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Microsoft Surface Headphones

Microsoft Surface Headphones
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Microsoft Surface Headphones review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Headphones
Microsoft Surface Headphones
87
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Why is Microsoft Surface Headphones better than the average?

  • Sound pressure level
    115dB/mWvs105.18dB/mW
  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs30.91mm
  • longer battery life
    15hvs13.83h
  • Number of microphones
    2vs1.08
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs3.88
  • Charge time
    2hvs2.24h

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Headphones

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Microsoft Surface Headphones

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Microsoft Surface Headphones

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.sweat resistant
Microsoft Surface Headphones

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.has included ear pads
Microsoft Surface Headphones

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

115dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Microsoft Surface Headphones

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Microsoft Surface Headphones

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

6.has a neodymium magnet
Microsoft Surface Headphones

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

For example

Creative SXFI Air

Power

1. longer battery life

15h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

2.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Headphones

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Headphones

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.charge time

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

5.has a removable battery
Microsoft Surface Headphones

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

6.Has USB Type-C
Microsoft Surface Headphones

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Microsoft Surface Headphones

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.2

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Microsoft Surface Headphones

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Microsoft Surface Headphones

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

For example

Sony WH-1000XM3

5.Has WiFi
Microsoft Surface Headphones

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Microsoft Surface Headphones

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Microsoft Surface Headphones

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Microsoft Surface Headphones

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

For example

JBL Live 650BTNC

4.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Microsoft Surface Headphones

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

6.Has voice prompts
Microsoft Surface Headphones

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

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