Surface Earbuds in Graphite Grey are launching on September 10 for $199

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Surface Duo Press Hero Pen Surface Earbuds (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Graphite Grey Surface Earbuds are coming September 10.
  • They join the already available Glacier White Surface Earbuds.
  • Pricing starts at $199.

Microsoft has today announced that the Graphite Grey variant of its new Surface Earbuds will be launching September 10, several months after the Surface Earbuds launched in Glacier White. The new Graphite Grey option will cost the same as the Glacier White model at $199.

There's nothing else really new with this new model of Surface Earbuds, as it's just the color that's been updated. Many have been waiting for a darker color choice for Surface Earbuds, as they were announced alongside the white pair back in October last year. For some unknown reason, the Graphite Grey model was delayed until now.

Microsoft's Surface Earbuds are a unique pair of truly wireless headphones with excellent sound and premium comfort. Featuring 8 hours of charge, special integration with Microsoft 365, and intuitive touch controls for answering calls, changing volume, and controlling your music.

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CategorySurface Earbuds
DimensionsEach earbud: 0.98" (25 mm) x 0.78" (19.9 mm)
Charging case2.96" (75 mm) x 1.31" (33.2 mm) x 0.98" (25 mm)
Weight Each earbud7.2g with ear tip
Charging case40g without earbuds
Exterior ColorGlacier White
Graphite Grey
Frequency response20 –20 kHz
MicrophoneTwo microphones per earbud
Speaker13.6mm driver
Battery lifeUp to 24 hours battery with included charging case
Up to eight hours of continuous listening per charge
A 10-minute charge provides up to one hour of battery life
CordUSB-A to USB-C cord (1 meter)
WirelessBluetooth 5.0 LE
Audio codecsSBC and aptX
Waterproof ratingIPX4
CompatibilityWindows 10, Android 4.4, iPhone 5, iOS9, Bluetooth 4.1/4.2
Controlstouch, tap, swipe, voice
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty

You'll be able to pick up the Surface Earbuds in Graphite Grey starting September 10 if you feel that the darker aesthetic is something you prefer. If not, you can buy the Glacier White pair today and have them in your hands by the end of the week.

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: @zacbowden.

  • Its amazing what a different splash of colour can do. The grey ear buds look nice and has actually got me interested. The darker colour would help make it look smaller when being worn.
  • Exactly what I was thinking. I'm not in the market but they look so much better in this darker shade. The white ones look big.
  • I was going to ask about these because the promotional images had the Grey ones
  • Zac, when do you think the black version of the duo is coming?
  • Frankenstein returns. Lol.
  • Those look so much better than the white. I do wish they were more bold with their color options, but they're at least offering another option now. Sucks that the MS retail stores are gone, as I do wish I could maybe try these out in a store before committing to spending that kind of money. I already have a pair of Bose Soundsport Frees, but the audio quality isn't all that great for a $200 pair of headphones.
  • I believe that there's a 60-day no-questions-asked return policy. Here in Australia at least, the Store entry for the Surface Earbuds says this: "Shop with confidence at Microsoft Store. We’re offering 60-day returns on Surface products"