Apple unveils Head Phones (Price : £549)

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Apple has unveiled its new over-ear headphones dubbed AirPods Max, with a hefty price tag of £549 ($549 in US), making them more expensive than both the new Xbox and PlayStation consoles. However according to comparison similar wireless noise-cancelling headphones from Sony or Sennheiser retail for around £350.

The premium price tag has led many to question the value of the product. This is not something new for APPLE. Despite the high-end specs, many questioned whether they were value for money.

The headphones are wireless and noise-cancelling. According to Apple, they combine acoustic design, H1 chips, and advanced software to deliver “the ultimate personal listening experience”.

Apple has used what it describes as a “breathable knit mesh” for the headband, designed to distribute the weight evenly and reduce pressure. The ear cups are cushioned with memory foam, which provides comfort, and a seal to improve sound quality.

The newly launched headphones cost more than either the new Xbox or PlayStation consoles, while he described the carry case as “screaming, ‘Rob me’.”

Other features of the headphones include:

  • a digital crown, a dial that allows content to be scrolled through, first shown off on the Apple Watch
  • automatic pause when you lift one ear cup
  • device switching so you can take a call on iPhone while listening to music on another Apple device
  • 20 hours of battery life

The headphones are available to order and will ship on 15 December.

Source : BBC NEWS

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