Heavy luxury Apple AirPods Max. Check whether you are a rogue or a master of life

It's not typical for Apple to release products one after another, but without much prelude, the company released its first full-size Apple AirPods Max headphones. Everything is perfect in them to the last screw and bend, but at the same time this device is not a headphone. This is the best rogue determinant on the planet, as well as a device that can accurately indicate which caste you belong to, where you are in Maslow's pyramid. Below, where everything is decay, or at the top of the world, from where you look victoriously at the lower ones.

Apple AirPods Max heavy deluxe. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

I have to reveal a secret, just like most of the world's population, I am a rogue relative to the Apple AirPods Max headphones. The reason is banal and lies on the surface: I was not given to realize the greatness of this product as headphones, since it is absent, and we will talk about this in detail below. As a rational person, I will never buy headphones with mediocre sound for $ 550 plus taxes, or for a modest 63 thousand rubles.

Apple AirPods Max Heavy Deluxe Check Who you are a rogue or a master of life

Here, of course, we need to show all the cards so that there are no omissions between us. I like good sound, I like headphones that can provide it. I really like OPPO PM-1 (headphones 2014), the cost at the time of purchase was about $ 1,000.

Apple AirPods Max heavy luxury. Check if you are a rogue or master of life

Of course I don't have a Sennheiser Orpheus. But do not have a hundred rubles, thanks to friends I had the opportunity to listen to them, at home this is just something. You look at the cost in the region of 55 thousand dollars (in Russia a little more than 4 million rubles) and you understand that the concept of cheap-expensive, affordable or not, is being erased. Headphones cost exactly what you are willing to pay for them. For Orpheus, people who have everything in this life are ready to pay, although, of course, there are hundreds of pieces on the entire planet. That's where the exclusive is.

But back to my inexpensive headphones that I've accumulated over the years. Ordinary headphones from Vertu, some gave, others once were given in addition to the new Vertu smartphone. They are packed, because the hands never reached them. Of my favorite headphones, I’ll list Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, I don’t remember the model numbers, but full-size headphones cost $ 1,000 each. The reason for buying them was that they allowed me to listen to music very well from my home system, and these are clearly not headphones for walking or anything like that. I can’t imagine a person who will connect such headphones to a smartphone, although you can get confused, turn on a portable amplifier, connect headphones to it. But why? Only a few are engaged in this, and it is impossible to call it something right. Good headphones are needed for thoughtful immersion in music.

Apple has been producing headphones for many years, which have become the standard for the market. Wired EarPods were notable for terrible ergonomics and plastic sound, which, due to the perception of the Apple brand, was considered by many to be the reference. After all, the iPod can't sound bad, the iPod is made by Apple, and the poor universal headphones with zero isolation of external noise are what everyone needs. No kidding, Apple has managed to raise several generations of people who have never heard high-quality sound, and it is not necessarily synonymous with expensive headphones and HiFi systems. You can get great sound in inexpensive headphones, you just need to take care of finding it.

And then off we go, Apple's hegemony in the TWS headphone market, the absorption of Beats, which in themselves have become synonymous with distorted sound, but a very fashionable brand. And now Apple is releasing AirPods Max.

I have not listened to these headphones, but I will definitely do it at the end of December. But knowing well what and how Apple does, I can tell you why these headphones may not play music at all, it does not matter to them.

What is Apple today? This is an opportunity to show the whole world that everything is in order and you can buy an accessory that complements the image of a successful person. The rise of Apple's headphones is a story of human vanity, when headphones were expensive but easily recognizable in the ears of the wearer. Sound and headset quality has taken a backseat, yet another trendy and expensive accessory that shows the world who you are and has money in your pocket.

Something similar happened with the Beats, they were worn as collars by almost all fashionable guys, and they began to fake them literally from the first days. It was a cultural code of friend or foe, and that's what Apple is trying to reproduce with the Airpods Max.

Why don't I believe in the genius of Apple engineers? The answer is that in all previous products related to sound, they are mediocre. Moreover, Max are noise-canceling headphones, that is, obviously in the field not about sound quality, but about ease of use on an airplane or other transport. And in this territory, the permanent leader is Sony with their WH-1000XM2 / 3/4, which no one could beat.

