Apple unveiled the new AirPods Max on Tuesday, and while some fans have been eagerly awaiting the wireless over-ear headphones, most people seem to be sticking to the staggering $ 549 price tag.
The new headphones are packed with features including noise cancellation technology, spatial audio and adaptive EQ. They are also available in five colors.
But quite a few Twitter users ridicule Apple for its unbelievably high price, calling it "bloated" and pointing out that headphones alone cost more than a brand new PlayStation 5.
New way of listening: Apple presented the new AirPods Max on Tuesday
Features: According to Apple, the headphones have active noise cancellation to block out unwanted noise, as well as spatial audio and an adaptive EQ for better quality
Wow! But many people are fixated on the $ 549 price tag
"An expensive price for a stupid customer base," complained one Twitter user.
"The new Apple headphones look like old school computer headphones. The sound was terrible when you played the Oregon Trail," wrote another.
"The only high-end product on Apple headphones is the price," tweeted a third.
Some complained that the product didn't seem to have any Apple branding immediately, noting that they looked like cheaper options from other brands.
It was joked that the expensive headphones had the power to "mute poor people".
Some were angry that the headphones cost as much as a PS5 Digital Edition.
Expensive! Many responded to the high price, while others mocked the design and the people who would buy it
Some have joked that at such a high price, the AirPods Max has some particularly amazing features.
"If Apple charges $ 549 for their headphones, I can hear God better," said one.
& # 39; The Airpods are $ 550 maximum? I can hear him type better when he tries another b ****, ”one joked.
& # 39; These AirPods maximum $ 550? I hear better when my husband is cheating on me, ”said another.
& # 39; Those $ 550 AirPods Max with noise cancellation? Better clear the voices in my head, ”tweeted another.
Tweet a third: "$ 550 Airpods max could do better with an unreleased Frank Ocean album or Sumn."
& # 39; AirPods Max cost $ 550 !!! You'd better teleport me to a concert if I pay for it all? & # 39; wrote another one.
Magical: Some have joked that at such a high price, the AirPods Max has some particularly amazing features, like the ability to hear God
Meanwhile, others mock the headphone tote bag, arguing that it looks like a bra or a purse shaped like a bum.
"AirPods Max Smart Case" or, as we called it back then, "The Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder"; wrote CNBC reporter Meg Graham.
"Anyone who thought the AirPods Max case was a good design, they look like a bra," wrote another Twitter user.
Some have published side-by-side comparisons of the case with different types of bras.
"That's not how women are drawn into the world of technology," said one.
& # 39; Who designed this AirPods Max case? I can't be the only one who thinks it looks like robot breasts, "tweeted another.
It's a look! Meanwhile, others mock the headphone tote bag, arguing that it looks like a bra or a purse shaped like a bum
Despite the backlash, the controversial headphones are already sold out by the end of the year.
Although the first sales were shipped within 12 hours yesterday, they have been reordered for more than 12 weeks in the US.
According to Apple, the expensive headphones have active noise cancellation to block out unwanted noise from outside, as well as spatial audio and an "adaptive EQ" that automatically adjusts the low and mid frequencies of the music to the shape of a person's ear. Better quality.
They are available in five colors: space gray, silver, sky blue, green and pink.
Apple claims that the new headphones deliver the "ultimate personal listening experience" by combining custom acoustic design with hardware and software.
AirPods Max requires a device with iOS 14.3 or higher, macOS Big Sur 11.1 or higher, or watchOS 7.2 or higher to operate and set up.
Go, go, go: Despite the backlash, the controversial headphones are already sold out by the end of the year
Popular: Although the first sales were shipped within 12 hours yesterday, they have been reordered in the US for more than 12 weeks
This includes the H1 chip, which is included in the versions of the newer generation of AirPods and enables a number of sensors and functions in the device.
This includes automatic switching so users can seamlessly move the sound between iPhone, iPad, and Mac – as is already possible with the AirPods.
AirPods Max uses the optical sensors and position sensors to automatically detect when they are on a user's head and, like the original AirPods, can automatically pause the sound when you lift them off your ears.
"AirPods are the world's most popular headphones and are loved for their effortless setup, incredible sound quality, and iconic design," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
"With AirPods Max, we're bringing that magical AirPods experience into a stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio," he added.
"AirPods Max feature an Apple-developed 40mm dynamic driver that offers rich, deep bass, precise mids, and crisp, clean high-frequency expansion so that every note can be heard," Apple said in a press release.