Microsoft Surface Earbuds: are they better than Apple AirPods?

ByGoraud Mazanec 2019-10-07 515

During Microsoft's presentation event in the United States, we were able to get to know the company's first in-ear headphones, under the name Surface Earbuds, small headphones that come to compete directly with Apple's well-known AirPods. The new Microsoft Surface Earbuds bring with them specifications that make them equal to the AirPods themselves, but can they really compete?

Microsoft Surface Earbuds 

More battery in the Surface Earbuds

One of the strong points of the new Microsoft headphones is their battery, promising up to 8 hours of uninterrupted playback, which compared to Apple AirPods and their 5 hours gives them as winners in the section of autonomy.


As is the case with most in-ear headphones, have a small box to transport them which in turn gives us an extra battery charge. In this case we have a tie, since both boxes offer a total recharge that offers 24 hours of reproduction.


Microsoft Surface Earbuds 

Easier pairing

In the case of the Apple AirPods, only by placing them on top of our iPhone and pressing a button can we pair them, a function that makes tasks much easier and saves us valuable time.


Although we have not yet been able to see Microsoft's method in use, it has been mentioned in the presentation that they will also have an instant method, which will allow Surface Earbuds to be connected to any Android device quickly and easily.

Uses and advantages

If we have to choose one of the advantages of each of the headphones we are comparing, in the case of Apple we obviously have to choose Siri, its virtual assistant present in the AirPods that allows us to perform many tasks without having to take out the phone or even look at our clock.


In addition to this we find a water resistance in the AirPods that will make us quieter during our physical activities. In the case of the Surface Earbuds, one of the uses and advantages that were emphasized during the presentation is that we can use different tools of the Suite Office 360 with our voice, for example dictating a text. This tool can be very useful to us to advance work while we move or even to make a telephone interview and transcribe it automatically.


In addition to this the Earbuds surface outside our ear is prepared to receive gestures, with which we can do different actions such as passing to the next Spotify song.

 Microsoft Surface Earbuds​ 

Price of the best in-ear headphones

Finally and to conclude we talk about the price of these two products that are so similar and at the same time so different.


The Apple AirPods with the wireless charging case is priced at $199, while the Microsoft Surface Earbuds is priced at $249. So the Microsoft Surface Earbuds are more expensive than the Apple AirPods.   


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