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Airpods Max are Apple’s first over-ear headphones

New Apple’s wireless headphones Airpods Max are packed with H1 chip for great performance, active noise cancellation and comfortable over-ear cushions.

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Apple has just introduced headphones Airpods Max, just another product you can buy yourself for Christmas this year. But it won’t come cheap this time. The new Airpods Max will be sold for £549/$549/AU$899.

After a year of rumours about new over-ear headphones from Apple’s workshop, the new Airpods Max came shortly after yet another announcement in the style of ‘one more thing’, similar to one a few weeks ago.

Airpods Max - colours

The new headphones come in five different colours: space grey, silver, sky blue, green, and pink. The Airpods Max headphones feature Apple’s latest H1 chip with spatial audio or automatic device switching support.

The Airpods Max’s construction is made with a stainless steel frame and a mesh fabrich on the headband for an extra comfort and a different mesh on ear cushions to create tight, yet comfortable (soft) seal.

Airpods Max

Apple says they integrated a 40 mm Apple-designed driver which provides rich, deep bass and accurate mid-ranges together with a crisp and high-frequency extension to hear every note.

The headphones also got a Digital Crown on the side, inspired by Apple Watch to easily adjust volume, pause, skip, activating Siri and answer or end phone calls.

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Airpods Max promise up to 20 hours of good audio experience enhanced with Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio (3d sound perception). Apple still holds tight on their Lighting technology, which will also charge this headphone, same as other AirPods. They follow the same mantra here again as only a cable and no charger will be included in the box.


The Airpods Max’s weight of 384g, which is around 50% more than Sony WH-1000XM4 can’t be overlooked, even if we consider Apple’s mesh fabric and large, fancy hi-tech ear-cup mechanism. Even though this seems like a lot to overcome, we should not jump to conclusions just yet and wait for the first reviews to appear.

The Airpods Max headphones also come with a ‘smart’ slim protective case, which puts headphones into a low-power mode (battery saving mode) when you pack them away.

We are certainly curious about the performance these new Apple headphones might have, so let’s wait and see, what first reviews will reveal.

Airpods Max are now available to purchase from the official Apple Store.


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