Apple has received massive success with its lineup of wireless AirPods. The company recently decided to step into the over-the-ear headphone market as well and announced the AirPods Max back in December 2020. And it is now up for pre-order in Nepal. Let’s check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Apple AirPods Max in Nepal.
Apple AirPods Max Overview:
AirPods Max is the first over-ear headphones in Apple’s AirPods lineup. The company claims that each part of the AirPods Max has been carefully designed for a good music experience. The frame of the headband is made from stainless steel for strength and flexibility. It can also be adjusted to different head shapes and sizes. Another part that plays role in providing the perfect fit is the telescoping headband arm.
Each ear cushion comes equipped with a special mechanism that allows them to pivot and rotate so as to fit the unique contours of each head. The memory foams on the ear cushions help create a seal. The cushion is also wrapped by an Apple-designed knit textile.
The headphone features a Digital Crown, like the one you get in the Apple Watch series. Users can use it to play/pause music, skip tracks, receive/end calls, and activate Siri.
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AirPods Max comes equipped with 40mm dynamic drivers. Apple has used a dual neodymium ring magnet motor which it claims can limit harmonic distortion to just 1% over the human edible range. The headphones come with a deca-core H1 chip on each cup for computational audio. The chips allow the AirPods Max to have the following features:
- Adaptive EQ: AirPods Max can adjust sound based on the fit and seal of the cushions. For this, the H1 chip can measure the signal delivered to the users and thus adjust low and mid-frequencies accordingly.
- Active Noise Cancellation: For ANC, Apple has included four microphones in each ear cup. Three of them face outward to detect external noise. On the other hand, the single internal microphone evaluates the signal delivered to the user. The H1 chip then adjusts continuously based on the data provided by the microphones.
- Transparency Mode: This mode allows the user to listen to the outer world while still listening to music. One can enter this mode by using the noise control button.
- Spatial Audio: AirPods Max supports spatial audio using a gyroscope and accelerometer in the headphone itself and your device (iPhone or iPad). These sensors track the user’s motion and the headphone compares the accumulated data with motion data to remap the sound filed based on the user’s head motion.
Rest of the features
Apple has included the much-loved features of the AirPods in the lineup to the AirPods Max as well. This includes the one-tap setup and automatic pairing with devices signed to the iCloud. The new headphones come with optical and position sensors for wear detection. The headphones will pause music even one of the ear cup is lifted. One can also make voice calls and activate Siri using the AirPods Max. Other feature includes automatic switching and audio sharing.
Apple AirPods Max boasts a battery life of up to 20 hours. This is with the ANC and spatial audio enabled. The company will ship it with a Smart Case that preserves the battery charge when it is not in use.
Apple AirPods Max Specifications:
- Dimension: 168.6 x 187.3 x 3.28mm; 348.8 grams
- Weight (Smart Case): 134.5 grams
- Headphone Type: Over-ear
- Driver Unit: 40mm dynamic driver
- Chip: Apple H1 Chip (each ear cup)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
- Controls: Digital Crown, Noise Control Button
- Sensors: Optical, Position, Case-detect, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
- Microphones: 9 (8x ANC microphones)
- Active Noise Cancelling: Yes
- Battery Life:
- ANC / Transparency mode: 20 hrs
- Spatial Audio: 20 hrs
- TalkTime: 20 hrs
- Charging Interface: Lightning port
- Charging: 5 minutes = 1.5 hours
- Features: ANC, Transparency mode, Adaptive EQ, Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking, Wear Detection, Case Detection
- In The Box: Headphone, Smart Case, Lightning to USB-C Cable, Documentation
- Color Options: Space Grey, Silver, Sky Blue, Pink, Green
Apple AirPods Max Price in Nepal and Availability
Apple AirPods Max is now available for pre-order in Nepal at Oliz Store although the price hasn’t been specified. Considering the price of other Apple accessories like the AirPods Pro in Nepal, we expect the price of AirPods Max to be around NPR 85,000.
|Headphones||Price (US)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Apple AirPods Max||$549||NPR 85,000|
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