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Apple AirPods Max

Apple AirPods Max
Brand: Apple
Category: AirPods
  • Battery Battery capacity (Case) 345 mAh
  • Chip Apple H1 headphone chip
  • Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0
AirPods Max
Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over Ear Headphones Full Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Excellent sound quality with Adaptive EQ and Spatial Audio.
  • Active noise cancellation for immersive listening experience.
  • Comfortable over-ear design with breathable mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions.
  • High-quality build materials and construction.
  • Digital Crown for easy playback control and Siri access.
  • Long battery life with up to 20 hours of listening time.
  • Smart case preserves battery life and initiates low-power mode.
  • Quick and easy pairing with Apple devices.
  • Find My app compatibility for easy location tracking.


  • High price point compared to other headphones.
  • No water resistance rating.
  • Heavy weight may not be comfortable for extended use.
  • Limited color options.
  • Limited compatibility with non-Apple devices.

AirPods Max is a wireless Bluetooth over-ear headphone designed by Apple and released on December 15, 2020. They are Apple’s highest-end option in the AirPods lineup, sold alongside the base model AirPods and mid-range AirPods Pro.

The main changes of the AirPods Max over the mid-range AirPods Pro are the over-ear design with larger speakers, the inclusion of Apple’s Digital Crown (found on the Apple Watch), more colour options, and longer battery life.

Apple announced AirPods Max via a website refresh on December 8, 2020, and released them on December 15, 2020. AirPods Max features an over-ear headphone design.

AirPods Max has an H1 chip in each ear cup, also found in the second-generation AirPods and AirPods Pro. AirPods Max, like the AirPods Pro, comes with Apple’s Active Noise Cancellation technology for blocking outside noise and Transparency mode for listening to sounds around users.

The “Digital Crown”, similar to the Apple Watch, allows users to play or pause audio, control volume, skip tracks, control phone calls, and activate Siri. Proximity sensors automatically detect when they are on a user’s head and play or pause audio accordingly. Spatial audio uses built-in gyroscopes and accelerometers to track the movement of the user’s head and provide what Apple describes as a “theatre-like” experience.

Apple claims 20 hours of battery life, with five minutes of charging delivering 1.5 hours of listening time. AirPods Max is charged via the Lightning port. The Lightning port can also be used for line-in audio, with Apple selling cables with USB-A, USB-C, and 3.5mm headphone ends.

AirPods Max is bundled with a Smart Case for storage. The Smart Case includes magnets that switch AirPods Max to low-power mode.

AirPods Max is available in five colours: Space Gray, Silver, Sky Blue, Green, and Pink. Users can select from these five colours separately for the ear cushions and external chassis for 25 colour combinations (or 125 if using two different ear cushion colours).

AirPods Max is compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth, including Android and Windows devices. However, certain features such as Siri require an Apple device running iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, and tvOS 14, or macOS Big Sur.

Full Technical Specifications

General Info

Device Type Earphones
Announced 08 December, 2020
Released 15 December, 2020
Headphone Type Over-Ear
System on a chip Apple H1 headphone chip
Colors Silver, Space Gray, Sky Blue, Pink, Green
Price $549
Audio Technology Features Apple-designed dynamic driver
Active Noise Cancellation
Transparency mode
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking
Adaptive EQ
Driver size 40mm dynamic driver

Model Info

Model number A2096
Model identifier iProd8,6

Design Features

Sweat and Water Resistant No (IPX4)
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

Hey Siri

Say “Hey Siri” to do things like play a song, make a call, or get directions
Microphone Works with MagSafe charger, Qi-certified chargers, or the Lightning connector
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Optical sensor (each ear cup)
Position sensor (each ear cup)
Case-detect sensor (each ear cup)
Accelerometer (each ear cup)
Gyroscope (left ear cup)
Size and Weight (Each) AirPods Max,
Height : 7.37 inch (187.3 mm)
Width : 6.64 inch (168.6 mm)


Height : 7.37 inch (187.3 mm)
Width : 3.28 inch (83.4 mm)

Weight: 13.6 ounces (384.8 grams)

Smart Case - Weight: 4.74 ounces (134.5 grams)
In the Box AirPods Max, Smart Case, Lightning to USB-C Cable, Documentation
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
Accessibility Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new AirPods Max.

Features include:

Live Listen audio
Headphone levels
Headphone Accommodations
Compatibility iPhone Models

iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
iPhone SE (1st generation)

Apple Watch Models

Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple Watch SE
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 3
Apple Watch Series 2
Apple Watch Series 1

Apple TV Models

Apple TV 4K
Apple TV HD

iPad Models

iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)9
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch9
iPad (9th generation)
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad Air 2
iPad mini (6th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad mini 4

Mac Models

MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015–2017)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012–Early 2015)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012–2017)
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018–2020)
MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012–Early 2015)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–Mid 2015)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012–2020)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012–2019)
MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, two ports)
MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, four ports)
MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020)
MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021)
MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021)
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012–2017)
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012–Late 2013)
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015–2019)
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014–2020)
iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)
iMac Pro (2017)
Mac mini (Late 2012–Late 2018)
Mac mini (M1, 2020)
Mac Pro (Late 2013–2019)

iPod Models

iPod touch (7th generation)
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Connectivity Features

Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Bluetooth Codec Support SBC,AAC

Battery Features

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Battery Life (Hrs) AirPods Max

Up to 20 hours of listening time on a single charge with Active Noise Cancellation or Transparency mode enabled.
Up to 20 hours of movie playback on a single charge with spatial audio on
Up to 20 hours of talk time on a single charge
5 minutes of charge time provides around 1.5 hours of listening time

AirPods Max with Smart Case

Storage in the Smart Case preserves battery charge in ultra-low-power state
Charging via Lightning connector
Charging Port Proprietary

Disclaimer Note

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