Apple AirPods Max heavy lux. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

At Sony, hundreds of engineers work on sound technology, and it turns into hardware and software. No beginner can make a breakthrough in the field of sound, it is too complex and sometimes subjective. Why are there newcomers, even strong players have not been able to create an adequate response to Sony noise-canceling headphones, all models are far behind. Sony WH-1000XM4, like its predecessors, seems to me to be a kind of spaceship among horse-drawn carts. Optimization for human anatomy and whether he wears glasses or not, ambient pressure analysis, a bunch of additional sensors that change the settings of the headphones, and the most effective noise reduction system in existence. These headphones cause pure delight, and after them, any other seems to be the same horse-drawn transport in the age of aircraft. And the popularity of all representatives of the line proves this, Sony has gone far from its competitors. At Apple, there are no engineers, not only of the level of Sony, but of the level of Chinese headphone manufacturers, which, alas, is a given. Don't believe? Remember how many years the company has been unsuccessfully fighting for wireless charging, but has not been able to "invent" them in a normal way.

AirPods Max specifications on Apple's website are laconic: a system of nine microphones, each earbud has four microphones, three are used for noise reduction, one for voice recognition. The ninth microphone is also for voice recognition and Siri voice commands.

Each earphone has its own set of sensors - an accelerometer, a position sensor (worn or removed), a case detection sensor and one separate gyroscope. Each earphone has an Apple H1 chip, it is responsible for sound processing. Bluetooth 5.0 connection, each earphone connects to the device on its own channel. Do you think Apple indicated some supported codecs? No, since there is nothing to brag about here, this is only AAC, which has become the standard (for streaming music in Apple Music, it will be enough for the eyes, and you can’t listen to something else without compression).

The company does not even talk about what kind of dynamic driver is in the headphones. What for? The main thing to say is that they sound good, don't they?

To control the headphones, use the wheel with the Apple Watch, it is built into the right earpiece. The idea is completely copied from Marshall headphones with their joystick, exactly the same idea here with some amendments. Turn the wheel to increase or decrease the volume, press once (play / pause, answer a call or hang up), twice - the next track, three times - jump back. Long press brings up Siri. A single press toggles you between transparency mode and noise reduction.

Apple AirPods Max Heavy Duty. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

The operating time from a single charge is up to 20 hours, not a record, but quite acceptable, I don’t think that this will become a problem for someone. But the presence of the Lightning connector is a hint that the Max user is a person who is in the world of Apple.

Headphones are made of materials in an unusual combination: aluminum in different colors, stainless steel headband, mesh, as on office chairs - brilliance and poverty in one bottle. The combination of an office chair and other Apple products certainly makes a lasting impression.

Apple AirPods Max heavy lux. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

Five different colors.

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The set comes with a soft silicone case in which you can wear headphones. It does not protect them from mechanical impacts, it is assumed that you will proudly board the aircraft, carrying the headphones on yourself. And God forbid to put them with other things in a tightly stuffed backpack, these stories are not about Apple users who live at the top of Maslow's pyramid.

Apple AirPods Max heavy deluxe. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

There are different associations with the shape of the cover, I will leave you room for imagination. But I can say that this is the most unusual solution, the cover does not carry any protection. While in it, the headphones do not turn off, but go into the minimum power consumption mode. Why it was impossible to add a hard case for headphones that will probably be bought for travel, I do not understand. But for sure, such cases will be created by third-party companies, for every taste and color.

It seems to me that ecstasy is guaranteed at the moment when you try on the headphones for yourself, the photos of Apple illustrate this well.

Apple AirPods Max heavy deluxe. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

The set with headphones does not include a 3.5 mm cable for connecting to familiar devices where such a connector has been preserved. It will need to be purchased separately.

Apple AirPods Max Heavy Deluxe Check Who you are a rogue or a master of life

Clearly, there is also no aircraft adapter, which other companies usually put with noise-canceling headphones in the package. Everything is poor here, but for the maximum money.

Let's look at the cost of headphones in the context of similar products: is 63 thousand rubles a lot or a little? For example, there are the Sony WH-1000XM4 mentioned above, which cost about 26-28 thousand rubles. The difference in price is definitely not in favor of the product from Apple, the quality of noise reduction in Sony is a reference and currently unattainable for other players. The package includes all the necessary cables and adapters, hard case. These headphones work great with both iOS and Android, while AirPods Max on Android lose half of their functions, this is a product for smartphones from Apple.

But I started this text with the fact that AirPods Max may not play music at all. This is a heavy luxury for those who are used to demonstrating their wealth, fashionable sneakers of the latest season, an Apple Watch with the right gold-colored strap, something fabulously expensive and meaningless. Usually such people live in order for others to look enviously at their way of life, this is a show off of pure water, there is nothing else behind it. It should also be noted that people of such a warehouse are not used to counting money, they often get it just like that. I am sure that AirPods Max will become a favorite gift for girls of all stripes, a kind of bargaining chip. Collect a set of iPhone, headphones and the like, pump yourself up to the level of the master of life.

