Nokia Lumia 900 starter pack: Best headphones

With the Nokia Lumia 900 release date imminent, we begin a series aimed at providing the perfect starter pack of apps, games and accessories – starting with the best headphones for your new multimedia Windows Phone. Sounds good, eh?

Nokia Lumia 900 – Top 5 accessories you must own

Yep, the Nokia Lumia 900 is almost here. With its 4.3-inch AMOLED screen and Nokia Music pre-installed, it’ll be the ultimate multimedia smartphone. It’ll require – no, it’ll DEMAND a decent sound set-up.

Whether you’re walking down the street listening to music, having a phone conversation in a busy office or trying to watch a film on the train, a decent set of ear or headphones is essential for your phone. Here are three of the best for your Nokia Lumia 900.

There are plenty of high quality earphone and headphone manufacturers out there, but we’ve stuck with the Nokia-approved options owing to their excellent in-call compatibility. Plus they look really cool, y’know?

Nokia Purity Stereo Headset 

This is the most straight-forward (and portable) upgrade for the default pair of in-ear buds that come with your Nokia Lumia 900. So what does the Nokia Purity Stereo Headset give you for your £67? Much improved audio quality for one thing. Those rubber tips fit the shape of your ear, forming a seal that means minimal sound bleeding and some nice rich bass, while the Monster drivers produce a crisp, balanced sound.

Beyond that, the Nokia Purity Stereo Headset also provides full hands-free calling thanks to an in-built mic. Press and hold the centre button and you’ll be able to make calls by saying the name of the contact.

Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset

If you want to go to the next level of sound richness, and don’t mind sacrificing a little (but only a little, mind you) portability, the Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset is for you at around £135. Unlike the other sets on this list, these are proper headphones that sit over your ears. That makes them more suited for long periods of listening, such as plane journeys or reclining on the couch.

Monster’s stirling sound technology produces a beautifully balanced tone and just the right level of bass. Again, hands-free integration means you can take and make calls without touching your phone. You can also fold these headphones up into a handy carry case, so they’re still portable.

Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset 

If sound purity is slightly less important to you than freedom of both movement and audio choice, you might want to consider the Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset. It’s the cheapest on this list at around £50 online.

The headset uses Bluetooth to let you hook up to your Nokia Lumia 900 without a physical connection. That’s not the end of its surprises either. At its heart is a base unit that contains remote controls for hands-free usage, but it also contains an FM radio. This means you can either save the battery on your Nokia Lumia 900 by using the radio provided here. There’s also a neat OLED display that shows you incoming call and music track information.

You can even unplug the default earbuds and plug in one of the above superior headsets if  you really want the ultimate Nokia Lumia 900 audio package!


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