AirPods Max: The Luxury Headphones

AirPods Max: The Luxury Headphones

Cayden Fisher

Apple products are getting more expensive by the year. Just this Tuesday, December 8, Apple revealed their new product, AirPods Max, the third version of the AirPods family and the first over the ear AirPods with high-fidelity sound and 20 hour battery life.

The AirPods Max comes in five colors, Silver, Space Gray, Pink, Sky Blue, and Green for $549, a ridiculously high price in my opinion.

YouTube channel, Unbox Therapy says, “these are a luxury” and continue to say, “it’s not for everyone.”

Although they are a hefty price, the design of them is simple, if I had $550 to throwaway, I wouldn’t mind picking one up.

Some new features on the AirPods Max include a dial at the top of the right ear cup to control volume, phone calls, play, pause, skip and activate the Siri voice assistant. The dial or the crown as Apple calls it, was inspired by the same feature on the Apple Watch.

The AirPods Max are just souped-up Beats with better audio. Apple stated, “AirPods Max combine a custom acoustic design, H1 chips, and advanced software to power computational audio for a breakthrough listening experience with Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, and spatial audio.”

The Adaptive EQ allows users to adjust the sound to the fit and seal of the ear cushions that Apple says are, “bringing rich audio that captures every detail.”

A not so new feature, active noise cancelation and transparency mode, which the current AirPods Pro have, but this time around each ear cup features three outward-facing microphones to detect environmental noise while one microphone inside the ear cup monitors the sound reaching the listener’s ear. The transparency mode does the complete opposite of noise canceling allowing users to simultaneously listen to music while hearing the environment around them.

Spatial audio brings audio like no other with dynamic head tracking to place sounds “virtually anywhere in a space” delivering an immersive, theater like experience for content recorded in 5.1, 7.1, and Dolby Atmos.

Within the AirPods Max box you receive the AirPods Max, Smart Case that puts AirPods Max in an ultralow power state that helps to preserve battery charge when not in use and Lightning to USB-C Cable. Apple does offer a Lightning to 3.5 mm Audio Cable for $35 for those who want them to be wired. The AirPods Max are being released to the public on December 15.