore, now in one review I will try to consider not just one headset or headphones, or speakers, or something else, but to collect at least a couple, as a maximum - more than three products. This is good for two reasons - it reduces your time to get feedback on things, it makes it possible to compare accessories right in the article. By the way, about comparisons, no matter what I said a couple of months ago, it was not possible to write comparative reviews in time due to loading with other materials. Nevertheless, now the comparison of headsets with DSP is already 50% ready (in fact, this is a selection of the very best headsets), 30% of the comparative review of stereo headsets has already been written.

Well, today I bring to your attention a "doublet" consisting of Nokia budget mono headsets.

Design and construction

Probably, to begin with, we should talk about the headsets in turn, and then sum up. I'll start with the BH-100. She, in fact, is a copy of the BH-300, except that a little more, flatter. The design is as simple as five kopecks, somewhat reminiscent of all sorts of things from Apple - white plastic, it is lacquered on the bottom, normal on top. The quality of the materials is good, in general, the headset leaves a pleasant impression, nothing creaks or dangles, everything is quite tight. Women's version? Yes, girls like it, boys don't, mainly due to the color. There are also interchangeable rims, like the 300th, there are additional rims in different colors in the kit, I had a variant with a brown edging on the test. Easy to take off and easy to put on. The appearance of the device does not change dramatically, but as an additive it's great.

With the BH-201, everything is not so great, although I don’t have the most commercial sample, but some conclusions can be drawn. There is a certain claim to fashion, expressed in a pattern on the front panel, a trendy dark brown color, a rounded design. The design is cool, I do not argue, and it is perceived as such until you pick up the headset. You are waiting for a creak, a creak and another creak. I don’t know how it is in the commercial version, but in my assembly it’s not at all perfect. Most likely, this is due to the thin plastic of the top cover. The headset has a groove for attaching the bundled strap, everything here is very similar to solutions from SE, you can leave the strap on when talking, it does not interfere. The device is suitable for both men and women, the design is universal.

Summing up, I would say that the design and assembly of the BH-100 seems to me better than that of the 201st, it is more concise, finished. On the other hand, 201st is suitable for both men and women, while "weaving" is more of a female product.

Of course, I showed both headsets to everyone around me, including representatives of both sexes and different social classes. Oddly enough, the BH-100 attracted more attention, perhaps due to the color. The BH-201 did not go unnoticed either, many liked the design with a pattern, but no one liked the squeaks. Although, by and large, the reaction to budget products (and the fact that they are budget products is instantly recognizable) is predictable - nothing but “well, it’s not a bad thing, it seems”, it didn’t work out.

By the way, I wonder what they write about these devices on the Russian Nokia website? https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/latio/2014 BH-201 written about literally the following: “The modern finish of the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-201 with laser engraving reflects an innovative design approach. The soft key makes it easy to manage calls. Interchangeable eartips in three different sizes and a soft swivel attachment ensure a comfortable fit on any ear. With a neck strap, you can keep the headset close at hand and then it is easy to put it in your ear to make or receive a call.” As you can see, there are translation difficulties (wearing tape) and some exaggerations (to put it mildly), I'm talking about an innovative approach, a soft key.

Wearing style

Both headsets do not have a headband, so you just need to put them in your ear and start using them. The BH-100 is quite ordinary, the speaker is covered with a silicone cap, everything is quite comfortable. The BH-201 has a design very similar to numerous headsets from SE, only for some reason something like a rubber limiter is attached to the speaker leg, either so that it does not fall deep into the ear, or so that the plastic does not touch the auricle - it is not clear . Despite this incomprehensible thing, the headset is comfortable to wear, all without problems. The strap also contributes to the convenience, yet it is very convenient, thanks to the loop it is always at hand.

