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Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 are Bose killers with 20 hours of battery life

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2
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Microsoft Surface Headphones 2, the follow up to the wireless over-ear Microsoft Surface Headphones, could launch soon with an impressive battery life and clever active noise cancellation dial buttons.

According to a new Bluetooth SIG listing (via 91 Mobiles (opens in new tab)) granted to Microsoft, a refreshed pair of Surface Headphones is on the way. The product description says the new Bluetooth 5.0 'phones feature 20 hours of battery on a single charge and dial buttons for adjusting ANC levels.

As we note in our Microsoft Surface Headphones review, Microsoft's headphones are unique for incorporating physical rotating dials on each can for changing volume and ANC potency. 

The Surface Headphones 2 look to improve on this intuitive design by incorporating dial buttons in lieu of rotating dials. One of those buttons also gives the wearer the ability to activate a voice assistant. 

The listing does not specify which voice assistants the Surface Headphones 2 will support, though. The first Surface Headphones support Microsoft's own Cortana, as well as Siri and Google Assistant

Bose currently dominates our roundup of the best noise cancelling headphones. But considering how well the first set of Surface Headphones was received, the Bose 700 and Bose QuietComfort 35 II could have some competition coming soon.

91 Mobiles suggests Surface Headphones 2 could debut during Microsoft's Build 2020 conference, which will take place online between May 19 and May 21.

Kate Kozuch is an editor at Tom’s Guide covering smartwatches, TVs and everything smart-home related. Kate also appears on Fox News to talk tech trends and runs the Tom's Guide TikTok account (opens in new tab), which you should be following. When she’s not filming tech videos, you can find her on an exercise bike, mastering the NYT Crossword or channeling her inner celebrity chef.