Apple has officially unveiled the AirPods Max Wireless Active Noise Canceling Headphones.
The over ear headphones completely cover the ear, providing passive noise cancellation, and are also equipped with an active “noise reduction”, an adaptive equalizer, and a spatial sound function. On the upper right “ear” there is a button and a Digital Crown – the same as on the Apple Watch. The button allows you to turn on and off noise canceling, the wheel is responsible for playback and volume, activating Siri, answering phone calls.
The main features are active noise cancellation, spatial sound, and a customizable equalizer.
Inside each earbud is a 10-core H1 chip (first used in 2019 AirPods studio, it also formed the basis for AirPods Pro). Amazing sound quality is declared. Still, it would be different, for that kind of money …
The gear is reportedly made of breathable memory fabric, which achieves ideal weight and pressure distribution on the user’s head. The ear cups are made of anodized aluminum and each can be rotated independently of the other.
On the right cup, the Digital Crown was placed, the same as on the Apple Watch. With its help, the user will be able to adjust the volume, turn on or off the noise cancelling headphones reduction and transparency modes, stop playback, select tracks, use Siri, and even answer calls.
Yes, an exclusive 40mm driver created by Apple itself is responsible for the sound. The noise canceling function is monitored by as many as 8 separate microphones. 6 of them are located outside (they pick up noise from the street, indoors, and so on), 2 more are placed inside to evaluate the sound that the owner of the AirPods Max hears.
What about distortion? To combat them, special ring neodymium magnets are used, two in each cup. They also provide a high level of sound quality at any volume level. We just need to test the new device to see what is what.
The sound of the new AirPods
The 40mm dynamic neodymium driver for rich bass, mid and high frequencies is responsible for the sound. Sound is processed with Apple Hi chips, one in each cup. The chips are made of acoustically optimized memory foam for better fit and passive noise isolation. A digital crown wheel at the top of one of the cups allows you to precisely adjust the volume, start and stop playback, switch songs, answer calls and activate Siri.
A separate button is used to switch between active noise reduction and transparent mode. AirPods Max supports dynamic head tracking of spatial sound. Thanks to optical sensors headphones inlays determine whether or not they are worn. A full battery lasts for 20 hours. The headphone set comes with a soft case, and if you put the headphones in it, they will automatically go into ultra-low power mode.
Each ear cushion is attached to the headband using a new mechanism that balances and distributes the pressure of the ear cups and allows them to independently rotate and rotate according to the unique contours of the user’s head. Each ear cushion uses an acoustically engineered memory foam to ensure effective sealing, which is essential for sound quality. Like Apple Watch, Digital Corona provides precise volume control and the ability to play or pause, skip tracks, answer or end phone calls and activate Siri. The Noise Cancel button easily switches between active Noise Cancel mode and Transparent mode.
AirPods Max working time
And what about autonomy? Apple claims the AirPods Max will last 20 hours on a full charge. The news about active noise cancellation is on or transparent mode is activated. They will last the same 20 hours in video viewing mode using spatial audio. Charging for 5 minutes gives 1.5 hours of runtime. Storing the earbuds in the Smart Case enters a special low power mode and almost never drains the battery.
AirPods Max also understands that the user has taken them off their heads and automatically pauses playback. The battery life is up to 20 hours.
But even now AirPods will not disappoint the owner. I repeat, the feeling of some kind of magic does not leave when you take out the headphones from the case and start listening to music. As they say, respect and respect to all those involved in the creation of AirPods. Special thanks for the sound and ease of connection, I think millions of people will appreciate both. I highly recommend the gadget to all Apple technology owners. Of course, AirPods will not replace Bose QC or models with a heart rate sensor, but as an everyday model for different purposes (music, games, movies, conversation), they perform well.