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Amazon Prime Day preview: Apple AirPods Max for $499

Apple AirPods Max get $50 price cut
Apple AirPods Max (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

Apple's AirPods Max are one of the best wireless headphones to buy — and among the priciest. Although we expect to see an AirPods Max discount among upcoming Prime Day headphone deals, you can snag them right now for their lowest price yet. 

In what appears to be a Prime Day preview, Amazon has the AirPods Max on sale for $499. These Apple headphones usually cost $549, so that's $50 off. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for the AirPods Max's and one of the best Apple deals out there. 

AirPods Max deal

Apple AirPods Max: was $549 now $499 @ Amazon
In this Prime Day worthy deal, Amazon offers a discount of $50 on the Apple AirPods Max. This marks an all-time low price for these Apple headphones. They house powerful H1 chips, nine microphones, 40mm drivers, and tons of sensors for an audio experience like no other. View Deal

Apple's AirPods Max are our new favorite noise-cancelling headphones. They feature powerful H1 chips, nine microphones, 40mm drivers, and tons of sensors. 

In our AirPods Max review, we loved their gorgeous design, great audio quality, and powerful active noise-cancelling. We gave the AirPods Max an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor's Choice awards. 

The AirPods Max are the latest headphones to feature spatial audio. This technology creates the illusion of a 360-degree soundscape for an immersive listening experience. In one test, listening to Lil Nas X’s, “Montero" (Call Me By Your Name), his vocals seemingly echoed from both sides. 

Design-wise, the AirPods Max are premium, minimalist and chic. With a weight of 13.6 ounces and 7.4 x 6.6 x 3.3 inches, the AirPods Max are heavier than competitors. They weigh more than the Bose Noise-Cancelling 700 Headphones  (9 ounces, 8 x 6.5 x 2-inches) and the Sony WH-1000XM4 (8.9 ounces). 

Despite their weight, the AirPods Max are surprisingly comfortable. Our reviewer wore them for nine and a half hours and had no complaints. The headphones' mesh fabric-covered memory foam ear cups keep the ears cozy and dry.

There's no telling if this deal will return for Prime Day, so we recommend you grab it while you can. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost,, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.