The new AirPods Max were launched just a few days ago and the lucky ones have already been able to test them. It is the units that Apple has given to certain media that allow us see the new AirPods up close and get to know them a little better.
There are several American media that were able to test the AirPods Max for a few hours and left us their impressions. We also have a good collection of videos with impressions which show us the design more closely. Here are the main reviews of the AirPods Max.
First opinions on AirPods Max
We have several important media offering his impressions of the new AirPods MaxMusco highlights the build quality and sound they deliver.
In a full article, they offer their first impressions and describe the sound quality of AirPods Max:
“Sound wise, I had fun listening to the AirPods Max for a few hours – they’re crisp and bright, with a pleasantly larger soundstage than my Sony headphones, and no distortion, even at maximum volume. We will have a full review soon […] But for now, you can be sure the AirPods Max sounds good enough to compete with other high-end headphones.“.
They mainly emphasize in his article the comfort and high-end finishes of the AirPods Max:
“I wore the AirPods Max for several and they felt very comfortable. There is a breathable mesh band on the top which was light on my head and did not sweat or heat up. I also like the ear pads which are roomy and fit around my ears rather than over them“.
“There are many high-end touches, such as aluminum parts and a steel frame, rather than plastic parts that you can find on competing headphones. We also have the digital crown that Apple brought from the Apple Watch. It looks solid and turns easily to adjust the volume. Many high-end headsets from the competition use touch controls for volume, which is not as precise as a physical control.
In their first impressions of the AirPods Max, they positively rate the noise cancellation on the AirPods Max and the microphone setup, which is impressive:
“Its noise cancellation is arguably the best I have ever experienced, slightly outperforming the noise cancellation on Sony’s WH-1000XM4 noise canceling headphones and Bose 700 (I haven’t yet compared them closely to the QuietComfort headphones from Bose, offering the best noise cancellation in wireless headphones)
They don’t completely shut up the world around you, but I was on the streets of New York, and they did a great job muffling the noise, I could barely hear the traffic around me. Finally, they work very well as headphones for making calls and are particularly good at reducing wind noise. It should also be noted: when you are in headset mode, you can hear your voice through the headphones so that you can modulate your voice and not end up screaming. Similar in this sense to AirPods Pro“.