Combining premium materials and advanced audio technology, the space gray Apple AirPods Max wireless over-ear headphones are a comfortable way to immerse yourself in your favorite audio. They are made to rest lightly on your head and ears with a breathable knit mesh canopy and mesh textile-wrapped memory foam earcups. Inside, dynamic drivers with dual neodymium ring magnets work to deliver clear sound with deep bass. Active noise cancellation technology enhances this passive immersion by actively neutralizing ambient sounds with anti-noise.
The AirPods Max are ideal for any kind of audio entertainment, but with movies, they make you feel like you’re part of the action. This is due to the Airpods Max’s use of spatial audio and dynamic head tracking to better simulate audio that surrounds you. You can use them with a variety of Bluetooth-compatible Apple devices, but when paired with an iPhone, you can utilize three built-in microphones and beamforming technology to make clear hands-free calls or interact with Siri. You can do all of this and more for up to 20 hours on a full charge.
Active Noise Cancellation
Apple uses six outward-facing microphones to measure distracting ambient sounds, and then neutralizes it with anti-noise. This is meant to isolate you with only the audio you want to hear. During playback two additional inward-facing microphones measure what you’re hearing, and then use adaptive EQ to adjust frequencies for a consistent experience and faithful audio reproduction.
When active noise cancelling mode is on, you can easily chat with others or listen in on your surroundings without taking off your AirPods Max. Simply press the dedicated noise control button to active transparency mode, and let outside sounds back in.
Save Battery Life with a Smart Case
Included with the Airpods Max is Apple’s Smart Case, which conveniently stores the headphones and puts them into an ultra-low-power state to preserve battery life.
Built for Comfort
Over-ear headphones can be cumbersome to wear for long periods of time, which is why Apple redesigned the headband of the AirPods Max to incorporate a breathable knit mesh canopy. This canopy is designed to optimally distribute the weight of the headphones to reduce on-head pressure. It’s connected to two earcups that sport a mesh textile-wrapped memory foam for pillow-like softness.
Each anodized aluminum earcup rotates independently to further balance pressure and improve comfort. Telescoping arms extend smoothly and stay in place to ensure the earcups maintain a precise fit. The entire AirPods Max durable stainless steel frame is wrapped in a soft-touch material to give them a premium look and feel.
Hands-Free Calls & Siri
The sounds around you can not only distract you as you listen, but they can ruin conversations as well. When paired with an iPhone for hands-free calling, the AirPods Max uses three microphones and beamforming technology to focus on your voice and ensure that it’s transmitted clearly.
With the AirPods Max, Siri is always on and ready to help. Get directions, weather forecasts, listen to your schedule, and more. Siri will even speak incoming messages to you when they arrive with the Announce Messages feature. You can then tell Siri to respond via voice command.
Sensors built into the AirPods Max will detect when they are removed and will automatically pause your audio. Audio will automatically resume when the AirPods Max detect that you’ve placed them back on your head.
Earpiece Connection / Wearing Style
Active Noise Cancellation
Controls: Right Earpiece
Microphone: Earpiece (Side Unspecified)
Full Remote OS Support
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity
Number of Mics
Audio Connector to Earpiece
Lightning (Shared with Charging Port)
20 Hours (BT+ANC)
Quick Charging Times
5 Minutes for 1.5 Hours
Material of Construction
Memory Foam, Stainless Steel
7.4 x 6.6 x 3.3″ / 187.3 x 168.6 x 83.4 mm
13.6 oz / 384.8 g Case:
4.7 oz / 134.5 g