Alongside launching the Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6, and Surface Studio 2, Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Headphones that come with a price tag of $350 (roughly Rs. 25,600).
The over-ear, wireless Surface Headphones feature premium sound and adjustable noise cancellation, giving users precise control over how much outside noise is let in as they listen. The headphones are also claimed to deliver up to 15 hours of playback time on a single charge. To change the level of noise cancellation, you turn the dial on the left ear cup. A dial on the right side (seen below) adjusts volume.
Further, there is USB Type-C interface along with fast charging support that is touted to deliver almost an hour of music in just five minutes of charge.
Unlike the black-coloured Surface models that the Redmond giant unveiled at its Surface event, the Surface Headphones come in light grey colour. They also have the Cortana integration to let you control your music, read your emails, or even begin a conference call.
The Surface Headphones have the Cortana integration that can be activated using “Hey Cortana” hotword. You can use the integration to control your music or pass commands to let Cortana read your emails or establish a conference call. The headphones also automatically pause music when removed from the ears. This works similar to Apple AirPods.
Like Sony’s 1000X M3 headphones, Microsoft’s include touch controls on the ear cups for pausing your music or skipping tracks. Battery life is rated at 15 hours over Bluetooth or 50 hours when plugged in via headphone jack, and the sound can be customized via an app that Microsoft will release alongside the Surface Headphones.