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New Microsoft Surface Headphones

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.2
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
64
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
25
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59.06 meters
SIZE
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USB

Review Summary - 39 recent, verified reviews

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Noise Cancellation
 18
cancellation, cancelling, bose, noise cancelling headphones, active
+89%
-11%
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" ...  The noise cancelling has some room for improvement, but it is still pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds and noise cancellation are decent .  ...  "
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" ...  Active Noise Cancellation is not 100%, but it is acceptable - it cancels maybe about 80-85 of the noise and this is not an issue for me at all.  ...  "
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" ...  They feel very light when on and he has said nothing but great things about the noise cancelling and control options.  ...  "
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" ...  Active Noise Canceling is 85% of what the XM3s can do.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are competing directly with the Sony 1000XM3 and Bose QC35II, so when deciding to buy wireless noise cancelling headphones at the $350 price range, it is wise to look into all 3. ... Noise Cancellation: (Surface Headphones == Sony 1000XM3) > Bose QC35II. ... The quality of noise cancellation on the Surface and Sony is very close, both standing well above Bose's. ... There are reports of this happening to many other Bose owners, so, personally, I cannot recommend the Bose for the noise cancelling. ... Both Sony's and Surface Headphones' active noise cancelling is amazing, and for someone who takes bus rides daily, it is a godsend. ... - Quality noise cancelling . ... I like them a lot and I would recommend them to people interested in buying wireless, noise cancelling headphones at this price range.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound & noise cancelling is very good .  ...  "
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" ...  Very comfortable, sound wonderful, noise cancellation is good.  ...  "
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Comfort
 12
comfortable, surface headphones, surface, head, dials
+67%
-33%
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" ...  This is a great start for Microsoft in the headset realm.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very comfortable to wear, even for few hours in the office as well as on the go. ... I'm using spectacles, and I feel comfortable using it.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a shame, because these are some very comfortable headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the design and on-ear dials with which I can adjust NC and volume - these dials are really awesome. ... I highly recommend these Surface Headphones!  ...  "
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" ...  Great feature is that taking off the headphones pauses whatever you were listening to, and resumes after you put them back on.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfort: Surface > Bose > Sony ... When looking at how they rest on your head/ears, the Surface headphones are easily the most comfortable due to its over-ear design. ... As a commuter, comfort was the most important factor when I decided to get the Surface headphones.  ...  "
Headphones
 11
headset, headphone, jack, ear, cable
+73%
-27%
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" ...  The headset is extremely comfortable, which is the main selling point for me over the other wireless headphone brands.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphone automatically recognizes my device and what you want to hear.  ...  "
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" ...  Best headphones I have ever tried.  ...  "
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" ...  Hubby is very happy with the headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are great.  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones sound very good.  ...  "
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" ...  I can actually hear footsteps much clearer, and it beats any of the fake "7.1 surround sound" gaming headphones by a milestone.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 10
surface, surface book, iphone x, disconnect, connected
+60%
-40%
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" ...  My main reason for purchasing these over the XM3 was being able to have these headphones connect to multiple devices at once. ... In my office these are connect to both my cell phones my desktop and my surface pro. ... Audio transfers seamlessly. ... Jumping from a VoIP go to meeting to a cell call and and back to desktop music without having to do anything is worth the cost of addmittion.  ...  "
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" ...  My setup is a MacBook Pro and an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S8).  ...  "
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" ...  But I give 5stars for multi device connect function.  ...  "
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" ...  I simplified the name of my mac and now the headphones connect with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  it's easy to connect.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones can be connected to multiple sources at the same time, e.g with my iPhone and my Surface Book and I really like this feature.  ...  "
Call quality
 10
calls, call, phone calls, conference, voice
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Phone calls sound great.  ...  "
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" ...  These are epic headphones for anyone who has to take a lot of conference calls. ... Jumping from a VoIP go to meeting to a cell call and and back to desktop music without having to do anything is worth the cost of addmittion.  ...  "
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" ...  For my case, the most important aspect is conference call quality and how the other end hear my voice.  ...  "
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" ...  It works well with my phone as well as my computer (Skype and Teams for professional calls).  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones work well for Skype for Business which I use for all of my work phone calls and online conference calls.  ...  "
