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Apple AirPods Max (2020)

Apple AirPods Max (2020)
alaScore 98

31 reviews

Aug, 2021

We have collected and analyzed 29 expert reviews and 2 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 84/100 and users rate it 100/100. The average review date is Jan 25, 2021. We have compared these reviews to 1704351 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 3, 2021.

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Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Apple AirPods Max review: Most fun headphones ever

 

Apple's first over-ear headphones are top-tier performers in almost every regard, but one critical aspect may be a deal-breaker.

Best-in-class ANC ; Amazing transparency mode ; Excellent build quality ; Excellent sound quality ; Top-notch call quality

Charges via Lightning cable ; Heavy on head

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Apple AirPods Max review: luxurious sound for a luxury price

 

The build quality is second to none and the noise cancellation is great, but is that enough?

High-luxury design ; Terrific, balanced sound quality ; Very effective noise cancellation ; Dependable and foolproof controls ; Spatial audio for immersive entertainment

Heavier than many competitors ; No 3.5mm jack ; Wired listening requires $35 cable ; Case is an abomination ; Apple Music can’t make the most of these headphones

Apple’s AirPods Max are its first noise-canceling, over-ear headphones. They have a stylish design, excellent sound quality, and unique features like spatial audio. But at $550, they also come at a much higher price than competitors like the Sony...

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple AirPods Max Review

 

Excellent audio performance with rich lows and crisp, detailed highs ; High-quality active noise cancellation, especially for low-frequency rumble ; Stunning, unique design ; Adaptive EQ and Spatial audio ; Hands-free Siri access

Expensive ; Sound signature and Adaptive EQ/spatial audio aren't for purists ; No user-adjustable EQ ; Button placement makes it easy to misfire when adjusting fit ; Smart Case does little to protect the headphones

Apple's AirPods Max headphones deliver excellent audio performance, top-notch noise cancellation, and a bevy of useful features in an absolutely gorgeous design for a bit too much money.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Dagobiet Morales Alfaro (rtings.com)

Apple AirPods Max Wireless Review

 

The Apple AirPods Max Wireless are premium over-ear headphones. They have an active noise cancelling (ANC) feature that helps significantly reduce noise like bus...

Good build quality. Outstanding noise cancelling.

Mic struggles to separate your voice from background noise. Heavy, bulky design which can be fatiguing to wear. Audio cable not included. No NFC or multi-device pairing.

The Apple AirPods Max are decent for neutral sound. These headphones have Adaptive EQ, which adjusts the audio as you're listening to it based on fit and seal. That said, their sound profile has a neutral mid-range that ensures detailed vocals and lead...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (phonearena.com)

Apple AirPods Max review: disregard the hype

 

Do the Apple AirPods Max sound good? Yeah, sure... maybe not as great as one would expect at that price point. Do the extra features make it worth spending $550 on them? Well...

Pretty, clean design; Outstanding sound clarity and detail, no distortion; iCloud device pairing is always convenient; No on/off — they are always ready for use; Best Transparency Mode on the market

Hardware controls are in an awkward spot; Not the strongest noise cancellation out there; EQ is kind of bland and bass-heavy. Basically no user control over EQ; The case is just not a case; Price-to-value ratio is arguable

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Kate Kozuch (tomsguide.com)

Apple AirPods Max review

 

The AirPods Max are the premium, noise-cancelling headphones Apple fans have been waiting for, and they don't disappoint. Even if the price is hard to stomach.

Luxurious design and feel ; Easy-to-use controls ; Crisp and balanced sound ; Spatial audio is a game-changer ; Fantastic noise cancellation

Expensive ; No on/off switch ; Smart case provides no protection

If you can look past these caveats and have the dough to spend, the AirPods Max are your ticket to listening luxury. You might feel pressured to hop on the train with Apple’s legion of loyal customers, and I’m here to tell you that’s okay. The AirPods...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (gizmodo.com)

The AirPods Max Are Annoyingly Incredible

 

How can headphones sounds this good and be so annoying? Price plays a major role.

Sparkling sound with excellent ANC; seamless integration with other Apple devices; comfortable headband; solid battery life

Dec, 2020

Expert review by (appleinsider.com)

Review: AirPods Max don't make it easy to justify the price | AppleInsider

 

The new AirPods Max are turning heads with a high price tag and excellent audio quality. But is what you get worth the $549?

Excellent, premium design ; Dual H1 chips for audio processing, range, and signal robustness ; Extremely comfortable ; Deep iOS integration ; Spatial audio is killer ; Better than average audio ; Good battery life ; Excellent ANC ; Solid physical controls

The case — enough said ; Controls are easy to bump when removing headset ; Audio quality could be better ; Transparency mode harsh on highs ; No aux cable included and Apple's is expensive and fragile

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Gary Ng (iphoneincanada_ca)

AirPods Max Review vs AirPods Pro: Worth the $450 Premium?

 

Here's our quick review of Apple's AirPods Max wireless headphones.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Patrick O'Rourke (mobilesyrup.com)

AirPods Max Review: Stunning sound with an expensive price

 

If money isn't a concern for you when it comes to headphones, there's a lot to like about Apple's AirPods Max.

Impressive sound ; Great build-quality ; Extremely comfortable

Expensive ; No touch controls ; No support for high-res Audio formats beyond AAC

If money isn't a concern for you when it comes to headphones, there's a lot to like about Apple's AirPods Max

Dec, 2020

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