Surface Headphones now available in the UK for £330

Microsoft this week officially launched its new Surface Headphones in the UK, coming two weeks after opening up preorders. The headphones are available to order at the Microsoft Store for £330 (opens in new tab).

The Surface Headphones were unveiled last month at Microsoft's October hardware event, coming alongside the new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2. And though their price is on the high side, the Surface Headphones come sporting some advanced features like different levels of active noise cancellation, gesture controls, and high-end audio. Rounding out the package is Cortana integration, allowing you to interact with the digital assistant on the go.

In his review, Windows Central Executive Editor Daniel Rubino said of the Surface Headphones:

Microsoft brought serious innovation to the table with Surface Headphones. It still has room to improve, but the company has established that it can offer some genuine competition to Bose and Sony. Surface Headphones 2 should be very exciting. For now, this first release is above average ... but not the best.

The Surface Headphones are now available for £330 in the UK and $350 in the U.S.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Windows Central, I think the USP for Surface Headphone is the ability to pair with multiple devices intelligently.
    We should promote more of it.
  • Ha ha ha... No thanks Microsoft... Ridiculous price...
  • Why do you think so?
  • Why is simple! Overpriced!
  • Didn't answer the question. What about them makes you think they're overpriced and why?
  • Probably because you can get excellent quality sound from cans that go for a fraction of the price of these MS ones? Even if they are slightly better quality (and the review states that they are not the best out there so I doubt it) I for one would need a hell of a lot of convincing to believe they are over 3 times better audio quality than the best £100 set.
  • The Op's point is made moot by the fact there are other OEMs selling similar priced headphones... Secondly, with these pair you do get two additional features - granular control over active noise cancellation and ability to use Cortana. Two things you won't find in any other headphones at present.
  • $200 for granular NC and Cortana, then. That's still a big ask for 99% of the market.
  • Indeed, very low value stuff, especially as I seem to be able to access Cortana (for what it's worth...) with any microphone equipped headset, so not exactly an amazing feature. Appears to be the audio equivalent of go-faster stripes to me.
  • Well, this is interesting - figuratively priced less than in the US. This is soo tempting...
  • I agree with those who refer to the price as ridiculous. Actually, NO pair of headphones is worth anything like that. My LG V30+ came with a free pair of B&O ear buds. That they were free is as good an indication as any what the production costs were. The rest being branding if you paid £149 for them on their own. They are OK but not much different from a £10 pair to listen to. Voice and classical music. Oh and the V30 has a headphone jack and possibly the best DAC in the business built in.
  • Microsoft seems to be confusing the US with the UK when it comes to pricing. A lot of people in the UK won't page £330 for a surround sound system, let alone a pair of headphone.
  • Yet you still can't get the invoke, which is much more affordable.
  • For those who are wondering why people find them overpriced: £330 = $420
    Would you be willing pay $420 for them in the U.S.?