Coming at a whopping Rs. 59,900, the Apple AirPods Max isn’t just a pair of “high-end” headphones, it’s nothing short of a luxury.
Apple’s dominance in the headphone market may still be debated in India, but no one can question the brilliance they’re unveiling with this product.
Diving into Audio Quality
The AirPods Max are a harmony of great audio quality and intriguing technology. They ensnare with rich, warm tones, and exhilarate with piercing high notes, delivering an all-rounded audio experience.
However, if your preference leans more towards head-thumping bass, these might not be your ideal companion.
Technological Innovations that Dazzle
Apple’s H1 chip, which enables “computational audio”, gives the AirPods Max a unique edge. These headphones adjust the equalizer based on your surroundings, creating a radically immersive audio experience.
However, it’s worth mentioning that this brilliant feature does not uphold the standards of Qualcomm’s aptX or Sony’s LDAC codecs. So, Android users might find this a deal-breaker.
The Charm of Spatial Audio
What sets the Apple AirPods Max apart from competitors like Sony WH-1000XM4 or Bose NC 700 is the support for Spatial Audio.
This feature — the headphone version of surround sound — is intriguing, especially for aficionados who love watching films with 5.1 channel audio support. But again, Android users, unfortunately, won’t be able to take advantage of this feature.
An Ear-Catching Design
Sporting a stunning design, the AirPods Max exude luxury via their unique, breathable ear cups that provide a singular level of comfort.
Yes, they weigh on the heavier side, but the mesh-like canopy on the headband balances it beautifully upon your head.
The AirPods Max is an excellent piece of hardware, but affordability is not its strongest virtue. In the nuanced Indian market, it occupies a niche of its own – a fitting indulgence for those seeking the ideal blend of luxurious design, audio brilliance and intriguing tech features.