Management

Both headsets have similar controls, a characteristic feature of all Nokia mono headsets is a separate power button on the back. On one of the ends there is a volume control lever, only the BH-201 has it, the BH-100 does not have it at all, the sound is controlled from the phone. The lever at the 201st is quite convenient, it is easy to get used to it. The main buttons of both headsets are similar, but the pressing is clearer and better in the BH-100, in the 201st everything is somehow creaky. In general, no matter how paradoxical it may be, management looks better with a cheaper “hundredth”, although everything is much simpler here, but there is no need to be distracted from the conversation. You may not agree with me, but for a budget product with a hint of image, the presence of a volume control is not important.

The light indicators of the headsets are tiny, they shine, not particularly standing out, in the 201st they are generally located on the back panel.

Food

To begin with, I will give the figures declared by the manufacturer. So, BH-201 in talk mode should work 5 and a half hours, in standby mode - 150 hours. The headset is equipped with a 69 mAh lithium-polymer battery, the charging connector is a "new" model, that is, thin. BH-100 in talk mode should work for about six and a half hours, standby time is the same as that of BH-201, the battery is 75 mAh Li-Polymer, charging connector is the same. As you can see, the numbers are very similar, but in practice they work, in fact, the same way - about one and a half to two days with not very heavy use (about 2 hours of talking in total, without turning off for the night). It is quite possible that the batteries in my headsets were not "swinged", a neighbor who uses the 201st says that she has been working for him for almost four days. In general, the battery life of both headsets is acceptable.

By the way, keep in mind one fact - the BH-100 connector is located under the removable rim, it is not visible on the case.

Phone connection and sound quality

Headsets were paired with Sony Ericsson P990i, Samsung E-590 without problems, pairing code is standard - "0000". To enter devices into pairing mode, you must press and hold the power key from the off state until the indicator lights up constantly. In terms of sound quality, the products are extremely similar, in fact, they are twin sisters, although the BH-201 seemed to me somewhat worse than the BH-100, there was some unevenness. However, the interlocutors immediately guessed that I was talking on the headset (true for both products), it is difficult to speak in conditions of strong noise - you hear the interlocutor, you can not hear you. The range of action is about 3-4 meters, the headsets play the set ringtones on the phones. Work with a computer for Skype was also checked, here the BH-100 showed itself not from the best side, the volume control still helps. By the way, the BH-201 is louder than the "weave", the latter has no reserve at all. We tested dialing the last number with two quick presses, activating voice dialing, switching between lines - everything works without problems.

Overall, the sound quality of both headsets can be rated as satisfactory, very close to a "four".

Conclusions

Let's look at the pros and cons of each product. Let's start with BH-201:

Pros:

  • Interesting design
  • Rope included
  • Good voice quality
  • Comfortable to wear

Cons:

  • Not a very good build (fiddles)
  • Extremely controversial ergonomics (soft "home" key, taut volume key)

Pros:

  • Girl-friendly design, interchangeable headbands
  • Good build
  • Successful ergonomics
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Good voice quality

Cons:

  • Boys won't like it
  • Still need a volume key

Honestly, I liked the BH-100 more, if it was also made in black, then I would gladly recommend it to everyone, everyone, everyone who is looking for an inexpensive quality product. There is nothing superfluous here, but what is there is done well. The BH-201 isn't as good, yes, it's comfortable to wear, but the assembly puts me off.

In retail, BH-100 costs about 1000 rubles, BH-201 - about 1500-1600 rubles. At first glance, there are a lot of competitors in this price range, but keep in mind that both headsets have a Bluetooth 2.0 profile with EDR, in fact, they can only be compared with products of the same price from Sony Ericsson, for example, PV-705, PV-710 . The latter outperform the "budgets" from Nokia by the time of work, they have a well-designed design, but they are not so comfortable to wear.

Overview of budget headsets Nokia BH-100 and Nokia BH-201

This article is, in fact, the first sign in a small update of the approach to creating reviews of accessories. If you remember, last year there was a lack of such materials on our website, but now there is no shortage of them, a corresponding section has appeared. Accordingly, the information is now in order, and any reader, after reading some materials, can understand what is important in accessories and what is not, what needs to be paid attention to and what is not worth it. Therefore, now in one review I will try to consider not just one headset or headphones, or speakers, or something else, but to collect at least a couple, as a maximum - more than three products. This is good for two reasons - it reduces your time to get feedback on things, it makes it possible to compare accessories right in the article. By the way, about comparisons, no matter what I said a couple of months ago, it was not possible to write comparative reviews in time due to loading with other materials. Nevertheless, now the comparison of headsets with DSP is already 50% ready (in fact, this is a selection of the very best headsets), 30% of the comparative review of stereo headsets has already been written.

