Apple AirPods Max headphones with up to 20-hours battery life launched in India; available from December 15

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American pc and tablet manufacturer Apple has launched its first over-ear headphones, AirPods Max in the Indian market. The new AirPods Max over-ear headphones comes with plenty of interesting features including over-ear design, H1 chips, active noise cancellation, spatial audio, and more. It’s already been listed on the Apple India online store in 5 color variants: Blue, Pink, Green, Space Grey, and Silver. 

AirPods Max price in India and availability:

The Global pricing of AirPods Max Pro wireless headphones is set for $549. The Apple AirPods Max listing on the Apple India online store carries a price tag of Rs. 59,900. It will be available for purchase on the Apple India online store and other Apple resellers starting from 15th December. The pair will be shipped with a unique “smart” case created especially for it, which has a flap open cover, along with a Lightning to USB-C cable for charging.

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AirPods Max Pro specifications and features:

Apple’s first over-ear headphones are claimed to come with high-fidelity audio. The machined aluminum earcups are said to be connected to a special suspension system that bends with the stainless-steel headband, which is covered with a breathable knit mesh canopy, to fit a broad range of head sizes. The earcups of the AirPods Max pro have an “acoustically optimized” net that surrounds the magnetically connected cushions. Apple claims that the combination of these materials provides a better seal for a better noise-canceling experience.

The AirPods Max is fitted with custom 40mm dynamic drivers from Apple and its exclusive H1 chip. The headphone has a total number of nine microphones, eight of which also serve the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) function to stop noise from all directions. It features a single-button press Transparency mode similar to what Apple’s true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones, the AirPods Pro, also have. The wireless headphones connect using Bluetooth v5.

The AirPods Max has geospatial audio with strong head tracking, which essentially uses accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to track head movement and optimize sound in real-time. They have optical and position sensors to detect when the pair is taken off from ears — or when one earcup is raised— to pause the sound. 

Apart from a dedicated noise control button to switch between Transparency and ANC mode, the AirPods Max has a digital crown on top of the right earcup to play/ pause/ skip tracks, and, most importantly, control volume with accuracy. The wireless headphones claim to deliver up to 20 hours of hearing time on a single charge with ANC enabled. Apple claims that five minutes of charge time provides around an hour and a half of listening time.

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