What you need to know
- Surface Headphones 2 and Surface Earbuds are now up for preorder at Best Buy.
- Best Buy's preorders come a day after they launched on the Microsoft Store.
- Surface Headphones 2 are priced at $250 (opens in new tab) while Surface Earbuds fetch $200 (opens in new tab).
Following up on Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 going up for preorder at Best Buy, Microsoft's Surface Headphones 2 (opens in new tab) and Surface Earbuds (opens in new tab) are also now up for grabs at the big box retailer. Surface Headphones 2 cost $250, while Surface Earbuds are available for $200.
Both Surface Earbuds and Surface Headphones 2 features integrations with Office apps that let you do things like control PowerPoint slides and listen to your latest emails from Outlook on demand. Surface Earbuds feature omnisonic speakers that should deliver high audio quality, and they've been tuned to work well in office environments. The large touch sensors on each bud allow you to quickly change volume, skip tracks, and call up your digital assistant as well.
Surface Headphones 2 largely keep the same design and feel of the original Surface Headphones, but with some notable tweaks. There's a new matte black color option, which joins the gray color found on the original. Microsoft has also added Bluetooth 5.0, aptX support, and the earcups can now be rotated 180 degrees for a more comfortable experience when they're resting around your neck.
Surface Earbuds and Surface Headphones 2 are both expected to start shipping and arrive in stores starting May 12. For now, you can preorder each from both Best Buy and the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Back in black
Microsoft's Surface Headphones are back, and they're available in black. The Surface Headphones 2 also bring Bluetooth 5, up to 20 hours of battery life, aptX support, and more.
Microsoft's super smart earbuds
Now at a lower price, the Surface Earbuds will undoubtedly turn some heads when you're out wearing them, but you'll be able to make use of gesture support on your PC, iPhone, or Android smartphone.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to email@example.com.
Also available at the Microsoft store and the surface audio app now available at Google play.
Just ordered the Surface Headphones 2 Mate Black on Microsoft French website. I resisted for version 1 but now I need a great music/skype confortable headset with a great sound so this will be perfect to work while on Teams.
I'm buying these too. want the silver ones. got the black Sony ANC ones already.
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