Apple AirPods Max Price, Specifications, and Features
On the evening of December 8, Apple officially released its first headphones, named “AirPods Max” the main features include high-fidelity audio, adaptive equalizer, active noise cancellation, and spatial audio with a price tag of ₹59,900 in India and $549 in the US. The AirPods Max has been completely reimagined and redesigned.
Apple says these innovative wireless headphones bring the magic of the AirPods experience to an over-ear design with high-fidelity audio. AirPods Max combines custom acoustic design, the H1 chip, and advanced software to support computational audio for a breakthrough listening experience with adaptive EQ, active noise cancellation, pass-through mode, and spatial audio. Available in five beautiful colors: Space Grey, Silver, Green, Sky Blue, and Pink.
Apple AirPods Max Color Options
The headband dome mesh is made of a taut, breathable fabric that helps distribute the weight and reduce the pressure on the head. The material wrapped around the stainless steel frame is soft to the touch and combines excellent strength, flexibility, and comfort.
The telescoping rods both extend smoothly and stabilize in the desired position for a tight fit at all times. The anodized aluminum metal earmuffs are gorgeous and sophisticated, and their innovative construction allows the earmuffs to rotate independently on both sides to balance the pressure on the ear.
The outer layer of the ear cushions is covered with a special mesh fabric that provides a soft pillow-like feel. The ear cushions are made of acoustically correct memory foam that gently conforms to the ear, ensuring excellent sound quality.
The AirPods Max supports powerful active noise cancellation with an Apple H1 chip in both earcups, 10 built-in audio cores, a special acoustic design, advanced software, and computational audio technology that effectively blocks external noise to create a sense of presence, and can be switched to transparent mode with a simple press of the noise control button.
It is also equipped with a total of up to nine microphones, eight of which are for active noise cancellation, including six outward-facing, two inward-facing, and three for voice pickup, including one dedicated and two for both active noise cancellation.
The beam-forming microphones also help isolate speech from background noise during phone calls. A dynamic coil drive unit enables a wide frequency range, while a dual-ring neodymium magnet motor drive unit achieves very low total harmonic distortion over the entire audible range.
The headset comes with digital knobs to precisely adjust volume, skip tracks, answer/pause calls, and activate Siri. It also supports features such as adaptive equalization, spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, head detection, and messaging.
In terms of battery life, the official claim is that when active noise cancellation and spatial audio are turned on, the longest time available for listening to music, watching videos, and making phone calls is 20 hours, and it supports fast charging, and with the Lightning, an interface can be used for 1.5 hours after 5 minutes of charging.
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Apple has also launched a smart headphone set at the same time, and AirPods Max will enter an ultra-low energy state when you put them in. The headphones weigh 384.8 grams, and the case weighs 134.5 grams.
- Auto-switching allows users to seamlessly switch audio between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. For example, if a user plays music on a Mac and needs to take a call on an iPhone, AirPods Max will automatically switch.
- Audio Sharing allows two AirPods to share the same audio on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Just hold the AirPods Max close to the device and click to connect.
- The AirPods will be able to play music, make phone calls, and control volume by calling Siri, and Siri will also be able to read out incoming messages via the messaging feature.
Apple AirPods Max Specifications
|Features||–||Apple AirPods Max Specifications|
|Audio Technology||Apple-designed dynamic driver|
Active Noise Cancellation
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
|Sensors||Optical sensor (each ear cup)|
Position sensor (each ear cup)
Case-detect sensor (each ear cup)
Accelerometer (each ear cup)
Gyroscope (left ear cup)
|Microphones||Total 9 Microphones||Eight microphones for Active Noise Cancellation|
Three microphones for voice pickup (two shared with Active Noise Cancellation and one additional microphone)
|Chip||Apple H1 headphone chip (each ear cup)|
|Controls||Digital Crown||Turn for volume control|
Press once to play, pause or answer a phone call
Press twice to skip forward
Press three times to skip back
Press and hold for Siri
|Noise control button||Press to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode|
|Size and Weight||AirPods Max, including cushions||Width: 168.6 mm (6.64 inches)|
Depth: 83.4 mm (3.28 inches)
Height: 187.3 mm (7.37 inches)
Weight: 384.8 gram (13.6 ounces)
|Smart Case||Weight: 134.5 grams (4.74 ounces)|
|Battery||AirPods Max||Up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode enabled|
Up to 20 hours of movie playback on a single charge with spatial audio on
Up to 20 hours of talk time on a single charge
5 minutes of charge time provides around 1.5 hours of listening time
|AirPods Max with Smart Case||Storage in the Smart Case preserves battery charge in ultra-low-power state|
Charging via Lightning connector
|In the Box||AirPods Max|
Lightning to USB-C Cable
|Accessibility||Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new AirPods Max.|
|Features include||Live Listen audio|
|System Requirements||iPhone and iPod touch models with the latest version of iOS|
iPad models with the latest version of iPadOS
Apple Watch models with the latest version of watchOS
Mac models with the latest version of macOS
Apple TV models with the latest version of tvOS