Greatest AirPods Max Equipment for 2024

$25 at Amazon


Clear safety

Spigen Extremely Hybrid Professional

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$37 at Amazon


Greatest worth case with magnets

Co2crea Laborious Case with Sleep Mode

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$9 at Amazon


Max earcup safety

Seltureone AirPods Max earcup protectors

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$11 at Amazon


Headband enhancer

Toluohu headband cushion

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$28 at Amazon


Reasonably priced case (with out magnets)

Spigen Klasden case

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$30 at Amazon


USB fast-charger

Spigen 40W Twin USB-C charger

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$50 at Amazon


Magnet stand with auto-sleep

Wiwu AirPods Max stand and holder

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Apple’s AirPods Max headphones supply top-notch sound high quality and respectable noise-cancellation, packed in a premium design. In addition they include a hefty price ticket. When you’re spending greater than $450 on a pair of headphones, you will wish to maintain them protected from particles and unintentional harm.

Apple has its personal suite of equipment, however third-party distributors additionally make AirPods Max equipment which can be value contemplating. From conventional “shell” instances that substitute the AirPods Max’s controversial cowl to charging stands and earcup and headband covers, there is no scarcity of nice equipment to make use of together with your over-ear AirPods.

This is a take a look at among the finest AirPods Max equipment out there, most of which I’ve examined. I will replace this checklist as new equipment arrive.

Spigen’s identified for its reasonably priced telephone instances, however it additionally makes assorted different equipment, together with the Extremely Hybrid Professional, a set of protecting covers for the Max’s earcups. They’re slightly expensive, however for those who simply need some safety whereas nonetheless with the ability to exhibit the pure colour of your AirPods Max’s aluminum design, this can be a good possibility.

Apple does not embody a cable for wired listening with the AirPods Max, which is fairly irritating as a result of the very fact is that they do sound higher in wired mode, and typically it is simpler to plug into a tool than pair with it wirelessly, significantly for those who’ve obtained non-Apple units that are not in your iCloud account.

The best strategy to take heed to high-res audio is to plug right into a Mac or Home windows PC and cargo up some FLAC information, which I did. Clearly, you too can take heed to streaming providers this fashion (and some other audio). The amount ranges have been loads excessive on the MacBook Professional I used to be utilizing and I did expertise a delicate however noticeable bump up in audio high quality going the wired route.

Additionally the cable does eradicate any latency, which is perhaps an element whereas gaming or with music manufacturing. Notice that the AirPods Max nonetheless want battery energy to ship audio, even in wired mode; there is no “passive mode” out there. 

You could find a number of AirPods Max arduous carrying instances on Amazon, however that is arguably one of the best worth. This case has an opulent inside, a slot for storing an influence adapter and magnets to place the AirPods Max into their lower-power sleep state (hibernation mode). It is available in a number of colour choices with costs starting from $33 to $37.

When Apple launched the AirPods Max, it obtained a variety of grief concerning the headphones’ uncommon protecting masking, which drew its fair proportion of bra and purse comparisons and was criticized for not totally defending the headphones. I wasn’t as down on it as others, however I knew we might quickly see a bunch of third-party AirPods Max case choices, and a number of other have already arrived, together with Waterfield Design’s Max Defend case.

Except for its swanky design, what makes it completely different from all of the cheaper generic instances displaying up on Amazon is that it has what Waterfield calls a “Magnetic Butterfly” that places the AirPods Max in low-power mode identical to the magnets on Apple’s cowl do. With different instances, you stick the AirPods Max (with their cowl on) inside — they do not have magnets. 

The Max Defend is designed to accommodate the AirPods Max both bare or sporting their cowl, and has an interior pouch to retailer the included USB-C-to-Lightning charging cable or the non-obligatory Lightning-to-3.5mm audio cable for wired listening. There’s additionally an exterior zippered pocket, in addition to an exterior stretch mesh pocket for storing further objects. The Max Defend is out there in 9 colour variations, together with some “vegan pleasant” choices.

When you drop your AirPods Max headphones on the mistaken floor, the aluminum earcups may get dinged up. That is the place a silicone earcup protector may save the day. There are many them out there on Amazon in loads of colour choices. The Seltureone mannequin is at the moment rated most extremely by customers — and it is priced round $10 — in order that’s my present decide on this class. However that might change as new variations grow to be out there.

The AirPods Max mesh-infused headband is designed to be fairly sturdy, however this headband cushion serves three functions: It affords some elevated safety for the mesh, provides some further cushion for the crown of your head and customizes the look of the headphones.

It is out there in a couple of colour choices and may be simply eliminated and washed.

The Spigen Klasden is a comparatively reasonably priced arduous case for the AirPods Max. Designed to be used with the AirPods Max case, it is an additional layer of safety. it does not have built-in magnets to place the headphones to sleep; it does have an inner pouch for storing cables and an built-in deal with.

The AirPods Max embody a USB-C-to-Lightning charging cable within the field, however no energy adapter. Spigen’s compact 40-watt twin USB-C charger (it makes use of GaN expertise, which helps cut back its measurement) can cost two units on the identical time and has loads of juice for charging your headphones and iPhone on the identical time — and even an iPad. Notice that every USB-C port delivers as much as 30 watts for those who’re charging just one system, or as much as 20 watts for those who’re charging two units concurrently. That is why it is rated for 40.

Do not wish to put your AirPods Max of their mushy Sensible Case to make them fall asleep? This straightforward, attractively designed stand is straightforward to assemble and serves as a handy resting spot in your headphones. Because of an built-in magnet, if you put the AirPods Max on the stand they auto-disconnect out of your units, then reconnect if you take the headphones off the stand. This stand additionally works simply wonderful with different headphones — nevertheless, the auto Bluetooth disconnect function solely works with the AirPods Max. There are comparable merchandise on Amazon for much less.

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