Microsoft's Surface Headphones can now be yours for a little over $100 (or less)
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The day of Cortana's untimely but totally predictable death feels like an almost cruelly fitting moment to bring back into the limelight another one of Microsoft's not-so-successful products that initially showed quite a bit of promise.
Released nearly two and a half years ago, the first-ever Surface Headphones looked pretty great on paper... save for their somewhat excessive $350 starting price. Although that still compares favorably to the obscene 550 bucks charged by Apple for its own rookie over-ear wireless audio effort, the only way the OG Surface Headphones could have succeeded was if they were at least as good as the best options from the likes of Sony and Bose.
Sony WH-1000XM4 or Bose 700 right now, the Surface Headphones are arguably the way to go. At a little over $100, it's essentially impossible to find a better-looking, better-sounding, better noise-cancelling, and longer-lasting pair of wireless Bluetooth cans than these deeply discounted bad boys.That was obviously never the case in terms of either audio quality or battery life, but if you're looking for a (much) cheaper alternative to the
Incredibly enough, you can bring the already crazy low price of $105.99 down to an even crazier 95 bucks or so at Woot today (and today only) simply by using the e-tailer's official app. You will need a Prime membership to qualify for the extra 10 percent discount, which will be automatically applied to your order as long as you remember to log into your Amazon account before completing your purchase.
This is by far the best deal any reputable US retailer has ever offered on brand-new (!!!), unused, unopened, and undamaged Surface Headphones units backed by full 1-year manufacturer warranties, eclipsing two 24-hour-only Woot promotions from the last couple of months alone.
In case you're wondering, yes, you can replace Cortana with Google Assistant or Siri if you actually want something... useful, and in addition to state-of-the-art adjustable Active Noise Cancellation technology, the Surface Headphones have up to 18 hours of battery endurance between charges going for them, which is not too shabby... at around $100.