Adding Bite to Bluetooth Headphones
The major notable addition here is active noise cancellation, which is great for frequent fliers. On the other hand, it cannot be turned off. So music purists are likely to whine that it can mar the sonic clarity.
Nevertheless, against, say, a pair of Beats headphones, the Nokia headset does look and sound more sophisticated. They offer a more balanced, less bottom heavy sound. More suited for pop and rock, the Nokia headphones are brighter than the Parrot or Harmon Kardon offerings, which can make the Nokia model seem more appealing on the basis of short, first-impression auditions.
The headphones can be used for hands-free calling, of course, and come with an audio cable when that’s the only listening option. Topping off the list of features to justify the higher price tag, the Purity Pros claim a total listening time of 24 hours--twice that of other models.