Are your AirPods Max condensing? Did you find water in your earbuds and even on the speakers? You are not the only one to experience this! We just received an email about the problem! Apparently, in-ear headphones condense during long listening sessions!
The AirPods Max condensation issue can go that far and affect the sound quality when bluetooth headphones are used in Active noise cancellation or Transparency fashion. It is also concerning that AirPods Max are not water resistant and that repeated condensation could cause additional hardware problems.
What is AirPods Max condensation?
During condensation, water droplets form on the surface of a cold object when it comes into contact with warm, humid air. So if you find water in your earbuds and even on the speakers, it is most likely due to condensation. That is unless you were using your AirPods Max during intense workouts that made you worship abundantly.
Made: One factor that might encourage the AirPods Max condensation problem is the main material of manufacture, which is metal. Metals are good thermal conductors and therefore more likely to get cold or hot than other materials at the same room temperature!
How to check the maximum condensation of AirPods?
To see if your premium on-ear headphones are collecting water, you need to remove the ear pads. They are magnetic, you just need to pull them and they will come out. This way you can get an overview of the drivers. If you find water droplets, your AirPods Max will condense too!
Made: It seems that the right atrium tends to condense more. This is because it houses more internals like the digital crown and noise control button, which could cause this headset to reach higher temperatures during use!
How to fix the maximum condensation problem of AirPods
Attachment should be easy as you can use a soft wipe to collect the water. Leave the pilots exposed in a ventilated room for a few minutes and they should dry out!
However, the most important thing is how to prevent AirPods Max from condensing again! To achieve this, you must first identify the cause. The physics are clear. Condensation is affected by temperature, humidity and exposure time. So here’s what you can do:
1. Avoid sudden temperature changes
AirPods Max may be prone to condensation if you use them immediately after being exposed to a cold environment. For example, if they have been temporarily stored in a car in cold temperatures and you start using them as soon as you get home, water droplets might start to form inside the ear cups.
Made: This is nothing new. Any electronic device that has been exposed to a cold environment must be able to adapt to the warmer environment before turning it on!
2. Avoid humidity
Wearing AirPods Max in a humid environment can also cause them to condense. Avoid wearing them in a bathroom or while jogging in foggy weather!
3. Avoid long listening sessions
One trick that will surely reduce the risk of condensation from Mac AirPods is to give the pads time to breathe. Regularly remove the headphones from your ears if you plan to wear them throughout the working day.
4. Know when to wear the case
The AirPods Max case has been a hot topic for Apple scoffers, given its muscular design. However, it is an important accessory. Placing your headphones in a case can protect them from the extreme cold and thus discourage condensation when you first start wearing them.
On the other hand, at home or in a warm environment, you might want to keep them out of the case for a while, after you stop using them, to allow the ear pads to “breathe”!
AirPods Max Wind Noise?
In some cases, an extreme condensation effect can cause the AirPods Max audio performance to drop. A strange wind-like noise is emitted when active noise cancellation or transparency mode is activated. It seems that the driver is trying to cancel the “noise” caused by the condensation water!
How to remove water from AirPods Max drivers
As mentioned above, Apple’s in-ear headphones are not water resistant and no liquid should be present in the drivers. However, if the AirPods Max condenses to such an extent, you can apply a method that the Apple Watch uses to eject water.
Tower: Just play the YouTube video available below and route the audio through the AirPods Max. Do not wear headphones during this water ejection procedure!
At the time of writing this article, we were unable to reproduce this issue, but we found several other reports of AirPods Max condensation on Reddit and similar websites. Are you also plagued by this problem? Use the comments section and share your own experience!
Related: How To Fix AirPods Max Noise Canceling Bug!
PS: Do you know that you can connect AirPods Max to Android devices?