Microsoft Surface Headphones carry a price tag of US $349.00 and available in Light Gray colour. The headphones come with a carrying case, a USB cable for charging as well as an audio cable to plug in the headphone jack. The Microsoft Surface Headphones are aimed at audio enthusiasts and the key features are dial in each ear cup, powered by its virtual digital assistant Cortana.
For your information, the Microsoft Surface Headphones are the company’s first-ever pair of headphones and optimized for Surface devices and complete the Surface experience. The Surface Headphones pair with any Bluetooth enabled device – a smartphone or a personal computer, enabling users to listen or stay connected to your music, meeting and answer calls with ease. In addition to this, the headphones help you get into your flow, wherever you are it an open workspace, a cafe or on the go.
The Microsoft Surface Headphones are comfortable, has a lightweight design and comes with generous over-ear cushioning which means there is no strain on the ears. The headphones allow listeners to pipe in a certain amount of ambient sound so that users can hear things like train announcements, car horns, and various other outside noises without pausing their tunes.
The Microsoft Surface Headphones also have the Cortana integration for hands-free voice commands and lets you control your music, playing songs, joining meetings, surfing the internet, reading your emails, a conference call or set a reminder, etc. The on-ear dials can be used to adjust volume and touch controls for pausing music, skipping tracks, answer and end calls with a tap. The headphones also include dedicated power and mute buttons. Also, when you remove the headphones from the ears, it will automatically pause the music.
The Microsoft Surface Headphones slip comfortably over your ears and surround you with spectacular sound quality. The 40mm Free Edge drivers are designed to deliver optimized sound and for improved sound quality, it offers users “crisp” audio, operated by a physical dial, the frequency response of the device between 20Hz to 20kHz and sound pressure up to 115 dB. The over-the-ear headphones have a built-in noise cancellation feature and there are 13 different ambience sound level options, which allow you to get super granular with that adjustment. The ambience noise control can be controlled by using the dial on the left ear cup that offers up to 30dB active noise cancellation while the 40 dB passive noise cancellation. The left ear cup lets you adjust volume. There are 2 beam-forming microphones on each cup along with 8 microphones in total, all helping you to focus on the sounds you want to capture allowing for excellent call experiences.
To connect the devices, the Microsoft Surface Headphones can use Bluetooth or a detachable 3.5mm cable and the device will charge via a USB-C port. The 3.5mm USB-C connector can also be used for charging the device and it takes less than 2 hours to charge it and offers 15 hours of battery life on a single charge. The headphone is touted to deliver almost an hour of music in just five minutes of charge and if you turn Bluetooth off and plug in the included cable, you can get up to 50 hours of music playback.
The Microsoft Surface Headphones are compatible with Windows 10, iOS and MacOS. The Surface Headphones measure 204x195x48mm and weigh 290 grams (0.64 lbs).
Microsoft Surface Headphones Technical Specifications
|Compatibility||Bluetooth enabled smartphone|
|Box Content||Surface Headphones, Carrying case, USB cable, Audio cable, Quick start guide, Safety and warranty documents|
|Compatibility||Windows 10, iOS, Android, MacOS|
3.5mm audio connector
|Buttons/controls||Power button, Mute button, Volume dial (right ear), Noise Cancellation dial (left ear)|
|Frequency response||20 – 20kHz|
|Sound pressure level output||Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 1Vrms via cable connector with power on)|
Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 0dBFS over Bluetooth connection)
Up to 30 dB for active noise cancellation
Up to 40 dB for passive noise cancellation
|Noise Canceling Type||Active|
|Wireless Connectivity||Yes, Bluetooth|
|Compatibility||Compatible with most Bluetooth devices|
|Remote Control||Yes, depending on the model and/or application|
|Sound Track Instructions||Does not respond to iOS devices|
Dimensions and Weight
|Dimensions (LxWxD)||204mm x 195mm x 48mm|
|USB Cord Length||1500 mm|
|Audio Cable Length||1200 mm|
|Charging Time||Full charge in less than 2 hours|
|Battery Life||Up to 15 hours (with music playback over Bluetooth, ANC on, hands-free Cortana2 enabled)|
|Audio Playback||Up to 15 hours|