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" ...  - Phone calls sound clear.  ...  "
Battery Life
 10
battery, hours, voice, turn, improve
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Battery life lasts for full day for my usage pattern --from commuting to the office, using it at the office and commuting back home. ... I typically charge it before calling it a day.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is good for inter continental flight, over 13 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is not bad but nor really good.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery time (12-15hrs) is more than adequate for me.  ...  "
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" ...  - It has voice prompts, such as telling you battery life when turning it on. ... - Battery life (about 12 hours) is much shorter than the competitors.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact when you turn them on it tells you how many hours left in the battery.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 8
noise, bose, sony, dials, bose qc35
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Love the dials for the ambient noise and volume controls.  ...  "
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" ...  Audio quality is so so I have a pair of TaoTronics that sound as good.  ...  "
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" ...  Bose QC35 best sound quality ... But note other voices are picked up as well ... 7) Sound clarity – all three had very good voice sound clarity, but the Bose QC35 did so with less volume turned up, volume of 8 – 10 for others while volume of 5 on Bose QC35 to hear the same thing  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Built quality is incredible and so is the sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound Quality: Sony > Bose > Surface ... I am not an audiophile, but I can still clearly tell the differences. ... They weigh a tiny bit more than Sony's and Bose's, but it's negligible. ... My primary use is with my iPhone, so as far as streaming over Spotify, to me they sound great.  ...  "
Controls
 6
volume, pause, easy, controls, use
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Love the dials for the ambient noise and volume controls.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use touch controls, and dials.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the design and on-ear dials with which I can adjust NC and volume - these dials are really awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the dials for volume (on the right) and NC (on the left) are really smooth and easy to adjust.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
working, using, year, first, far
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Now, however it's getting out of hand, it's been three, going on four months now and I sometimes have to wait forever for the sound to start playing even after they're connected to my devices.  ...  "
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" ...  The most recent cause for absolute infuriation was the cancellation dial just stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it, and the new unit worked fine for the first week. ... Then, the left earpiece started experiencing static.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried these headphones after using the QC 35's for a year.  ...  "
For Running
 4
would
+100%
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" ...  Incredible headphones, my husband is EXTREMELY picky about his electronics and he absolutely loves these!  ...  "
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" ...  Added bonus of keeping ears warm while walking outside during the winter.  ...  "
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" ...  Best headphones I have ever tried.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are great.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 4
dials, volume, use, touch controls, right
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Easy to use touch controls, and dials.  ...  "
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" ...  it's easy to connect.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the dials for volume (on the right) and NC (on the left) are really smooth and easy to adjust.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 4
win10, surface book, surface, iphone x, hear
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Both my surface book and phone refused to see it as a bluetooth device.  ...  "
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" ...  3) Call Quality – all three had good call quality on Win10 bluetooth, but the Surface had terrible quality for other party on the iPhone X and iPad, the other end and con calls could not hear me like I was in a tunnel  ...  "
Bass
 3
bass, surface, sony, bose qc35, bose
+100%
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" ...  Bose QC35 best sound quality  ...  "
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" ...  The bass is nice, but not overwhelming.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound Quality: Sony > Bose > Surface  ...  "
Price
 3
could, price range, months, money, headphones
+33%
-67%
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" ...  If these weren't in the same price range then I could overlook some shortcomings but they aren't so I've given them 3 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones are basically unacceptable for the price. ... I wish I could get my money back.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
materials, good, build quality
+100%
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" ...  very good exterior, solid design.  ...  "
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" ...  You will be able to tell right away that this product is made of quality materials.  ...  "
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" ...  - Build quality is premium (soft touch material), way better than the Bose.  ...  "
Charging
 3
usb c charging, minutes, battery, 15, fast
+100%
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" ...  I typically charge it before calling it a day. ... Charging time is reasonable. ... You'll get 2 hours for 15 minutes charging, which is nice.  ...  "
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" ...  USB C charging is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  - Fast charging, so you can sneak in a couple hours of battery with ~15 minutes of charging (as long as you have a fast charger).  ...  "

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59.06 meters
SIZE
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