Following the success of Mobius and Penrose , Audeze is now releasing Maxwell. This latest wireless gaming headset still carries Audeze’s flagship planar magnetic technology and improvements in the battery sector.
Features of Audeze Maxwell
Maxwell will be available in two models. The first model for Xbox consoles with Dolby Atmos license support. Meanwhile, the second model for the Playstation supports the Tempest 3D Audio feature. Even though they are designed for consoles, they can still be used on PC gaming systems, smartphones, tablet PCs or other consoles such as the Nintendo Switch.
To connect, Maxwell carries Bluetooth 5.3 LED wireless technology. This gaming headset also supports Hi-Res Audio with LDAC codec support. Apart from that, it also supports other codecs like LC3, LC3Plus, SBC, and AAC.
If Maxwell’s battery runs out, it can still be used via a USB connection. Through this physical connectivity Maxwell can support lossless audio without compression up to 24-bit 96 KHz resolution.
Relying on planar driver technology whose dimensions are 90 mm Maxwell can provide sound output in the frequency range of 10 Hz to 50000 Hz. Audeze has also equipped it with a boom microphone specifically designed by the Shure manufacturer. The microphone is supported by a smart noise reduction feature that relies on artificial intelligence.
Meanwhile, in the design sector Maxwell is now bringing ear pads with memory foam which are claimed to be able to provide better sound isolation. In the Maxwell battery sector, it can now be used for up to 80 hours. Longest among previous Audeze gaming headsets Mobius and Penrose.
Price and availability
Maxwell is planned to be available in January 2023. Audeze Maxwell costs US$299 for Playstation 5 and US$349 for Xbox.