Apple today announced the AirPods Max, innovative wireless earbuds that bring the magic of AirPods into an over-the-ear design with high fidelity sound. AirPods Max combines custom acoustic design, H1 chips, and advanced software to power compute audio for an innovative listening experience with Adaptive EQ, active noise cancellation, transparency mode, and spatial audio. AirPods Max is available in five beautiful colors, including space gray, silver, sky blue, green, and pink, and are available to order starting today, with availability starting Tuesday. December 15.
“AirPods are the world’s most popular headphones, loved for their easy installation, incredible sound quality, and iconic design. With the AirPods Max, we have integrated this magical AirPods experience into a stunning on-ear design with high fidelity sound, ”said Greg Joswiak, senior vice president of global marketing, Apple. “The custom acoustic design, combined with powerful H1 chips and advanced software, allows AirPods Max to use computer audio to deliver the best personal listening experience wirelessly.”
Custom Acoustic Design
From the canopy to the ear cushions, every part of the AirPods Max is carefully designed to deliver exceptional acoustic performance for every user. The breathable woven mesh canopy, which encompasses the headband, is designed to distribute weight and reduce pressure on the head. The stainless steel headband frame provides strength, flexibility and comfort for a wide variety of head shapes and sizes. The telescoping headband arms extend smoothly and stay in place to maintain the desired fit.
Each earbud connects to the headband with a revolutionary mechanism that balances and distributes pressure from the earpiece, allowing it to pivot and turn independently to fit the unique contours of the wearer’s head. Each ear cushion uses acoustic memory foam to create an effective seal, a key factor in delivering immersive sound. The Apple Watch-inspired digital crown offers precise volume control and the ability to play or pause audio, skip tracks, answer or end phone calls, and activate Siri.
The AirPods Max feature an Apple-designed 40mm dynamic speaker that delivers deep, rich bass, crisp mids, and crisp, crisp high-frequency extension so every note can be heard. A unique neodymium dual-ring magnetic motor allows AirPods Max to maintain less than 1% total harmonic distortion over the entire audible range, even at maximum volume.1 Equipped with an Apple-designed H1 chip in each earbud, a design Custom acoustics and advanced software, AirPods Max uses computer audio to deliver the highest quality listening experience possible. Using each of the chips’ 10 audio cores, capable of 9 billion operations per second, compute audio powers an innovative listening experience that includes adaptive equalization, active noise cancellation, transparency mode and spatial audio.
- Adaptive EQ: AirPods Max uses the adaptive equalizer to adjust the sound to the fit and tightness of the earpads by measuring the sound signal delivered to the user and adjusting the low and mid frequencies in real-time, delivering rich sound that captures every detail.
- Active noise cancellation: AirPods Max deliver immersive sound through active noise cancellation so users can focus on what they’re listening to. Each earpiece has three microphones facing outward to detect ambient noise, while a microphone inside the earpiece monitors the sound reaching the listener’s ear. Using computer audio, the noise cancellation continuously adapts to the fit and movement of the headset in real-time.
- Transparency Mode: With AirPods Max, users can switch to transparency mode to simultaneously listen to music while listening to the environment around them, ensuring that everything, including the user’s voice, sounds natural while the audio is reproduced perfectly. Switching between active noise cancellation and transparency mode can be done with a single push using the noise control button.
- Spatial Audio: AirPods Max uses spatial audio with dynamic head tracking to place sounds virtually anywhere in space, delivering an immersive cinema-like experience for content recorded in 5.1, 7.1, and Dolby Atmos. Using the gyroscope and accelerometer on AirPods Max and iPhone or iPad, spatial audio tracks the movement of a user’s head as well as the device, compares motion data, and then remaps the field sound so that it stays anchored to the device even when the wearer’s head moves.
The Magic of AirPods
AirPods Max joins the existing AirPods family to deliver unmatched wireless sound, whether the customer is listening to music, making phone calls, enjoying TV shows and movies, playing games, or interacting with Siri. The magical set-up experience that customers love with current AirPods and AirPods Pro extends to AirPods Max with one-touch setup, followed by automatic pairing with all devices logged into a user’s iCloud account, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.
AirPods Max automatically detects when they are on the user’s head using optical and position sensors. Once in place, the AirPods Max plays audio and can be paused when removed or when the user simply picks up an earphone. With AirPods Max, voice calls and Siri commands are crisp and clear thanks to the beamforming microphones that block out ambient noise and focus on the user’s voice.
Battery and Performance
AirPods Max have long battery life with up to 20 hours of high-fidelity audio, talk time or movie playback with active noise cancellation and spatial audio enabled.2
The AirPods Max come with a soft and slim smart case that puts the AirPods Max in an ultra-low consumption state that helps conserve battery power when not in use.
AirPods Max Additional Features
Auto-switching allows users to move audio seamlessly between iPhone, iPad, and Mac. While playing music on Mac, users can easily take a call on iPhone and AirPods Max will switch automatically.
Audio sharing makes it easy to share an audio stream between two sets of AirPods on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV 4K. Just bring AirPods Max closer to the device and connect with one click.
Siri’s capabilities include the ability to play music, make phone calls, control volume, get directions, and more. Siri can also read incoming messages as they arrive with Announce Messages with Siri.
AirPods Max Price in US and Sale Date
AirPods Max Price in the US is $ 549 (US) on apple.com. AirPods Max Sale in the US started today on the Apple Store app and shipping will start on Tuesday, December 15. AirPods Max will start shipping on Tuesday, December 15. AirPods Max Price in India is $ ₹59,900 you can buy now.
AirPods Max requires Apple devices with iOS 14.3 or later, iPad 14.3 or later, macOS Big Sur 11.1 or later, watchOS 7.2 or later, or tvOS 14.3 or later.
AirPods start at $ 159 (US) and AirPods Pro are available for $ 249 (US).