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Apple's new £549 headphones have been the butt of countless jokes on social media since being unveiled earlier today (Tuesday 8 December).
The AirPods Max feature 'incredible high-fidelity audio, Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, and spatial audio'; however, a lot of people are struggling to see past the hefty price tag:
AirPods Max prototype for sale, $1,000 OBO no lowballs pic.twitter.com/SKVlC2wMrG- kyan (@KyanKento) December 8, 2020
So these AirPods Max cost 549 dollars without taxes- Cloud Main (@CloudMain_6) December 8, 2020
This is more than a PC, PS5, TV, Xbox Series X, Switch, a Laptop, and a good pair of Sony or Bose headphones pic.twitter.com/tyL2bFuGdL
"Sorry, I can't hear you. My AirPods Max automatically mute poor people." pic.twitter.com/SwDsPKNTKe- Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) December 8, 2020
Me looking at the AirPods Max price pic.twitter.com/g1cS3xDbO2- philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 8, 2020
Should I spend 88K for this damn purse ? pic.twitter.com/itghWOxywi- Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) December 8, 2020
Many people were less than impressed by the design too:
AirPods Max look great with a variety of color options. pic.twitter.com/1RURS2uXLP- In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) December 8, 2020
The original prototype for AirPods Max :sweat_smile: pic.twitter.com/9pnLX1bpuG- Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) December 8, 2020
The CEOs of Sony and Bose when they saw the AirPods Max pic.twitter.com/hUC5K5QrgT- Josh (@js_11m) December 8, 2020
iPhone 6 when you try to connect it to the airpods max pic.twitter.com/RKmb4nHfgH- hisad (@pritiprivillage) December 8, 2020
But Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, is predictably much fonder of the 'magical' headphones.
He said: "AirPods are the most popular headphones in the world, beloved for their effortless setup, incredible sound quality, and iconic design.
"With AirPods Max, we are bringing that magical AirPods experience to a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio.
"The custom acoustic design, combined with powerful H1 chips, and advanced software enable AirPods Max to use computational audio to wirelessly deliver the ultimate personal listening experience."
The headphones are available to order from today and will begin shipping next Tuesday.
LADbible has contacted Apple for comment.
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