More magic to play with.
Introducing AirPods Max — a perfect balance of exhilarating high-fidelity audio and the effortless magic of AirPods. The ultimate personal listening experience is here.
Spatial audio for theater-likesound 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 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 cupsfeature a revolutionary mechanism that allows each cup to rotate independently and balance pressure. A custom-designed mesh textile wraps the ear cushions to provide pillow-like softness while listening. Crafted with acoustically engineered memory foam, the ear cushions gently create an immersive seal that is the foundation of incredible sound.
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.
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. 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. 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. Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking gives you a theater‑like experience for movies and shows, with sound that surrounds you. Using built-in gyroscopes and accelerometers, AirPods Max and your iPhone or iPad track the subtle motion of your head, anchoring sounds to your device.
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 fluid — day to day, device to device.
AirPods Max connect immediately to your iPhone or iPad. To pair, simply place AirPods Max near your device and tap Connect on your screen.
Five colors. Anything but monotone.
Space Gray, Silver, Green, Sky Blue, Pink
High-fidelity audio. Audio Technology
- Apple-designed dynamic driver
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Transparency mode
- Adaptive EQ
- Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
- Optical sensor (each ear cup)
- Position sensor (each ear cup)
- Case-detect sensor (each ear cup)
- Accelerometer (each ear cup)
- Gyroscope (left ear cup)
Nine microphones total:
- Eight microphones for Active Noise Cancellation
- Three microphones for voice pickup (two shared with Active Noise Cancellation and one additional microphone)
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.
- Apple H1 headphone chip (each ear cup)
The Digital Crown lets you precisely control volume, skip between tracks, answer phone calls, and activate Siri.
- 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
A battery that keeps stayin’ alive.
20 hours of listening, movie watching, or talk time — with Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio enabled. Simply charge via Lightning connector. A quick 5‑minute charge delivers 1.5 hours of listening.
- Up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode enabled
- Up to 20 hours of movie playback on a single charge with spatial audio on
- Up to 20 hours of talk time on a single charge
- 5 minutes of charge time provides around 1.5 hours of listening time
AirPods Max with Smart Case
- Storage in the Smart Case preserves battery charge in ultra-low-power state
- Charging via Lightning connector
Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new AirPods Max.
- Live Listen audio
- Headphone levels
- Headphone Accommodations
- 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
Noise control button
- Press to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode
In the Box
- AirPods Max
- Smart Case
- Lightning to USB-C Cable