We were watching a commercial (kinda rare these days with the DVR and all) last night, the new Windows Phone ad, and saw a guy at a train station wearing some really slick looking yellow headphones with square ear cups. So off to the web went my wife (research girl) to find out what they were so I could post about them. It turns out that they are the Nokia Purity HD Headset by Monster headphones.
The Purity phones are high-definition on-ear headphones with on-cable control for hands-free phone conversations. This includes an in-line mic and also controls for your music – play, rewind, pause, etc.
As is expected, the on-cable controls are fully compatible with the Windows Phone. With other devices, hands-free calling is compatible across the board, but music control is not.
The Pro Version of The Purity
You’ll notice in the commercial that the headphones the guy is wearing are yellow, and that the regular Purity phones are only black, blue and pink. This is because it appears the specific pair the guy in the commercial is wearing are the Purity Pro version, which are not for sale anywhere yet.
That is supposed to happen in December of 2012 – I’ll let you know as soon as I find that out! They are now available! CLICK HERE to get more detail info or to order a pair. The main difference between the regular version and the Pro version is that the Pros are “over-the-ear,” meaning that they are circumaural, meaning that your ear fits fully inside the cup, and they have active noise-cancellation. Also, the Pros have a wired AND wireless mode (very cool). And guess what? The Pros come in yellow. But it is much more useful to you to see a video describing the new Purity Pro headphones. So see that below:
So if you were curious about the cool square headphones in the Windows Phone commercial, now you know. To get your very own pair of the original Nokia Purity Headphones, click here. To get you own pair of the Purity Pros, CLICK HERE.