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A go-to pair of headphones are essential for work and play. Whether you're working from home or the office, commuting or enjoying a walk or run, having a pair of noise-cancelling headphones handy can make even the most simple activities more enjoyable.
Amazon is a great place to find affordable headphones with thousands of customer reviews that may not be the best sound quality, but get the job done. Luckily, the online retailer is also a great place for audiophiles to find high-quality gadgets for less, like the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 - on sale for 40 per cent off Amazon's Deal of the Day — but only until midnight PST!
SHOP IT: Amazon, $263 (originally $436)
What are they?
The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 feature an innovative design that offers Omnisonic sound to submerge you in music, shows or calls. The Surface Headphones 2 features 13 levels of adjustable noise cancellation with touch and fingertip controls and dual microphones for clarity while you make calls or dictate notes (with compatible Microsoft products) and give voice commands. These comfortable wireless headphones can pair with multiple devices, have ultra-soft ear pads and offer up to 18 hours of music playtime on a single charge and 15 hours of voice calling.
What people are saying
The Microsoft Surface Headphones currently have a 4.2-star rating based on more than 400 global reviews.
Even though they have a heftier price tag than some other brands, Microsoft's headphones are ideal for anyone who requires high-quality sound, especially when making or receiving calls.
"Crystal clear sound, the best noise cancellation compared with my previous headphones; the mic sends a clean sound so my phone calls are just perfect," one shopper wrote. "You can connect to multiple devices and easily switch from one to another."
Some shoppers have complained that because of the touch controls on the headphones, you can easily change the settings of your headphones if you stretch and accidentally brush against them.
"I was impressed with Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 especially at the price point," one U.S. shopper wrote. "They have excellent sound quality and the adjustable noise cancellation is awesome. The headphones have great sound quality for both music and conference calls. The headphones are lightweight and very comfortable to wear. A few cons were the battery life, the app could use some additional features, and they don't fold up as small as some of my other headphones. But overall, these are excellent headphones — definitely recommend!"
The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 are ideal for anyone who works from home and spends a lot of time on the phone or in virtual meetings thanks to the crisp sound quality, dual microphones and adjustable noise cancellation features.
Given the price, they are considerably more expensive than other brands online, but deliver when it comes to quality and comfort.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.