‘AirPods Max’ Over-Ear Noise-Canceling Headphones from Apple Releases

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Apple has released the final AirPods Max 2020 hardware product to put an end to leaks and speculation. It is the company’s first-ever over-ear headphones with active noise cancelation (ANC) support, Adaptive EQ, Spatial Audio, and a lot more. In contrast to the common noise-canceling headphones available on the market, AirPods Max has arrived with a steep asking price.

Sound Quality

As per Apple, with each earcup housing an Apple-designed 40mm motor, the earcups feature a “custom acoustic design”. As per the blog post, it will provide rich, deep bass, precise mid-range, and crisp clean, high-frequency extension.” AirPods Max, one in each ear cup, is fitted with the company’s H1 chip. This 10-core audio chip is able to perform 9 billion operations per second and provides AirPods with a machine audio breakthrough.

As for the feature collection, on this pair of ANC headphones, the H1 chip allows for a lot of established features. Adaptive EQ, Transparency mode, spatial audio, and even audio sharing are enabled by AirPods Max. You’d already know what these features are if you’ve ever used Apple AirPods. If not, you can read the above characteristics in depth right here.

With AirPods Max, with high-fidelity audio, we are taking the magical AirPods experience to a beautiful over-ear style. Combined with powerful H1 chips and advanced apps, the custom acoustic architecture enables AirPods Max to use machine audio to provide the ultimate personal listening experience wirelessly,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Performance and battery

With up to 20 hours of high-fidelity audio, talk time, or movie playback with Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio enabled, AirPods Max offers great battery life.
AirPods Max comes with a soft, slim Smart Case that puts AirPods Max in an ultra-low power state that, when not in use, helps preserve battery charge.
 

Additional Functionality

Automatic switching enables users to move sound between the iPhone, iPad, and Mac seamlessly. Users can easily take a call to the iPhone when playing music on Mac and AirPods Max will switch over automatically. Audio Sharing makes it possible for two sets of AirPods on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV 4K to easily share an audio stream. Simply bring AirPods Max close to the device and connect with a single tap. The ability to play music, make phone calls, control the volume, get directions and more is included in the Siri capabilities. Incoming messages can also be read by Siri as they arrive with Siri Notify Messages.

AirPods Max: India Price and Availability

AirPods Max headphones are priced in India at Rs. 59,900 and in the US at $549. It is up for pre-order now and will go on sale from 15 December onwards. Five color options, including space grey, silver, sky blue, green and pink, will be available for these headphones.

Other common noise-canceling headphones, such as the Sony WH-1000XM4 and Bose 700, will go up against the AirPods Max. So on AirPods Max, are you going to drop Rs. 60,000 or is it over-priced? In the comments below, let us know your thoughts.

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