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Nokia BH-905 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

Released on 16 November 2009

Manufacturer: Nokia

4.0 out of 5 (8 customer reviews) | Write a review

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A symphony of sound and silence.

The Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905 features revolutionary technology that cancels out background noise and brings optimal clarity to your calls and your music.

Keep the noise out.
Enjoy crystal clear music and calls with state-of-the-art active noise cancellation technology - or simply relax in silence when you need a moment to yourself.

Enjoy one touch control
Listen in premium stereo sound and use the integrated one-touch keys to manage your calls and music, or to switch seamlessly from one to the other.

Make your own connection
Pair your headset wirelessly or connect using a wire with comprehensive support for a wide selection of compatible devices.
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  • Key Features:
  • Focus on your music or calls with active noise cancellation technology
  • Enjoy superior audio quality with advanced digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Let yourself be heard with two built-in microphones
  • Take control with easy-to-use music and call keys
  • Wear in comfort with the soft, ergonomic ear pads
  • Connect to a wide selection of devices - wirelessly or with a wire
  • Dimensions: 180 mm x 155 mm x 59 mm
  • Weight: 175 g
  • Power supply: Rechargeable 600 mAh Li-Ion Polymer battery
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 with enhanced data rate (EDR)
  • Bluetooth profiles: Handsfree profile (HFP) 1.5, Headset profile (HSP) 1.1, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.0
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customer Reviews

 Average rating (8 reviews)

 Work pretty well with iPhone 3G, slight problem using in car

| | See all sunboi's reviews (1)

First off - I just want to cover compatibility with the iPhone 3G as I searched for details before buying them but couldn't find any, so took a risk:

Play/pause works but FF and Rew DO NOT work. Suspect this is an iPhone issue - as the FF and Rew controls work fine when using them with my BlackBerry. I use my BH905 with my iPhone every day and really pleased with the performance, aside from the fact that I have to get my iPhone out of my pocket to skip tracks. Haven't tried with iPhone 3GS.

One note someone else mentioned - the noise canceling feature does seem to respond a bit strangely to sudden changes in air pressure. For example, when I'm in the back of a car listening with the noise canceling activated and we pass a lorry going the other way, you get a short whoosh and a knocking sound for a split second. I guess this is the headphones trying to cancel the 'noise' from the air pressure of the lorry passing by but it doesn't really work. Also sometimes there is a vibrato effect slightly evident.

I've only found this in a car - on the bus it's not there (larger volume so the air pressure change isn't so evident? I dunno..) and on the train or plane it's also fine. Switching off the noise cancellation removes this effect immediately.

I can't give them 5 stars because of this.

Battery life with the iPhone, listening to music with noise cancellation turned on for about 4 hours per day is approx 2-3 days... so about 10 hours. I know the website says 16 hours - i think that's too high from my experience, but 10 hours is acceptable to me.


| | See all ChrisOfLondon's reviews (2)

Top 100 Mobile Reviewer

I'm a huge fan of noise cancelling tech in all things ear piece. I've enjoyed using some ancient Bose QC2 for some time.. but I thought I should get with the time and look for a Bluetooth alternative.

Nokia's flagship headphones seemed to fill this new gap in my life. Rechargeable, bluetooth and cabled, listen and make calls.. sounded great!

Now, the build quality appears to be pretty good. The buttons seem to be in logical places and the "feel" isn't too bad either.. I can wear them for hours and they don't bother me. I recharge daily but the battery life if it is even half what they suggest in the manual is more than enough. The case holds all the accessories (including a mini charger). From a tactile perspective they feel great.

The audio appears to be "flavoured" but this is the case with most headphones. Compared to the QC2 they feel like they might be lacking something but then again, the QC2 are far from a flat response. It is down to taste and although different to others I've used, the audio performance is by no means an issue. It's fair that they sound pretty good.

The bluetooth and noise cancelling are close, but far from being as good as the price tag should warrant.

I've been using the set with Nokia's flagship N97 via bluetooth and it is brutally bad.

