When AirPods Max first hit the scene, Apple couldn't keep up with demand so even getting your hands on a set was almost impossible, never mind if you wanted to score a saving on them. In more recent months, we've seen the over-ear cans remain in steady supply and even had a few AirPods Max deals to write about as retailers started competing with each other.
Right now, you can nab yourself a pair of AirPods Max at Amazon for just $469.99. That's a huge $79 off their usual retail price and one of the lowest prices we've seen for them to date. The discount applies to every colorway that's in stock. For the space gray in particular, this is the lowest they have ever gone. The price is matched at Best Buy for select colorways.
AirPods Max are Apple's first crack at over-ear AirPods and offer a combination of top-quality audio and active noise cancellation for a high-end listening experience. Apple-designed dynamic drivers provide high-fidelity audio which is perfect for pairing with Apple Music's Dolby Atmos content.
ANC allows you to block out distractions and focus on what's playing in your ears. This is great for a commute, working in a noisy office, or blocking out jet engine noise on your next flight. AirPods Max also features Transparency mode that allows you to filter outside noises back in when you need to, say when crossing the street or interacting with someone.
Like the in-ear AirPods, AirPods Max feature several sensors so they can detect when you're wearing them, the positioning of your head, and any movement for spatial audio. They also detect when they go into the included case so they can power down.
Inside, AirPods Max are equipped with an Apple H1 chip in each earcup which offer instant pairing and automatic switching between your Apple devices. You'll also enjoy hands-free access to Siri so you can control playback, make a call, dictate a message, and much more. There's also an Apple Watch-style Digital Crown that lets you precisely control volume, skip tracks, answer calls, and activate Siri.
You'll get 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 thanks to fast charging.
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