For its premium headsets, Nokia has partnered up with Monster – the company that brought us the popular Beats by Dre lineup of premium headphones. And sure enough, the big retail box that the Nokia Purity comes in hints that we indeed have a premium set of earphones on our hands. Also, kudos to Nokia for throwing in that nice hard shell carrying case and the five eartip pairs of different sizes.
Design and Features:
The Nokia Purity earphones look pretty, but don't really stand out from the crowd. Just like the Lumia phones, they follow a minimalist, single-color design scheme – you can have them in black, white, cyan, or pink. Their glossy black surface is a fingerprint magnet, so keeping them clean is not an easy task. What we also don't like is that the thin black cable looks kinda cheap.
Permanently attached to the cable is the Control Talk module, which features keys for volume control, a play/pause button, and a built-in microphone. Bear in mind, however, that these buttons are made to work on Windows Phone devices only, such as the Nokia Lumia series. On the other hand, the microphone is likely to be compatible with other phones, depending on their make and model.