In the "friend or foe" system, these headphones are important, they show who you are. For rogues like me, this is a meaningless product that is very expensive, can do less than competitors (this is already known to be the case). And it’s impossible to believe that engineering thought spontaneously originated in Apple, so you need to listen to the sound, but you definitely shouldn’t expect something like that.

AirPods Max headphones are the quintessence of today's Apple: prohibitively expensive, clumsy and for a narrow audience of those who love super-expensive toys without understanding their need.

Heavy luxury Apple AirPods Max. Check whether you are a rogue or a master of life

It's not typical for Apple to release products one after another, but without much prelude, the company released its first full-size Apple AirPods Max headphones. Everything is perfect in them to the last screw and bend, but at the same time this device is not a headphone. This is the best rogue determinant on the planet, as well as a device that can accurately indicate which caste you belong to, where you are in Maslow's pyramid. Below, where everything is decay, or at the top of the world, from where you look victoriously at the lower ones.

Apple AirPods Max heavy deluxe. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

I have to reveal a secret, just like the majority of the world's population, I am a rogue relative to the Apple AirPods Max headphones. The reason is banal and lies on the surface: I was not given to realize the greatness of this product as headphones, since it is absent, and we will talk about this in detail below. As a rational person, I will never buy headphones with mediocre sound for $ 550 plus taxes, or for a modest 63 thousand rubles.

Apple AirPods Max Heavy Deluxe Check Who you are a rogue or a master of life

Here, of course, we need to show all the cards so that there are no omissions between us. I like good sound, I like headphones that can provide it. I really like OPPO PM-1 (headphones 2014), the cost at the time of purchase was about $ 1,000.

Apple AirPods Max heavy luxury. Check if you are a rogue or master of life

Of course I don't have a Sennheiser Orpheus. But do not have a hundred rubles, thanks to friends I had the opportunity to listen to them, at home this is just something. You look at the cost in the region of 55 thousand dollars (in Russia a little more than 4 million rubles) and you understand that the concept of cheap-expensive, affordable or not, is being erased. Headphones cost exactly what you are willing to pay for them. For Orpheus, people who have everything in this life are ready to pay, although, of course, there are hundreds of pieces on the entire planet. That's where the exclusive is.

But back to my inexpensive headphones that I've accumulated over the years. Ordinary headphones from Vertu, some gave, others once were given in addition to the new Vertu smartphone. They are packed, because the hands never reached them. Of my favorite headphones, I’ll list Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, I don’t remember the model numbers, but full-size headphones cost $ 1,000 each. The reason for buying them was that they allowed me to listen to music very well from my home system, and these are clearly not headphones for walking or anything like that. I can’t imagine a person who will connect such headphones to a smartphone, although you can get confused, turn on a portable amplifier, connect headphones to it. But why? Only a few are engaged in this, and it is impossible to call it something right. Good headphones are needed for thoughtful immersion in music.

Apple has been producing headphones for many years, which have become the standard for the market. Wired EarPods were notable for terrible ergonomics and plastic sound, which, due to the perception of the Apple brand, was considered by many to be the reference. After all, the iPod can't sound bad, the iPod is made by Apple, and the poor universal headphones with zero isolation of external noise are what everyone needs. No kidding, Apple has managed to raise several generations of people who have never heard high-quality sound, and it is not necessarily synonymous with expensive headphones and HiFi systems. You can get great sound in inexpensive headphones, you just need to take care of finding it.

And then off we go, Apple's hegemony in the TWS headphone market, the absorption of Beats, which in themselves have become synonymous with distorted sound, but a very fashionable brand. And now Apple is releasing AirPods Max.

I have not listened to these headphones, but I will definitely do it at the end of December. But knowing well what and how Apple does, I can tell you why these headphones may not play music at all, it does not matter to them.

What is Apple today? This is an opportunity to show the whole world that everything is in order and you can buy an accessory that complements the image of a successful person. The rise of Apple's headphones is a story of human vanity, when headphones were expensive but easily recognizable in the ears of the wearer. Sound and headset quality has taken a backseat, yet another trendy and expensive accessory that shows the world who you are and has money in your pocket.

Something similar happened with the Beats, they were worn as collars by almost all fashionable guys, and they began to fake them literally from the first days. It was a cultural code of friend or foe, and that's what Apple is trying to reproduce with the Airpods Max.

AirPods Max specifications on Apple's website are laconic: a system of nine microphones, each earbud has four microphones, three are used for noise reduction, one for voice recognition. The ninth microphone is also for voice recognition and Siri voice commands.

