Introducing AirPods Max. A perfect balance of exhilarating high-fidelity audio and the effortless magic of AirPods. The ultimate personal listening experience is here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Audio Technology Apple-designed dynamic driver Active Noise Cancellation Transparency mode Adaptive EQ Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking1
Microphones Nine microphones total: Eight microphones for Active Noise Cancellation Three microphones for voice pickup (two shared with Active Noise Cancellation and one additional microphone)
Chip Apple H1 headphone chip (each ear cup)
Controls Digital Crown 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
Noise control button Press to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode
Size and Weight AirPods Max, including cushions 6.64 inches (168.6 mm) 3.28 inches (83.4 mm) 7.37 inches (187.3 mm)
Weight: 13.6 ounces (384.8 grams)
Smart Case Weight: 4.74 ounces (134.5 grams)
Battery AirPods Max Up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode enabled3 Up to 20 hours of movie playback on a single charge with spatial audio on4 Up to 20 hours of talk time on a single charge5 5 minutes of charge time provides around 1.5 hours of listening time6
AirPods Max with Smart Case Storage in the Smart Case preserves battery charge in ultra-low-power state Charging via Lightning connector
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0
System Requirements 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
What's In the Box AirPods Max Smart Case Lightning to USB-C Cable Documentation