Apple’s AirPods Max have dropped below $400 for the first time

A photo of Apple’s AirPods Max headphones.
It’s a big price for big sound, but the AirPods Max are a little more reasonable at $398. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

The high-end pricing on Apple’s first-gen products never ceases to amaze me — just look at the $3,500 Apple Vision Pro or its $5,000 display. The AirPods Max were also probably a bit more expensive than they should have been at their $549 launch price, but that’s relatively tame compared to the competition Apple is targeting with its luxe noise-canceling headphones. Thankfully, they’re now down to $398 ($151 off) in select colors at Amazon and Walmart, which is a record low.

Some may feel the AirPods Max are getting a bit long in the tooth since we first reviewed them in 2020, but Apple’s wireless headphones are still our top recommendation for Apple users and some of the best headphones overall. They sound nearly as good as the Sony…

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