After months of speculation, Apple finally announced the first over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. The new headset is called AirPods Max, possessing a premium design and selling for $ 549, officially on shelves from December 15, but Apple has allowed pre-order.
AirPods Max has a total of 5 color versions: Space Gray, Sliver, Sky Blue, Green and Pink. The headset features Apple introduces as a “custom sound design” with a 40 mm driver system, capable of “delivering deep, rich bass, precise mids and clear highs for every note can be heard “.
In particular, each earbud of AirPods Max is equipped with an H1 chip, for the best processing and listening experience.
Apple has included several features on the AirPods lineup for the AirPods Max, such as Adaptability Quotient, transparency mode, spatial audio, and audio sharing. The Apple family even brought an element from the Apple Watch, which is the Digital Crown to the AirPos Max.
The Digital Crown on AirPods Max supports adjusting volume, playing or pausing music, answering or ending calls and activating Siri. There’s also a dedicated “noise control” button on the AirPods Max that switches between noise canceling and crosstalk mode.
In terms of design, Apple emphasizes on the comfortable feeling of the user when using the AirPods Max, thanks to the headband made of breathable mesh material, which minimizes the weight and pressure on the top of the user’s head. The frame of the headset is finished from stainless steel, giving it a luxurious feel.
AirPods Max provide 20 hours of battery life and charge via Lightning, support 5 minutes quick charge with 90 minutes of use. In addition, the headset can automatically pause the sound when the user takes it out of the ear and continue playing the music when worn again.
Apple bundles customers who buy AirPods Max with a smart carrying pouch that automatically activates a low power state when put in the bag.