Apple AirPods Max

Apple AirPods Max
84

Engadget Review

Apple went full Cupertino with its first wireless noise-cancelling headphones. The company offers great sound and features in a product that exudes style. Due to all the metal, the headphones are quite heavy and the “case” doesn’t do much to protect your investment. If Apple can bring spatial audio to Apple TV and add a high-res option to Apple Music (or even support Dolby Atmos Music on other services), the $550 price tag will be easier to swallow. For most people though, more affordable flagship models from Bose and Sony will suffice.

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AirPods Max review: Expensive headphones with untapped potential
Great sound, handy features and a heavy dose of Apple design.
Billy Steele
Billy SteeleDecember 23, 2020

Pros

  • Excellent balanced sound
  • Solid ANC
  • Handy features
  • Unique but reliable controls
  • Solid battery life

Cons

  • Price
  • Spatial audio is limited right now
  • The “case” offers little protection
  • No high-res music streaming service support
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Key Specs

TYPE
Over-ear
CHANNELS
Stereo
ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION
Yes
CONNECTIONS
Wireless

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