As expected, on December 8, Apple released its new wireless earbuds dubbed the AirPods Max. Earlier rumors referred to this model as the AirPods Studio.
It is a full-size headphone with “custom acoustic design”, active noise canceling, adaptive equalizer and transparency mode.
According to Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, the custom acoustic design, combined with the proprietary H1 chip and advanced software, allows AirPods Max to deliver the best possible sound wirelessly.
The headband construction is made of stainless steel and is complemented by a breathable knitted mesh that distributes weight and reduces pressure on the head. The cups are made of anodized aluminum. The headphones weigh 385 grams. The robust frame guarantees strength and flexibility, while the telescopic temples guarantee comfort for a wide variety of head shapes and sizes.
Each cup attaches to the headband using a revolutionary mechanism that balances and distributes pressure. The ear cushions use memory foam to provide an effective seal. Inspired by the Apple Watch, the Digital Crown offers precise volume control and the ability to play or pause audio, skip tracks, answer or end phone calls, and activate Siri.
On the inside, the AirPods Max have 40mm dynamic drivers delivering deep bass, precise mids, and rich highs. Total harmonic distortion is less than 1% over the entire audible range, even at maximum volume.
With optical and position sensors, AirPods Max automatically detects when they are on the user’s head. When you remove the headphones or pick up one of the ear cups, playback is paused. There are 9 high-quality noise canceling microphones for headset mode. Bluetooth 5.0 is used to connect to devices.
In terms of autonomy, it is declared up to 20 hours of operation in any of the modes. AirPods Max comes with a soft, thin Smart Case that puts the earbuds in an ultra-low power state to help conserve battery power when not in use. The Lightning port is used for recharge. A 5 ‑ minute charge gives you 1,5 hours of listening time.
AirPods Max come in five colors, including space gray, silver, blue, green and pink. They are available to order from today at a price of 62 rubles ($ 990 in the United States).