Apple has actually revealed its new over-ear headphones called AirPods Max, with a hefty price of ₤ 549 ($ 549 in United States), making them more pricey than both the brand-new Xbox and Playstation consoles.
According to publication What Hifi, comparable wireless noise-cancelling earphones from Sony or Sennheiser retail for around ₤ 350.
The premium price tag has led many to question the worth of the item.
Others have raised eyebrows at the odd-shaped case they are available in.
The headphones are cordless and noise-cancelling. According to Apple, they integrate acoustic style, H1 chips, and advanced software application to provide “the supreme individual listening experience”.
Apple has used what it refers to as a “breathable knit mesh” for the headband, designed to distribute the weight equally and reduce pressure. The ear cups are cushioned with memory foam, which offers convenience, and a seal to improve sound quality.
Regardless of the high-end specs, numerous questioned whether they were worth for money.
Senior editor at the Brink Tom Warren mentioned on Twitter that the headphones cost more than either the new Xbox or Playstation consoles, while he explained the bring case as “shrieking, ‘Rob me’.”.
The Next Web reviewer Callum Booth commented: “I am struggling to see why they deserve over $200 more than any of these other fantastic sets of cans”, describing similar headphones from Sony, Sennheiser and Bose.
Writing in Tech Radar, Olivia Tambini speculated that a more affordable pair could be in the offing.
” If the AirPods Max are the ‘luxury variant’ we’ve been finding out about over the past few months, Apple could feasibly introduce a more economical version in the near future,” she wrote.
On the other hand, the earphone carry case was compared on Twitter to a designer bag and a bra.
Other functions of the headphones include:.
The earphones are readily available to order and will ship on 15 December.