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Nokia BH-500 Review

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Having clipped the unit onto your clothes, you will not sense its weight at all. So, it is the ears that only carry the “load” of the headphones. The holding hooks are soft enough not to cause any discomfort, even after 5-6 hours of wearing.

Nokia BH-500 Review
Nokia BH-500 Review
Nokia BH-500 Review
Nokia BH-500 Review

In case you are not accustomed to headphones with earplugs, you are quite likely to experience a strange sensation when they have been put on for the first time. Inserting them into the cochlear duct reduces the very ability to hear, insulating the external noise and enabling you to mainly listen to the music. Different people may interpret this feeling in different ways – varying from satisfaction to discomfort. However, if you consider this to be rather an inconvenience, there is always the choice of replacing the kit headphones and plugging in ones that are of your liking.


BH-500 will be of interest to you if you go in for sports or simply your days are tense and eventful – in this case what you need is a light, compact, and easily attachable device, with fewer cables than the standard headsets. You can just insert both the unit and the set of headphones into the back pocket of your jeans or in a small handbag. And there is the 3.5 mm jack socket that enables the users to connect standard stereo headphones if different appearance or better sound quality is what they are looking for.

And when it starts raining out of the blue, you can still keep on enjoying the music without causing any damage to your water-resistant headset. It is for this reason that we consider the BH-500 to be targeted at people with an active life-style; the design itself is reminiscent of the favorite personal music player with its good old way of controlling.


  • Splashproof
  • Very light, 40 grams only
  • Option to use standard headphones
  • Button control (depending on the type of the paired device)


  • Buttons are hard to press
  • Shorter talk time at prolonged conversations compared to its
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Devin (unregistered)

Ofcourse the included earphone wil sound like crap, they are just a bonus thrown in, the idea is to use high-end earphones instead of the included ones.

posted on 28 Aug 2008, 11:08

2. MarkR (unregistered)

I had the tinny sound problem even with top end Shure headphones. Couldnt hear dialogue properly / mono/ tinnny. Then I noticed that the headphone socket stops the jack from going in all the way. I added a short extension lead with a different plug and the sound is very good. I cant tell the difference really between wired and bluetooth. I can only assume that was your problem too. Hope it helps.

posted on 17 Dec 2008, 20:06

4. morphix (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)

Can anyone else confirm this is correct? I currently have a few pairs of Sennheiser earphones & headphones that sound awesome via the wired connection and am hoping the quality/sound is replicated via this device also? Can someone confirm this?

posted on 10 Sep 2008, 12:11

3. Doogal (unregistered)

When I get a call it rings on the headset, but does it ring on the phone, too??

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 02:30

5. abubasim (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Apr 2010)

I still this headset occasionally. One feature it has that when you answer or make a call, you can hear your own voice in the earphones as picked up by the microphone, very useful if you're using noise-isolating earbuds and you can't hear your own voice and therefore may be shouting during the call.

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