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AirPods Max

Introducing AirPods Max — a perfect balance of exhilarating high-fidelity audio and the effortless magic of AirPods. The ultimate personal listening experience is here.

  • High-fidelity audio.

  • Active Noise Cancellation with Transparency mode.

  • Personalised Spatial Audio for cinema‑like
    sound that surrounds you.

  • Stunning design with an exceptional fit.


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 knitted 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 anodised aluminium cups feature a revolutionary mechanism that allows each cup to rotate independently and balance pressure.

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A custom-designed mesh textile wraps the ear cushions to provide pillow-like softness while listening.

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Crafted with acoustically engineered memory foam, the ear cushions gently create an immersive seal that is the foundation of incredible sound.

The Digital Crown lets you precisely control volume, skip between tracks, answer phone calls and activate Siri.

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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.

Immersive listening

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 favourite songs with previously unheard texture and accuracy.

Distortionless playback

Modelled on those in high-end floor-standing speakers, the driver’s dual-neodymium ring magnet motor minimises 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.

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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.

Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking gives you a cinema‑like experience for movies and shows, with sound that surrounds you.1 Using built-in gyroscopes and accelerometers, AirPods Max and your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV track the subtle motion of your head, anchoring sounds to your device.

And with Apple Music, Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking places sound all around you to create a three-dimensional listening experience.

Magical experience

Elaborately simple.

AirPods Max inherit all of the wireless, effortless magic of the AirPods family.

From setup to Siri commands, they make the listening experience completely seamless — day to day, device to device.

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One-tap setup

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

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Seamless switching

Seamlessly move between your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.2 If you’re playing music on your Mac and take a call on your iPhone, AirPods Max will automatically switch over.

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Audio Sharing

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.

Announce Notifications

With Announce Notifications, Siri can automatically read important notifications from Messages, Phone, Calendar, Reminders and more as they arrive.4 You can even tell Siri to respond — no hands required.

Always-on Siri

Get directions, check the weather, schedule a meeting and more with a simple “Hey Siri”. With an expansive set of commands, your favourite personal assistant is more helpful than ever.4

A case with staying power.

When stored in their soft, slim Smart Case, AirPods Max enter an ultra‑low‑power state that preserves charge.

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A battery that keeps stayin’ alive.

20 hours of listening, movie watching or talk time — with Active Noise Cancellation and Spatial Audio enabled.5 Simply charge via Lightning connector. A quick 5‑minute charge delivers 1.5 hours of listening.6

Say it in a way
only you can.

Discover new engraving options for AirPods.
Mix emoji, text and numbers.

Buy AirPods Max
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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

5 hrs

Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge61615341317912

AirPods 3rd generation

Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking21312112111

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat and
water resistant414132151115710

Lightning Charging Case or
MagSafe Charging Case515147101216811

6 hrs

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge61615341317912

AirPods Pro 2nd generation

Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking21312112111

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Adaptive Transparency

Sweat and
water resistant41413221115710

MagSafe Charging Case with speaker and lanyard loop515147101216811

6 hrs

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge61615341317912

Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking21312112111

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 charge61615341317912

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