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Apple AirPods Max
As expected, Apple AirPods Max has arrived with a big price tag when compared to other popular noise-canceling headphones available out there in the market.
AirPods Max: Specifications
The design of the AirPods Max is similar to the leaked renders. Airpods Max has a stainless steel headband with a breathable knit mesh canopy. This mesh design, according to Apple, will reduce on-head pressure and will be a comfy fit for a variety of head shapes and sizes.
The earcups look premium and have a shiny matte finish on them. The ear cushions too, look very comfortable.
It “offers precise volume control and the ability to play or pause audio, skip tracks, answer or end phone calls, and activate Siri,” says Apple.
According to Apple, the earcups feature a “custom acoustic design” with each earcup having an Apple-designed 40mm driver.
It is expected to provide rich, deep bass, accurate mid-range, and crisp, clean high-frequency extension,”
AirPods Max is equipped with the company’s H1 chip – one in each ear cup. This 10-core audio chip is capable of 9 billion operations per second and provides a computational audio breakthrough for AirPods.
Thanks to the H1 chip, AirPods Max supports Adaptive EQ, Transparency mode, spatial audio, and even audio sharing.
“With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio. The custom acoustic design, combined with powerful H1 chips, and advanced software enable AirPods Max to use computational audio to wirelessly deliver the ultimate personal listening experience,”
Active Noise Cancellation
Talking about active noise cancelation, Apple says that each ear cup is equipped with three outward-facing microphones and one microphone on the inside. The trio is used to detect environmental noise, while the mono monitors the sound reaching your ears.
Apple promises up to 20 hours of playback on the AirPods Max. Disabling ANC and spatial audio can get you more. You need to use the lightning port for charging.
AirPods Max: Price and Availability
AirPods Max headphones are priced at Rs. 59,900 in India and $549 in the US. It is now up for pre-order and will go on sale starting from 15th December. AirPods Max will be available in five color variants, including space grey, silver, sky blue, green, and pink.