Each earphone has its own set of sensors - an accelerometer, a position sensor (worn or removed), a case detection sensor and one separate gyroscope. Each earphone has an Apple H1 chip, it is responsible for sound processing. Bluetooth 5.0 connection, each earphone connects to the device on its own channel. Do you think Apple indicated some supported codecs? No, since there is nothing to brag about here, this is only AAC, which has become the standard (for streaming music in Apple Music, it will be enough for the eyes, and you can’t listen to something else without compression).

The company does not even talk about what kind of dynamic driver is in the headphones. What for? The main thing to say is that they sound good, don't they?

To control the headphones, use the wheel with the Apple Watch, it is built into the right earpiece. The idea is completely copied from Marshall headphones with their joystick, exactly the same idea here with some amendments. Turn the wheel to increase or decrease the volume, press once (play / pause, answer a call or hang up), twice - the next track, three times - jump back. Long press brings up Siri. A single press toggles you between transparency mode and noise reduction.

Apple AirPods Max Heavy Duty. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

The operating time from a single charge is up to 20 hours, not a record, but quite acceptable, I don’t think that this will become a problem for someone. But the presence of the Lightning connector is a hint that the Max user is a person who is in the world of Apple.

Headphones are made of materials in an unusual combination: aluminum in different colors, stainless steel headband, mesh, as on office chairs - brilliance and poverty in one bottle. The combination of an office chair and other Apple products certainly makes a lasting impression.

Apple AirPods Max heavy lux. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

Five different colors.

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The set comes with a soft silicone case in which you can wear headphones. It does not protect them from mechanical impacts, it is assumed that you will proudly board the aircraft, carrying the headphones on yourself. And God forbid to put them with other things in a tightly stuffed backpack, these stories are not about Apple users who live at the top of Maslow's pyramid.

Apple AirPods Max heavy deluxe. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

There are different associations with the shape of the cover, I will leave you room for imagination. But I can say that this is the most unusual solution, the cover does not carry any protection. While in it, the headphones do not turn off, but go into the minimum power consumption mode. Why it was impossible to add a hard case for headphones that will probably be bought for travel, I do not understand. But for sure, such cases will be created by third-party companies, for every taste and color.

It seems to me that ecstasy is guaranteed at the moment when you try on the headphones for yourself, the photos of Apple illustrate this well.

But I started this text with the fact that AirPods Max may not play music at all. This is a heavy luxury for those who are used to demonstrating their wealth, fashionable sneakers of the latest season, an Apple Watch with the right gold-colored strap, something fabulously expensive and meaningless. Usually such people live in order for others to look enviously at their way of life, this is a show off of pure water, there is nothing else behind it. It should also be noted that people of such a warehouse are not used to counting money, they often get it just like that. I am sure that AirPods Max will become a favorite gift for girls of all stripes, a kind of bargaining chip. Collect a set of iPhone, headphones and the like, pump yourself up to the level of the master of life.

In the "friend or foe" system, these headphones are important, they show who you are. For rogues like me, this is a meaningless product that is very expensive, can do less than competitors (this is already known to be the case). And it’s impossible to believe that engineering thought spontaneously originated in Apple, so you need to listen to the sound, but you definitely shouldn’t expect something like that.

AirPods Max headphones are the quintessence of today's Apple: prohibitively expensive, clumsy and for a narrow audience of those who love super-expensive toys without understanding their need.

Heavy luxury Apple AirPods Max. Check whether you are a rogue or a master of life

It's not typical for Apple to release products one after another, but without much prelude, the company released its first full-size Apple AirPods Max headphones. Everything is perfect in them to the last screw and bend, but at the same time this device is not a headphone. This is the best rogue determinant on the planet, as well as a device that can accurately indicate which caste you belong to, where you are in Maslow's pyramid. Below, where everything is decay, or at the top of the world, from where you look victoriously at the lower ones.

Apple AirPods Max heavy deluxe. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

I have to reveal a secret, just like most of the world's population, I am a rogue relative to the Apple AirPods Max headphones. The reason is banal and lies on the surface: I was not given to realize the greatness of this product as headphones, since it is absent, and we will talk about this in detail below. As a rational person, I will never buy headphones with mediocre sound for $ 550 plus taxes, or for a modest 63 thousand rubles.

Apple AirPods Max Heavy Deluxe Check Who you are a rogue or a master of life

Here, of course, we need to show all the cards so that there are no omissions between us. I like good sound, I like headphones that can provide it. I really like OPPO PM-1 (headphones 2014), the cost at the time of purchase was about $ 1,000.

