Surface Headphones Are Nearly $50 Off on Amazon

Microsoft’s premium Surface Headphones are on sale right now if you are on the market for new headphones. As first noticed by Windows Central, Amazon is offering 14% off the $349.99 headphones, bringing the price down to $302.36.

The discount should make the Surface Headphones much more of a compelling purchase, especially after all the raving reviews the product has received so far.

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If you are unfamiliar with the Surface Headphones, it’s Microsoft’s first take on premium headphones that compete directly with the likes of Bose QuietComfort, etc. The device comes with the ability to configure the level of noise cancellation up to 13 levels. Using the dial integrated into the headphone, you can control the noise cancellation levels in 13 different levels which is a really cool feature if I am being honest. Microsoft’s Surface Headphones include other features like Type-C charging, Microsoft’s Swift Pair tech for quick pairing, up to 15 hours of battery life, Cortana integration, and 40 mm free-edge speaker drivers.

If you are interested, you can get the Surface Headphones from Amazon here. The deal only seems to be available in the United States from Amazon, and you won’t be able to get it from the Microsoft Store US. Amazon UK is also selling the Surface Headphones for £291.77, plus £7.43 for delivery. That’s a small discount considering the device is usually available for £329 in the country.

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  • CaedenV

    26 December, 2018 - 3:25 pm

    <p>$300 for mediocre headphones?</p><p>You can get entry level studio headphones for that price!</p>

    • jbinaz

      26 December, 2018 - 4:12 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#387321">In reply to CaedenV:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Have you used them? Do you know they're mediocre?</p>

      • PeteB

        26 December, 2018 - 4:13 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#387352">In reply to jbinaz:</a></em></blockquote><p>The reviews are not pretty for these crapcans. Try reading one.</p>

        • ecumenical

          26 December, 2018 - 5:20 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#387353">In reply to PeteB:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Since it's always annoying to see lies go unchallenged, here's some reality on the reviews:</p><p><br></p><p>Wired: "Microsoft's first wireless headphones look, feel, and sound as premium as their price tag."</p><p><br></p><p>Engadget: "Microsoft made a solid first attempt at building high-quality noise-cancelling headphones. These are comfortable and fit on even the biggest heads. Just beware that Cortana integration seems to entail a trade-off in battery life."</p><p><br></p><p>CNET: "The Surface Headphones don't quite match Bose and Sony noise-canceling headphones, but they're a strong freshman effort with some compelling feature and design elements."</p><p><br></p><p>TechRadar: "Microsoft’s first crack at over-ear headphones is ultimately as impressive and stylish as all of Microsoft’s hardware. We were very impressed with the active noise cancellation and sound quality of these headphones, although the design may polarize consumers."</p><p><br></p><p>Tom's: "<span style="color: rgb(37, 37, 37); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">While they don't rise to the standard set by Bose and Sony, the Microsoft Surface Headphones are a pleasant surprise with solid sound and noise cancellation."</span></p><p><br></p><p>The Verge had a relatively negative review, but then I don't have any clue what "unserious sound" is supposed to mean: "<span style="color: rgb(66, 66, 66); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">As to whether you should own a pair for yourself, that depends. I still feel drawn toward these headphones, I enjoy listening to my music with them, and I’m constantly impressed by the speed with which they connect to my devices and the rock-solid stability of their connection. The volume and NC control dials are just a dream to use. But I don’t find them comfortable enough, their sound is a touch too unserious for my tastes, and their battery life is too limiting. Anyone untroubled by those downsides should go right ahead and grab a pair."</span></p><p><br></p><p>In addition, I've tried these in person. They're extremely comfortable and the adjustable noise cancelling is amazing. I'm sure audiophiles will nitpick the bass balance or whatever, but I would love a pair of these for airplane, work, or whatever. $50 off is quite tempting.</p>

        • jbinaz

          26 December, 2018 - 7:45 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#387353">In reply to PeteB:</a></em></blockquote><p>I have, and several good reviews are pointed out below. </p><p><br></p><p>I probably would go with Sony's myself, as Bose are typically overrated, and it seems the Surface aren't <em>quite</em> as good as the others. Hardly "crapcans", though.</p><p><br></p><p>I would think at the sale price they're fairly tempting, although another $25 off would make them really competitive, given the few dings (battery life and very good but not great sound). Still not crapcans. </p>

  • Richicoder

    26 December, 2018 - 4:27 pm

    <p>I have a pair of these and love it. No regrets even at the initial price, though now I wish I waited a little longer!</p>

  • MacLiam

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    27 December, 2018 - 6:48 am

    <p>I'd probably jump on this opportunity if I hadn't bought the comparable Sony noise cancellers about three weeks ago. Since the reviews put the Bose, Sony and Surface sets all in the same neighborhood, I chose Sony on the basis of prior satisfaction with and appreciation for the company's products. In all fairness, I imagine I could have been happy with either of the other two makes as well.</p>

  • Rob_Wade

    27 December, 2018 - 7:57 pm

    <p>Try dropping them $150 off and then MAYBE I'll consider it. There's no universe where a version of me pays over $300 for a set of headphones. That's just stupid.</p>

  • SvenJ

    27 December, 2018 - 11:51 pm

    <p>I picked up a pair and find they have some compelling features. USB-C charging brings them in line with many of the newer devices I have, simplifying my life. They are exceptionally comfortable, more so than my Bose QC3s and Beats Studios. I find the ability to adjust the noise cancellation, more than just on and off, very useful. That and the volume control being dials on the earcups is way more convenient than buttons found on other headphones. Play, pause, forward back gestures (taps) work fine. Pausing play when they are removed and restarting when they are put back on, is a nice touch. </p><p>I'm not a audiophile but they sound fine to me. The Bose, Beats and these, clearly sound different, but none sound bad to me. I paired them with an iPhone a Pixel and a Surface, and all the controls/features worked across them all. Using the assistant gesture on the iPhone initially just brought up Siri, and that worked fine. I subsequently tied them to Cortana on each device, as that may offer more functionality. </p><p>I do wish they folded down into a more compact package, like the Bose and Beats, but they do come with a nice case. I think MS is missing an opportunity to make these in the same colors as the laptops, keyboards, pens, mice, as that might actually be important, or at least am plus, for some. I fortunately like the platinum so I'm fine. My wife, who also thinks they are more comfortable than the Bose, would lean toward burgundy. Probably would have bought a set already if that existed.</p>

  • YouWereWarned

    28 December, 2018 - 8:55 pm

    <p>To demonstrate their financial prowess, people happily pay way too much for Beats and Bose ("Doctors" never work cheap), and now you too can be skinned alive. Just pretend these beige babies look cool and the illusion is complete. And only $349. They'll recycle that money and make 20 more sets. Only the cereal and potato chip aisles are more profitable.</p>

  • sandeepm

    02 January, 2019 - 10:14 pm

    <p>Don't see any point in replacing my QC20 with these. They would have been lot more compelling if they were WiFi rather than Bluetooth and operated untethered, with Cortana built-in. Don't understand what Microsoft was thinking… creating ordinary headphones?? Why don't they just buy Bose Corp from MIT, if this is their future business direction.</p>

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