AirPods Max reimagine over-ear headphones. An Apple-designed dynamic driver provides immersive high-fidelity audio. Every detail, from canopy to cushions, has been designed for an exceptional fit. Active Noise Cancellation blocks outside noise, while Transparency mode lets it in. And spatial audio with dynamic head tracking provides theater-like sound that surrounds you.¹
The sound and build quality is top notch! It blows beats by Dre out of the water. I think apple is trying to go after the audiophiles with their first attempt at luxury headphones. The only reason I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars is because it’s about $150.00 overpriced. The headphones are advertised as $550.00 dollars, but with tax I paid $601.00. Their are better headphones at this price point. Everyone compares Sonys XM0004, but it’s not a fair comparison. You can find the Sonys for $350.00 or less. Apple’s true competitors are the $500 dollars or more price point. No headphone maker can compete with AirPod Max’s craftsmanship. However, I’ve heard better sound from headphones at the $1000 price point. Also, the carrying purse for the cans is a horrible idea. Also, these headphones cannot be used for working out at the gym or going for a run. The sweat will damage the ear cups and flop around on your head. It’s strictly for comfort listening!
What to say about these headphones? If you’re an iPhone user, and you’ve had difficulty with other brands Bluetooth connectivity, then these are for you! They’re essentially Bose-level headphones, with the AirPods realizability. The bass levels are excellent, and comfort is fantastic. The magnetic ear pads are a really nice touch. They’re expensive, but if you’re an audiophile that doesn’t mind paying for tip quality, then that shouldn’t be an issue.
Did a lot of research before buying it although I’m an Apple fanboy and have all Apple products( iPhone, iPad, MacBook, AirPods Pro and Apple Watch) I still wanted to make sure I was getting the right product. I know it’s very expensive and probably not the product for anyone but I started saving from the day they were announced. I watched every single review on YouTube and I don’t regret buying them at all! Definitely worth it!
I hear a lot of people complaining about the price! Yeah…they are expensive. But, there is a reason they are. I started using these headphones with my AppleTV 4K recently. The Spatial theatre like sound is incredible. You have to experience it to believe it. I have owned many high quality name brand head phones and still do. The Air Pods Max are clearly my top choice. Not to mention, I spend many hours a day on a loud tractor. I’ve used all the name brands you can think of with noise cancellation too. But, the noise canceling feature in these are second to none. I can’t hear anything. They connect way easier than any of the other headphones too. Highly recommend them to any audiophile out there. I also find them very comfortable. Another plus you don’t hear about them is the ear piece is magnetic. It can be removed and replaced without stripping glue.
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THE BEST. Simply stated. I ordered these thinking they wouldn’t match up to Bose, B&O, M&D, and all the other Magnolia products and I was blown away. The hard thing to stomach is the price, but, they performed better than the rest. I’ve tested the Bose 700 series, Sony WH-1000XM4, Sennheiser Momentum, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9, Bower $ Wilkins PX7, and the Master & Dynamic MW65. None of them compare in sound quality, overall look, weight, and design. The Sennheiser Momentum headphones had a great bass kick, but that was it. The interchangeability of the AirPods Max really sells me on them as well. Ear paddings are magnetic and easy to replace, clean sleek design where you can add silicone earphone covers for protection. All around great design from Apple that I was not expecting.
Best headphones I have ever purchased in my life. I have used Bose 700, QC35II, Beats Pro, AirPods Pro, and to be honest nothing compares. Noise cancelation is superior! Experiencing Spacial audio is a game changer. I honestly was taken back to my childhood with certain songs that I remembered listening to via cd’s. Finally lossless audio for our ears! I’m going to buy a second pair.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about mids quality, treble quality, soundstage and bass quality. Editors are less positive about portability and price and have mixed opinions about comfort. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 95/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 4 out of 54.0Olivia Tambini on December 2, 2021
Apple AirPods Max reviewThe perfect headphones for Apple devotees
First AirPods Max deliveries reach customersThe first AirPods Max deliveries are reaching customers this morning, and a number of them have shared photos on Twitter. They had to get in quickly to take delivery today, as shipping times very quickly slipped into March of next year – a fact
A:AnswerNot sure on impedance but rtings.com did a pretty good review of them going over sound signature with graphs/charts if you are into that sorta thing.
As far as the serious specifications goes... that is how Apple has decided to release/market these headphones. I don't think these are anywhere near targeted toward an audiophile who is looking for top-tier listening headphones. These are for Apple ecosystem users who have the money to spend on a premium product that is a step up from AirPods Pro. Now when I say premium I don't mean audio quality vs wired headphones but in their class (ANC, wireless, etc) they are really good. If you compare then against other wireless ANC headphones they will win most fights from sound quality, ANC, ease of use (if you're into the whole Apple ecosystem), swapping between devices seamlessly, etc. Their build quality (aside from the case, yikes) is leagues ahead of another competing ANC wireless headphones as aluminum and stainless steel aren't cheap materials and the machining is top notch.
It's one of those, you're buying it for the whole package and the name kinda gigs. If you're questioning yourself as to "why would I buy it when I can get better stuff" then you probably aren't the target audience for it. I know that sounds weird to say but it's the same reason someone will spend extra on a high-end item like nice shoes, a purse, a watch, etc. They're buying it for the whole package and are willing to spend the extra money. Casio and Rolex both tell the time but the Casio will set you back $20, the Rolex $5,400.
I'm not saying its right or wrong that's just how it is - Apple is a luxury brand and that's how they have placed themselves in the market.
A:AnswerI can only speculate on the cost of the Airpods Max. Part of me thinks it is typical Apple product pricing. But then I compared the Airpods Max to the following headphones: Bose 700, Sony XM4, Sennheiser Momentum 3's. I initially returned the Airpods Max because they cost the most. However I soon realized I missed the sound quality and I purchased Airpods Max again. I am happy. I have since returned the aforementioned headphones. I believe the speaker drivers and internal components and sound quality justify the price for me.