Surface Headphones 2+ tech overview

Built for the hybrid workplace, Surface Headphones 2+ reduce unwanted ambient noise, enable clear remote meeting participation, and provide high-fidelity sound. Surface Headphones 2+ include 13 levels of active noise cancellation, earcup dials, and advanced 8-microphone system for voice clarity, 18.5 hours of music 1 listening time or up to 15 hours of voice2 calling time.

Certified for Microsoft Teams

Now certified for Microsoft Teams with the included dongle, Surface Headphones 2+ meet audio/video specification standards while in use with Teams software to ensure a high-quality call experience. It includes a Teams button to join calls or bring Teams to the forefront, integrated call controls, and an LED status indicator on the included dongle to indicate mute status.

Using with Microsoft 365

Surface Headphones 2+ integrate with productivity features in Microsoft 365 such as helping improve the accuracy of speech to text dictation or enabling captions to appear on-screen while you speak during a presentation.

  • Talk rather than type with dictation in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Enable live captions and subtitles on-screen while you’re talking, and translate what you’re saying into one of 60+ languages for more accessible presentations.

Note that a software license is required for some Microsoft 365 features and is sold separately. To learn more, see Use Microsoft 365 with Surface Headphones.

Updating firmware

  • Headphones: users can update firmware on Surface Headphones 2+ via the Surface Audio app(Windows, iOS, Android).
  • Surface USB link dongle: Windows Update automatically pushes updates to firmware on the dongle.

Note, currently there are no enterprise management options for managing Surface Headphones 2+.

Surface Headphones 2+ tech specs

Feature Description
Dimensions - Length: 8.03” (204 mm)
- Width: 7.68” (195 mm)
- Depth: 1.89” (48 mm)
Weight - 0.64 lbs (290 g)
Exterior - Colors: Matte Black
Frequency response - 20 – 20kHz
Noise cancellation - Up to 30 dB for active noise cancellation
- Up to 40 dB for passive noise cancellation
Speaker - 40 mm Free Edge driver
Sound pressure level output - Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 1Vrms via cable connector with power on)
- Up to 115 dB (1kHz, 0dBFS over Bluetooth® connection)
Charging - Full charge in less than two hours
Battery Life - Up to 18.5 hours of music listening time1 or up to 15 hours of voice calling on Microsoft Teams2
USB cord length - 1.5 m
Audio cable length - 1.2 m
Inputs - Headphones: USB C® connector, 3.5 mm audio connector
- Surface USB Link: USB-A3
Sensors - Wear detection sensors on earcups
- Touch sensors on earcups
Compatibility - Bluetooth (without Surface USB Link): Windows 10, Android 11 / 10 / 9, iOS 14 / 13 / 12, macOS 11 / 10.14, Bluetooth 5.0 / 4.2 / 4.1
- With Surface USB Link: Windows 10, macOS 11 / 10.14, Bluetooth 5.0
Audio Codec - SBC and aptX™4
Buttons/controls - Power button, Microsoft Teams button, Volume dial (right ear), Noise Cancellation dial (left ear), Single earcup tap (Mute)
What’s in the box - Surface Headphones 2+
- Carrying case
- USB cable
- Audio cable
- Surface USB Link (USB-A)4
- Quick Start Guide
- Safety and warranty documents
Warranty - 1-year limited hardware warranty5

Replacement parts

The USB dongle and ear pads for Surface Headphones + are available as replacement parts. To learn more, see Get a replacement for Microsoft Surface USB Link

Feature Description
Dimensions - Length: 0.75” (19.0 mm)
- Width: 0.57” (14.4 mm)
- Depth: 0.27” (6.9 mm)
Weight - 0.067 oz (1.9 g)
Exterior - Colors: Black
Wireless Platform - Bluetooth® 5.0
Interface - USB-A6 2.0 full speed
Compatibility - Windows 10, macOS 11 / 10.14,7 Bluetooth 5.0
Product Compatibility - Surface Headphones 2+

Microsoft Surface Headphones Ear Pads tech specs

Feature Description
Dimensions - Each ear pad: 3.62” x 3.62” x 1.16” (92mm x 92mm x 29.5mm)
Weight - Each ear pad: 0.08 lbs (34.3 g)
Color - Black
Product Compatibility - Surface Headphones 2+

References

  1. Music listening testing conducted by Microsoft in Feb 2021 using prerelease Surface Headphones + Dongle package with prerelease software. The dongle was plugged into Surface Laptop 3 and/or Surface Pro 7. Playlist consisted of 44 songs transmitted using SBC encoding. Volume was set to 46% with maximum noise cancellation. Bluetooth A2DP profile was used. Testing consisted of full Surface Headphones battery discharge while playing audio until the Surface Headphones disconnected from the host device. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.
  2. Voice calling testing conducted by Microsoft in Feb 2021 using prerelease Surface Headphones + Dongle package with prerelease software. The dongle was plugged into Surface Laptop 3 and/or Surface Pro 7. Volume was set to 52% with maximum noise cancellation. Bluetooth Hands-Free profile was used. Testing consisted of full Surface Headphones battery discharge with a Microsoft Teams call until the Surface Headphones disconnected from the host device. Battery life depends on device settings, environment, usage, and many other factors.
  3. USB-A to USB-C® adapter should work for a C-capable source. Performance varies based on the quality of the adapter and the cable length.
  4. AptX™ only works with Surface Headphones 2+ when not using the Surface USB Link.
  5. Microsoft’s Limited Warranty is in addition to your consumer law rights.
  6. USB-A to USB-C® adapter should work for a C-capable source. Performance varies based on the quality of the adapter and the cable length
  7. To pair your replacement Surface USB Link to Surface Headphones 2+ you will need the Surface Audio app, available on devices running Windows 10.