What you need to know
- The Surface Headphones are currently available at $100 off at the Microsoft Store.
- The price cut drops Microsoft's relatively expensive bit of kit from $350 to $250.
- We were pretty impressed with Microsoft's first foray into Surface audio, but you can check out our full review if you're on the fence.
Microsoft's Surface Headphones are a bit on the expensive side, normally coming in at $350. But if you've been looking to get your hands on Microsoft's first foray into Surface-branded audio, the Microsoft Store is now offering the headphones at a pretty deep $100 discount.
The Surface Headphones first made their debut at Microsoft's October hardware event in 2018. They include a number of advanced features, such as adjustable levels of active noise cancellation, gesture touch controls, and a high-end audio experience. They also include Cortana integration, allowing you to interact with the digital assistant and issue commands at any time.
In his review, Windows Central Executive Editor Daniel Rubino praised the Surface Headphones with a few caveats:
Microsoft brought serious innovation to the table with Surface Headphones. It still has room to improve, but the company has established that it can offer some genuine competition to Bose and Sony. Surface Headphones 2 should be very exciting. For now, this first release is above average ... but not the best.
In any case, $250 is a lot easier to swallow than $350 if you've had your eye on the Surface Headphones. If you're interested, you can pick them up with the $100 discount at the Microsoft Store now.
Thanks to Andrew V. for the tip!
Hearing is believing
High-quality audio, Surface design
The Surface Headphones bring outstanding sound to your PC or smartphone with some intelligent features that separate them from the competition. While they fall short on noise cancellation, they're still excellent.
Our favorite Surface accessories from Microsoft
Every one of these valuable Surface accessories is Windows Central Approved and guaranteed to please.
Surface Precision Mouse ($77 at Amazon)
The Surface Precision Mouse is not only one of favorite Surface accessories, it's one of our favorite mice for any PC. It's packed with valuable features and customizable buttons. Its scrolling and tracking are seamless and spot-on. And it's rechargeable so you never have to buy new batteries for it.
Surface Pen (From $72 at Amazon)
Every Surface owner needs this Pen. Period. It supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt support for shading density, and enjoys supremely low latency. When paired with a Surface PC, the potential is endless. And it comes in a bunch of cool colors.
Surface Dock ($136 at Amazon)
With two Mini DisplayPorts, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm audio jack, this dock gives you the ports you need to stay connected to all your favorite devices. Plus, it easily turns your Surface into a desktop power hub. We highly recommend it.
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