HMD Global has launched twelve new in-ear headphones with Nokia branding in one fell swoop. The different models cost between 30 and 100 euros and should go on sale sometime between July and September. HMD divides the new products roughly into three categories: “Clarity” devices should sound particularly great, “Comfort” ear buds should be particularly comfortable and “Micro” earphones should be particularly small.
There are also four models of the Solo Buds: These are mono headphone headphones that are looped over one ear and, according to HMD Global, are particularly suitable for professional use. The Solo In-Ears are available in four versions: Solo Bud, Solo Bud +, Clarity Solo Bud and Clarity Solo Bud +. Deciphered: The “Plus” models are protected against splash water in accordance with IPX4, the “Clarity” models offer noise suppression, but not fully active noise canceling.
The other two Clarity models, which have an AirPod design, also have noise reduction. 10 mm neodymium drivers are responsible for music playback, and a light ring on the body of the earphones is intended to inform outsiders that they do not want to be disturbed at the moment. Both Clarity models support Bluetooth 5.2. Real noise canceling is only available in the Pro model of the Clarity earbuds, which also tops the price list of HMD Globals new earbud potpourri at 100 euros.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds Pro share this first place in the price ranking with the Nokia Comfort Pro. This Comfort product line is available in three versions: Standard (60 euros), Plus (65 euros) and Pro (100 euros). The Plus model differs from the standard variant in this case by the possibility of wireless charging, the Pro variant also has active noise suppression on board.
With the small micro-earbuds you have the choice between two models: The standard version costs 70 euros, the Pro version with “Noise Reduction” is available for five euros more. The 40 euro expensive Nokia Go Earbuds + do not want to fit into any category. The plus apparently stands for IPX4 certification again, but Nokia does not even offer a non-plus variant.