iFixit, which destroys gadgets and gives them repairability scores, gave the AirPods Max a 6 out of 10. This implies that on the odd chance that you harm your AirPods Max ever, fixing it ought not to be a bad dream.
iFixit, known for its gadget teardowns, has gotten the new Apple AirPods Max through a broad teardown and thought about Apple’s over the top expensive earphones (retailing for ₹59,900 in India) to other leader earphones like Sony and Bose to comprehend why Apple evaluated them like that.
You can look at iFixit’s nitty-gritty breakdown here. The teardown uncovered that the earphones have two battery cells in the correct ear cup and no stabilizer in the left one. Despite that, there is no lopsidedness since the AirPods Max are designed that way. iFixit gave the AirPods Max a repairability score of 6 on 10, which is stating a ton. This is the primary non-zero score an AirPods item has ever gotten from them.
The teardown starts with the evacuation of the attractively connected earcup pads that can be taken out with no apparatuses. Next, the numerous pentalobe screws on the earcups are unscrewed. The teardown uncovers that the earcups are also stuck in, and iFixit utilizes a warm weapon to dismantle it.
We’ve spent a good beat of time with the AirPods Max, and can now confidently say that we understand why they cost $550. With all their finely-tuned and precision-engineered parts, they remind us more of a mechanical watch than of any other headphones: https://t.co/FLzSTOSUaX pic.twitter.com/d7kmGFjhEC
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The teardown uncovered that each earcup has a solitary receiver stowaway and 40mm drivers that are tightened. For battery, there are two cells in the correct ear cup, which are additionally fastened and not connected with cement. These give power through a solitary iPhone-style pop connector with no fastening. This makes the battery inside the AirPods Max simple to supplant. The two cells together offer an absolute limit of 664mAh and 2.53Whr total energy at 4.35 V.
In the examination, the Bose NC 700 has a 2.39Whr cell that guarantees around 20-hours of listening time, and the Sony WH-1000XM4 has a 4.1Whr battery that guarantees a 30-hour listening time.
The most straightforward and simple part about the AirPods Max’s repairability is the headband, as iFixit teardown uncovered. You can separate the whole headband from the earcups with merely a SIM card expulsion apparatus or a paperclip without opening up the earcups.