Apple released the Airpods Max for preorder today.
If you want them, you’ll need to part with $549.
That’s a whopping $350 more than the recent sale price for my favorite over-ear headphones, the Bose QC35s.
I find the Bose headphones to be ultra comfortable with excellent noise cancellation and sound quality. So what can the Airpods Max do better to justify the price tag other than having an Apple logo?
Apple says that each ear cushion uses acoustically engineered memory foam to create an effective seal.
They also say they have put an H1 chip into each ear cup, for the best listening experience ever. “The Airpods Max use spatial audio with dynamic head tracking to place sounds virtually anywhere in a space, delivering an immersive, theaterlike experience.”
I mean, I guess that sounds cool on paper, but $549 good? The jury is out on this one, but to be fair, I also thought the original iPhone was overpriced and wouldn’t be a hit. 😀