October 02, 2023
"We had high expectations for the Maxwell, based on how it appeared likely to solve our small hesitations over the Penrose, and Audeze has largely succeeded in meeting them. Its excellent planar magnetic sound is now housed in a far classier design with better comfort and controls, alongside some lovely quality of life features. The battery life is extremely impressive, and the microphone offers you plenty of control, although there's no getting past what is an obviously steep price tag. Still, it competes handily with the many other headsets we've tried in the same premium bracket, and for those who really value sound performance in a headset, it is absolutely worthy of consideration."