Apple’s AirPods Max drops to $439 at Amazon

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Apple’s AirPods Max headphones offer great sound, solid active noise cancellation (ANC), and good battery life, but the regular price of $549 is a little hard to swallow. Now you can pick up a pair on Amazon for just $439, which is $110 (20%) off. That’s close to the lowest price we’ve seen on Amazon, and you can choose from three colors: sky blue, silver, and pink.

Buy Apple AirPods Max on Amazon – $439

The AirPods Max earned a solid score of 84 Engadget reviews and made our latest list of favorite headphones, thanks to their high sound quality, effective noise cancellation and reliable controls. They offer a design unique to Apple, and although they’re slightly heavier than Sony’s WH-1000XM4 cans, they’re comfortable to wear. Once you get used to it, the rotating crown makes it easy to adjust the sound.

Audio quality is more natural than other headphones we’ve tried with accurate, non-overpowering bass. Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones have better ANC, but the AirPods Max come close. Meanwhile, Transparency mode lets you quickly disable ANC if you need to hear what’s going on. The biggest downside is the lack of lossless audio support, but they work great with Dolby Atmos surround sound on most Apple devices.

The AirPods Max are ideal if you’re in the Apple ecosystem, with the H1 chip allowing you to quickly switch between an iPhone and a Mac, for example. There’s no doubt that they’re very expensive at the regular price of $549, so Amazon’s latest discount presents a good buying opportunity if you’re considering a pair. And if you’re looking for wireless headphones rather than headphones, Apple’s third-generation AirPods are still on sale for $150, a savings of $29 and near their lowest price ever.

Buy AirPods (3rd Gen) on Amazon – $150

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