Apple launches new AirPods Max headphones price, specifications and features
The Apple AirPods Max on-ear headphones launched in India. They were previously rumored to be called AirPods Studio. The launch of Apple’s new on-ear headphones was anticipated after several reports hinting that Apple might release a new piece of hardware today, December 8. The AirPods Max have been announced globally and will begin shipping worldwide and in India on December 15. They have already been listed on the Apple India online store in five color options – Pink, Green, Blue, Space Gray, and Silver, with pricing in India announced as well.
AirPods Max price in India and availability
The Apple AirPods Max have been list from Apple India online store for Rs. 59,900. They will be available for purchase through the store and other Apple resellers beginning December 15. The pair will ship with a special ‘smart’ case designed for it, which has an open lid, along with a Lightning to USB-C cable for charging.
Globally, the AirPods Max Pro earbuds are priced at $ 549, which works out to just under Rs. 40,500. This, of course, does not take into account customs and logistics, so a direct conversion does not make sense.
Airpods Max Pro Specifications and Features
Apple’s first on-ear headphones are claimed to deliver high-fidelity audio. The machined aluminum helmets are said to be attached to a unique suspension system that flexes with the headband, which is made with a woven canopy, to accommodate a wide range of head sizes. The helmets have an “acoustically optimized” network that surrounds the magnetically attached cheek pads. Apple says the material combination provides a superior passive seal for a better noise-canceling experience.
AirPods Max are equipped with custom Apple controllers and their proprietary H1 chip. The headphones have a total of nine microphones, eight of which also help the Active Noise Canceling (ANC) feature to block out noise in all directions. It has a single button push transparency mode similar to that also found in Apple’s True Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones, the AirPods Pro. The headphones connect using Bluetooth v5.
The AirPods Max also has spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, which essentially uses accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to track head movement and optimize sound in real time. The pair also has an adaptive equalizer to optimize the sound for different genres of music.
In addition to a dedicated button to switch between ANC and transparency mode, the AirPods Max have a digital crown on top of the right ear cup for playing / pausing / skipping tracks, activating Siri, and most importantly, precisely controlling the volume. The headphones claim to offer up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge. According to Apple, five minutes of charging time provides about an hour and a half of listening time.