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Following stock for the Pink AirPods Max last week, today we're seeing refreshed stock for the AirPods Max in Silver at Amazon for a price of $549.00.

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Silver and Space Gray AirPods Max are the most popular versions of the headphones to appear in stock at places like Verizon, Amazon, and B&H Photo. The other three colors have been available as well at certain retailers.



We've been keeping track of ‌‌AirPods Max‌‌ stock at third-party retailers because the headphones still have shipping estimates delayed into April on Apple's website. If you're interested in getting the over-ear headphones as soon as possible, one of these retailers will be your best bet for the foreseeable future.

‌AirPods Max‌‌ feature Active Noise Cancellation technology and the same Transparency mode, Adaptive EQ, and spatial audio features that are in the AirPods Pro. If you're hunting for even more AirPods deals, we track sales for every model of the ‌‌AirPods‌‌ in our Best AirPods Deals guide.

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Article Link: AirPods Max in Silver Now Available to Ship on Amazon
 
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ForkHandles

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In the UK they have 20% VAT included in the price, US price doesn't include any taxes, doesn't cover the whole markup but does a fair bit.
I didn’t realise that, in that case.
In the Uk the equivalent price is $635!!! I know right!?
 

Lemon Olive

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Apple's newest soon to be discontinued product. If I had to guess, 18-24 months.

This isn't hard to see, people. Apple's reality distortion field only extends so far. When you introduce headphones that are largely equivalent to the $250 headphones on the market...and ask $550 for them....they aren't going to be around forever.

Apple gets behind all of its bad bets for a period of a time. But not forever.
 

Sasparilla

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Seems like these things are selling well (different than the Homepod) - considering the price and the non user replaceable batts which will wear out, it has really surprised me. If the sales are there, they won't be going away and it seems (a bit hard to imagine) that the sales are there. I thought these would be another Homepod experience, for sure.
 
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cuiver

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Apple's newest soon to be discontinued product. If I had to guess, 18-24 months.
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I would say not really. Comparatively to the HomePod, this category(ear/headphones) runs on much higher margins. It is of interest to Apple to keep itself in this personal audio market since it is frequently coupled(upsold) with iPhone and iPads. The HomePod was a test on a home integration/family device, but that's not really Apple's market focus right now, and more of a side thing to say it is there.
 

apparatchik

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Apple's newest soon to be discontinued product. If I had to guess, 18-24 months.

This isn't hard to see, people. Apple's reality distortion field only extends so far. When you introduce headphones that are largely equivalent to the $250 headphones on the market...and ask $550 for them....they aren't going to be around forever.

Apple gets behind all of its bad bets for a period of a time. But not forever.

It's not like when they discontinue or stop selling a product the devices stop working or receiving updates. You can still get it serviced if needed and they keep working just fine and way pass their life expectancy in a lot of cases, as people with iPhone 4S's and 10 year old iMacs can tell you.

I get these headphones are expensive, but maybe these fall on disposable income type of purchase. As much as I would like to buy ones, here in Mexico they're around $700 USD, being as we are still in the middle of a pandemic, I prefer to limit these type of purchases.

So, my advice is, if you don't have enough disposable income to not worry if these headphones last just a few years, if you're affraid the product line might be discontinued within two years or so, meaning your firmware updates and repair and service options might be gone after 3-4 years, these are not for you. They're too expensive and you don't have the silver. These are for people that are fine if they last them 3 years. It's, again, a disposable income purchase.
 
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BF1M

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It's always been my experience that the majority of people who complain about the cost of tech fall into two categories.

They are either upset they can't afford it or upset at themselves because they can, do and regret it.
 

Jared Strike

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Now back in stock for a product that people deem "too expensive" and "that will be discontinued."
 

Jared Strike

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It's always been my experience that the majority of people who complain about the cost of tech fall into two categories.

They are either upset they can't afford it or upset at themselves because they can, do and regret it.
Or three, don't understand how much amazing technology there is in such a device and shrug it off as just a pair of headphones.
 

anthogag

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I bought the blue Max headphones 2 months ago. I paid $800 in Canada.

It is very easy to use.

These headphones are less bulky compared to competitor headphones.

The better noise cancellation makes listening to Jazz or Classical music much better. Any nuanced music is better when noise cancellation is better.

I like the sound these headphones produce.

There are complaints about cost. You can get these headphones with a payment plan.
 

jbachandouris

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I don't own a pair as I barely use my Beats Studio 3's and only occasionally use my AirPod Pro's.

Not a fan of the price, but stimulus money means that I could buy them. Doubt my 53 year old ears could appreciate them as much as the younger members of MR.
 
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