Apple has launched its first wireless over the ear headphones called AirPods Max after many weeks of speculations and rumors. Since September Apple has been on a spree of launching new products. Earlier in September the brand launched Watch Series 6 and Watch SE, later in October the most awaited launch of iPhone 12 series and M1 Powered Mac Mini and MacBook in November. However, the one product that was to make an appearance all this while was saved for holidays and it is just in time.
Apple Launched Wireless Ear Headphones
There are already two truly wireless earphones offered by Apple called the AirPods and AirPods Pro and to expand the lineup Apple has launched its AirPods Max which is a premium headphone and comes at a whooping price of Rs 59,900 in India. These headphones are equipped with noise cancellation, support high fidelity audio, Spatial audio along with adaptive equalization.
Greg Joswiak, who is Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide marketing said “With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio. The custom acoustic design, combined with powerful H1 chips, and advanced software enable AirPods Max to use computational audio to wirelessly deliver the ultimate personal listening experience,”
Pricing and Availability
The AirPods Max is priced at Rs 59,900 in India and will be available to buy from December 15. The headphones will be available to buy at Apple Authorized resellers and Apple India Store Online.
The headphones look very premium as it is the flagship version in the AirPods line up. Its headband also feels and look premium as it is made from breathable knit mesh on a stainless-steel frame. It is made in such a way that it will reduce pressure on head, so it is quite comfortable.
The cushions for ear are made from memory foam which comes with a multi-functional digital crown which helps control playback and volume along with engaging Siri or answering calls. There is also a dedicated noise cancellation button which can be used to toggle between transparency and Active Noise Cancellation modes.
The headphones feature dynamic drivers of 40 millimeter which proves rich and clean audio experience which is consistent across different frequencies. It also supports Spatial Audio which will deliver a theater like an experience for films. The AirPods Max also detects if the headphone is on the user’s head and later supports one-tap login across all Apple devices. It also comes equipped with nine microphones out of which two are for voice pickup.
For battery backup, Apple claims if ANC is enabled it will last up to 20 hours of listening on a single charge. In addition to that, it will offer 1.5 hours of listening time if charged for 5 minutes. It also comes with a Type-C to the lightning connector inside the box.