Apple AirPods Max heavy luxury. Check if you are a rogue or master of life

Of course I don't have a Sennheiser Orpheus. But do not have a hundred rubles, thanks to friends I had the opportunity to listen to them, at home this is just something. You look at the cost in the region of 55 thousand dollars (in Russia a little more than 4 million rubles) and you understand that the concept of cheap-expensive, affordable or not, is being erased. Headphones cost exactly what you are willing to pay for them. For Orpheus, people who have everything in this life are ready to pay, although, of course, there are hundreds of pieces on the entire planet. That's where the exclusive is.

But back to my inexpensive headphones that I've accumulated over the years. Ordinary headphones from Vertu, some gave, others once were given in addition to the new Vertu smartphone. They are packed, because the hands never reached them. Of my favorite headphones, I’ll list Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, I don’t remember the model numbers, but full-size headphones cost $ 1,000 each. The reason for buying them was that they allowed me to listen to music very well from my home system, and these are clearly not headphones for walking or anything like that. I can’t imagine a person who will connect such headphones to a smartphone, although you can get confused, turn on a portable amplifier, connect headphones to it. But why? Only a few are engaged in this, and it is impossible to call it something right. Good headphones are needed for thoughtful immersion in music.

Apple has been producing headphones for many years, which have become the standard for the market. Wired EarPods were notable for terrible ergonomics and plastic sound, which, due to the perception of the Apple brand, was considered by many to be the reference. After all, the iPod can't sound bad, the iPod is made by Apple, and the poor universal headphones with zero isolation of external noise are what everyone needs. No kidding, Apple has managed to raise several generations of people who have never heard high-quality sound, and it is not necessarily synonymous with expensive headphones and HiFi systems. You can get great sound in inexpensive headphones, you just need to take care of finding it.

And then off we go, Apple's hegemony in the TWS headphone market, the absorption of Beats, which in themselves have become synonymous with distorted sound, but a very fashionable brand. And now Apple is releasing AirPods Max.

I have not listened to these headphones, but I will definitely do it at the end of December. But knowing well what and how Apple does, I can tell you why these headphones may not play music at all, it does not matter to them.

What is Apple today? This is an opportunity to show the whole world that everything is in order and you can buy an accessory that complements the image of a successful person. The rise of Apple's headphones is a story of human vanity, when headphones were expensive but easily recognizable in the ears of the wearer. Sound and headset quality has taken a backseat, yet another trendy and expensive accessory that shows the world who you are and has money in your pocket.

Something similar happened with the Beats, they were worn as collars by almost all fashionable guys, and they began to fake them literally from the first days. It was a cultural code of friend or foe, and that's what Apple is trying to reproduce with the Airpods Max.

Why don't I believe in the genius of Apple engineers? The answer is that in all previous products related to sound, they are mediocre. Moreover, Max are noise-canceling headphones, that is, obviously in the field not about sound quality, but about ease of use on an airplane or other transport. And in this territory, the permanent leader is Sony with their WH-1000XM2 / 3/4, which no one could beat.

Apple AirPods Max heavy lux. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

At Sony, hundreds of engineers work on sound technology, and it turns into hardware and software. No beginner can make a breakthrough in the field of sound, it is too complex and sometimes subjective. Why are there newcomers, even strong players have not been able to create an adequate response to Sony noise-canceling headphones, all models are far behind. Sony WH-1000XM4, like its predecessors, seems to me to be a kind of spaceship among horse-drawn carts. Optimization for human anatomy and whether he wears glasses or not, ambient pressure analysis, a bunch of additional sensors that change the settings of the headphones, and the most effective noise reduction system in existence. These headphones cause pure delight, and after them, any other seems to be the same horse-drawn transport in the age of aircraft. And the popularity of all representatives of the line proves this, Sony has gone far from its competitors. At Apple, there are no engineers, not only of the level of Sony, but of the level of Chinese headphone manufacturers, which, alas, is a given. Don't believe? Remember how many years the company has been unsuccessfully fighting for wireless charging, but has not been able to "invent" them in a normal way.

AirPods Max specifications on Apple's website are laconic: a system of nine microphones, each earbud has four microphones, three are used for noise reduction, one for voice recognition. The ninth microphone is also for voice recognition and Siri voice commands.

Each earphone has its own set of sensors - an accelerometer, a position sensor (worn or removed), a case detection sensor and one separate gyroscope. Each earphone has an Apple H1 chip, it is responsible for sound processing. Bluetooth 5.0 connection, each earphone connects to the device on its own channel. Do you think Apple indicated some supported codecs? No, since there is nothing to brag about here, this is only AAC, which has become the standard (for streaming music in Apple Music, it will be enough for the eyes, and you can’t listen to something else without compression).

