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AirPods Max: Apple Unveils Mighty New Headphones

| 13 days ago


Apple today unveiled high-end AirPods Max, the first over-ear noise cancellation headphones from the Cupertino tech giant.

The official announcement has excited Apple users with the release of the new product and has since been making trending headlines all over the news.

AirPods Max: Magic of AirPods in Over-Ear Design


AirPods Max is Apple's innovative wireless headphones that bring the magic of AirPods to their first-ever over-ear design with high-fidelity sound.

Designed in a breathable knit mesh canopy, the body of the AirPods Max is heavily made of metal, with a stainless steel frame and anodized aluminum ear cups.


For comfort, the overhead beam is made of a lightweight, breathable fabric to reduce pressure, the stainless steel frame is covered with soft-touch material, and the length-adjustable telescoping rods on both sides stabilize the ear cups in any position within the adjustment range. Rotates independently to balance the pressure on the ear.

The AirPods Max body does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but according to the official description, it can be wired via the headphone Lightning adapter.

AirPods Max Specs and Audio Quality


In addition to the design features, the AirPods Max is a powerful combination of custom acoustic design, H1 chips, and advanced software.

The breakthrough listening experience of AirPods Max features:

  • Adaptive EQ: adjust the sound to fit the ear cushions by measuring the sound signal delivered to a user, and adjusting the low and mid-frequencies in real-time, bringing rich audio that captures every detail.
  • Active Noise Cancellation: with three outward-facing microphones to detect environmental noise, one microphone inside to monitor the sound reaching the listener's ears. Adapts to headphone fit and movement in real-time.
  • Spatial Audio: uses dynamic head tracking to place and keep sounds in a given space. For content recorded in 5.1, 7.1, or Dolby Atmos, get an immersive theatre-like experience.
  • Transparency Mode: Allows listeners to switch to transparency mode to simultaneously listen to audio and their surrounding environment for a more natural listening and speaking experience.

In terms of sound quality, Apple says the AirPods Max uses moving coil drivers that achieve a wide dynamic range, and the drivers use dual-ring neodymium magnet motors to achieve very low total harmonic distortion throughout the audible range.

The headset's Adaptive EQ feature customizes the sound according to the fit of the ear cushions. The inward-facing microphone detects what you're listening to at 200 times per second and adjusts the sound frequency.

AirPods Max provides 20 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation and Spatial Audio turned on, and 1.5 hours of use on a 5-minute charge via the Lightning port. The headphones automatically enter an ultra-low power state to conserve power when they are placed in the included smart headset case.


Coming in five different colors: Space Gray, Silver, Sky Blue, Green, and Pink, the AirPods Max is available to order starting today, with availability starting Tuesday, December 15.

AirPods Max is priced at $549 and is available to order today from and the Apple Store App.

From AirPods to AirPods Max


AirPods Max is added to the existing AirPods family in promising one-of-a-kind wireless audio for just about any activity you can think of!

The set up for AirPods Max is as simple as setting up AirPods and AirPods Pro. The one-tap set up followed with automatic device pairing for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

AirPods Max automatically detects when they are on a user’s head using the optical and position sensors. Once adjusted for listeners' preference, AirPods Max play audio and pause once removed or when the user lifts one ear cup.

With AirPods Max, voice calls and Siri commands are clear and concise with the help of beam-forming microphones that block out ambient noise and focus on the user’s voice.

AirPods are the most popular headphones in the world, 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, 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.
Greg Joswiak
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

To learn more about the new AirPods Max, visit Apple Newsroom or the official Apple Website.

Products Covered

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AirPods Max
Release Date
December 2020


• Active Noise Cancellation
• H1 Headphone Chip
• Digital Crown to Adjust Audio
• Up to 20 hours Battery
• Bluetooth 5.0 Connectivity


The next step for the AirPods line, the rumored AirPods Max will add headphones to Apple's audio and music department. Designed to have all the features of the AirPods Pro while adding some of its own new technology, the AirPods Max will provide Apple fans a headphone alternative to the world-renowned AirPods.

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