Microsoft is also working on AirPods competitor, code-named 'Morrison'

Joanna Estrada
April 16, 2019

According to a new report, Microsoft is working on another pair of headphones, this time created to take on Apple's AirPods with wireless earbuds powered by Cortana.

Although the Surface headphones, came to the market with clever controls and good connectivity, they failed to make an impact with sound quality or price. It is unclear what kind of features the headphones will include, but Cortana integration, noise cancellation and superior integration with phones are all possibilities, per Thurrott. Wireless earbuds have existed for years, of course, but few are as long-lasting, convenient, and compact as the AirPods. "Thurrott does say that the buds could contain a feature that "[improves] interactions between a phone and the earbuds" to make reading websites, e-books, and other digital content easier on smartphones, but that functionality may not make it into the final product.

Apple's lineup of AirPods wireless earbuds has been immensely successful, and the rest of the tech industry is still trying to catch up.

The Surface earbuds stem from Microsoft's desire to leverage that audio technology in more products, Sams reports.

However, Thurrott's sources claim the earbuds could surface by the end of the year but did not guarantee a launch. According to Sams, a 2019 release date for the Surface Buds (not the official retail name yet) is "plausible", but we'll have to wait and see.

Microsoft's Surface Headphones are over-ear headphones, which means that they fully encompass the ears for better comfort and isolation.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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