The new headphones are available from the US technology giant at a price of $ 549, and they are characterized by providing high-performance sound thanks to the H1 chip of Apple.
AirPods Max feature Apple-designed 40mm Dynamic Driver which aims to offer a wide range of high-performance audio capabilities. The neodymium double-loop magnetic drive allows the new headphones to maintain a level of what is known as total harmonic distortion of only 1 percent across the entire audible range, even at the maximum volume level.
AirPods Max use Apple’s H1 chip in every part of the headphones, and use custom sound design and advanced software. The process of the so-called computational sound is processed on 10 acoustic cores per ear, and the company says: It is able to complete 9 billion processing operations per second. The H1 chip provides a number of features, such as: Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and Spatial Audio.
Each of the two parts of the headphones contains three external facing microphones to detect ambient noise, and one microphone inside the headphone cover monitors the sound that reaches the listener’s ear. And by using the algorithmic sound process by the H1 chip, noise cancellation continuously adapts to the position and movement of the headphones in real time.
Like headphones AirPods Pro, Apple applies transparency and spatial sound mode in the new AirPods Max. And by using the two sensors of the compass and accelerometer in new speakers, iPhones, and iPads, the Spatial Voice feature tracks the movement of the user’s head, as well as the device, compares motion data, and then resets the sound field so that it remains constant, even when the user’s head is moved.
The same sensors are paired with optical sensors to automatically detect when AirPods Max is on a user’s head. When placed, the headphones play the sound, and can be paused when removed, or when the user removes one of the two headphone covers.
The beam-forming microphones that block the surrounding noise and focus on the user’s voice are used for Siri and voice calls to improve clarity.
The air-permeable woven mesh canopy – which spans the headband – is similar to the one in the HomePod series. Apple says it is formulated to “distribute weight and reduce pressure on the head.”
The stainless steel headband frame provides strength, flexibility and comfort for a variety of head shapes and sizes. Each part of the headphones connects to the headband through a mechanism designed by Apple to balance and distribute the pressure of the earmuff, allowing it to rotate independently and rotate to fit the unique contour of the user’s head.
She claims Apple says battery life is up to 20 hours of audio playback and talk time, even with active noise cancellation and spatial audio activated.
And when the headphones are in the box that they come with, they are put into the extremely low power state to conserve the battery charge.
AirPods Max come in five colors: gray, silver, sky blue, green, and pink, and are available to order starting today, for $ 549. Shipping will start on December 15th.