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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.

  • Spatial audio for theater‑like
    sound that surrounds you.

  • Stunning design with an 
    exceptional fit.

Design

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 knit 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 anodized aluminum 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, and answer phone calls.

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Audio quality

Sounds like a dream.

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 — delivers your favorite songs with previously unheard texture and accuracy.

Distortionless playback

Modeled after those in high-end floor-standing speakers, the driver’s dual-neodymium ring magnet motor minimizes 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.

Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking gives you a theater‑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, 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, seamless magic of the AirPods family. From a one-tap setup to automatically pausing audio when you take them off, they make the listening experience completely effortless — 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 with a tap.3

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.4 Simply charge via Lightning connector. A quick 5‑minute charge delivers 1.5 hours of listening.5

Get six months of Apple Music free with your AirPods Max.*

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Which AirPods are
right for you?

AirPods 2nd generation

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Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

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Lightning charging

5 hrs

Up to 5 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 15 15 8 16 8 14 8 12

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AirPods 3rd generation

Spatial audio with
dynamic head tracking 3 12 12 1 1 1 1 1 1

Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode unavailable

Sweat and
water resistant 4 13 13 2 2 2 2 6 10

Wireless and
Lightning charging 5 14 14 7 15 7 13 7 11

6 hrs

Up to 6 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 15 15 8 16 8 14 8 12

Spatial audio with
dynamic head tracking 3 12 12 1 1 1 1 1 1

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Transparency mode

Sweat and
water resistant 4 13 13 2 2 2 2 6 10

Wireless and
Lightning charging 5 14 14 7 15 7 13 7 11

4.5 hrs

Up to 4.5 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 15 15 8 16 8 14 8 12

Spatial audio with
dynamic head tracking 3 12 12 1 1 1 1 1 1

Active Noise
Cancellation and
Transparency mode

Sweat and water resistance unavailable

Lightning charging

20 hrs

Up to 20 hours of listening time with a single charge 6 15 15 8 16 8 14 8 12

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