Act fast — Snag the AirPods Max for $100 off right now at Amazon

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The AirPods Max are some of the best headphones you can buy. However, they're also very expensive, so whenever we spot them at a discounted price, we've got to shout it from the rooftops. That's why you should run — not walk — to snap up this limited-time sale at Amazon right now, one of the best Apple deals you'll find anymore on the market. 

You can snag a pair of the AirPods Max for just $449 at Amazon. That's $100 off their usual price, matching the second-lowest price we've ever seen for Apple's most premium headphones. Very rarely, we've seen retailers discount them for as low as $429, but the AirPods Max don't sell for as low as this very often (case in point: This is the first time they've hit $449 at Amazon since February). This Amazon deal applies to four colors of the AirPods Max: Pink, Sky Blue, Space Gray, and Silver.

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ AmazonPrice check: $479 @ Best Buy  

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ Amazon
The AirPods Max are Apple's premium, retro-style headphones. They feature large ear cushions, a digital crown, active noise cancelation and Spatial Audio. The latter feature uses head-tracking to offer a surround sound experience. In our AirPods Max review we said that the combination of cushy comfort, pristine audio quality and killer features like spatial audio is hard to beat.
Price check: $479 @ Best Buy  

In our AirPods Max review, we praised these wireless noise-canceling headphones for their superior combination of comfort, pristine audio quality and intuitive controls. We also highlighted the spatial audio support, which brings a surround sound-like experience to music, shows and movies, as well as the excellent ANC that silenced everything from wind to the chatter of busy streets in our testing. As for battery life, the AirPods Max are rated for up to 20 hours of use on a single charge, which we found to be accurate in our tests.

These are pretty much the ultimate premium headphones, especially for users within the Apple ecosystem. In fact, we rank AirPods Max as one of the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy, competing with the likes of the Sony WH-1000XM5 and Bose 700. So while $449 is still a significant chunk of change, it's hard to deny that the AirPods Max isn't a worthy contender for your next pair of over-ear wireless headphones. 

Granted, the AirPods Max aren't the best-sounding headphones for audiophiles we've ever tested, but these cans still deliver great audio quality. With 40mm dynamic drivers in each cup, these headphones manage a crisp, balanced sound with strong bass. They also offer Adaptive EQ to tweak the sound profiles to your preferences.

It's not often that we see the AirPods Max sell for this cheap, so be sure to snatch up this deal before it's gone. While you're at it, head on over to our round-up of the best deals on all things tech from Best Buy's new 3-day sale to save big on the iPad Pro M4, OLED TVs, headphones and more

Alyse Stanley
News Editor

Alyse Stanley is a news editor at Tom’s Guide overseeing weekend coverage and writing about the latest in tech, gaming and entertainment. Prior to joining Tom’s Guide, Alyse worked as an editor for the Washington Post’s sunsetted video game section, Launcher. She previously led Gizmodo’s weekend news desk, where she covered breaking tech news — everything from the latest spec rumors and gadget launches to social media policy and cybersecurity threats.  She has also written game reviews and features as a freelance reporter for outlets like Polygon, Unwinnable, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun. She’s a big fan of horror movies, cartoons, and miniature painting.

  • Bovlb
    These headphones literally annoy everyone in my house!These headphones have a serious design flaw that they'll disconnect from the device you paired them with and instead connect to nearby devices. One moment I'm watching a video at my desk, the next I'm listening to my wife's iPhone or my son's iPad. None of these devices have been paired with the headphones, and they're all set not to connect automatically. The Genius Bar can't fix them. Apple Care can't fix them. Apple even sent me a replacement pair but they have the same problem.
    After an initial period of never having heard of this problem, Apple now say that it's a known issue that they hope to fix some day. I say save your money and buy headphones that actually work.