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<pre><pre>Microsoft Surface headphones drop to $ 190 for Amazon Prime Day

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The Microsoft Surface headphones marked an impressive debut for the company in a new product category and today you can buy them for far, far below their usual costs. As part of Prime Day, Amazon has discounted the noise-canceling headphones all the way up to $ 189.99.

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The Surface Headphones were originally sold for $ 350 – in line with the competition from Sony and Bose. It is possible to find them for less in recent months, but this is a very attractive price. It was hard to recommend them for more than $ 300, but a sale that brings them under $ 200 changes the story considerably.

The Microsoft headphones are quite stylish and offer very effective noise reduction (with a smart dial to adjust the NC level). But they lack support for advanced Bluetooth codecs – they even omit AAC – and only provide such a long battery life.

So yes, compared to something like Sony & # 39; s 1000XM3s, the Surface Headphone may fall short for some shoppers. But their weaknesses are much easier to forgive at today's Prime Day price. Microsoft has also released a large number of firmware updates for the Surface Headphones to improve audio quality and connection reliability.