Sometime ago there were some posts on my blog about poor sound quality given by headset HS-46 – the one you can find in a box with your E71. There were some suggestions that if you want to listen to the music only, you can use your own standard audio headphones and connector.
I assume there are some fans of wireless Bluetooth headsets among you, but as I’m FM-radio addicted this is not a solution for me. Several days ago I have found good headphones from Nokia, HS-16, allowing to take control of player (volume control), FM radio (volume control and stations switching) and voice calls (receive/end call and volume control). Those headphones are not small, but the way you wear it is comfortable, they are easily foldable and quality of sound is really good in comparison to default headphones.
What’s really cool about HS-16 is that it is delivered with 3 different cables: 2,5 mm Nokia jack, 3,5 mm Nokia jack, and 3,5 mm standard audio jack. It means that you can use the same headphones with E71 (or any other 2,5 mm jack supporting phone), other devices with Nokia 3,5 mm jack (like XpressMusic series) or standard player (iPod, PC, Mac, etc.) I really love it. I travel by train very often and thanks to those headphones and changeable cables I carry only one item with two cables. I can easily use it if I want to watch a DVD on my laptop or listen to FM radio with my mobile.