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The best AirPods Max deals in August 2022

Apple AirPods Max review
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This is the page you'll want to read if you want AirPods Max deals. It's been a while since the best Apple headphones came out – they went on sale in late 2020 – and so we've seen the Apple AirPods Max price go lower than the fairly eye-watering retail tag.

As we explain in our in-depth AirPods Max review, these are clearly the best sounding Apple headphones, and there's an argument for of all time. When we reviewed them, we were extremely impressed with the sound quality and the noise-cancelling, which easily rivals the industry-leading Sony WH-1000XM4s. 

The current best AirPods Max deal that we've seen in the US was $350, though that was a very rare deal that lasted barely a day. In the UK the cheapest AirPods Max has been £370, but again, this deal lasted a day or two, and was gone.

Below you will find the AirPods Max cheapest prices on the internet. We pull in the lowest prices from hundreds of online retailers, so have a look and bookmark this page if you want to get cheap AirPods Max. Want more Apple deals? Check out our page that pulls all the best AirPods Pro deals into one place. 

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Apple AirPods Max

The best Apple headphones.

Weight: 350g | Drivers: 40mm dynamic | Battery: 20 hours

Stunning sound
Amazing noise-cancelling
Extra features for iOS
No off switch
The competition is lighter

When Apple released the AirPods Max in 2020, everyone agreed that its audio was top notch, but how much were they?! Retailing at $549/£549 seemed a lot, especially when the competition was offering a similar audio experience for a couple hundred bucks less. That's why it's well worth seeking out the best AirPods Max deals, as you'll be able to get the Apple cans for a fair bit less than the retail price. Right now, the best Apple AirPods Max prices that we're coming across (not withstanding the all time low, that lasted a hot minute), is $499/£449. So, if you're seeing anything better than that, it's well worth a look . 

Are the Apple AirPods Max worth it?

If you're an Apple die-hard fan, you won't need much persuading. They are, by far, the best Apple headphones around, and they fit effortlessly in the Apple ecosystem. They also happen to sound utterly beautiful! If you're not an Apple-muncher and need convincing, here's what we think... 

Compared to the industry-leading noise-cancelling headphones that we have hands-on tested and reviewed, the AirPods Max rank right at the top on many criteria, and very high in others. The areas that they lead on are the sound quality, design and noise-cancelling. They sound better than any other headphone this reviewer has used – deep and rich in their sound balance and expansive and natural and more dynamic than the competition. They look beautiful, are made with top quality materials and fit comfortably with long use. The noise-cancelling is arguably better than the other leading option, the Sony WH-1000XM4s – that is to say, exceptional. 

Where it's not all gravy is the AirPods come with a fairly, well, weird case. It does little to protect the actual headphones, and after some back and fore with Apple, it's becomes clear that they don't actually turn the headphones 100% off. That means that if you leave your AirPods Max lying around for a while, don't expect them to be battery full when you pick them up. However, the battery is good, and charging to full happens quickly, so this may not be a deal-breaker.

The final gripe is the retail price, but as you will see, that may no longer be an issue.

How much are the AirPods Max?

How much are the AirPods Max?

The Apple AirPods Max went on sale in December 2020 for $549/£549: considerably more expensive than the other noise-cancelling, over-ear headphone competition. However, we've seen them sell for $350 in the US and £370 in the UK (though stock does not last long). Usually they sell for around $500 and £449.

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Beren Neale
Beren Neale

Beren Neale is the deals editor at Creative Bloq. After working in print media for over a decade, editing several creative and design magazines, including the graphic design mag Computer Arts, he found his home on the biggest global art and design website, helping digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need.