The company does not even talk about what kind of dynamic driver is in the headphones. What for? The main thing to say is that they sound good, don't they?

To control the headphones, use the wheel with the Apple Watch, it is built into the right earpiece. The idea is completely copied from Marshall headphones with their joystick, exactly the same idea here with some amendments. Turn the wheel to increase or decrease the volume, press once (play / pause, answer a call or hang up), twice - the next track, three times - jump back. Long press brings up Siri. A single press toggles you between transparency mode and noise reduction.

Apple AirPods Max Heavy Duty. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

The operating time from a single charge is up to 20 hours, not a record, but quite acceptable, I don’t think that this will become a problem for someone. But the presence of the Lightning connector is a hint that the Max user is a person who is in the world of Apple.

Headphones are made of materials in an unusual combination: aluminum in different colors, stainless steel headband, mesh, as on office chairs - brilliance and poverty in one bottle. The combination of an office chair and other Apple products certainly makes a lasting impression.

Apple AirPods Max heavy lux. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

Five different colors.

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The set comes with a soft silicone case in which you can wear the headphones. It does not protect them from mechanical impacts, it is assumed that you will proudly board the aircraft, carrying the headphones on yourself. And God forbid to put them with other things in a tightly stuffed backpack, these stories are not about Apple users who live at the top of Maslow's pyramid.

Apple AirPods Max heavy deluxe. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

There are different associations with the shape of the cover, I will leave you room for imagination. But I can say that this is the most unusual solution, the cover does not carry any protection. While in it, the headphones do not turn off, but go into the minimum power consumption mode. Why it was impossible to add a hard case for headphones that will probably be bought for travel, I do not understand. But for sure, such cases will be created by third-party companies, for every taste and color.

It seems to me that ecstasy is guaranteed at the moment when you try on the headphones for yourself, the photos of Apple illustrate this well.

Apple AirPods Max heavy deluxe. Check who you are - rogue or master of life

The set with headphones does not include a 3.5 mm cable for connecting to familiar devices where such a connector has been preserved. It will need to be purchased separately.

Apple AirPods Max Heavy Deluxe Check Who you are a rogue or a master of life

Clearly, there is also no aircraft adapter, which other companies usually put with noise-canceling headphones in the package. Everything is poor here, but for the maximum money.

Let's look at the cost of headphones in the context of similar products: is 63 thousand rubles a lot or a little? For example, there are the Sony WH-1000XM4 mentioned above, which cost about 26-28 thousand rubles. The difference in price is definitely not in favor of the product from Apple, the quality of noise reduction in Sony is a reference and currently unattainable for other players. The package includes all the necessary cables and adapters, hard case. These headphones work great with both iOS and Android, while AirPods Max on Android lose half of their functions, this is a product for smartphones from Apple.

But I started this text with the fact that AirPods Max may not play music at all. This is a heavy luxury for those who are used to demonstrating their wealth, fashionable sneakers of the latest season, an Apple Watch with the right gold-colored strap, something fabulously expensive and meaningless. Usually such people live in order for others to look enviously at their way of life, this is a show off of pure water, there is nothing else behind it. It should also be noted that people of such a warehouse are not used to counting money, they often get it just like that. I am sure that AirPods Max will become a favorite gift for girls of all stripes, a kind of bargaining chip. Collect a set of iPhone, headphones and the like, pump yourself up to the level of the master of life.

In the "friend or foe" system, these headphones are important, they show who you are. For rogues like me, this is a meaningless product that is very expensive, can do less than competitors (this is already known to be the case). And it’s impossible to believe that engineering thought spontaneously originated in Apple, so you need to listen to the sound, but you definitely shouldn’t expect something like that.

AirPods Max headphones are the quintessence of today's Apple: prohibitively expensive, clumsy and for a narrow audience of those who love super-expensive toys without understanding their need.

Heavy luxury Apple AirPods Max. Check whether you are a rogue or a master of life

It's not typical for Apple to release products one after another, but without much prelude, the company released its first full-size Apple AirPods Max headphones. Everything is perfect in them to the last screw and bend, but at the same time this device is not a headphone. This is the best rogue determinant on the planet, as well as a device that can accurately indicate which caste you belong to, where you are in Maslow's pyramid. Below, where everything is decay, or at the top of the world, from where you look victoriously at the lower ones.

