[Le Deal du Jour] With the return to the office and the departures on vacation, nomadic life resumes and it may be the right time to invest in a new noise canceling headset. The AirPods Max which excel in the matter are back to 549 euros.
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The AirPods Max are quite a unique product, which has generated a lot of ink since its launch. With an important price positioning (629 euros), they fit between the references of the sector (WF-1000XM4 and Bose Headphones 700) and Hi-Fi headsets not intended for nomadic use. Today, although they are still struggling to find their place in the market, they are perhaps one of Apple’s most underrated products.
They are back at 549 euros, it is the most interesting offer that can be found in new on the last helmet of the Cupertino company.
To better understand the offer
- Why are AirPods Max more attractive at this price?
The AirPods Max are undoubtedly one of the best bluetooth headphones available on the market. Intended to be used as AirPods, they take on their full meaning in combination with the brand’s products: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and finally Apple Watch. On these devices, they will enjoy excellent sound reproduction in AAC with excellent digital sound processing and the best active noise reduction available on headphones.
Even if they do not offer the rendering quality of an open wired headset sometimes available for less, they take on their full meaning without mobile or office use like ultra-premium AirPods. The transparency mode, to listen to ambient noises instead of masking them, and the presence of Siri are also a plus.
Finally, the AirPods Max are the only headphones to be compatible with spatial audio on films and series offered by compatible applications, which offers binaural rendering on 5.1 and Dolby Atmos content reinforced by the presence of a gyroscope on the headphones for very immersive listening. Spatial audio has also recently become available on Apple Music via Dolby Atmos on a selection of music, potentially exponentially in the future.
To learn more about AirPods Max, head over to our full review.
- iOS 15: new features to come
In addition to the spatial audio on Apple Music which is already available, iOS 15 will bring several improvements for the AirPods Max which will be available as of its public beta in July. Among these new features, we particularly remember features inspired by AirTags with alerts in case of forgetting, a search nearby and on the Apple Find My network. Furthermore, spatial audio will arrive on Mac and Apple TV and becomes even smarter thanks to a new feature that will convert any stereo source on the headphones into this format, unpublished!
To read on Numerama: AirPods Max test: an exceptional headset, at Apple prices
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