We’re always on the lookout for the best Apple deals (it’s kind of our job). And so when we see that Apple’s flagship noise-canceling headphones, the AirPods Max, are on sale, we have to say something.
Today, Amazon dropped prices on the AirPods Max down to just $449.99. (For reference, Walmart is selling these same headphones for $539.)
This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for these headphones, and we don’t know how much longer it will last. Originally priced at $549, these headphones are pretty much always discounted by 13%, which brings the price down to $479.00, but now they’re discounted even more, down about 18% and $100 in savings.
This coupon is available on the Green and Pink version of the AirPods Max. The Silver, Sky Blue and Space Gray headphones are priced at $479.00.
We know that even with the discount, $450 is no joke. If you’re buying these as a gift for someone or treating yourself, you have to really love someone to put up that kind of cash. However, these headphones have some extremely impressive features:
- A unique design (knit-mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions) makes these headphones feel feather-light and extremely comfortable on your head
- Apple designed its own dynamic driver to produce high-fidelity audio and truly excellent noise-cancelation
- For movie lovers, these headphones are compatible with Dolby Atmos for a true surround-sound experience
- Spatial 3D audio makes it sound like you are immersed in your audio, which sounds like it’s coming from all around you
Seriously, don’t miss out on this deal.
Are the Apple AirPods Max Really Worth the Price?
Until 2020, Apple wasn’t known for headphones. The company’s famous AirPods were absolutely everywhere, and the company completely dominated the wireless earbuds market. But if you were an audiophile and music lover looking for the world’s best wireless headphones? Well, then you were buying Sony’s WH-1000XM4, Master & Dynamic’s MW65, or Bose Noise-Cancelling 700 series.
Then, in 2020, Apple surprised audiophiles by releasing one of the best headphones the world had ever seen: the Apple AirPods Max headphones. Once again, Apple proved that there was no gadget they couldn’t do better than the competition.
Recently, when we ranked the best wireless headphones, the AirPods Max was our runner-up, and they would have been #1 except for the price tag. We know that $480 is simply out of most people’s price range, and so we decided to give the top spot to the new Sony XM4 headphones instead. Well, as long as this new sale lasts, we think these are easily the best headphones in the world right now.
We’re hoping Amazon extends this sale through the upcoming Black Friday shopping week, but these coupon deals don’t usually last very long, so don’t assume you’ll still be able to take advantage of the coupon on Friday — or tomorrow, for that matter.
What were we talking about? Oh, right, do the AirPods max headphones justify their price tag? We think they 100% do, even when they’re not on sale. But if the price tag has put you off, then the new $40 price drop is pretty compelling.
So whether you’re shopping for the year’s best tech gifts or upgrading your own headphones, we highly recommend these stellar headphones from Apple.
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