The Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster are what you call a well crafted audio piece. The combination of Nokia’s mobile skills and Monster’s audio prowls come to light with these headphones. Lets talk design first. The Purity HD on-ear headphones come in 4 colors: white, black, cyan, and magenta. Weighing only 180g, the Purity HD are light, yet sturdy, and don’t feel like flimsily crafted headphones. They are also retractable to give you comfort spacing as well as having adjustable ear-cups. It has 40mm drivers with a frequency response between 20-20,0000Hz. It comes with two tangle free detachable cables; one has full control talk and gives you media playback controls on your windows phone (play/pause, volume up/down, skip forward and back), as well as call answer and end. WP7 fans should rejoice. Everyone else gets call controls with a built-in mic, while the second card only has a line in mic for receiving calls. The earcups are padded and give a supreme amount of comfort with use, plus the headbands are padded too. So we know they fit well, are comfortable, and well-built, but how well do they sound?
Let’s start with audio quality of voice calls. It is superb in every facet. Voice calls are clear, sharp, and crisp. The mic is very audible and people have no idea you are using a hands-free headset. Volume controls and media controls work well, which is a huge plus for Windows phone users looking for something with control options that are not in-ear like the purity in-ear headphones. When it comes to listening to music, one aspect the Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset shines in is clear vocals. Yes these are Monster designed headphones, so you are going to get some solid bass in them, but the vocals come out clear and sharp on top of the bass. So you can listen to you favorite artist, without having their vocals drowned out by the bass sounds. All around, it does a good job with almost every genre of music and I fully recommended them to anyone looking to get a set of Headphones that have great mobile call quality, some solid sound all around, and clear vocal clarity. Priced at $150, I think Nokia and Monster did a good job in creating headphones that provide clean, clear audio at a great price point.