Some of the latest features on iOS make it possible to directly monitor headphone sound levels and even categorize different Bluetooth devices paired with your iPhone or iPad. Yet another feature provides customized headphone audio for listeners, optimizing specific frequencies or boosting soft sounds to enhance hearing.
Apple device owners can monitor and track headphone sound levels with iOS 14 and later. These features work best with AirPods, since they have built-in microphones. Still, the iPhone does its best to estimate sound levels in decibels with other headphones in use. Quick real-time analysis of audio level can help prevent hearing damage from excessive volume.
AirPods Max wireless headphones from Apple are ready for pre-order. The high-fidelity, over-ear headphones come in five colors and arrive starting on December 15. AirPods Max seeks to deliver the "ultimate personal listening experience" along with the easy setup and convenience that in-ear AirPods are known for. Advanced software offers a variety of features thanks to computational audio.
Apple has announced AppleCare+ products for several models of headphones, such as AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Studio3 Wireless. For $29, owners of eligible headphones get complete AppleCare+ coverage including accidental damage repairs. AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover loss or theft.
Looking for a pair of AirPods? The standard white version currently ships in six weeks, as demand has outstripped supply. While Apple does not offer different colors at this time, anyone willing to wait an extra 4-6 weeks longer can fully customize their AirPods thanks to ColorWare. The company offers 29 solid colors, 29 metallic colors and two different finishes to choose from.