Microsoft’s surprise device at its latest Surface event wasn’t a new PC, tablet or otherwise. Most of those have leaked already beforehand. What most didn’t expect is that Microsoft would come out with Surface-branded headphones. But that’s exactly what it brought to the stage, pitting the Surface Headphones against heavyweights like Sony and Bose. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait for the holidays to hear if these deceptively simple headphones are all they cracked up to be, with Microsoft putting the shipping date a few weeks earlier than the shopping season.