Microsoft Surface Headphones with Cortana and noise cancellation go $100 off list to $250
Microsoft is one of the many companies widely rumored to be preparing a frontal attack on Apple's crazy successful AirPods, but before that can happen, the Redmond-based tech giant unveiled a pair of premium over-the-ear headphones with built-in Cortana integration last fall.
While the popular Surface Pro line of 2-in-1 Windows tablets is frequently discounted, we haven't seen a lot of good deals offered on the aptly named Surface Headphones until right now. Typically priced at $349.99, these noise-canceling bad boys are currently available for only $249.99 from Microsoft's official US e-store in a simple yet stylish light gray color.
Beats Studio3, Bose QuietComfort 35 II, or Sony WH-1000XM3 at the $350 price point is pretty much mission impossible.Best Buy charges the same 250 bucks... for certified refurbished units, while selling brand-new headphones at $263.99 a pair at the time of this writing. It's unclear whether this means the product hasn't been incredibly successful at its list price or perhaps that a sequel of some sort is coming soon. It could simply be that Microsoft finally realized competing against the likes of the
Either way, it looks like you'll have until June 30 to pull the trigger at a cool $100 discount, so you can definitely take your time and consider your over-the-ear wireless Bluetooth options. On paper, the Surface Headphones certainly seem like a smart buy at $249.99, with adjustable active noise cancellation technology, on-ear touch controls, hands-free Cortana interaction for music, calls, web searches, reminders, and so on, as well as up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge (which, by the way, takes less than 2 hours).