Well, today I bring to your attention a "doublet" consisting of Nokia budget mono headsets.

Design and construction

Probably, to begin with, we should talk about the headsets in turn, and then sum up. I'll start with the BH-100. She, in fact, is a copy of the BH-300, except that a little more, flatter. The design is as simple as five kopecks, somewhat reminiscent of all sorts of things from Apple - white plastic, it is lacquered on the bottom, normal on top. The quality of the materials is good, in general, the headset leaves a pleasant impression, nothing creaks or dangles, everything is quite tight. Women's version? Yes, girls like it, boys don't, mainly due to the color. There are also interchangeable rims, like the 300th, there are additional rims in different colors in the kit, I had a variant with a brown edging on the test. Easy to take off and easy to put on. The appearance of the device does not change dramatically, but as an additive it's great.

With the BH-201, everything is not so great, although I don’t have the most commercial sample, but some conclusions can be drawn. There is a certain claim to fashion, expressed in a pattern on the front panel, a trendy dark brown color, a rounded design. The design is cool, I do not argue, and it is perceived as such until you pick up the headset. You are waiting for a creak, a creak and another creak. I don’t know how it is in the commercial version, but in my assembly it’s not at all perfect. Most likely, this is due to the thin plastic of the top cover. The headset has a groove for attaching the bundled strap, everything here is very similar to solutions from SE, you can leave the strap on when talking, it does not interfere. The device is suitable for both men and women, the design is universal.

Summing up, I would say that the design and assembly of the BH-100 seems to me better than that of the 201st, it is more concise, finished. On the other hand, 201st is suitable for both men and women, while "weaving" is more of a female product.

Of course, I showed both headsets to everyone around me, including representatives of both sexes and different social classes. Oddly enough, the BH-100 attracted more attention, perhaps due to the color. The BH-201 did not go unnoticed either, many liked the design with a pattern, but no one liked the squeaks. Although, by and large, the reaction to budget products (and the fact that they are budget products is instantly recognizable) is predictable - nothing but “well, it’s not a bad thing, it seems”, it didn’t work out.

By the way, I wonder what they write about these devices on the Russian Nokia website? https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/latio/2014 About the BH-201, the following is literally written: “The modern laser-etched finish of the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-201 reflects an innovative design approach. The soft key makes it easy to manage calls. Interchangeable eartips in three different sizes and a soft swivel attachment ensure a comfortable fit on any ear. With a neck strap, you can keep the headset close at hand and then it is easy to put it in your ear to make or receive a call.” As you can see, there are translation difficulties (wearing tape) and some exaggerations (to put it mildly), I'm talking about an innovative approach, a soft key.

By the way, I wonder what they write on the Russian Nokia website about these devices? https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/latio/2014 https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/latio/2014 The following is written about the BH-201: “The modern laser-etched finish of the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-201 reflects an innovative design approach. The soft key makes it easy to manage calls. Interchangeable eartips in three different sizes and a soft swivel attachment ensure a comfortable fit on any ear. With a neck strap, you can keep the headset close at hand and then it is easy to put it in your ear to make or receive a call.” As you can see, there are translation difficulties (wearing tape) and some exaggerations (to put it mildly), I'm talking about an innovative approach, a soft key.

Wearing style

Both headsets do not have a headband, so you just need to put them in your ear and start using them. The BH-100 is quite ordinary, the speaker is covered with a silicone cap, everything is quite comfortable. The BH-201 has a design very similar to numerous headsets from SE, only for some reason something like a rubber limiter is attached to the speaker leg, either so that it does not fall deep into the ear, or so that the plastic does not touch the auricle - it is not clear . Despite this incomprehensible thing, the headset is comfortable to wear, all without problems. The strap also contributes to the convenience, yet it is very convenient, thanks to the loop it is always at hand.

