Apple officially announced the headset AirPods Max
Dec 2020

Kirsten Thomas

Apple officially announced the headset AirPods Max

Apple today officially announced AirPods Max, the first headset of AirPods, emphasizing that the headset can provide high-definition audio, adaptive equalization functions, active noise reduction and spatial audio effects. Of course, AirPods Max will also provide a wireless experience, and there are space gray, silver, sky blue, green and pink to choose from.

Customized acoustic design

From the top mesh to the earmuff cushions, every part of AirPods Max is meticulously crafted to bring individual and extraordinary sound performance to each user. The breathable top mesh covering the headband can distribute weight and reduce head pressure. The stainless steel headband frame brings strength, flexibility and comfort to suit various head sizes. The telescopic headband arm can be extended smoothly and fixed in a suitable position to maintain the desired fit.

The headband and earmuffs are connected by a breakthrough mechanism, which can balance and disperse the pressure of the earmuffs, allowing both earmuffs to rotate independently to fit the contours of different users' heads. Each earmuff cushion uses acoustic engineering memory foam to create an excellent fit, which is the key to providing an immersive sound experience. The digital knob inspired by Apple Watch provides precise volume control, and can play and pause audio, skip to the next song, answer or hang up a call, and activate Siri.

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Breakthrough listening experience

AirPods Max is equipped with a 40mm Apple-designed dynamic driver unit, which provides rich and deep bass, precise midrange and crisp, clean high-frequency expansion, so that every note can be accurately expressed. The unique dual-ring neodymium magnet engine keeps the total harmonic distortion of AirPods Max at less than 1% over the entire audible range, even at maximum volume. Each earmuff of AirPods Max is equipped with Apple-designed H1 chip, as well as customized acoustic design and advanced software, using computing audio technology to provide the highest quality listening experience. The 10 audio cores of the chip each can perform 9 billion operations per second. The computing audio technology enables a breakthrough listening experience, including: adaptive equalization function, active noise reduction, transparent mode and spatial audio effects, etc.

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Adaptive equalization function: AirPods Max uses the adaptive equalization function, by measuring the sound signal received by the user, real-time adjustment of low and mid frequencies, adjusting the sound according to the tightness of the earmuff cushions, and capturing every detail. Rich audio.

Active noise reduction: AirPods Max provides immersive sound through active noise reduction, allowing users to focus on the sound they are listening to. Each earmuff is equipped with three outward-facing microphones to detect environmental noise, and a microphone in the earmuff monitors the sound transmitted to the user's ears. Using computing audio technology, the noise reduction function can continuously adapt to the tightness and movement of the headset in real time.

Transparent mode: AirPods Max users can switch to transparent mode while listening to music and the surrounding environment to ensure that while playing music, other sounds sound very natural, including the user's own voice. Click the noise control button to switch between active noise reduction and transparent mode.

Spatial audio effects: AirPods Max uses spatial audio effects to arrange the sound field in the entire virtual space through dynamic head tracking, bringing an immersive, theater-like experience to 5.1, 7.1 and Dolby Atmos content. At the same time using AirPods Max, iPhone or iPad gyroscope and acceleration sensor, the spatial audio effect will track the movement of the user's head and the device, compare the movement data, and then remap the sound field even when the user's head moves At the same time, the sound field can also be anchored to the device.

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The clever experience of AirPods

AirPods Max joins the existing AirPods series, whether listening to music, making calls, watching TV and movies, playing games or interacting with Siri, it can bring unparalleled wireless audio. Customers love the ingenious setting experience of AirPods and AirPods Pro. This setting experience also extends to AirPods Max. It can be set with a single tap. Then it can automatically pair with all devices logged in to the user's iCloud account, including: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Using optical sensors and headset detection, AirPods Max can automatically detect whether the user is wearing headphones. Put on the earphones and AirPods Max will play audio. When you remove or lift the unilateral earmuffs, the audio will be paused. The beamforming dual microphones can block ambient noise and focus the user's voice, making AirPods Max voice calls and Siri commands clear and clear.

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Battery life and performance

AirPods Max has excellent battery life, active noise reduction and spatial audio effects, providing up to 20 hours of high-definition audio, talk time or movie playback.

Additional features

Automatic switching allows users to seamlessly move audio playback between iPhone, iPad and Mac. When playing music on the Mac, users can easily answer calls on the iPhone, and AirPods Max can automatically switch over.

Audio sharing allows two groups of AirPods to easily share the same audio stream on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV 4K. Just bring AirPods Max close to the device and connect with a single tap.

Siri say "Hey Siri" to play songs, make calls, or get route guidance, etc. Through "Read Message", Siri will read the message you just received.

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