It strikes me as being odd that Sumsung owners Harman and Apple owns Beats, but neither of these huge brands have ever constructed a proper pair of headphones yet. Of course, Samsung keeps us on our toes by teasing us with the Galaxy buds and Apple has already came out with Airpods, but they’re mostly to be paired with the smartphone they go with and aren’t actual portable audio gear that everyone can enjoy. This being said, we were very surprised to see Microsoft come out with the Surface Headphones, which are a clean, powerful, and feature-packed pair of headphones.
The Surface Headphones have such a design that surely complements the Microsoft Surface’s beauty. They made this design so relatable to the Microsoft brand by sporting the logo, using off-white and crisp geometric lines. These pair with the Surface and allows the user to make or receive calls, play music, or summon Cortana (Microsoft’s AI). The sound quality is given using two 40mm drivers and that alone will be giving the Airpods a run for its money. Not only that, they are also equipped with an impressive playback time of fifteen hours!
A nifty feature, these headphones come with capacitive touch panels on both sides, allowing you to skip-play-pause tracks or accept / reject phone calls. There are also large rotating knobs around these panels, the one on the left controls the volume and the one on the right allows you to adjust the noise-cancelling feature. So you can control the audio coming from the headphones and audio from your environment too. When you want to take a break or stop listening music all you have to do are remove the headphones and the optical sensors will pause your audio and will be waiting for you when you are ready to listen again! We certainly feel these headphones are going to get the market hopping to produce the best wireless bluetooth headphones that are better than earbuds that fall out of the ear and fit comfortably. You can go get your regular pair of headphones from Walmart or Target, possibly with a mic, but these smart headphones will give you all the capabilities you need, while still keeping the design simple and straight to the point.