The Nokia True Wireless Earbuds are the first smartphone accessory that the iconic mobile phone brand offers after returning to the mobile phone world. We listened to True Wireless Headphones that do not require a cable.
Nokia has no desire for cable salad at its first headphones and joins it in a now long series. The range of true wireless models is now quite large and what makes the Nokia BH-705, as the Earbuds also hot, better or worse than the competition, you can find out here.
Comfortable ear studs with volume control
Weighing just five grams per plug, the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds are lightweight. They are very comfortable and at the same time safe in the ear. But even after a long time, they do not press and do not disturb otherwise. The headphones are protected against sweat and splash water and are also strong enough to jog with them. Nevertheless, it always costs me overcoming, because I’m afraid to lose it. Because a cable gives me more security.
Nokia’s True Wireless Earbuds are relatively noisy, but do not have noise canceling and rarely protect your ears from the conversations of colleagues in the office. Advantage: You always get something on the road. After all, their sound is clear and clear. Whether music, audiobooks or telephone calls: everything is easy to understand and comfortably controlled. The JBL Free , however, have a stronger bass.
There is a special feature in the operation: You can control the volume of the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds via the ear plugs. This is a rarity for true wireless headphones. In addition, the control is done via two buttons on the side edge of the ear plug and not as many others by pressing on the outside. Of course you can also start and stop the playback of the Earbuds, jump to the next or the previous title and activate the Google Assistant or Siri.
With one charge of the Nokia Earbuds you have up to 3.5 hours of music on the ears. If you load them in the transport box in between, it will take up to twelve hours. In each case a short time compared to other true wireless headphones. But at least you charge them via a USB-C port and no longer need to wrap up a micro-USB cable.
Not only the connection, also the elongated shape of the carrying case of the Nokia True Wireless Earbuds is unusual and I have to say not ideal. The case may be slightly more compact than others, but is so long that it does not fit better in your pocket. In addition, the ear plugs can be taken much heavier and must be inserted very accurately. Here you run more than with other models, where the ear buttons like to slip into the case, danger that they fall down. On our review unit, the locking mechanism with a spring after just one week gave up the ghost. This not only bothers you during transport, but also ensures that you have to push the carriage with the headphones into the case so that they are charged.
Conclusion: Convenient stop, but there are better headphones
With a suggested retail price of 129 euros, the November Nokia True Wireless Earbuds are as expensive as the JBL Free or the Zolo Liberty Plus . The stud earrings from Nokia are comfortable and sound neat, but the battery life is relatively short. In addition, the case showed in the processing weaknesses that make the headphones useless and even without these shortcomings, the removal and replacement of the stud earrings is far too fumble.
|BATTERY LIFE||4 h|
|DIMENSIONS (HEIGHT X WIDTH X DEPTH)||22.3 x 14 x 14 mm|
|PRICE AT LAUNCH||130 €|