AirPods Max review: the good, the bad and a mic test

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    The Verge

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    Apple’s AirPods Max are its first noise-canceling over-ear headphones. They have a stylish design, excellent sound quality, and unique features like spatial audio. But at $550, they also come at a very premium price that’s way more expensive than competitors like Bose and Sony. Watch our whole review to see if they’re worth it for you.
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The Verge
The Verge

If you had unlimited money, which headphones would you get?

2 ай мурун
Vanadwara Idraki
Vanadwara Idraki

I’d get these just because I tried one my friend owns and I loved it,even though in reality I’m fine with my sonys

3 күн мурун
Will thomson
Will thomson

Not these

6 күн мурун
DoomicornSlayer
DoomicornSlayer

q tips

29 күн мурун
Jim Moeing
Jim Moeing

Two human skulls with speaker phones within them... head phones right? HEAD phones? I’ll see myself at

Ай мурун
Simply Dazed
Simply Dazed

Not these

Ай мурун
Mike Broesel
Mike Broesel

I love mine the best thing I ever did is it to buy a pair.

Күн мурун
Geoff Graham
Geoff Graham

I’ve had mine for 24 hours now. Perhaps confirmation bias is in play... but I’m definitely hearing elements of some songs that I haven’t heard before. Subtle elements that are getting elevated just enough in the mix to catch my attention. Looking forward to trying them on some conference calls for mic quality with a noisy work-from-home-pandemic background.

3 күн мурун
Mark Mathosian
Mark Mathosian

I just received mine in space Gray. I also own Bose, Sony and Sennheiser. All I can say is, while they are built beautifully, my others are just as good when it comes to sound, plus they don’t weigh as much. Apple does get 110% for sound cancellation. Simple to use and amazing sound cancellation.

4 күн мурун
Gleison
Gleison

Based on this, it looks great but super expensive.

13 күн мурун
lix
lix

Because you recorded the other headphones' microfone tests with your IPhone I am actually tempted to think that somehow Apple makes other headphones sound compared to their own products just so that consumers who dare to use other accessories than their own get a worse experience.

13 күн мурун
Britt Thomas
Britt Thomas

Man dont even have a apple watch

15 күн мурун
Carl Ruby Højland Nielsen
Carl Ruby Højland Nielsen

The mic test is at 4:46

17 күн мурун
Dhiren Budhwani Official
Dhiren Budhwani Official

Water resistance

28 күн мурун
Brandon Balcerzak
Brandon Balcerzak

Dude crushed the review👍🏻

Ай мурун
Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore

I’m surprised they didn’t give these a Siri command like “hey Siri turn off my AirPods max”...

Ай мурун
Nitish Chaudhary
Nitish Chaudhary

Finally a detailed review on this product

Ай мурун
Zain Uddin
Zain Uddin

This just made all headphones manufacturers angry they will be losing sales after this

Ай мурун
Zain Uddin
Zain Uddin

These are underpriced tbf

Ай мурун
do nguyen
do nguyen

this review are just another level! The script are so well-made and well delivered

Ай мурун
Serge B.
Serge B.

too much sibilance in this video

Ай мурун
Sérgio Rossini
Sérgio Rossini

Apple is selling this frustrating headphones for $1.275 (yes, dolar$) in Brazil, at current day rate. It's unbelievable considering the limitations and this case. Thanks for this review.

Ай мурун
Mark Mathosian
Mark Mathosian

Glad you pointed out that the light colored headbands are not such a good idea. That is what I assumed, so I ordered the AirPod max in black. Will probably buy an extra set of ear cushions in green. I learned quite a bit from your review. Thanks for being thorough.

Ай мурун
BobRooney
BobRooney

the sound department is lacking. these only offer the lowest bitrate possible. better spend half and get a decent set of sony 1000mx3's that come with AptX HD and LDAC support for all your lossless high quality audio files. i expected innovation not down-vation. apple could have used their airplay API, you know, the one that lets you transmit lossless audio, UNCOMPRESSED, from your phone to any airplay device, like airport express or home theater receiver, for example. but who am i to judge a company using its fading user base to milk a product that clearly cannot be substantiated beyond the apple zealots.

Ай мурун
Meiqiqi Cafe
Meiqiqi Cafe

When you walk, do you hear your walk when wearing it? I have a bose quiet comfort 35, I can clearly hear my shoes making contact with ground, this is what I am saying hear your walk. Wonder does it happen with AirPods max?