I have to reveal a secret, just like most of the world's population, I am a rogue relative to the Apple AirPods Max headphones. The reason is banal and lies on the surface: I was not given to realize the greatness of this product as headphones, since it is absent, and we will talk about this in detail below. As a rational person, I will never buy headphones with mediocre sound for $ 550 plus taxes, or for a modest 63 thousand rubles.

Here, of course, we need to show all the cards so that there are no omissions between us. I like good sound, I like headphones that can provide it. I really like OPPO PM-1 (headphones 2014), the cost at the time of purchase was about $ 1,000.

Of course I don't have a Sennheiser Orpheus. But do not have a hundred rubles, thanks to friends I had the opportunity to listen to them, at home this is just something. You look at the cost in the region of 55 thousand dollars (in Russia a little more than 4 million rubles) and you understand that the concept of cheap-expensive, affordable or not, is being erased. Headphones cost exactly what you are willing to pay for them. For Orpheus, people who have everything in this life are ready to pay, although, of course, there are hundreds of pieces on the entire planet. That's where the exclusive is.

But back to my inexpensive headphones that I've accumulated over the years. Ordinary headphones from Vertu, some were presented, others were once given in addition to a brand new Vertu smartphone. They are packed, because the hands never reached them. Of my favorite headphones, I’ll list Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, I don’t remember the model numbers, but full-size headphones cost $ 1,000 each. The reason for buying them was that they allowed me to listen to music very well from my home system, and these are clearly not headphones for walking or anything like that. I can’t imagine a person who will connect such headphones to a smartphone, although you can get confused, turn on a portable amplifier, connect headphones to it. But why? Only a few are engaged in this, and it is impossible to call it something right. Good headphones are needed for thoughtful immersion in music.

But back to my inexpensive headphones that have accumulated over the years. Ordinary headphones from Vertu, some were presented, others were once given in addition to the brand new Vertu smartphone. They are packed, because the hands never reached them. Of my favorite headphones, I’ll list Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic, I don’t remember the model numbers, but full-size headphones cost $ 1,000 each. The reason for buying them was that they allowed me to listen to music very well from my home system, and these are clearly not headphones for walking or anything like that. I can’t imagine a person who will connect such headphones to a smartphone, although you can get confused, turn on a portable amplifier, connect headphones to it. But why? Only a few are engaged in this, and it is impossible to call it something right. Good headphones are needed for thoughtful immersion in music.

Apple has been producing headphones for many years, which have become the standard for the market. Wired EarPods were notable for terrible ergonomics and plastic sound, which, due to the perception of the Apple brand, was considered by many to be the reference. After all, the iPod can't sound bad, the iPod is made by Apple, and the poor universal headphones with zero isolation of external noise are what everyone needs. No kidding, Apple has managed to raise several generations of people who have never heard high-quality sound, and it is not necessarily synonymous with expensive headphones and HiFi systems. You can get great sound in inexpensive headphones, you just need to take care of finding it.

And then off we go, Apple's hegemony in the TWS headphone market, the absorption of Beats, which in themselves have become synonymous with distorted sound, but a very fashionable brand. And now Apple is releasing AirPods Max.

I have not listened to these headphones, but I will definitely do it at the end of December. But knowing well what and how Apple does, I can tell you why these headphones may not play music at all, it does not matter to them.

What is Apple today? This is an opportunity to show the whole world that everything is in order and you can buy an accessory that complements the image of a successful person. The rise of Apple's headphones is a story of human vanity, when headphones were expensive but easily recognizable in the ears of the wearer. Sound and headset quality has taken a backseat, yet another trendy and expensive accessory that shows the world who you are and has money in your pocket.

Something similar happened with the Beats, they were worn as collars by almost all fashionable guys, and they began to fake them literally from the first days. It was a cultural code of friend or foe, and that's what Apple is trying to replicate with the Airpods Max.

Why don't I believe in the genius of Apple engineers? The answer is that in all previous products related to sound, they are mediocre. Moreover, Max are noise-canceling headphones, that is, obviously in the field not about sound quality, but about ease of use on an airplane or other transport. And in this territory, the permanent leader is Sony with their WH-1000XM2 / 3/4, which no one could beat.

