The AirPods Max Prime Day deal sucks — get it here for just $349 instead

Apple AirPods Max
Apple AirPods Max (Image credit: Apple)

The Amazon Prime Day deal on the Apple AirPods Max is a whopping $449. It's a $100 off its original price of $549, but it doesn't seem to be enough, am I right?  Personally, I wouldn't want to spend $449 on a pair of headphones — even if they're oh-so-precious *Apple* headphones that emanate angelic voices from the divine realm.

As such, I searched the far corners of the internet to find a better deal on the AirPods Max. As it turned out, I stumbled on RC Willey, an electronics and home goods online retailer that happens to be selling the pink AirPods Max for only $349. That's my kind of price!

AirPods Max: was $549, now $349 @ RC Willey

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The AirPods Max, one of the priciest luxury consumer headphones, has an MSRP of $549, but not today! You can get it now for $349 at RC Willey. The one downside is that you can only get it in pink for that price, but green and space gray are still a Prime Deal beating $399. These stylish ear cans come with Apple's powerful H1 chip, nine microphones and 40mm drivers. With spatial sound, the AirPods Max provides an audio experience like no other. 

Apple's AirPods Max is one of the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market. They sport powerful H1 chips, nine microphones, 40mm drivers, and a gaggle of useful sensors.

In our AirPods Max review, we loved their slick, luxurious design, powerful active noise-cancelling, and best-in-class audio quality. In one test, after listening to Lil Nas X’s, “Montero" (Call Me By Your Name), his vocals seemingly echoed from both sides.  We gave the AirPods Max an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and an Editor's Choice badge.

However, I am a cheap person and I refuse to pay $549 for the AirPods Max. Not even the Amazon Prime Day Deal for the Apple headphones is appealing to me. $449?! I think not!

That's why I scoured the internet for a better deal, and I stumbled upon the $349 AirPods Max on RC Willey. I wondered if they were used, but as I perused the listing, I don't see any indication that the headphones are used, refurbished or anything of that nature. What's unfortunate, though, is that I can only get the AirPods Max in pink for $349. I would have preferred blue or silver, but that's going for $549 on RC Willey. On the plus side, there are two colors that are selling for under $399: the green and space gray models.

I'll be snatching up my pink $349 AirPods Max, thank you very much! Sorry, Amazon. Do better.

For more Prime Day 2022 Apple deals that are actually good, we've got you covered. 

Kimberly Gedeon

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!