On twitter, a number of users have testified that condensation occurs in the Airpods Max and in some cases have leaked into the elements themselves, reports 9 to 5 Mac. After that, at least one user has discovered that the headphones are difficult to detect if the headphones are on the user.
Another user should have seen condensation appear after a 40-minute walk outdoors, and then after watching a movie for 1.5 hours. In this case, it was not even cold weather.
It remains to be seen how widespread this problem is.
So, uhh … my AirPods Max form condensation after extended use. They’ve never been used in any humid environment. The water gets inside the drivers and has caused ear detection problems. I’ve been wearing them inside sitting at a desk mainly, nothing crazy. Super concerning issue pic.twitter.com/0pWicvxLv9
– Donald Filimon (@donaldfilimon) December 27, 2020
Had exactly the same issue, with a light walk (40mn) and then again while watching a movie (1h30). Decided to return them after seeing that the water was also getting inside the driver and that the ring was getting red (or maybe I was overthinking it). Anyway too worrisome for me
– Calvin (@klemanet) December 29, 2020