For months after their release, AirPods Max were pretty hard to get ahold of meaning that there were basically no AirPods Max deals to take advantage of. However, now supply seems to have caught up with demand, we're starting to see some offers at third-party retailers to try to tempt in potential buyers.
This $60 discount at Amazon drops AirPods Max as low as $489. This is the best price we've seen yet on Apple's over-ear cans though it's unclear exactly how long the discount will last.
AirPods Max are Apple's first over-ear AirPods offering and combine high-fidelity audio with active noise cancellation for a superb listening experience. Apple-designed dynamic drivers provide high-fidelity audio which is perfect for pairing with Apple Music's Dolby Atmos content.
As well as blocking out distractions with ANC, AirPods Max allow you to filter outside noises back in with transparency mode — ideal if you need to talk to someone or listen to the road noise as you cross the street.
The headphones include a bunch of sensors to detect when you're wearing them, the positioning of your head, and any movement for spatial audio, and they also detect when they go into the included case so they can power down.
Inspired by the Apple Watch, the new Apple headphones also come with a Digital Crown for precise volume controls, skipping between tracks, answering phone calls, and activating Siri.
Inside, AirPods Max are powered by an Apple H1 chip in each earcup which offer you instant pairing and automatic switching between your Apple devices. You'll also enjoy hands-free access to Siri.
The AirPods Max promise up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge with ANC or transparency mode enabled. It takes just five minutes of charge time to add 90 minutes of listening time with Fast Charging.
If you're in the market for earbud-style AirPods, be sure to check out our list of great AirPods deals for all of the best places to buy.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.