Nokia Purity Pro BH-940

Deal Alert: Nokia Purity Pro BH-940 wireless headset discounted by $100

We’ve been itching to get a pair of the Nokia Purity Pro wireless headphones for some time now. The over-the-ear design plus active noise cancelling feature always sounded awesome, but the $349 price tag gave us pause.

Luckily, right now on, you can pick up the Purity Pros in either black or white for over $100 off (unfortunately red and yellow are still at the high price). Specifically the black model is discounted to $249 and the white model is a cheaper $223 ($125 savings). That’s not a bad deal or at least, it’s a significant drop from the full retail price.

The Nokia Purity Pro BH-940 headset features…everything. Seriously, it has NFC for tap-to-pair, wired playback, wireless playback (Bluetooth), a microphone built in for phone usage, it can pair to multiple devices, has noise cancelling and probably the kitchen sink. To turn ‘em on you just unfold them open and the over-the-ear fit sure ensure they stay comfortable for some time.

We’ll order up a pair and give you our thoughts when compared to the Nokia Purity (wired). Just too bad we can’t get that yellow at a cheaper price!

Read our full review of the Nokia Purity Pro headphones here, for more information.

Source:; Thanks, Nathan H., for the tip!


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Deal Alert: Nokia Purity Pro BH-940 wireless headset discounted by $100


They do come with a wire option honestly I use them alot and havent killed the battery yet, I believe they said close to 24 hours of battery life, and if the abttery dies you can still use the wired option.  The 920 has a nice app that pops up and tells you how the battery on the headphones is doing also you can use it as a live tile.

i remember amazon had an old policy that if the price went down within 30 days you could e-mail them and they would give you back the difference not sure if it's still up but you could check :/

I bought it on uk amazon where the price is still the same. So doesn't make any difference for me

He means more of a price drop, and I agree because these things are just to expensive.. I ordered the purity wired headset last week because they were on sale for $49.99,, down from $199.99... Now, that was a price drop❕

I won these at the 1020 party in NYC. I like them a lot esp since I hated the purity HD headset. I wish they were a little louder and the noise cancellation isn't exactly cancelling all the noise but it works really well with my 920 and surface rt.

Just to clarify, did you say these headphones are not good?? and can i connect it wireless with my surface rt? I am thinking to buy one. but only want to buy ificanwatch movie inmy surface rt and can listen with this head phone wireless..i know this will be awesome with my L920, but stilll..Need a little help

I like the headphones a lot. Yes you can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same same so if you are watching a movie on your surface rt and a phone call comes in it will pause the sound and you can answer the call on your lumia. Really cool feature!

The price is great, but my only problem with them is they're on-ear. The BH-940 are over-ear (which I prefer).

Not at All. Only problem i found is when I'm on bicycle connection sometimes is bad and microphone a bit week

The forward/rewind buttons don't work when wired. Is that normal? They work via Bluetooth, but when wired play/pause and volume work fine, but not forward/rewind.


To be honest i didn't try that option. I bought it because of Bluetooth capabilities. It's not with me now. Tomorrow i can answer your question

So, i tested now and that's true, forward /rewind don't on wired but you can make forward simulation with double tap on play button, rewind impossible though. Hopefully will helps to you

Yeah, that's what I call a deal❕ I ordered the Cyan ones too... I think Cyan and Red will look good together..

Order placed =]
I love this app- because of the live tile, I found this deal alert!! Can't wait to receive these, been using the Purity In-Ear and they've been good as well!

As unfortunate is the fact that the Yellow and Red versions aren't discounted is also the fact that does not ship overseas and Nokia haven't bothered to release in India yet :(

The price for all colours had dropped in uk for a while now. Might need to order another one in a brighter colour though.

249$...that's 200$ above what they're worth. and that's assuming they're the last Coke in the desert.
I seriously can't understand people who waste so much money on headphones like these. And I'm a music lover. And by music I mean real music, properly composed and played by an orchestra, not this autotune-pop-rock-techno-dubstep-trash that we have to deal with these days.
I can hear perfectly, with all the nuances and subtleties any piece of classical music with a pair of 9€ Sony earphones.

Get off my lawn, old man!
Happy? ;)

(Yeah I added "old man" 'cause technically you're older than me Daniel. Not by much, but still...)

You owe it to yourself to try out a better headphones.

(Not necessarily these, since I don't know how good these are.)

I've tried several expensive phones. None of them was that good to justify these prices. I'm not criticizing this out of the blue ;)

Maybe you only listened to Mp3s with a low bitrate.
Try a couple of good IEM over 100$ (I have a couple of Shure SE215) with some wave or flac uncompressed songs, and trust me, you'll hear details and frequencies you never thought were there in that song.
Simply because cheap earphones and Mp3s just cut them off :)

Of I can't, you'll need a PC or a good music player (I have a Sansa Clip+, which reproduces .flac files with great quality).
WP is stuck with mp3s for now...

I call bullshit. I also enjoy/perform orchestral music. Perhaps there are naunces you weren't aware existed. Good speakers/headphones are essential. I have many times listened to pieces I had also performed onstage and don't hear in the cheap headphones entire passages that I had heard onstage until I got great headphones. This holds true even for pop music sometimes. In short, you are probably missing out!

