As we continue towards an increasingly electronic lifestyle, Nokia steps up to the plate with their contribution to the bluetooth earbuds game. The Nokia BH-505 Bluetooth Stereo Headset is a lightweight, user-friendly wireless listening device, perfect for today’s busy schedules.
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Pros of the Nokia BH-505
Offering quality sound with a slick ergonomic design, the Nokia Bluetooth BH-505 Stereo Headset weighs 36 grams, or just over one and a quarter ounces. Included in the box is a travel charger, user guide, and a choice of six different in-ear rubber earpieces to increase compatibility and ease of use for listeners. Nokia also offers a full online tutorial for the device, in case you misplace your original copy.
Nokia’s BH-505 wireless Bluetooth compatibility creates an experience with excellent stereo sound quality, allowing for mobility in both conversation and music. The music and call controls are featured on the actual headset body as well, adding to its ease of use and portability.
Nokia advertises the Nokia Bluetooth BH-505 Stereo Headset as a “stylish headset… for all-day comfort”, and boasts of a high IP rating for sweat and splash resistance that makes it the “perfect companion” for indoor and outdoor activities.
The sound quality for voice and music is generally reported as very good, as is the fit, styling, and ease of use. The earpieces do cut out the majority of background noise, but can be prone to slipping off the headphones. Pairing with your Bluetooth device is also said to be quite simple, and the headset holds its signal well, without cutting out during use.
Cons of the Nokia BH-505
Featuring an average reviewer rating of 3.2 stars on Amazon, there are a few issues that are repeatedly brought up by users of the device. While style and battery life are consistently evaluated well, the water resistance reports get the most negative feedback. It appears that the headset can be easily damaged by sweat seeping in during use, which can destroy the electronics. There are also some users who experienced difficulty pairing with various devices, especially when attempting to synchronize multiple devices.
It also looks like Nokia has since changed the product description most often quoted in the negative reviews. I could no longer find it in the provided information, and I would call it a wise move by Nokia, so as not to tarnish the reputation of the otherwise well performing BH-505.
Overall, the BH-505 seems to be a good addition to the wireless Bluetooth community. While they didn’t quite hit it out of the park, Nokia is definitely on base with this great product. Just remember to be careful with activities which may expose the headset to excessive moisture, the main charge against this particular model.