Apple introduces AirPods Max with over-ear design, H1 chips, spatial audio, and noise cancellation

Apple today introduced AirPods Max, an over-ear headphone, to complement their existing line of AirPods and AirPods Pro. The new headphones feature high-fidelity audio, Adaptive EQ, spatial audio, H1 chips, active noise cancellation, and transparency mode. The new AirPods will have up to 20 hours of battery life and ship with a soft, slim Smart Case that, according to Apple, “puts AirPods Max in an ultralow power state that helps to preserve battery charge when not in use.” AirPods Max will be available in space gray, silver, sky blue, green, and pink colors for $549.

According to Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, “AirPods are the most popular headphones in the world, beloved for their effortless setup, incredible sound quality, and iconic design. With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio. The custom acoustic design, combined with powerful H1 chips, and advanced software enable AirPods Max to use computational audio to wirelessly deliver the ultimate personal listening experience.”

AirPods Max is available for order starting today at Apple with deliveries expected as soon as December 15th.

We’ll be updating our AirPods Price Tracker with the latest AirPods Max information as it becomes available from Apple and its resellers.

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