You had me with your points right up to the last one.  Believe me there's a huge difference between a good set of earbuds/headphones and the shitty ones.  Brands like Shure, Westones provide sound with much more clarity.  Unforunately Monster is not a brand i would ever consider buying at this price point.  I love my Shure 315s...  Take a plunge and purchase a decent pair.  You'll never go back to $9 Sony earphones.   

Microsoft store had these for $150 when I went in to pick up my 1020.  I failt to see how this is a good deal considering they are basically monster headphones with nokia branding.

I asked for the wired version but they were sold out due to the $50 promotion.  They said they had the wireless version for $150.

They're both manufactured by Monster (at least Beats used to be, not sure anymore) and from my experience with both are about the same in terms of quality.

These and Beats are over priced BS. Do yourself a favor and get a pair of easy to drive Koss, Sennheiser, or Audiotechnicas.

I'll give this opinion based on the "Wired" version (I know not the same).

Anyways, Beats tend to lean on the Bass side of music (Wireless - Bluetooth version).

The difference I see so far is astounding. On Beats, a guitar would sound off and bass would follow a few milli secs afterwards. It made it feel as if your ear was near the guitar cords (I'm not rating the music IQ of the headset).

As for the "Wired" version of the Purity Pro -- keeping in mind of course that they are not the same model, and the "Wireless" version is most probably better. The music tends to lean towards the middle and less on the bass.

So coming from a Beats headphone to this will make you feel weird at first. Rather feeling the guitar and then the bass following, you'll feel both at same time (neither one higher than the other) and it seems the "Wired" version cannot handle both streams properly, there is a slight noise when it happens.

Again, this is based on the "Wired" headset and no way does it represents the above ones. I'll be buying the Wireless anyways :)

I own these (350 USD) for couple of months now. These are far better than my beats by DRE headset which i used before. Go for it hell of a Deal.

I'm buying one of these and the first thing I'll turn off is the Noise canceling, because I have no need for it.

Just understand people buy things because they like something of it, and not as you seem to imply as popularity purchase etc.

Yes, I have tried Klipsch (good headphones, mediocre cable quality) Beats, Seinnheirse, Shure, Etymiotic etc.

Monster used to produce the Beats line (that's not necessarily saying something). Don't hate sheepishly!

You can't switch off the noise cancellation with these. When the battery is dead it won't be on...but then neither will the wireless function! However, the noise cancellation is pretty good and unobtrusive.

I thought there was a way to do it, by supposedly pressing Volume Up and Down at same time? (Something like that).


Forget Noise Cancellation..get Noise ISOLATION.  Infinitely better and without all the white noise.

Monoprice 8323 DJ Style headphones. Best cheap headphones. You can watch reviews on YouTube and buy them on Amazon for twenty something dollars. They are plastic but reviews say that they sound better than Beats. Patrick Norton from Teckzilla on his other show HD Nation recommends them and a couple other reviewers too.

Well, neither of those are wireless.  And that second pair is really ugly.
The Bose pair includes a mic and inline controls, but it states it works with iPhones, so who knows if it would work well with Windows Phones.  We have that guarantee with the Purity headphones.

If you are buying headphones for the sound quality, then you want to go with wired. Same reason why PC gamers go with wired mouse over the wireless crap.
Also when paying $200+ my main criteria is sound quality, and perhaps comfort, nothing else.

Sounds great.  We should all be thankful that there are different headphones available to fit our individual wants.  Sound quality is perhaps the most important factor in headphones, but it's not the only one.  Many of us are willing to make tradeoffs for other criteria important to us.

Exactly. And just because you have the Purity Pros doesn't mean you can't have another set of headphones as well.
The usability features of these headphones, the practicality of the wireless & NFC pairing, the noise cancelling (good on public transport), the long battery life, the ability to take calls (from phone and laptop), etc. make these the kind of heaphones I could use every day to commute, sit at my desk at work, Skype call in the evening, play the odd PS3 game... That's a varied range of uses and those aren't all ideal listening conditions, and when you combine that with the type of music/voice/game audio source you're using these headphones could compare quite favourably to a high end pair.
So then you spend another $150 on a decent pair of open headphones that you can use when you're actually in a nice environment, kicking back and listening to the original recording of your favourite opera or symphony.

I have Bose quite confort and they are great. Microphone doesn't work with my Lumia 920 though. I would be interested in a comparison between these 2. Is there a chance Nokia makes them work with their Lumia line? :)

I have the qc 15-over the ear. At the time of purchase I had an iPhone, reviews for the headphones were very good, also tried them at a friend.

In hindsight, yes they are.

Even the wired headsets from Nokia/Monster are. I'd pay $50 at most for it, and I did a few days ago.

Beats (Wireless - Bluetooth) are also overpriced, and the most they should retail, should be $149, at most.

Some people, such as myself like not only the sound factor, but the form as well. I'd prefer them as slim as they can be, and if that means compromising a little bit, then some would do so.

Maybe the V-Moda ones above are really good, but I do not like the design, they look like utter sht.

Same goes with the new Beats (Oval ear cup rather than the circled one) I hate it.

Nice drop. I may get those and return the other Purity phones I just got. I realize as technology advances, I've become more anti-wires these days.

I ordered a black pair. Could have got the white and saved $20 but I wasn't sure if they would look dirty after handling. I hope a review is done that goes into exactly how many devices can be paired with them. I heard it can pair up to 8. If they end up being able to pair to all my Bluetooth devices simultaneously, they will be worth the price to me.