AirPods Max Technical Specifications

Audio Technology
  • Apple-designed dynamic driver
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Transparency mode
  • Adaptive EQ
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking1
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 in total:

  • Eight microphones for Active Noise Cancellation
  • Three microphones for voice pick-up (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
  • Press and hold for Siri

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 an ultra-low-power state
  • Charging via the Lightning connector
Connectivity

Bluetooth® 5.0

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
  • Mac models with the latest version of macOS
  • Apple TV models with the latest version of tvOS
Compatibility

iPhone Models

  • 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 (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)9

Apple Watch Models9

  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
  • 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
  • Apple TV HD9

iPad Models

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)9
  • 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
  • 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation)
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro9
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 29
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 49

Mac Models9

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, early 2015 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, mid-2012 to early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, mid-2012 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 to 2020)
  • MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2012 to early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2012 to mid-2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2012 to 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid-2012 to 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, two ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, four ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, late 2012 to 2017)
  • iMac (27-inch, late 2012 to late 2013)
  • iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, late 2015 to 2019)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, late 2014 to 2020)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac mini (late 2012 to late 2018)
  • Mac mini (M1, 2020)
  • Mac Pro (late 2013 to 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 their environmental impact:

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