The Microsoft Surface home/studio-style Bluetooth wireless noise canceling headphones have a closed over-ear design. These headphones can be used with the noise-canceling feature turned on or off, are intended for use with Bluetooth enabled audio devices including cell phones as well as standard audio devices, and have a claimed wireless reception range of around 33 feet. The headphones have a built-in microphone, integrated touch sensitive music player function and call connect/disconnect Bluetooth controls, and controls for volume and noise canceling/ambient noise monitoring level adjustment. Additional features include support for Microsoft's Cortana digital voice assistant when it is Bluetooth paired to Windows PCs and Apple and Android mobile devices with the free Microsoft Cortana app installed, and earcups that swivel for ease of carrying and storage. The Surface comes with a detachable 48-inch long standard audio cable, a USB charging cable, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.
Plug typeThe type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
Works with noise reduction off
Works with noise reduction offWill operate without the noise-canceling circuitry activated; allows the model to be used as standard headphones if the batteries die.
Integrated microphoneHas an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control
Call connect/disconnect controlThis allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Integrated volume control
Integrated volume controlThis allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated player control
Integrated player controlThis allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Detachable cableA detachable cable allows the headphones to be used for noise canceling without the cord being connected to a music or video player, or dangling from the headset.
Monitor functionHas a control that turns off the audio, and in the case of noise canceling models turns off the noise canceling function, so that ambient sounds can be heard. Useful for hearing ambience like travel announcements without turning off the audio player or removing the headphones.
Noise canceling unit in earpiece
Noise canceling unit in earpieceThe electronic circuitry for the noise cancelation function is integrated into headphones earpiece rather than incorporated as a separate module that is integrated into the audio cord.
Battery lifeAs claimed by the manufacturer.
Battery recharge time
Battery recharge timeAs claimed by the manufacturer.
Low battery indicator
Low battery indicatorAn indicator to show that the headphone battery power is low and will need to be replaced or recharged.
Warranty (mos.): parts/labor
Warranty (mos.): parts/laborWarranty is for parts and labor, in months.
Additional featuresAdditional features for this model.
2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 33 ft. operating range. Has touch sensitive Bluetooth music player and call connect/disconnect controls on both earcups. Volume control ring on right earcup operates in Bluetooth mode and when headphones are powered and cord connected. Noise canceling and ambient sound monitoring levels can be adjusted using the ring on the left earcup. Headphones automatically pause mobile device music player app when headphones are removed from head. Has power on/off, Bluetooth connect/disconnect, ANC status, and battery status voice announcements. 5 minute partial charge will power earphones for up to 1 hr. Supports Cortana digital voice assistant when Bluetooth paired to Windows PCs. Earcups swivel for ease of carrying and storage. Bluetooth connected Apple mobile devices using iOS Version 5 and above will show the battery level. Free Microsoft Cortana app enables support for Cortana digital voice assistant when Bluetooth paired to Apple or Android mobile devices. When Cortana digital assistant is enabled it can also be used for hands free control of volume, calling, and audio playback (play/pause/track change) headphone functions.
Included accessoriesIndicates what accessories are included.
Detachable 48-inch long standard audio cable, USB charging cable, carrying case.
WeightReflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
Cable lengthCable length indicates the approximate length of the cable from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
Battery typeThe number and type of batteries used.