2 ай мурун
yozfly
yozfly

Replacement 69$ - I see what you did there Apple 😉

2 ай мурун
Sycthe The beast
Sycthe The beast

Did you guys add the speaker next to the battery

2 ай мурун
Rob Oo
Rob Oo

I don't think Apple meant for the AirPods Max to be a regular everyday use product, but it was meant as a brand setting luxury item that is intentionally too expensive to create a desire for Apple brand. If you could afford everything Apple made, then there is no longing left for the brand. So Apple has to create a product that is highly desireable but so expensive that most people cannot get it and most people is left wanting more Apple brands. I think that is the psychology of the Airpods Max. It is definately an excellent product, but not worth what they are asking for it, and meant to be just out of reach so that you are left wanting something you cannot have.

2 ай мурун
BangARanggg
BangARanggg

Ahh yeah, apple needs Johnny ive to come back

2 ай мурун
Amir Sohail
Amir Sohail

This video was different not so much verge like but I absolutely loved it, not gonna lie

2 ай мурун
Breanna Pratt
Breanna Pratt

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2 ай мурун
R Snr
R Snr

Beats solo pro ftw

2 ай мурун
ανώνυμος
ανώνυμος

Why is everyone idiots? Lol It has to toggle a 3rd option in Bluetooth menu for using off button on the transparency button....

2 ай мурун
Miha Vušnik
Miha Vušnik

1:04 Please buy a bigger mask... Otherwise a gret vid!

2 ай мурун
davesouthafrica
davesouthafrica

Really great review. But two things to remember. 1) Twice the price never translates to twice the sound quality. If you’re lucky twice the price gets you a 20% improvement. The consensus amongst audiophiles, is that these headphones are a bargain, for the tech and sound quality. 2) HD Audio is meaningless compared to what Apple is doing here. Yes their AAC is low bit rate, but the true magic is the processing power of the H1 chips taking that bit rate and translating\transforming it into high fidelity sound (at a much lower power consumption rate, and far better connectivity rate than LDAC). What Apple is doing with computationally processed sound to create wider sound stage, spatial audio, and noise cancelling that doesn’t impact sound quality negatively - is unprecedented!

2 ай мурун
alida flus
alida flus

Fire 🔥

2 ай мурун
山内淳カイル
山内淳カイル

I like this guy. I think he deserves more of his shot and less b-rolls.

2 ай мурун
alida flus
alida flus

Good job 👌👍

2 ай мурун
Tom Ella
Tom Ella

This was a great review. The point about the lack of an Apple Music HD or LDAC or any kind of hi-fi genuinely gave me a lot to think about beyond the usual stuff everybody else has been saying. Like, I don't subscribe to Tidal or anything, but all the same, I am an Apple Music subscriber and if I'm paying $550 for these, I would like the option of higher quality audio—even if it is barely perceptible. The Sony headphones got more attractive after this review.

2 ай мурун
Fight For Freedom
Fight For Freedom

Sony's mics were much better.

2 ай мурун
Julius Madrow
Julius Madrow

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2 ай мурун
Aleksandre Kazariani
Aleksandre Kazariani

No way it's worth the price. Go to hell apple

2 ай мурун
Timothée
Timothée

Great video!

2 ай мурун
Kim Koh
Kim Koh

Best review I've seen so far for AirPods Max.

2 ай мурун
Alma VH
Alma VH

This is a fantastic review! Chris needs to cover more video reviews!

2 ай мурун
CeZaR NeBuN
CeZaR NeBuN

wow, the AirPods Max microphone was much, much more clear...that's why they are so expensive...people need to stop complaining about the price...if you can't afford them then get something else...simple as that...i love the simplicity...the removable ear piece is awesome, once the earpieces get damaged just replace them, not the whole thing...

2 ай мурун
Life of Luis
Life of Luis

35 bucks? You spent 550, what's the big deal? - Apple mindset.

2 ай мурун
W W
W W

Funny being reminded that there are people out there considering other products.

2 ай мурун
alida flus
alida flus

I was doing my Homework but this seemed more important.

2 ай мурун
Vinayak Ingavale
Vinayak Ingavale

03:50 - 04:00 The sound synchronization with script is best. This the by far the best product review script I've ever seen in a video.

2 ай мурун
Issie wizzie
Issie wizzie

Can’t wear this outside .. you might get robbed .

