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What colors do the AirPods Max come in?

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What colors do the AirPods Max come in?

Best Answer: The new AirPods Max come in five colors: silver, space gray, sky blue, pink, and green. The band's color matches the iPhone 12 lineup, while the ear cups match up with the iPad Air color lineup. These would be a great complement to your iPhone 12 and iPad Air.Go Max or go home: AirPods Max (opens in new tab) ($549 at Apple)

These colors are the perfect complement for your iPhone and iPad

The AirPods Max basically come in colors to match both your iPhone 12 and latest iPad Air. You get the basic silver and space gray and sky blue, pink, and green, which are color options for the iPad Air and iPhone 12 (technically PRODUCT(RED) though, not Pink). It's important to note that the AirPods Max colors are basically two-toned: the color of the headband and mesh ear cups match the iPhone 12 colors, but the ear cup exteriors are better matched for the iPad Air colors due to the anodized aluminum finish.

What else is so great about the AirPods Max?

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While the other versions of AirPods are geared more towards convenience, the AirPods Max are about high-fidelity audio. That's why they go with an over-ear design but still retain the Active Noise Cancellation that they've established with the AirPods Pro. The custom drivers of the AirPods Max produces sound with ultra-low distortion across the audible range. This means that you'll be able to hear each note clearer than ever before.

As expected, Apple has put the H1 headphone chip inside the AirPods Max, allowing instant pairing and device switching, "Hey, Siri" support, and better power management. Like AirPods Pro, AirPods Max has Active Noise Cancellation with Transparency mode, so while you can tune everything out, you can turn on Transparency to filter in some environmental noise when necessary. You also get Adaptive EQ with AirPods Max, as well as Spatial Audio.

What about AirPods Max battery life?

The AirPods Max come with a Smart Case that charges up via Lightning. While the AirPods Max are in the Smart Case, the headphones go into an ultra-low power state to help preserve the battery when you're not using them. The battery life is around 20 hours of high-fidelity audio on a single charge.

When can I get AirPods Max?

The AirPods Max will be available starting December 15, 2020, but you can start pre-ordering now. Each pair costs $549. Some colors are already seeing shipping dates of March 2021, so you'd better act fast if you want them ASAP.

If the $549 cost is too much for you, then you should check out some other great ANC headphone alternatives that are already on the market.

Christine Chan
Senior Editor

Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently the iMore lead on all things iPhone, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.

When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.