Apple yesterday announced the AirPods Max, a new generation of its headphones for those who want a very loud sound experience. These are not headphones for everyone, they are a kind of Mac Pro from the AirPods range.
To get you to know AirPods Max a bit better, we’ve put together what we consider to be the Top 10 things to know about them, many of them make them unique.
Of course, AirPods Max inherit many functions from AirPods, such as automatic connection between all Apple devices or motion detection to know when you are wearing them. But there are other important functions of these new AirPods Max.
Summary of AirPods Max in 10 key points
The AirPods Max have active sound cancellation and ambient sound mode similar to AirPods Pro, they include lots of sensors and microphones, but there are other features that you might have overlooked that you should be aware of.
AirPods Max are not lightweight headphones
The AirPods Max ordered 384.8 grams, so they are not exactly light. Be made with stainless steel, the weight is suffered in the same way as that of the iPhone 12 Pro, which weighs considerably more than the iPhone 12 despite the same dimensions.
Other competing headphones are significantly lighterFor example, the Beats Studio3 weighs 260 grams and the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 weighs around 310 grams. Although these are mostly plastic.
They include a special blanket
Like his little brothers, AirPods Max also have a case, but in this case we don’t have a charging case. A smart case is included in the AirPods Max box, which has additional functions besides protecting the headphones.
As Apple describes, when you store the AirPods Max in the Smart Case, they are placed in ultra-low power mode to save battery. When removed from the case, this mode changes automatically.
They have a digital crown like the Apple Watch
The Apple Watch has had a digital crown, or digital crown, since its inception. this is a key part of the device this allows us to perform various controls without touching the screen. In the AirPods Max we also have this item, which allows you to make a lot of adjustments:
- Turn to control the volume.
- Press once to play, pause, or answer a call.
- Double tap to skip the song.
- Press three times to rewind the song.
- Press and hold to activate Siri.
They don’t have the ultra wideband U1 chip
This is something quite additional, but these AirPods Max does not include U1 ultra-wideband chip. This efficient little chip is available on other devices such as iPhone and Apple Watch, and allows us to locate them much faster from the Search app.
5 colors available
Regular and Pro AirPods have only been available in white since launch, but AirPods Max have arrived 5 different tones, exactly the same as the iPad Air. This may be a novelty in future AirPods 3 that we will see next year. Here are the available colors:
- Gray area.
- The payment.
- Sky blue.
No AC adapter in the box
It will become a habit. In the AirPods Max box you will not see any wall charger. This is something that is already happening in the rest of AirPods, and recently in the iPhone.
Although here it is true that it can make sense, Anyone who buys AirPods Max likely already has an iPhone or iPad and, therefore, a charger compatible with the Lightning port of these AirPods Max.
The pads are interchangeable
The AirPods Max ear pads are interchangeable as are attached by magnets to the body of the device. Even in the Apple Store, spare parts are sold for 79 dollars, they can be a form of personalization to exchange them with different colors.
AirPods Max have fast charging
The AirPods Max don’t include a charger, but they do support fast charging. Apple does not specify the wall charger used, but makes sure that with a charge of only 5 minutes you will get an autonomy of one and a half hours. General autonomy exceeds 20 hours with active noise cancellation.
All bluetooth devices are supported
As with the rest of the AirPods range, the Max are compatible with any bluetooth device thanks to its Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. Of course, you will lose some options such as immediate connection or the ability to see the battery percentage.
You can listen to them on a device with a 3.5 jack
If you have a player with a 3.5mm jack, be aware that you can use AirPods Max with it. Yes you will need a Lightning connector to a 3.5mm audio jack cableor a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter. Apple sells the cable for 39 dollars in its Apple Store.
Now you are more familiar with AirPods Max, new Apple headphones that are only suitable for certain pockets. We’ll see if the rumored Sport version makes these types of AirPods more accessible.