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Surface Earbuds now available in Graphite Grey

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

What you need to know

  • Graphite Grey Surface Earbuds are now available.
  • Previously, the Surface Earbuds were only available in Glacier White
  • The Surface Earbuds cost $200.

Microsoft's Surface Earbuds are now available for purchase. The darker earbuds join the Glacier White Surface Earbuds that were already available. Regardless of the color you choose, the Surface Earbuds cost $200 (opens in new tab).

The Graphite Grey Surface Earbuds are otherwise identical to the Surface Earbuds that were already available, so don't expect any new features or improvements.

The Surface Earbuds look a bit different than other earbuds, as they have a surface large enough to support gestures for controlling media. They're designed with comfort in mind, and earned high marks in our review thanks to their balanced audio and excellent battery life.

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

If you're debating about getting the Surface Earbuds, make sure to check out some of our comparisons, such as Surface Earbuds vs. Apple Airpods, Surface Headphones 2 vs. Surface Earbuds, and Surface Earbuds vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

7 Comments
  • You should also link your Surface Earbuds vs. Surface Headphones article. That one was helpful for me.
  • I've added that one as well. I'm glad you found it helpful!
  • Finally! Thank you. Just ordered them. Now my wife can use my other ones.
  • Any idea when they'll be released in other markets?
  • These earbuds are great! If you don't worry about trendy looks, and want something that functions great, then get these!
  • Great. Now I can get Graphite earbuds, and a graphite slim pen, to go with the black power adapter and black USB-C cord to go with my Apple white Duo. Sorry. Just seems like there is some consistency issue. I'd really rather the Duo were gray, or even Surface magnesium, but I'll live.
  • It's not a bikini or lingerie. The top doesn't need to match the panty.