After the immense success of Surface Headphones, Microsoft is now working on the second iteration might simply be dubbed Microsoft Surface Headphones 2. The audio product has recently appeared on the Bluetooth SIG listing revealing some key specs along the way. For those who’re unaware, the first-gen headphones were launched back in October 2018.
Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 Bluetooth SIG Listing
As per the new Bluetooth SIG listing, the Surface Headphones 2 will arrive with the model number 1919. The headphones will come with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 along with the support of Qualcomm AptX. The new AptX tech will improve the sound quality of the product. Furthermore, it will also arrive with longer battery life. The listing reveals a 20-hour backup on a single charge.
It’s a small improvement over the predecessor which lasts for 18 hours on a single charge. The backup drops to 15 hours with the ANC feature. Sadly, we don’t have much information about the product as of now. With that said, more information should arrive in the coming weeks or months.
Apart from some hardware improvements, we expect some notable design changes as well. Like the predecessor, we might see some changes to further increase the convenience. To recall, the original Surface Headphones come with Bluetooth 4.2 and 40mm free edge drivers placed inside each earpiece. It takes around 2 hours to charge completely. The key addition is the rotating dials on the left and right sides. Rotating one side will adjust ANC levels while rotating the other allows you to control volume.
As of now, there is no concrete launch timeline for the official announcement. We might see the Surface Headphones 2 announcement happening next month during the company’s Build 2020 conference. For those who’re unaware, it will take place between May 19 to May 21. Considering the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, that conference might push back.