At Sony, hundreds of engineers work on sound technology, and it turns into hardware and software. No beginner can make a breakthrough in the field of sound, it is too complex and sometimes subjective. Why are there newcomers, even strong players have not been able to create an adequate response to Sony noise-canceling headphones, all models are far behind. Sony WH-1000XM4, like its predecessors, seems to me to be a kind of spaceship among horse-drawn carts. Optimization for human anatomy and whether he wears glasses or not, ambient pressure analysis, a bunch of additional sensors that change the settings of the headphones, and the most effective noise reduction system in existence. These headphones cause pure delight, and after them, any other seems to be the same horse-drawn transport in the age of aircraft. And the popularity of all representatives of the line proves this, Sony has gone far from its competitors. At Apple, there are no engineers, not only of the level of Sony, but of the level of Chinese headphone manufacturers, which, alas, is a given. Don't believe? Remember how many years the company has been unsuccessfully fighting for wireless charging, but has not been able to "invent" them in a normal way.

AirPods Max specifications on Apple's website are laconic: a system of nine microphones, each earbud has four microphones, three are used for noise reduction, one for voice recognition. The ninth microphone is also for voice recognition and Siri voice commands.

Each earphone has its own set of sensors - an accelerometer, a position sensor (worn or removed), a case detection sensor and one separate gyroscope. Each earphone has an Apple H1 chip, it is responsible for sound processing. Bluetooth 5.0 connection, each earphone connects to the device on its own channel. Do you think Apple indicated some supported codecs? No, since there is nothing to brag about here, this is only AAC, which has become the standard (for streaming music in Apple Music, it will be enough for the eyes, and you can’t listen to something else without compression).

The company does not even talk about what kind of dynamic driver is in the headphones. What for? The main thing to say is that they sound good, don't they?

To control the headphones, use the wheel with the Apple Watch, it is built into the right earpiece. The idea is completely copied from Marshall headphones with their joystick, exactly the same idea here with some amendments. Turn the wheel to increase or decrease the volume, press once (play / pause, answer a call or hang up), twice - the next track, three times - jump back. Long press brings up Siri. A single press toggles you between transparency mode and noise reduction.

The operating time from a single charge is up to 20 hours, not a record, but quite acceptable, I don’t think that this will become a problem for someone. But the presence of the Lightning connector is a hint that the Max user is a person who is in the world of Apple.

Headphones are made of materials in an unusual combination: aluminum in different colors, stainless steel headband, mesh, as on office chairs - brilliance and poverty in one bottle. The combination of an office chair and other Apple products certainly makes a lasting impression.

Five different colors.

The set comes with a soft silicone case in which you can wear the headphones. It does not protect them from mechanical impacts, it is assumed that you will proudly board the aircraft, carrying the headphones on yourself. And God forbid to put them with other things in a tightly stuffed backpack, these stories are not about Apple users who live at the top of Maslow's pyramid.

There are different associations with the shape of the cover, I will leave you room for imagination. But I can say that this is the most unusual solution, the cover does not carry any protection. While in it, the headphones do not turn off, but go into the minimum power consumption mode. Why it was impossible to add a hard case for headphones that will probably be bought for travel, I do not understand. But for sure, such cases will be created by third-party companies, for every taste and color.

It seems to me that ecstasy is guaranteed at the moment when you try on the headphones for yourself, the photos of Apple illustrate this well.

The set with headphones does not include a 3.5 mm cable for connecting to familiar devices where such a connector has been preserved. It will need to be purchased separately.

Clearly, there is also no aircraft adapter, which other companies usually put with noise-canceling headphones in the package. Everything is poor here, but for the maximum money.

Let's look at the cost of headphones in the context of similar products: is 63 thousand rubles a lot or a little? For example, there are the Sony WH-1000XM4 mentioned above, which cost about 26-28 thousand rubles. The difference in price is definitely not in favor of the product from Apple, the quality of noise reduction in Sony is a reference and currently unattainable for other players. The package includes all the necessary cables and adapters, hard case. These headphones work great with both iOS and Android, while AirPods Max on Android lose half of their functions, this is a product for smartphones from Apple.

But I started this text with the fact that AirPods Max may not play music at all. This is a heavy luxury for those who are used to demonstrating their wealth, fashionable sneakers of the latest season, an Apple Watch with the right gold-colored strap, something fabulously expensive and meaningless. Usually such people live in order for others to look enviously at their way of life, this is a show off of pure water, there is nothing else behind it. It should also be noted that people of such a warehouse are not used to counting money, they often get it just like that. I am sure that AirPods Max will become a favorite gift for girls of all stripes, a kind of bargaining chip. Collect a set of iPhone, headphones and the like, pump yourself up to the level of the master of life.

In the "friend or foe" system, these headphones are important, they show who you are. For rogues like me, this is a meaningless product that is very expensive, can do less than competitors (this is already known to be the case). And it’s impossible to believe that engineering thought spontaneously originated in Apple, so you need to listen to the sound, but you definitely shouldn’t expect something like that.