Apple's much vaunted AirPods Max are undoubtedly an appealing choice when it comes to owners of Apple products. But is the same also true for people who aren't as closely wedded to the Apple ecosystem? Can we connect AirPods Max to our Windows 10 device, and enjoy the benefits of the top quality audio they provide?
Well, we'll be answering that question in this guide. Everything you need to know about connecting AirPods Max and Windows 10 is right here. So without further ado, here is what you need to know.
Are they actually compatible with Windows 10?
We already know that AirPods Max work seamlessly with Apple products. But Apple have also made sure that they are compatible with other, non-Apple devices. According to Apple the H1 audio processors in these earphones mean that noise cancellation and transparency mode are both available on Windows devices. There are some features, such as spatial audio, which will only work on Apple hardware, but the key takeaway here is that, yes, you can use these headphones with your Windows 10 device.
So now we know what we can use these headphones for, how exactly do we get them connected? Here's what you need to do.
How to connect AirPods Max with Windows 10
- On your non-Apple device, make sure you have Bluetooth enabled (depending on what you are using, you may need to connect a Bluetooth dongle to your device)
- On your AirPods Max, press and hold the noise control button until the status light flashes white. This indicates that your headphones are in pairing mode.
- When your Max earphones appear in the list of available devices, select them to pair them.
- Your Windows 10 device and your AirPods should now be connected.
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