AirPods Max Technical Specifications

Audio Technology
  • Apple-designed dynamic driver
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Transparency mode
  • Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking1
  • Adaptive EQ
Sensors
  • 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)
Chip

Apple H1 headphone chip (each ear cup)

Controls

Digital Crown

  • 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
Size and Weight2

AirPods Max, including cushions

168.6 mm (6.64 inches)

83.4 mm (3.28 inches)

187.3 mm (7.37 inches)

  • Weight: 384.8 grams (13.6 ounces)

Smart Case

  • Weight: 134.5 grams (4.74 ounces)
Battery

AirPods Max

  • Up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode enabled3
  • Up to 20 hours of movie playback on a single charge with Spatial Audio on4
  • Up to 20 hours of talk time on a single charge5
  • 5 minutes of charge time provides around 1.5 hours of listening time6

AirPods Max with Smart Case

  • Storage in the Smart Case preserves battery charge in ultra-low-power state
  • Charging via Lightning connector
Connectivity

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

In the Box
  • AirPods Max
  • Smart Case
  • Lightning to USB-C Cable
  • Documentation
Accessibility7

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new AirPods Max.

Features include:

  • Live Listen audio
  • Headphone levels
  • Headphone Accommodations
System Requirements8
  • iPhone and iPod touch models with the latest version of iOS
  • iPad models with the latest version of iPadOS
  • Apple Watch models with the latest version of watchOS
Compatibility

iPhone Models

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 79
  • iPhone 7 Plus9
  • iPhone 6s9
  • iPhone 6s Plus9
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)9

Apple Watch Models9

  • Apple Watch Ultra
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE (2nd generation)
  • Apple Watch SE (1st generation)
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 2
  • Apple Watch Series 1

Apple TV Models

  • Apple TV 4K

iPad Models

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)9
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch9
  • iPad (9th generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 29
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 49

Mac Models9

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015–2017)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012–Early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012–2017)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018–2020)
  • MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012–2020)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012–2019)
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, two ports)
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, four ports)
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022)
  • MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021)
  • MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012–2017)
  • iMac (27-inch, Late 2012–Late 2013)
  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015–2019)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014–2020)
  • iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012–Late 2018)
  • Mac mini (M1, 2020)
  • Mac Studio (2022)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013–2019)

iPod Models

  • iPod touch (7th generation)

AirPods Max and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

AirPods Max are designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Brominated flame retardant–free
  • PVC-free
  • Beryllium-free
  • Mercury-free

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Which AirPods are
right for you?

AirPods 2nd generation

Spatial audio unavailable

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat and water resistance unavailable

Lightning Charging Case

Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge12

AirPods 3rd generation

Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking1

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat and
water resistant10

Lightning Charging Case or
MagSafe Charging Case11

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge12

New

AirPods Pro 2nd generation

Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking1

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Adaptive Transparency

Sweat and
water resistant10

MagSafe Charging Case with speaker and lanyard loop11

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge12

Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking1

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Transparency mode

Sweat and water resistance unavailable

Smart Case

Up to 20 hours of listening time with a single charge12

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