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Microsoft announces Surface Headphones 2, now comes in black too



It’s Surface day everyone and a number of new and refreshed devices have broken cover officially. This article focuses on Surface Headphones 2. Stay tuned for additional Surface coverage.


Today Microsoft unveiled their refreshed Surface Headphones 2. The headline feature improvements are a larger battery that boasts 20 hrs of battery life, now supports Bluetooth 5 and now includes aptX, which is a protocol that reduces latency and improves audio clarity. Pre-order a set for yourself here.

Frequency response20–20kHz
Noise cancellationUp to 30 dB for active noise cancellation
Up to 40 dB for passive noise cancellation
Speaker40mm Free Edge speaker
Sound pressure level outputUp to 115 dB (1kHz, 1Vrms via cable connector with power on)
Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 0dBFS over Bluetooth connection)
ChargingFull charge in less than 2 hours
BatteryUp to 20 hours (with music playback over Bluetooth, ANC on)
InputsUSB-C connector
3.5mm audio connector
Buttons / ControlsPower button, Mute button, Volume dial (right ear), Noise Cancellation dial (left ear), Touch interface on both ear cups
CompatibilityWindows 10, MacOS, iOS & Android
ColorsLight Gray
Matte Black
AvailableMay 6 pre-order (today), In stores May 12


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