Apple’s luxe AirPods Max have dropped to their best price of the year
Apple’s luxe AirPods Max has dropped to their best price of the year
Apple's AirPods Max have recently dropped to their best price of the year, making it a great time to pick up a pair if you're in the market for premium over-ear headphones. The AirPods Max features high-fidelity audio, noise cancellation, and spatial audio technology, making them a top choice for audiophiles and music lovers alike.
We also found screaming deals on Asus’s ROG Zephyrus G14, Bose’s last-gen QuietComfort Earbuds, and Belkin’s MagSafe-ready wireless charger.
Apple's price for the AirPods Max is $549 / £549, but we've seen AirPods Max prices as low as $350 in the US and £370 in the UK. These were the cheapest AirPods Max prices we've seen and they only lasted a very short time, so we don't expect to find deals that other than on very rare occasions. That said, it is possible to find savings of around $100 / £100 quite regularly.
In addition to their exceptional sound quality, the AirPods Max also boast a sleek and stylish design, with custom-engineered mesh fabric and a stainless steel frame. They are available in several colors, including silver, space gray, sky blue, green, and pink.
While the AirPods Max is certainly a splurge, their discounted price makes them a more affordable option for those looking to invest in a high-quality pair of headphones. Whether you're looking to enjoy your favorite music, movies, or podcasts, the AirPods Max is sure to deliver an immersive and enjoyable listening experience.
However, since then we've started to see much better AirPods Max deals. Today, we quite regularly see prices of around $449/£449 at retailers such as Amazon. That's a saving of $100/£100 on Apple's price. We have occasionally seen AirPods Max prices fall even cheaper, but those deals don't tend to last long, so if you do see anything cheaper than the price above, we recommend snapping it up quickly.
Below you will find the cheapest AirPods Max prices on the internet. We're tracking the lowest prices from hundreds of online retailers, so have a look and bookmark this page if you want to get the best AirPods Max deals. If you're also considering inner earphones, see our roundup of the best AirPods Pro 2 prices. And if you're looking for other options, see our pick of the best AirPods alternatives.
Are the Apple AirPods Max worth it?
If you're an Apple die-hard fan, you won't need much persuading. The AirPod Max are Apple's best headphones to date, and they fit effortlessly in the Apple ecosystem. They also look the part. But if you're not an Apple fan and need convincing, here's what we think...
Compared to other industry-leading noise-canceling headphones that we have tested and reviewed hands-on, the AirPods Max rank right at the top on many criteria, and very high in others. We think they're among the best for sound quality, design, and noise-cancelling. They're deep and rich in their sound balance, with dynamic, expansive, and natural sound.
They look beautiful and are made with top-quality materials and fit comfortably with long use. The noise-cancelling is arguably better than the other leading option, the Sony WH-1000XM4s – that is to say, exceptional.
If over-ear headphones aren’t your thing, Bose’s QuietComfort Earbuds are also on sale for $149.99 ($50 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. The newer QC Earbuds II may offer the best noise cancellation of any Bluetooth earbuds on the market right now, but the last-gen model is still no slouch.
The original earbuds are still a great wireless option with excellent sound quality, a comfortable fit, and great ANC. And even though the newer model is better in just about every way, Bose left wireless charging out of the equation, meaning you at least have feature parity there when you plug the first-gen model in to charge via USB-C.
Where it's not all gravy is that the AirPods come with a fairly, well, weird case. It does little to protect the actual headphones and it doesn't actually turn the headphones 100% off. That means that if you leave your AirPods Max lying around for a while, don't expect them to be battery full when you pick them up. However, the battery is good, and charging to full is quick, so this may not be a deal-breaker.
How much are the AirPods Max?
The Apple AirPods Max went on sale in December 2020 for $549/£549. That makes them considerably more expensive than many other noise-canceling, over-ear headphones.
That's if you buy them directly from Apple. However, we see quite regular AirPods Max deals from third-party retailers. The record lowest AirPods Max prices we've seen to date are $350 in the US and £370 in the UK, but these were one-off deals that didn't last long. Most often, they can be found for around $500 and £449.