It’s been a little over six months since the AirPods Max made its debut. Since then, there have been many who have posited that these aren’t the way to go, while others claim that these are the best AirPods ever. The biggest sticking point for many comes down to the extravagant $549 price tag. However, for a limited time, you can save almost $100 and get them for just $469 with free Prime shipping.
Currently, four out of the five colors are in stock at Amazon, including Pink, Space Gray, Sky Blue, and Silver. Only Green is on back-order and is listed to arrive between August 23rd and August 26th at the time of this writing.
As a refresher, the AirPods Max offer what you would expect from any other AirPods model. This includes Automatic Switching, Audio Sharing, Transparency Mode, and Spatial Audio. But we also have Active Noise Cancellation that is top notch, and you can even swap out the ear cups to mix-and-match the casing with different colors.
In our six-month review, Justin had this to say:
They are still very accurate and boost the low-end of audio to make certain genres kick more than they otherwise would. You can feel the cups of these headphones vibrate from the bass in certain songs without that bass drowning out the other instruments.
As a proud owner of the AirPods Max, these are my go-to over-the-ear cans. They have replaced my beloved Sony WH-1000XM4’s, as the AirPods can be paired with my Android phones and desktop Windows PC. Of course, you miss out on the Automatic Switching, but these are just too comfortable to not want to use whenever possible.
The biggest downside (for me at least) is the carrying case. It’s weird, clunky, and really does look like a purse in person. Thankfully, Justin has graciously rounded up some of the best AirPods Max cases, if the included one isn’t your cup o’ tea.
Let us know whether you already own the AirPods Max, or if you plan on picking up a set now that they can be had for such a steep discount!
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.