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
  • Press and hold for Siri

Noise control button

  • Press to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode

Hey Siri

  • Say “Hey Siri” to do things like play a song, make a call, or get directions
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
  • Mac models with the latest version of macOS
  • Apple TV models with the latest version of tvOS
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 (1st generation)
  • Apple Watch SE (2nd 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
  • Apple TV HD9

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

Which AirPods are
right for you?

AirPods 2nd generation

Personalized Spatial Audio unavailable

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat- and water-resistant unavailable

Lightning Charging Case

5 hrs

Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 16 15 3 4 12 14 9 12

AirPods 3rd generation

Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking 2 13 12 1 1 2 1 1 1

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat- and
water-resistant 4 14 13 2 2 10 2 7 10

Lightning Charging Case or
MagSafe Charging Case 5 15 14 7 11 11 13 8 11

6 hrs

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 16 15 3 4 12 14 9 12

New

AirPods Pro 2nd generation

Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking 2 13 12 1 1 2 1 1 1

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Adaptive Transparency

Sweat- and
water-resistant 4 14 13 2 2 10 2 7 10

MagSafe Charging Case with speaker and lanyard loop 5 15 14 7 11 11 13 8 11

6 hrs

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 16 15 3 4 12 14 9 12

AirPods Max  

Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking 2 13 12 1 1 2 1 1 1

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Transparency mode

Sweat and water resistance unavailable

Smart Case

20 hrs

Up to 20 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 16 15 3 4 12 14 9 12

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