2 ай мурун
alida flus
alida flus

seems to be good

2 ай мурун
Osvaldo Gil
Osvaldo Gil

I love Airpods 1 and2; Airpods pro very interesting features, but I hate (HATE) in-ear earphones, Airpods Max... Too expensive. Just too expensive. I'll stick with Airpods 2 (for running cycling and being outside in general -Is good AND NECESSARY to be aware of your soundscape when outside running or cycling... and with wire headphones with noise cancellation for quality, functionality and PRICE

2 ай мурун
69houstontx
69houstontx

That "case" is very Gayish !

2 ай мурун
A B
A B

Cue the reports of people snatching these headphones off of people's heads.

2 ай мурун
Robin Arora
Robin Arora

Video quality- Top Notch , in almost every way

2 ай мурун
Jaemarie Suazo
Jaemarie Suazo

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2 ай мурун
Χαράλαμπος Τοκατλίδης
Χαράλαμπος Τοκατλίδης

Best consumer tech product review ever. Instantly my new favourite reviewer. ❤️

2 ай мурун
theni
theni

Hardware designers: try to separate left and right speaker as far as possible for best sound stage. Apple: makes everything come from the front with technology. Thanks apple, we needed to make our headphone sound like a single speaker.

2 ай мурун
John Osam
John Osam

Which sounds better this or the sony wmx4(with LDAC on)

2 ай мурун
theni
theni

they are designed like square-ish duck eggs, that's not 'top-notch' Both Sony and Bose are better in terms of design.

2 ай мурун
S
S

Aw man i thought they had our friend who did the google buds review

2 ай мурун
kotaru keerti
kotaru keerti

1:34 anyone noticed a cry? More audible on headphones

2 ай мурун
CopperHeroin
CopperHeroin

Stop bitin your nails bro

2 ай мурун
Leslie Molina
Leslie Molina

XM4 still the king!

2 ай мурун
Floodzie
Floodzie

A great review and he seems like a really nice guy but... his skin is not really suited for HD... There, I've said it. I'm not proud but it's what you're all thinking.

2 ай мурун
Abiy BattleSpell
Abiy BattleSpell

i think how easy they are to replace the pads is kinda a good reason these might beat others. cuz are other headphones tht easy to replace or clean em?

2 ай мурун
Rod Little
Rod Little

Thanks for pointing out that apple doesn’t have a HiFi Tier, nor does Apple Music support spatial audio....which is just weird if you’re selling that as a feature.

2 ай мурун
Eric Tingkingco
Eric Tingkingco

It’s a bra. No, it’s a purse bag!

2 ай мурун
Sipho tchala
Sipho tchala

That music is creepy

2 ай мурун
Ankit Rai
Ankit Rai

very nice review!

2 ай мурун
TheReelReal
TheReelReal

Someone get this guy some proactiv

2 ай мурун
M.Poorvesh Muthraman
M.Poorvesh Muthraman

WHERES BECCA

2 ай мурун
AZ
AZ

This is a beautiful product and everyone loves beauty. Sony and Bose are made of cheap plastic.

2 ай мурун
seattlevkk
seattlevkk

I got the Sony Mx3, the earlier version, for 250$ before the Mx4s came out which I thought was expensive and I love them. Some day when I have money to burn, maybe I’ll get the max. The problem with Sony is that there is no app for the Mac, only iOS, so you can’t set the noise cancelling algorithm and the headphone can become noisy randomly.

2 ай мурун
Alejandro Rodríguez Basurto
Alejandro Rodríguez Basurto

The case is absurd.

2 ай мурун
Nuno Silva
Nuno Silva

Alas! Finally a review that addresses sound quality issues as well as my favourite cans: the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3. Congrats Chris for your thorough review.

2 ай мурун
Gregory Albert
Gregory Albert

So they are capable of the lossless sound, just that Apple Music doesn’t support it? (Was a bit confused on the phrasing) And I assume that’s only when plugged in, for any headphones. Not wirelessly for any brand

2 ай мурун
Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

Somewhat 🤔⁉️

2 ай мурун
De Erv
De Erv

PHENOMENAL review! Watched so many tuber reviews but this by far was the most direct, professional and comprehensive. I love them both but MKBHD and DaveLee should take notes. SUBSCRIBED!

2 ай мурун
Tdrexx_720
Tdrexx_720

AirPods max II will hopefully fix the kinks

2 ай мурун
Martin Angelo Sunesen
Martin Angelo Sunesen

These headphones are ridiculous. I'll get some Sony or Sennheiser instead . And that's coming from a guy that has both the iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, Apple TV and iPhone.