Management

Both headsets have similar controls, a characteristic feature of all Nokia mono headsets is a separate power button on the back. On one of the ends there is a volume control lever, only the BH-201 has it, the BH-100 does not have it at all, the sound is controlled from the phone. The lever at the 201st is quite convenient, it is easy to get used to it. The main buttons of both headsets are similar, but the pressing is clearer and better in the BH-100, in the 201st everything is somehow creaky. In general, no matter how paradoxical it may be, management looks better with a cheaper “hundredth”, although everything is much simpler here, but there is no need to be distracted from the conversation. You may not agree with me, but for a budget product with a hint of image, the presence of a volume control is not important.

The light indicators of the headsets are tiny, they shine, not particularly standing out, in the 201st they are generally located on the back panel.

Food

To begin with, I will give the figures declared by the manufacturer. So, BH-201 in talk mode should work 5 and a half hours, in standby mode - 150 hours. The headset is equipped with a 69 mAh lithium-polymer battery, the charging connector is a "new" model, that is, thin. BH-100 in talk mode should work for about six and a half hours, standby time is the same as that of BH-201, the battery is 75 mAh Li-Polymer, charging connector is the same. As you can see, the numbers are very similar, but in practice they work, in fact, the same way - about one and a half to two days with not very heavy use (about 2 hours of talking in total, without turning off for the night). It is quite possible that the batteries in my headsets were not "swinged", a neighbor who uses the 201st says that she has been working for him for almost four days. In general, the battery life of both headsets is acceptable.

By the way, keep in mind one fact - the BH-100 connector is located under the removable rim, it is not visible on the case.

Phone connection and sound quality

Headsets were paired with Sony Ericsson P990i, Samsung E-590 without problems, pairing code is standard - "0000". To enter devices into pairing mode, you must press and hold the power key from the off state until the indicator lights up constantly. In terms of sound quality, the products are extremely similar, in fact, they are twin sisters, although the BH-201 seemed to me somewhat worse than the BH-100, there was some unevenness. However, the interlocutors immediately guessed that I was talking on the headset (true for both products), it is difficult to speak in conditions of strong noise - you hear the interlocutor, you can not hear you. The range of action is about 3-4 meters, the headsets play the set ringtones on the phones. Work with a computer for Skype was also checked, here the BH-100 showed itself not from the best side, the volume control still helps. By the way, the BH-201 is louder than the "weave", the latter has no reserve at all. We tested dialing the last number with two quick presses, activating voice dialing, switching between lines - everything works without problems.

Overall, the sound quality of both headsets can be rated as satisfactory, very close to a "four".

Conclusions

Let's look at the pros and cons of each product. Let's start with BH-201:

Pros:

  • Interesting design
  • Rope included
  • Good voice quality
  • Comfortable to wear

Cons:

  • Not a very good build (fiddles)
  • Extremely controversial ergonomics (soft "home" key, taut volume key)

Pros:

  • Girl-friendly design, interchangeable headbands
  • Good build
  • Successful ergonomics
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Good voice quality

Cons:

  • Boys won't like it
  • Still need a volume key

Honestly, I liked the BH-100 more, if it was also made in black, then I would gladly recommend it to everyone, everyone, everyone who is looking for an inexpensive quality product. There is nothing superfluous here, but what is there is done well. The BH-201 isn't as good, yes, it's comfortable to wear, but the assembly puts me off.

In retail, BH-100 costs about 1000 rubles, BH-201 - about 1500-1600 rubles. At first glance, there are a lot of competitors in this price range, but keep in mind that both headsets have a Bluetooth 2.0 profile with EDR, in fact, they can only be compared with products of the same price from Sony Ericsson, for example, PV-705, PV-710 . The latter outperform the "budgets" from Nokia by the time of work, they have a well-designed design, but they are not so comfortable to wear.