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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.

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.

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Category Surface Earbuds
Dimensions Each earbud: 0.98" (25 mm) x 0.78" (19.9 mm)
Charging case 2.96" (75 mm) x 1.31" (33.2 mm) x 0.98" (25 mm)
Weight Each earbud 7.2g with ear tip
Charging case 40g without earbuds
Exterior Color Glacier White
Graphite Grey
Frequency response 20 –20 kHz
Microphone Two microphones per earbud
Speaker 13.6mm driver
Battery life Up 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
Cord USB-A to USB-C cord (1 meter)
Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 LE
Audio codecs SBC and aptX
Waterproof rating IPX4
Compatibility Windows 10, Android 4.4, iPhone 5, iOS9, Bluetooth 4.1/4.2
Controls touch, tap, swipe, voice
Warranty One-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.

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Surface Earbuds have an excellent, albeit unique, design that is comfortable for all-day wear. However, incredibly good audio and exceptional battery life may not be enough to justify $200 compared to more affordable options.

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