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SAVE $120: The uber-expensive AirPods Max are on sale for $429(opens in a new tab) as of September 1 — that’s 22% off the usual $549 MSRP in every color but one.
In the market for new headphones? With their astronomical cost, Apple‘s AirPods Max probably haven’t even crossed your mind. But this deal at Amazon might make them a little more tempting.
As of September 1, the AirPods Max are on sale for $429(opens in a new tab) at Amazon in every color but one (space gray, which are $479.99(opens in a new tab)). That’s $120 or 22% in savings and on par with their last all-time low price.
Released in December 2020, the AirPods Max were praised by former Mashable tech reporter Branda Stolyar for their “excellent audio quality, easy-to-use controls, and good battery life.” Both music and podcasts sound richer and fuller than through the standard AirPods, and the noise-cancelling component does its job well.
Still, the AirPods Max are not perfect. Comfort-wise, they could use some work — their one-size-fits-all design does not, in fact, fit all. While Apple claims they get up to 20 hours on a single charge, you might have a hard time wearing them for more than a couple hours, depending on your head size and shape.
The $549 price tag, of course, is also a major downside (and was the butt of many jokes upon release). With a $120 price drop(opens in a new tab), however, they’re a bit more enticing. And as Stolyar said in her review, if they fit you comfortably, “then you can’t go wrong.”