Apple Airpods Max Review: All You Need to Know

Apple Airpods Max Review: All You Need to Know

The Apple AirPods Max is huge, costly and flashy noise cancelling headphones that manage to remain in a jam-packed market. They sound incredible with most classes of music, brilliant with movies including some extravagant virtual surround tech, plus wonderful noise cancelling that matches the best in the business. 

The Max is made of aluminum and stainless steel, which feel more sumptuous than plastic yet weigh 385g – 130g more than most competitors. The weight is fundamentally in the ear cups, not the headband, which makes them even on your head. Tilt your head forward or back and the ear cups will move a little yet the lattice headband stays in place. 

Likewise with the company’s ear buds, the new earphones have Apple-exclusive highlights, such as spatial audio, instant pairing and programmed switching. Plus seamless device switching also works with non-Apple gear.


  • Weight: 384.8g
  • Drivers: 40mm
  • Connectivity: 2x Apple H1 chip, Bluetooth 5.0, lightning charging
  • Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC
  • Battery life: 20 hours ANC on


  • Fantastic music quality
  • Super comfortable
  • Brilliant movie sound
  • Spatial audio 
  • Excellent seamless switching
  • Instant pairing with Apple gear
  • Excellent controls
  • Solid battery life 
  • Premium build


  • Expensive


This will be the large staying point for some individuals. The AirPods Max at launch cost $549/£549. That is practically same cost as a PlayStation 5, and means Apple is anticipating that customers should pay an enormous premium contrasted with other headphone offerings already on the market from the likes of Sony, Bose and others.