Airpods Max

impressive headphones.

7 May 2021 started using.

28 Sep 2022

How to restart Airpods Max

While connected to power, press both buttons for 12s until light near charging port flashes amber (warning: pressing for longer will do a reset).

Connect Airpods with a keyboard shortcut

not working with:

activate application "SystemUIServer"
tell application "System Events"
  tell process "SystemUIServer"
    -- Working CONNECT Script.  Goes through the following:
    -- Clicks on Bluetooth Menu (OSX Top Menu Bar)
    --    => Clicks on SX-991 Item
    --      => Clicks on Connect Item
    set btMenu to (menu bar item 1 of menu bar 1 whose description contains "bluetooth")
    tell btMenu
      tell (menu item "AirPods Max" of menu 1)
        if exists menu item "Connect" of menu 1 then
          click menu item "Connect" of menu 1
          return "Connecting..."
          click btMenu -- Close main BT drop down if Connect wasn't present
          return "Connect menu was not found, are you already connected?"
        end if
      end tell
    end tell
  end tell
end tell

might need to look into Clicks on SX-991 Item and test again later.

AirPods Max sound is choppy

12 Dec 2022

Since last week, bluetooth connection has become unstable, with choppy sound at best.

Uusually restarting as described above works - at least for a while.

Tried now to forget the device, and re-pair it, as follows:

  • Go to Settings > AirPods. Then tap Forget This Device.
  • Connected the Airpods Max to power for 30s and resetted it (15s on both buttons til while light, ie 3s more as a restart)
  • Placing the Airpods Max near my iPhone and pairing it anew.

Let's see....

15 Jan 2023

Got them to Apple Repair, who ended up replacing them. Same issue.

It seems that my bluetooth keyboard !home-office/kinesis might be interfering with the Airpods Max.

My post on Reddit: