Yesterday I received my Nokia Purity Pro headphones and while I'm really impressed with the build and the sound quality, I was surprised to learn that there seems to be no way to turn on and off noise cancellation manually (like it used to be on the BH-905i).
This is a shame for two reasons:
- First of all I noticed that the sound quality is even better when the headphones are cable-connected and the active noise cancellation is thus switched off. When chilling at home, there's absolutely no need for me to have noise cancellation turned on, which is why I would like the option to pass it and opt for the better sound quality instead.
- Second, when travelling, I would like to cable-connect the headphones in order to save some battery power (not on the headphones, but on my Lumia 920) while at the same time I still want to be able to enjoy the benefits of active noise cancelling in a noisy environment (like on a train or plane).
I'm pretty sure those two scenarios aren't too far-fetched and many people will come across them while using their headphones. So here comes my question: Is there any way for you guys to add the option to manually turn on and off noise cancellation through some firmware update later on or is this is not possible at all?
Thanks for your efforts.
21-04-2013 17:57 - edited 21-04-2013 18:04
Thank you for the anwser to a puzzling question.
I am just wondering if this is supposed to work in wired mode?
I hear it working over bluetooth but i can't seam to get it to work when i am using cable.
I also cannot disable ANC while listening plugged in. I am sitting at home listening to music from my computer and dont need any noise cancellation. Is the firmware upgradeable on these? They have a USB port....
Hi. I am having some problems with my Nokia Purity Pro. It seems to turn the noise cancellation on and off after have been using it for about 10 minutes. It continues until I disconnect it from my phone for a while. If I connect it again (using bluetooth) it happens again after about 10 minutes and continues every 5 or 10 seconds until i shut it off. Even if I stops the music the click-sound when switching between noise cancellation and not continues.
Any idea? Or just a production error in my product?
I have also similar problem. The disconnection does not happen so often. It happens especially when driving, i do not know why.
I got already a new product in warranty but same problem appears even with the new product.
Maybe something goes wrong with the automatic proximity sensor or software.
My wife experiences this problem much more often. She has a lot of hair so i estimate that the proximity sensor is not working properly.
In any case it is evident that this product has not been tested in enough conditions and variations since this is not been taken into account.
If user would be able to switch ANC manually on so that it stays on despite the automatic functionality, it would solve problem. So hopefully Nokia can release new software that could be uploaded via the USB - i do not know if this is possible.
I have the same issue and got new device from maintenance. This is really disappointing but typical Nokia style to let customers do the final testin. I got the Purity Pro mainly to be used in a car and since noise cancellation swhitches on and off ramdonly I decided to throw away the darn thing.