Nokia True Wireless and Pro Wireless headphones come to the US with killer price points

Nokia True Wireless and Pro Wireless headphones come to the US with killer price points

There are no less than eight different Nokia smartphones officially available in the US today, ranging from the entry-level Nokia 2, 2 V, and 3.1 to the high-end Nokia 9 PureView, but while there's no sign of a tablet or smartwatch coming from HMD Global anytime soon, the company behind this brand's unlikely comeback actually sells something else as well.

Namely, wireless earbuds at pretty aggressive price points. The Nokia True Wireless and Pro Wireless models were formally unveiled way back in October, launching shortly thereafter in Europe and finally expanding to the US recently, as noticed by Android Police. Both variants are up for grabs from Newegg and B&H Photo Video, including a limited 1-year warranty that suggests these are not merely "international" units unofficially imported stateside.

Nokia True Wireless with cylindrical charging case

Nokia True Wireless with cylindrical charging case


As you can easily tell by their name, the Nokia True Wireless headphones are the ones that directly go after Apple's AirPods and Beats Powerbeats Pro with a completely cable-free design, Bluetooth 5.0 technology, and a charging case uniquely shaped like a super-slim cylinder. This allows you to easily pocket the tiny earbuds, each of which weighs a measly 5 grams, alongside a case promising up to 16 hours of added endurance. Of course, the headphones themselves are not exactly powerhouses, keeping the music going for only 3.5 hours between charges.

At $129.99, these are certainly affordable and stylish enough (in black) to provide some decent competition for the significantly pricier new AirPods. Obviously, the Nokia True Wireless don't come with wireless charging support or "Hey Siri" functionality, but for what it's worth, they're IPX4 rated for sweat and splash resistance.

Nokia Pro Wireless headphones

Nokia Pro Wireless headphones


Meanwhile, the $79.99 Nokia Pro Wireless are held together by cords and a neckband, tipping the scales at 45 grams and promising to last up to 10 hours of uninterrupted music playback on a single charge. These slightly less swanky in-ear headphones are also built to resist sweat and splashes, pausing your tunes or ending your calls if you snap them together and resuming audio playback or answering calls when you unsnap them. That's not too shabby for such a reasonable price tag.

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13 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2251; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hm, I'm curious...

6. abduz

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

They're actually really great quality and when you put in consideration the price, they're actually amazing. Great bass, clear and blocks out noise ..when using it for calls, the other side could hear me very well unless there were winds or lots of noise around. Im using these for daily routine and my Bose Soundsport for the gym ...the Bose definitely sounds better but for anyone who hasnt used the Bose, the sound quality will impress but either way the sound quality will be appreciated. The advantage they have over the Bose, is they are much smaller, lighter and they hang inside the ear better. Bose has the better sound and battery life. If anyone has any questions about either, feel free to ask.

8. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Kind of hard to take anyone that thinks bose have good sound quality, seriously. "No highs, no lows, must be bose" is a popular saying for a reason... if these are even worst than bose, you may as well just save your money and buy the cheapest you can find.

10. abduz

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Lol @izim1 ...the Bose SoundSport are actually really great, even for Bluetooth speakers and I am someone who appreciates great sound from my earphones. I was actually very hesitant before I bought my SoundSport because I actually didnt expect much from them but I was glad to be proven wrong, as I truly enjoy the sound that comes out of them. So when I compare the Nokia TrueWireless to my SoundSports, it's actually a compliment ...and when you consider the size of the SoundSport, compared to the size (and price) of the TrueWireless, it's actually quite amazing they managed to get the sound quality that they did through such small Bluetooth earbuds that barely noticeable even when in your ear. You seem to be someone who follows blogs as opposed to actually trying products for yourself and just because there is a saying, doesn't mean the quality isn't there, it just means their approach is different. If you actually researched why, you would know it's because Bose dont target their their consumer products specifically towards audiophiles and studios , they target the crowd who appreciates an overall quality sound ..which is why Bose is more common in households than it is in dedicated studios.

9. libra89

Posts: 2251; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Thank you so much for this! This is very helpful. My interest in these is primarly for calls. The Galaxy Buds appear to be not so great for calls so I'm not interested. I have been considering the Jabra elite 65t for a long time but getting past the price has been tough for me to actually decide to buy it.

11. abduz

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Your most welcome. I've never used the Jabra's so I can't compare the two but from my experience with the TrueWireless, they're my go to whenever I'm on the move, as the sound quality is very good and they fit in easily in my ear without the slightest feel they will fall out ...sometimes I actually find myself having to literally pull them out. The other nice thing, is when they're in your ear, they're very discreet-looking, so they dont grab any unneeded attention ...but you will have people looking at you as if you are talking to yourself =p Another thing I liked about them, is both earbuds have buttons you can use for volume, skipping and answering calls. I'm a person who is picky about the sound that goes into my ear, if I had the slightest issue with the sound quality, I would have returned them and if that wasn't a possibility I simply wouldn't use them. I wouldnt even bother describing them. The tube they come in, is just a bonus as it's a true beaut.

12. andynaija

Posts: 1251; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I've been really interested in getting the Nokia True Wireless headphones ever since they came out, so I'm glad they're finally coming to the U.S., but a question I have is, do you feel like they're going to fall out of your ears anytime while you're wearing them?

13. abduz

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

No, never ...i use the large buds for my ear so they fit in perfectly. When i need to remove them, I literally have to pull them out, nudging them wont remove them. You can even run with them and they will still remain firm in your ear.

14. michaelny2001

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

i bought the bose first, they sound amazing in a quiet environment. on a train or outside not so much. this is why i bought the SOny WF1000x. they don't sound as good, about 5-10% mess quality but they do have noise cancelling, which is great. a bit more expensive too but well worth it.

15. abduz

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Yes, the Nokia also do a better job at blocking out sound ...but using the larger tip (Bose) for my ears, did a better job blocking out sound, so try out the other tips and see if that helps.

2. dhruba

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That is not really that competitive since the Galaxy Buds way more features at a similar price range. The only thing it can have is better quality but that remains to be seen

3. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

nokia is just rebranded chinese gadget maker at this point.

7. abduz

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Lol these actually feel more premium in quality than my Bose SoundSport and sound excellent ...though the Bose do have the edge in sound quality. Either way practically any device you are using is made in China ...these are actually designed in Finland and based on the design of Nokia portable chargers of the Lumia days.

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