AirPods Max go for the first time under 500 €

[Le Deal du Jour] AirPods Max is the name of Apple’s first active noise reduction headphones. It usually costs 629 euros, but the price drops sharply during the summer sales on Amazon and now reaches 496 euros.

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Apple launched its AirPods Max at 629 euros, a price well above what offers high-end competition like Sony or Bose, for example. The price may seem exorbitant to some, but others will find it justifying as the Apple wireless headphones are excellent, even if not perfect.

It is currently available in promotion at 496 euros on Amazon.

Apple AirPods Max, in Sky Blue color.

To better understand the offer

  • What is it worth?

AirPods Max deliver a rich and intense sound experience. Its 40 mm transducers and its motor fitted with two neodymium magnetic rings to limit distortion, coupled with the excellent H1 chip, offer excellent sound for all types of music. Even at full volume, the distortions are quite low. In addition, there is a spatialization for sound – like the AirPods Pro – in order to enjoy Dolby Atmos, 5.1 or 7.1 sound for compatible content and devices.

With the AirPods Max’s six outward-facing mics, Apple’s headphones currently offer the best active noise canceling on the market. Nothing like it to fully appreciate your favorite music.

  • What are the other features?

After the ANC (Active Noise Canceling), the AirPods Max offer the opposite with the Transparency mode, which, in one click, will allow you to hear outside noises – and incidentally have a conversation without removing your headphones – at the best of times. ways with perfectly crisp, intelligible, distortion-free, and even slightly accentuated sounds.

The headset will also receive new features with iOS 15, including one inspired by AirTags with alerts in case of forgetting, a search nearby and on Apple’s Find My network. Spatial audio is already available on Apple Music and will arrive this time with compatible content on Mac and Apple TV. It will even be possible to convert any stereo source on headphones to this format.

For battery life, Apple announces a score of 20 hours using active noise reduction (RBA) and spatial audio with its headphones. However, you should know that it is imperative to go through the case to recharge these AirPods Max, and it is long: more than 2 hours for a full charge. On the other hand, we appreciate the choice made by the Cupertino company not to integrate touch zones for the control of its device, but physical buttons with even a Digital Crown as on the Apple Watch.

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