Apple’s AirPods Max have actually grown on me. Once they had been introduced on the finish of final yr, I used to be broadly sceptical. Sure, I assumed they’d be good, however by no means can be value their $550 price ticket.

As some no one with a guitar as soon as mentioned although, “occasions are a-changin’.”

Whereas I nonetheless wouldn’t put the AirPods Max on the highest of my over-ear Bluetooth headphone tree (at the moment, that award would go to Sennheiser’s Momentum 3), I’ve actually begun to adore Apple’s cans.

However this might change within the headphones’ subsequent technology. As a result of though I really like them, the AirPods Max have flaws. Tons and plenty of flaws.

Let’s think about one among these that arose final week. Apple introduced a lossless model of Apple Music. Principally, this can provide customers of the service the very best high quality of digital music. You may examine what meaning right here.

The difficulty? None of Apple’s headphones — together with the AirPods Max — are able to taking part in lossless audio. In different phrases, a service Apple is providing can’t be utilized by its personal merchandise.

All this bought me considering extra broadly concerning the AirPods Max generally and the way Apple might iron out the present points within the subsequent technology. Successfully, the way it can take them from good to wonderful. You’re welcome, Mr. Tim Apple.

First although…

What’s good concerning the AirPods Max?

Earlier than we get into the specifics about what to enhance, it’s helpful to spend slightly little bit of time on why I’ve been so impressed with the AirPods Max generally.

First up, in fact, is the combination within the Apple ecosystem. It’s simple to neglect simply how seamlessly you possibly can change AirPods between completely different units till you attempt to do the identical factor outdoors of Apple’s bubble.

Subsequent is the construct high quality of the AirPods Max. Truthfully, I’m undecided I’ve ever come throughout a pair of headphones that seem so stable and well-made. At the very least, nothing within the shut worth vary.

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