The volume level is inconsistent. There is a volume level on the phone and on the headphones that can be set (and reset) independently) Today I couldn't get more than a whisper from the headphones with both volume levels at max. When I rebooted the phone, the volume level was deafening (these headphones can do LOUD!) Each time I reconnect, the level seems a bit random, something that isn't the case when using a cable.

Playback has an irritating feature. The playback is frequently inter........rupted thenspeedsupforawhile before returning to normal. It does this numerous times during an average track. I've never heard / experienced anything so strange!

Making calls is problematic too.. Often the first call made after turning the headphones on is mute. The other end cannot hear me. Calling back solves the problem.

I assume these are Bluetooth issues, perhaps with the N97 though others using different Nokia and other brand headsets haven't experienced this problem.

Then there is the noise cancelling with its 12 microphones. It works well (certainly as well if not better than other's I've tested: Bose Sony) but only if I am stationary. It works great sitting in a room with an air conditioner, for example (it really does cancel consistent noise very well).

If you're in an environment that is not totally still (like a train, bus, plane, walking in a light breeze) any slight jolt introduces a whoosh into the audio. It's hard to describe.

I use my set on a train and a bus to and from work and I notice problems when another train passes in the opposite direction or the train doors open/close at a station. The feeling and noise is as if someone had pushed the headphone cup against my ear. If the train/bus is moving it introduces an almost tremolo effect into the audio.. a toooooooooooooone becomes tooowowoowowoowoowoooone at every slight bump in the road/rails.

I can appreciate this mightn't be a problem on a calm plane flight, but on every other mode of transport it is quite intrusive. It just feels like (as with other Nokia products) it hasn't been tested in real life situations.

I want to love them, but they feel a bit "beta".. They sadly just don't feel as great as promised.. Perhaps a later hardware release might solve some more issues..

 Poor Quality

| | See all dove37's reviews (1)

Very loose fitting headphones that fell off if you move your head too quickly. Multifunction button completely failed after one evenings use.
So disapointed with Nokia at the moment.

 It's brilliant

| | See all BikerMan911's reviews (1)

First thing first; got this from play.com when it was 80 quid less than rrp. I notice the price has gone up somewhat. Delivery went without any problems although it took the full 5 days to arrive.

The product itself is excellent. I am no newbiw\e to high end cans. I currently own the Sennheiser PXC 450 and the this Nokia (BH905) competes and does so aggresively. The noise cancelation on the 905 is better in both wired and wireless. The 450's is wired only.

I use te 905 with a Nokia N900 and it works flawlessly for me No problems at all. There is a break in the music for a second or so when multitasking; for example when starting a new email or sms but it's only for a second.

I use it frequently on my bike when commuting and again no problems. I usually put my phone in my messenger type bag and off I go. It fits my head perfectly and dare I say you would have to have a really odd shape head to not find a fit.

I do not use the noise cancellation when on the bike as it does provide a small isolation.

It works great on the tube and not even the noisy Victoria line could defeat its effectiveness. It will not provide silence or anything close on the London underground. What it will do though is allow the music through, with bass largely unaffected. On the underground, not even the PXC 450 can match it.

Sound quality wise, I cannot fault it. I only notice a difference between wireless and wired mode when playing lossless formats. With nornal lossy aac he2, they are even.

I haven't used it on a plane yet, but given the way it handled the London Underground, I have no reason for concerns.

For a 100 & 20 quid, I cannot fault this unit. I believe it does EXACTly what it says on the tin; nothing more nothing less. No false advertising here as far as I can tell.

Battery life by the way is exceptional and IMHO surpassed Nokia's stated specification certainly when NC is disabled for AAC stuff.

This for me is a bargain and one of my best buys this year. I will use this thing till it drops dead, it's that good. I am also seriously tempted to sell my PXC 450.

My only gripe - The battery is non user replaceable and I am willing to bet that in a few years time when it does need replacingl I probably wouldn't be able to get it replace rendering the unit useless for Noise Cancellation.

Buy with confidence!

 Loose fitting

| | See all ckirkby3's reviews (1)

The previous reviewer clearly has a peanut head, or a very small head, i have a normal sized head and they do not fall off if i shake my head. Also i presume he is very heavy handed because i have never heard of mine or my friend multi function button not working.

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