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AirPods Max 2 rumours: What features can we expect?

October 27, 2023
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While there haven’t been many rumors about the second-generation AirPods Max, there are a few features that the over-ear headphones might borrow from the second-generation AirPods Pro and the new Beats Studio Pro.

The new AirPods Max 2, which are anticipated to go on sale at the end of the year at the earliest, are supposed to have the following six features:

A headphone jack and a USB-C port

A headphone jack and a USB-C port

In addition to releasing the AirPods Max 2 without a headphone port, Apple was one of the first major companies to do so. A Lightning-to-3.5mm (male) cable must be purchased for $35. In addition, your iPhone will require a (female) 3.5mm Lightning dongle. Inside the headphones, this chain converts the digital audio output signal from your iPhone to an analog one, then back to digital.

These conversions increase delay while also having the potential to cause distortion, noise, and detail loss. Additionally, you are unable to utilize the AirPods Max with a USB-C device like Apple’s iPad Pro series for wired digital audio.

H2 Chips

H2 Chips

There is an Apple-designed H1 chip in each ear cup of the current AirPods Max, and an upgrade to H2 chips is probably in the works for the following generation. The H2 chip, which debuted with the second-generation AirPods Pro, offers a number of advantages, including better sound, more active noise reduction, and an adaptive transparency mode.

Increased Active Noise Cancellation

Increased Active Noise Cancellation

Apple claims that the second-generation AirPods Pro has active noise suppression that is up to twice as effective as the first-generation AirPods Pro, thanks to the H2 processor. For the next AirPods Max, noise-canceling is probably going to get a similar boost.

Longer battery life

Longer battery life

The AirPods Max are advertised to have a 20-hour battery life when using ANC. The headphones were subjected to continuous audio playback with a 75dB (SPL) peak as part of our routine battery test. The AirPods Max outperformed this under these circumstances by over one hour, which is impressive but not as impressive by modern standards. In our tests, the Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless and Sony WH-1000XM5 lasted more than 31 hours and 56 hours, respectively.

Conversation Boost

Conversation Boost

People with minor hearing impairments can benefit from Conversation Boost to stay more engaged in conversations. The feature increases the volume of the person speaking in front of you using the AirPods Pro’s beam-forming microphones, making it simpler to listen to face-to-face conversations. There is also an option to lower background noise. Perhaps Conversation Boost will eventually be included in the over-ear headphones, given that the AirPods Max also feature beam-forming mics.

Improved durability

Improved durability

Although the AirPods Max are strong, exquisitely made headphones, they do not have an IP rating. The addition of even a tiny IPX2 rating, which is rare for over-ear headphones, would further set the AirPods Max 2 apart from other high-end headphones. In addition, sudden downpours and drizzles occur. It would be a big relief to know that the AirPods Max 2 will be fine after being exposed to light rain before you can sheath them in the case. We don’t want your $549 investment to be wiped out by a few raindrops, after all!

Conclusion

The AirPods Max 2 is expected to launch later next year, with five expected features. The first is a headphone jack and a USB-C port, which Apple removed from its iPhones. The next model is likely to have an Apple-designed H2 chip, which enhances sound, increases active noise cancellation, and has an adaptive transparency mode. The AirPods Max has a 20-hour battery life with ANC active, but under constant music playback, it exceeded this by almost an hour.

The Conversation Boost feature, which uses the AirPods Pro’s beam-forming microphones to boost volume and reduce ambient noise, may be expanded to the over-ear headphones. The AirPods Max also lacks an IP rating, which would differentiate it from other flagship headphones. Additionally, the headphones are waterproof, making them suitable for light rain exposure. These features are expected to be included in the next AirPods Max.

FAQS

Is there a new AirPod Max coming out?

Since Apple has only released one generation of the AirPods Max headphones to date, it is difficult to predict when the next model will be released, but it may happen around 2024 or 2025.

Will there be a Gen 2 AirPods Max?

The 2024 release date for the AirPods Max 2 is tentative and may potentially be postponed until 2025. We advise waiting for a sale and purchasing the current model if you need the AirPods Max within the next few months.

What features do the AirPods 2 have?

Wireless.
The AirPods offer a fantastic wireless headphone experience with lots of speaking and listening time, voice-activated Siri access, and a readily available wireless charging case. They only need to be taken out in order to work with all of your gadgets.

What features do AirPods Max have?

AirPods Max
audio of high quality.
Transparent active noise cancellation mode.
For surround sound that feels like a theatre, use personalized spatial audio.
Amazing fit and beautiful design.