Microsoft’s Surface headphones to launch in eight new markets in March including Canada and Australia

Laurent Giret

Microsoft launched its new Surface headphones in the US and the UK back in November, and the company’s latest Surface accessory is now headed to eight new markets in March. The new countries include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Ireland, Austria, and Switzerland.

The Surface headphones are Microsoft’s first premium wireless headphones designed to compete with the best products from Bose, Sony or Apple’s Beats brand. Microsoft integrated 13 levels of voice cancellation, as well as its Cortana digital assistant for quick voice commands (it’s not clear yet if Cortana will be available in all these new markets).

Although they are quite expensive ($349 in the US), the Surface headphones have solid build quality and can deliver up to 15 hours of battery life. Microsoft has included a USB-C port for charging, and there’s also a headphone jack in case you don’t want to use Bluetooth. You can learn more about the Surface headphones in our own hands-on post.