As far as I know, the over-ear headphones that can support spatial audio and ANC are only available in SONY WH-1000XM4, Apple AirPods Max and UGreen HiTune Max3. AirPods Max is too expensive, so I thought about choosing between SONY WH-1000XM4 and HiTune Max 3. Considering the thickness of the wallet, I finally chose HiTune Max3, a more affordable ANC over-ear headphones.
UGreen HiTune Max3 is the first spatial audio over-ear headphones in China that supports full-scene adaptation. Compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, Linux and other platform systems, this price has selling points such as sound quality, ANC, battery life, etc. It can be used as a cheap alternative to AirPods Max.
UGREEN HiTune Max 3 specs and features:
- 3D Immersive Spatial Audio
- -35dB Hybrid Active Noise-Cancelling
- 40mm silk diaphragm dynamic driver
- 40-60hors Battery Life (ANC ON/OFF)
- Smart Wearing Detection
- Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC, SBC
- 650mAh of Lithium Battery Capacity
- 2400MHz-2483.5MHz of Bluetooth Frequency
- 10m/32.8ft of Bluetooth Range
- $120 – Check latest price on AliExpress (Official Store) or Amazon Germany
Details of UGREEN HiTune Max3
The appearance of UGreen HiTune Max3 is still good, although there is no innovation. At least my colleagues and I think it looks good. The sound unit of the headphone adopts 40mm silk diaphragm dynamic driver, and the low frequency and high frequency have a sense of hierarchy.
There are volume +/- adjustment buttons and power/bluetooth buttons on the right headphone.
There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack on the right headphone, which can be turned into a wired headphone through an audio cable. There is a Type-C charging port on the left headphone, which can be fully charged in 1.5 hours.
3D spatial audio buttons and ANC buttons are also on the left headphone. 3D spatial audio effects, you can experience the cinema-like stereo surround sound. UGreen HiTune Max3 has a built-in gyroscope and uses an exclusive “intelligent head tracking + stereo effect” algorithm. The real person try-on experience is that you can feel the immersive stereoscopic 3D surround sound experience when you are watching videos or listening to music.
Thanks to UGreen’s exclusive algorithm optimization, it is also the first over-ear ANC headphones in China to achieve a full-scene 3D spatial audio stereo surround experience. ANC technology is equipped with BES BES2300 chip, supports Bluetooth 5.0 protocol, strong anti-interference ability, and stable bluetooth connection. HiTune Max3 uses feed-forward + feed-back pickup microphones to achieve double noise cancelling, reaching a noise cancelling depth of 35dB, which effectively isolates the noisy peripheral environment from affecting the listening experience.
UGreen HiTune Max3 headphones can be telescopically adjusted, and the bracket is made of metal material, which improves the stability of the skeleton of the headphones. The earmuffs are made of custom memory foam, which is soft and comfortable to wear for a long time without feeling stuffy, and fits the head and ears with little burden. The left and right headphones have intelligent detection function, which can be played automatically when the headphones are put on, and the playback is paused when the headphones are removed.
Items in the box include: headphones, storage bag, aircraft converter(3.5mm to 2×3.5mm adapter), 50cm type-c charging cable, 3.5mm audio cable, cable storage bag, user manuel, warranty card.
UGreen HiTune Max3 is still very comfortable to wear, and there is no obvious pressure on the head. Of course, friends with too big heads are not recommended to use head-mounted headphones, but in-ear headphones can be considered.
Wearing HiTune Max 3 does not affect wearing glasses and masks. Over-ear headphones are a good choice in the increasingly complex situation of the epidemic, avoiding the situation of knocking out the in-ear earbuds due to congestion on public transportation systems (buses, subways). The transparency mode of this headset is good, it does not affect the isolation from the outside world, and you can still hear the ambient sound.