Microsoft recently launched a new pair of wireless headphones, branded Surface. The minimalist design incorporates that of other models of well-known brands, the finish is completely grey, while the supports that support the pavilions are made of metal. Inside there are 40 mm drivers, Microsoft declares a battery life of 15 hours, confirms the ability to start Cortana through voice commands and to pause a song automatically when the headphones are removed from the head.
As with many other wireless headphones, there is no lack of touch controls: from the right earphone you can pause music, skip tracks and answer calls.
The rotating rings on both pavilions are one of the most interesting novelties of these headphones. By sliding the one on the right, you can adjust the volume, while the one on the left is dedicated to the selection of 13 different levels of active noise cancellation – you can then choose whether to completely block the external sound or listen to it more or less.
As for the voice assistant Cortana, to activate it, just make a long tap on one of the two pavilions or say the phrase “Hey Cortana,” accessing the command or questions to do in Cortana, who will answer in the headphones.
Technical features of Microsoft Surface Headphones:
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz): up to 115 dB
- Driver: 40 mm
- Oval ear cushions: Designed to cover the ear, padded with active memory foam completely
- Connection type: Wireless USB transceiver / USB-C connector and 3.5mm audio jack
- Battery life: Up to 15 hours in Bluetooth music playback, active ANC and Cortana voice commands
- Compatibility: Windows 10, iOS, Android, MacOS
- Charging time: just under 2 hours.
- Dimensions: 204 x 195 x 48 mm
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From the point of view of comfort, the Surface headphones have an active foam padding and large padlocks, which can completely cover the ear, while the headband is adjustable and also padded with a small amount of soft material.
The new Surface headphones will go on sale starting in the United States on November 19, at a price of $349 and from that day the accessories will be available in physical stores and online. The pre-orders will start instead from November 15th.
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