Apple Unveils New Airpods Max, but the Headphones Come at a Hefty Price
Apple has just released the Airpods Max, their new over-the-ear headphones that come with a nearly $600 price tag.
Apple is back with a new headphone this holiday season, but this time they’ve ditched the wireless in-ear design we’re used to. Their latest release, the Airpods Max, is a stylish over-the-ear headphone being sold for a whopping $549.
for $600 the airpods max better make this happen pic.twitter.com/KQnffnFxLp— jay (@j4y___k) December 8, 2020
The headphone is described as having high-quality sound and noise cancellation with a unique, modern design. Unlike the first Airpods, the Airpods Max comes in various colors, including pink, green, and sky blue.
Apple is known for its expensive luxury technology, from their $1000+ iPhones and Mac computers to their $800+ iPad Pro, so the Airpods Max price tag comes as no surprise to many. Like other Apple products, the new headphone is being described as overpriced and unnecessary, and some aren’t feeling the design.
Many Americans can’t fathom spending so much on the Airpods Max, especially during an ongoing pandemic. People are even joking that the upcoming $600 stimulus check being debated by Congress is enough to buy the new headphone.
Thanks to the new stimulus. I cannot pay my $1200 in rent but I can get some sweet AirPods Max in sky blue.— Amanda Marie Blanco (@usuckamanda) December 17, 2020
Even though many flocked to social media to express their disappointment, the original AirPods and several of the latest iPhone models received similar reactions. Still, they ended up being extremely popular among consumers. Despite the backlash, the Airpods Max sold out quickly, and new delivery times aren’t expected until March 2021 at the earliest.
kinda embarrassed but i will absolutely pay $600 for a pair of #AirPodsMax no hesitation— M A R I E (@its_marie_xo) December 9, 2020
Those who were lucky enough to get their hands on Apple’s latest product are very impressed. They’ve described an amazing sound quality that doesn’t get distorted at high volume, along with an effective cancellation of background noise.
AirPods Max are crazy, I’m blasting house music at 100% (unnecessary since 75% is already loud) and the sound never saturate. 😳— Nelly (@squirtpapi) December 18, 2020
Also the noise cancellation is great to turn off the rest of the World and your anxiety. Can’t wait for audio engineers to review and explain them
There’s no denying that $549 is a lot of money to spend on a headphone, and many of us simply can’t afford it, especially right now. Despite your thoughts, the Airpods Max has already proven to be a hit, and there’s no denying that it makes a great holiday gift. If you’re willing to spend the cash, be sure to head over to Apple’s site to buy the new headphone.