Apple announces AirPods Max over-ear headphones

Apple just announced its newest product, the AirPods Max over-ear headphones, on Tuesday. The official company website revealed the news.

Apple unveiled the new AirPods Max product via its main website’s newsroom. As per the California tech giant, they “feature high- fidelity audio, adaptive EQ, and active noise cancellation.”

The new product is said to “bring the magic of AirPods to an over-ear design with high-fidelity sound.”

Apple AirPods Max specifications

The all-new over-ear headphones feature Apple’s H1 chip and a custom acoustic design. It will help in powering “computational audio for a breakthrough listening experience with Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and spatial audio.”

Company’s senior vice president Worldwide Marketing, Greg Joswiak, praised the latest music experience.

“AirPods are the most popular headphones globally, beloved for their effortless setup, incredible sound quality, and iconic design. With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio,” he said.

“The custom acoustic design, combined with powerful H1 chips, and advanced software enable AirPods Max to use computational audio to deliver the ultimate personal listening experience wirelessly.”

The headphones have a 40-mm dynamic driver to enable clear “mid-ranges, and crisp, clean high-frequency extension.” Plus, they also possess a chip that comprises ten audio cores. And they have the potential of doing nine billion operations per second!

Color options include space grey, silver, sky blue, green, and pink. Other choices will be there as well while ordering the product.

They require devices running iOS 14.3 or later, iPadOS 14.3 or later, macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later, watchOS 7.2 or later, and tvOS 14.3 or later.

Battery duration and performance

Now comes the most crucial part, which is, of course, the battery and how long they can deliver. And Apple here claims that the headphones can run for 20 hours with high-fidelity audio. It also includes talk time and movie playback.

Pricing and availability to customers

What the users might be looking at right now is definitely the affordability of the latest product. Well, they will cost you $549 from apple.com and the official store app of the company. The good news is that AirPods Max is available already, starting from Tuesday. And buyers can expect the delivery by December 15, 2020. It will be interesting to see if the consumers and young musical artists are willing to go for them or not.

However, those who think the new music device is a little out of their pockets can go for AirPods and AirPods Pro. The former is currently available for $159, while the latter costs $249.

 

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