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A radically original composition.
The over-ear headphone has been completely reimagined. From cushion to canopy, AirPods Max are designed for an uncompromising fit that creates the optimal acoustic seal for many different head shapes — fully immersing you in every sound.
The canopy spanning the headband is made from a breathable knit mesh, distributing weight to reduce on‑head pressure.The stainless steel frame is wrapped with a soft-to-the-touch material for a remarkable combination of strength, flexibility, and comfort.Telescoping arms smoothly extend and stay where you set them, for a consistent fit and seal.
The beautifully anodized aluminum cups feature a revolutionary mechanism that allows each cup to rotate independently and balance pressure.
Audio quality Sounds like an epiphany.
AirPods Max combine high-fidelity audio with industry-leading Active Noise Cancellation to deliver an unparalleled listening experience. Each part of their custom-built driver works to produce sound with ultra-low distortion across the audible range. From deep, rich bass to accurate mids and crisp, clean highs, you’ll hear every note with a new sense of clarity.
To cancel unwanted external sound, AirPods Max use a total of six outward-facing microphones to detect noise in your environment, and two inward-facing microphones to measure what you’re hearing. Beamforming microphones help isolate your voice on phone calls, so it’s heard clearly — even in windy situations.
Hear every detail
The Apple-designed dynamic driver produces a wide frequency range that uncovers the rich details of every sound — delivering your favorite songs with previously unheard texture and accuracy.
Modeled after those in high-end floor-standing speakers, the driver’s dual-neodymium ring magnet motor minimizes total harmonic distortion across the entire audible range. The result is consistently clear playback, even at full volume.
Computational audio. Key to performance.
- With a powerful Apple‑designed H1 chip in each cup, our custom acoustic design, and advanced software, AirPods Max use computational audio to create a breakthrough listening experience. By tapping into each chip’s 10 audio cores, computational audio helps block outside noise, adapts audio to the fit and seal of your ear cushions, and makes movie scenes sound like they’re happening all around you.
- Adaptive EQ tailors sound to the bespoke fit and seal created by the ear cushions. Inward-facing microphones measure what you’re hearing, then adjust the frequencies of your music to deliver a rich, consistent experience that faithfully reproduces every note.
- Industry‑leading Active Noise Cancellation counters external sound with equal anti‑noise, allowing you to immerse yourself in what you’re listening to.
- Press the noise control button to switch to Transparency mode, which lets outside sound in so you can interact naturally with your surroundings.
- Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking gives you a theater‑like experience for movies and shows, with sound that surrounds you.1 Using built-in gyroscopes and accelerometers, AirPods Max and your iPhone or iPad track the subtle motion of your head, anchoring sounds to your device.
Magical experience Elaborately simple.
AirPods Max inherit all of the wireless, effortless magic of the AirPods family. With even more tricks in the mix, they make the listening experience completely seamless, so you can find — and stay in — your groove, day to night.
AirPods Max connect immediately to your iPhone or iPad. To pair, simply place AirPods Max near your device and tap Connect on your screen.2
Seamlessly move between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.2 If you’re playing music on your Mac and take a call on your iPhone, AirPods Max will automatically switch over.
Easily share an audio stream between two sets of AirPods on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV. Bring any AirPods near the device you’re listening to and connect in a tap.3
More magic to play with. On-head detection
AirPods Max pause audio when you take them off, and resume playback when you put them back on. So you never miss a beat.
A case with staying power.
When stored in their soft, slim Smart Case, AirPods Max enter an ultra‑low‑power state that preserves charge.
A battery that keeps stayin’ alive.
20 hours of listening, movie watching, or talk time — with Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio enabled.4 Simply charge via Lightning connector. A quick 5‑minute charge delivering 1.5 hours of listening.
|Platform||PC, Mac & mobile|
Apple-designed dynamic driver|
Active Noise Cancellation
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
Optical sensor (each ear cup)|
Position sensor (each ear cup)
Case-detect sensor (each ear cup)
Accelerometer (each ear cup)
Gyroscope (left ear cup)
|Microphones Nine microphones total||
Eight microphones for Active Noise Cancellation|
Three microphones for voice pickup (two shared with Active Noise Cancellation and one additional microphone)
Apple H1 headphone chip (each ear cup)|
Turn for volume control
Press once to play pause or answer a phone call
Press twice to skip forward
Press three times to skip back
Noise control button
Press to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode
|Warranty||1 year warranty|