Surface Earbuds vs. Pixel Buds 2 — Which will you buy?

Surface Earbuds
Surface Earbuds (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

Yesterday, Google announced its second generation Pixel Buds that will compete with the likes of Apple's AirPods, Samsung's Galaxy Buds, and Microsoft's upcoming Surface Earbuds. Both the Pixel Buds and Surface Earbuds will be launching in close proximity of each other, and we want to know which pair you're considering if you're in the market for a new set of wireless earbuds.

The Surface Earbuds are $249, but the Pixel Buds come in at a much more affordable $179. Microsoft's earbuds are definitely the most expensive on the market, but is that cost justified?

Microsoft says the Surface Earbuds feature unique productivity features such as Office 365 integration and better touch controls on the buds themselves for controlling music and volume without touching your phone. They also work with any virtual assistant, including Cortana, Google Assistant, and Alexa.

The Pixel Buds feature Google Assistant integration, and a design that's far slimmer than the Surface Earbuds. The Pixel Buds fit comfortably in your ear, and are so small you can't really see them if you're looking at someone head on. The Surface Earbuds feature a much bulkier design, to accomodate the huge touchpad that allows for the advanced touch controls not found on other earbuds.

So, which one are you interested in buying? Anser the poll and let us know.

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads