Surface Earbuds preorders now available

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

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's Surface Earbuds are now available for preorder.
  • The Surface Earbuds support gestures and integrate with Office 365.
  • They will be available from May 12 for $199.

Microsoft's Surface Earbuds are finally available for preorder (opens in new tab). The Surface Earbuds were originally announced last October but were delayed until this spring. Now, you can preorder the Surface Earbuds for $199. That price tag is lower than the $249 price tag that once appeared on the Microsoft Store. The Surface Earbuds launch on May 12 in 24 markets.

The Surface Earbuds do not feature noise cancellation, but that choice was made by Microsoft to help people who wear headphones all day. The Surface Earbuds support haptic gestures, such as swiping forward or back to navigate playlists and swiping up or down to adjust playback volume.

The Surface Earbuds have Omnisonic speakers to deliver high-quality audio. Microsoft states that the headphones will get up to 8 hours of battery life on their own and up to 24 hours of battery when combined with their USC-C charging case.

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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
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)
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 can connect the Surface Earbuds to Windows 10 with Swift Pair and Android phones with Fast Pair. At launch, the Surface Earbuds will be available in "glacier" white, but darker grey versions should be available at a later date. You can read more about the Surface Earbuds in our post covering their announcement.

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  • Love the price. I am just waitIng on Daniel’s review on sound quality and then grab them
  • I wish the gray was avail at launch. They will be slightly less noticeable (more professional).
  • I didnt see it listed, does the case charge wirelessly?
  • I read in another article it doesn't have wireless charging
  • I'll preorder them as soon as I get confirmation that they are capable of multipoint connection. I need to connect to my phone and PC at the same time.
  • Well, I'm sad to say that I just chatted with Microsoft rep who said that the earbuds are not capable of multipoint, but the headphones are. That is disappointing. Sean, or any WC staffer, when you review these, please check to see if this is accurate. Thank you!
  • Confirmation:
  • Too expensive for something without ANC.
  • These could be interesting with language translation in Teams and I like the potential. Chose the Headphone 2’s as my daily driver though.