Apple launched its over-ear headphones called the AirPods Max in the US today. The latest launch joins the AirPods and Airpods Pro in Apple’s audio accessories line-up. Notably, these are the first over-ear headphones under Apple’s AirPods series. Apple previously offered over-ear headphones through Beats, which it acquired in 2014.
The all-new Apple AirPods Max comes with advanced features like Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Apple H1 headphone chip, Noise Control, and a digital crown among others. The headphones are already listed on Apple’s online store in India and are available for sale. Let’s take a look at all features of the Apple AirPods Max.
Apple AirPods Max specifications and features
The Apple AirPods Max features a ‘Custom Acoustic Design’. The foldable headphones come with a stainless steel headband with telescopic arms and a knit mesh canopy for comfort. The headphones have anodised-aluminium ear cups with memory foam ear cushions wrapped in a custom-designed mesh fabric for comfort.
The AirPods Max are powered by Apple’s H1 Chip, which is also present in the AirPods Pro. The chipset brings features like Adaptive EQ and Spatial audio. The Adaptive EQ uses microphones to adjust the sound based on the fit and seal of the headphones. The Spatial Audio, on the other hand, tracks the head motion, compares the motion data, and remaps the sound field so that the headphones stay anchored to the device.
There’s a noise control button, which lets users switch between the Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. The latter lets users simultaneously listen to music while hearing the ambient noise. Additionally, there’s an Apple Watch-inspired digital crown for volume control, play or pause audio, skip tracks, answer or end phone calls, and activate Siri.
The Apple AirPods Max have 40-mm dynamic drivers and Apple claims that they provide “rich, deep bass, accurate mid-ranges, and crisp, clean high-frequency extension so every note can be heard.” There are four microphones on each cup (three outwards and one inside the cup), to aid in ANC. Additionally, there are optical and position sensors, which automatically play or pause the audio if the headphone is removed or one cup is lifted.
Apple claims that the AirPods Max come with a battery backup of 20 hours. Apple is offering Smart Case with the AirPods Max, which puts AirPods Max in an ultra-low power state but doesn’t charge it. The AirPods Max are compatible with devices running on iOS 14.3 or later, iPadOS 14.3 or later, macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later, watchOS 7.2 or later, and tvOS 14.3 or later.
Apple AirPods Max price in India
Apple is offering the AirPods Max in space grey, silver, sky blue, green, and pink colours. The headphones are already available to purchase will start shipping on December 15th. As for pricing, the AirPods Max price in India has been set at Rs 59,900.