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Nokia BH-505 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones

Released on 14 June 2010

Manufacturer: Nokia

3.0 out of 5 (9 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Stay active. Stay entertained
The Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-505 is tailor-made for your active lifestyle, offering convenient on-the-go access to your music and calls.

Go for style and comfort:
Wear this sleek, lightweight headset comfortably around your neck and find the perfect fit with a selection of earpieces to choose from. The Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-505 is a lightweight, wireless headset that brings clarity to your music and calls. This stylish headset features a lightweight neckband for all-day comfort, and a variety of different earpieces designed to fit perfectly in your ear.

experience high-quality audio:
Enjoy superior sound quality in noisy or windy environments with DSP (digital signal processing) technology - ideal for all your outdoor activities. Advanced DSP (digital signal processing) technology offers high-quality audio and helps reduce distracting background noise as you talk.

enjoy fast access to music:
Stay entertained while you're active - this wireless headset is sweat and splash resistant and features easy-to-reach music and call keys.
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Multiple earpiece types and sizes
  • Sweat and splash resistant
  • Dedicated call and music keys
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)

customer Reviews

 Average rating (9 reviews)

 Good Idea! BH-505 Just not robust enough and poor Bass.

| | See all GadgetAddicted's reviews (1)

Firstly this stupid this review thing does not work very well! Im rewriting for second time! Thanks Play.com!

Had these just 9 weeks and at first I really loved these headphones. Then after using them a bit more there are a few problems, the latest of which is that they broke at the joint next to the battery section at the back.

Pros:
Nice and light, connect very well.
The auto connect is very useful and pressing play from the headphone to start up from last track is far quicker than selecting the music player on the phone.
Look really cool and really easy to use player functions (skip, volume etc)
Decent battery life. (Outlives the phone about twice over- old SGH G600)
Clear calls and music.

Cons:
Poor bass for a music earphone.
Not very stable on the ears if jogging, and not very flexible, outer ear buds were painful for me so had to use inner ear ones which made them less stable.
Worst and most important:
Disappointing build quality in that the joints are fairly weak and snapped when I took off my cycle helmet despite being careful. Also a rather weird oily substance leaked out on breaking, which may have had something to do with it as oils very often weaken plastics.

Had they not broken they would receive 4 stars, but for lasting just 9 weeks then really only 1star!

 A good headset at a great price.

| | See all bypass's reviews (1)

I have been using the Nokia BH-505 with a HTC Hero Android (1.5) phone and a Samsung NC-10 Windows 7 netbook for about 4 weeks now and consider them to be an excellent choice for me.

The headset is generally well designed and built but, as at least one reviewer has said, the buttons for control do feel a bit cheap. The position and design of the play\pause (left) & call/answer button (right) mean that when using them you are pushing the earbud further into your ear. This may not affect users of the on-ear buds but if like me you use the in-ear buds then you will need to grip the bottom of the ear piece with your thumb to avoid discomfort, something I accomplish without much trouble. This is made slightly worse on my set as the call/answer button is considerably harder to push than the play/pause, something I hope gets easier over time.
The volume and skip buttons work well enough although they aren't designed well for use during movement as it is too easy to make an accidental input (e.g. skipping track when you only wanted to fast-forward).

The rigid design means that on my head there is about an inch gap from the middle-back of the headband and the back of my head so the band is effectively floating in the air with the headset largely supported by pressure and the hook over the ears. This may sound uncomfortable but is not at all uncomfortable for me and the only issue I have is that when running there can be movement. For this and the button design I wouldn't recommend these for very active use.

The choice of 3 on-ear & 3 in-ear buds should mean that all tastes are catered for and I have gone with in-ear as this seems to give the best sound, noise blocking and comfort for me. I usually prefer on-ear types but found these a bit irritating although the largest one will accept the little foam covers (not supplied) you get with most on-ear buds which did help with comfort.

Sound quality for stereo music playback is very good in my opinion (I am definitely not an Audiophile) with good base supplied especially with in-ear buds.
Voice calls are similarly good, the position of the mike back near your ear does mean you can't whisper but all people I have asked tell me that call quality is good and I have no trouble hearing them.

I have owned or used a few sets of bluetooth stereo headsets and can honestly say these are the best I have used. Their relatively cheap price (I paid 39 Pounds, I have used some 85+ Pound sets) makes their short comings acceptable and the quality audio performance, comfort, battery life and size/weight make these a set that I would recommend anyone giving a go.

Also worth noting that this headset has attracted a lot of attention from others who all find it to be an attractive headset to wear so you shouldn't feel self conscious about using them.

 Don't bother if you intend to use them in the Gym

| | See all Bignick03's reviews (1)

Sound isn't bad, but the main problem is reliability. I had 1 set which broke down after 2 weeks. I then got a replacement set that lasted 1 week. I suspect they are not sweat resistant (as advertised). Don't bother with them if you intend to use them during physical activity. Most features work with the iphone 3g except the track up/ track down button.

 WOW

| | See all Wrightyukgorl's reviews (1)

As i have put in the title all i can say is wow.

I was blow away with the sound quality with these and the bass is unreal. I did not think it was possible to get that much depth off earphones.

The build quality is great, and the controls are easy to use. Could see people with larger fingers having a few issues though.

If you are after a pair off earphones i would recommend these to every one, Will be ordering another pair for my other half and a mate want a pair as well after having a play.

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