2 ай мурун
E. O.
E. O.

For the price these should have come with USB-C (since they’re pushing it on other devices besides the Mac such as the iPad Pro), and should have done a lot more to outperform the competition at lower prices because it doesn’t even approach the highest tier in some of them. So I agree with a lot of your takes here, especially on the lack of a lossless codec on Apple’s part at this price point with no ready option to listen to CD quality material. And you nailed it on just how ridiculous that “case” is. Also, why does everyone only care about bass when talking about their SQ? Guess that speaks to low standards in general.

2 ай мурун
Skeletomania
Skeletomania

Sony works with all devices so how does these compare to other brands if you're not exclusive with apple's ecosystem.

2 ай мурун
VashmetFranz
VashmetFranz

Nice video and script. The face mask is triggering my OCD 😭

2 ай мурун
Lukas Loh
Lukas Loh

Listening (or watching) this video on XM4.

2 ай мурун
Vinc Tay
Vinc Tay

Is that a Nomad case?

2 ай мурун
Nashon Liberty
Nashon Liberty

Thanks for the non biased review

2 ай мурун
Jeff Harper
Jeff Harper

I hear reviewers (including this one) mentioning that most people won't hear the difference between high fidelity and low-quality audio such the service Apple offers, but I believe if you don't have impaired hearing or a 'tin ear' almost everyone can tell the difference especially if compared back-to-back. Unfortunately for the younger generations truly good quality audio is out of reach for most people and the selection of music available is generally much reduced if one wants the best.

2 ай мурун
Mike Chou
Mike Chou

His ears are not even fully covered

2 ай мурун
nIlS F.
nIlS F.

Well that was a great review!

2 ай мурун
buzzbatra3
buzzbatra3

Awesome review 🤘🏻

2 ай мурун
Olaf van der Tier
Olaf van der Tier

Great review. I'm baffled by the way Apple designed the bra to carry the headphones with no regard of protecting these very expensive headphones. Furthermore I can see scuffmarks allready on the reviewers silver ones so imaging what they will look like after some months of usage. They look great and understand sound great too but the price is too high for what they offer compared to the MX4 or even my B&W PX headphones that everyone allways seem to forget they exist.... If I had unlimited money I'll probably order the black ones just because I could and than wait for a better case to carry them outside of my house.

2 ай мурун
JohnEnergy2012
JohnEnergy2012

The do have a power button...

2 ай мурун
Zang
Zang

what if the top mesh breaks?

2 ай мурун
Jo Jo
Jo Jo

Another mediocre apple thing

2 ай мурун
Shaishav Gandhi
Shaishav Gandhi

Legit comprehensive. Well reviewed 👍🏼

2 ай мурун
Robert Spinks
Robert Spinks

Congratulations on that review really unbiased review 👌

2 ай мурун
Moped Mike
Moped Mike

I bought the beats studio 3 and I love them and also Powerbeats pro both sounds great

2 ай мурун
Mister Dragzon
Mister Dragzon

Hope Sony is working on their own version of Spatial Audio. Would make it an instant buy for me.

2 ай мурун
Simon Hoon
Simon Hoon

Lmao everyones roasting that stupid case, I love it

2 ай мурун
Naing Aung Lu Lu
Naing Aung Lu Lu

Am I the only one who notice that The Verge haven't make a review of Sony WH 1000XM4/3 headphones 🥴

2 ай мурун
Pratik Thakare
Pratik Thakare

You're defending headphones costing as much as 2 pixel 4a . WOW.

2 ай мурун
uptown3636
uptown3636

Superb review. You answered questions--such as whether the fabric on the silver model gets discolored over time--that other reviewers ignore while saying things like "ooooh, shiny." Thanks for helping this consumer make an informed decision.

2 ай мурун
RavMan IT
RavMan IT

solid review! glad I kept my xms!

2 ай мурун
That Aussie Guy
That Aussie Guy

its $500 in the usa and $900 IN AUSTRALIA. australia is getting ripped off

2 ай мурун
Miguel Angel Rosado Billionario
Miguel Angel Rosado Billionario

I still stand by that a lo of people don't look at this as a business point of view. of course a company well known like apple is going to give the consumer everything in one product because how are they going to out do themselves the next year?

2 ай мурун
drooosh
drooosh

Thanks for including the mics comparisons!

2 ай мурун

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