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All 25 AirPod Max Cup/Headband Combos

AngerDanger

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rumz

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Feb 11, 2006
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This seems like a big missed opportunity. For something so expensive, would’ve been a nice enticement to get just the combo you want.
Looking at how far the shipping times slip once they move past early January, I'm guessing there are some significant production limitations for now that keep this from being feasible. Wouldn't be surprised if they do something like this later...

Kinda like how you always had to get an Apple Watch (most models anyways) with the black band up until recently, always had to buy other bands as an additional cost rather than being able to create your own watch / band bundle.
 
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gSOLO

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Jun 30, 2008
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Oshawa, ON
Oh, this is great. I went with the Space Gray, but the Pink or Sky Blue cups would look awesome.
 
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Unregistered 4U

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Jul 22, 2002
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Bland, I'd like to see how some customizers paint these with bolder brighter colors. Just a matter of time.
OOOh, are the earcups aluminum? Because that’s a BIIIIIIG smooth space that would be great for some laser etching :D
Confirmed they are.
beautifully anodized aluminum cups
 
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JM91Six

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Apr 22, 2019
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I bought space gray.. I really wish they made a silver band and black cups options. I was torn between the “white” and “black” ones. I always wish they would make original AirPods in black. But I honestly feel the white looks sleek. I think over the ear black ones will be fine though
 
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Mainyehc

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Mar 14, 2004
640
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Lisbon, Portugal
This combination in particular is truly a missed opportunity.

And, considering how these don't have a wire, aren't reversible and have their Left/Right markings weaved deep in the protective mesh, I'm not even being ironic here… They would look uglier, sure, but indeed be more usable from an ergonomics/UX standpoint. Especially in a studio or in an office setting, where wires and such standard colour coding are the norm, like on my fugly but dependable KRK studio monitor headphones.

In any case, you could always have a black pair for using them in public if you found this combination too ridiculous. That's the beauty of it, and I'm guessing Apple will sell quite a few of these even without the option for the mostly “mismatched pair of socks” look. :p
 

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Mainyehc

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Mar 14, 2004
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Bland, I'd like to see how some customizers paint these with bolder brighter colors. Just a matter of time.
Or you could just wait for Gen. 2. Apple has been constantly pivoting on their anodized finishes from pastel/muted to vibrant colours and back again, ever since the 1st Gen. iPod Mini.
 
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Royksöpp

macrumors 65816
Nov 4, 2013
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I did a little render of my own.

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Why can't Apple just give us this industrial Mac Pro look in their mobile products? The Mac Pro is the best looking apple product currently in production. The keyboard and mouse are equally impressive. The combination of Black, Silver Aluminum, and Stainless Steel is truly special. I want more of it!
 
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c2cali

macrumors newbie
Jun 4, 2015
15
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Anyone else seeing an Oreo in the black and white combo? Now imagine a very light or dark skinned head in there and you get a VERY stuffed oreo or two Oreos!
 
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c2cali

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Jun 4, 2015
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I think you are really craving Oreos and you should go to the nearest open store and get some.
Nah I have some here and they haven’t been eaten for months. If anything I should toss them. Go look at the black set with white pods.
 
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Eduardo Paz

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May 18, 2020
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I did a little render of my own.

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Why can't Apple just give us this industrial Mac Pro look in their mobile products? The Mac Pro is the best looking apple product currently in production. The keyboard and mouse are equally impressive. The combination of Black, Silver Aluminum, and Stainless Steel is truly special. I want more of it!
This is the best combination so far. I wish it was possible to change the mesh band :/
 
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haruhiko

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Sep 29, 2009
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Didn't they trademark AirPods Studio? Could be they're saving that nomenclature for a buying option like the Watch Studio, once inventory stabilizes.
Makes total sense! 👍👍👍
 
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WoodpeckerBaby

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Aug 17, 2016
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I did a little render of my own.

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Why can't Apple just give us this industrial Mac Pro look in their mobile products? The Mac Pro is the best looking apple product currently in production. The keyboard and mouse are equally impressive. The combination of Black, Silver Aluminum, and Stainless Steel is truly special. I want more of it!
This is unfortunately not possible, because you can only change the pads and not the top mesh.
 
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FenC

macrumors 6502a
Oct 5, 2016
970
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Wellington, New Zealand
Looking at how far the shipping times slip once they move past early January, I'm guessing there are some significant production limitations for now that keep this from being feasible. Wouldn't be surprised if they do something like this later...

Kinda like how you always had to get an Apple Watch (most models anyways) with the black band up until recently, always had to buy other bands as an additional cost rather than being able to create your own watch / band bundle.
I don't disagree with your logic, but on a point of accuracy I distinctly remember choosing the watch and band combo I wanted in the Apple Store the day they launched "try on" sessions for the S0.

I don't remember if if I had carte blanche to have any combo with the silver stainless one I chose, or if it was more heavily restricted. I do know the black link bracelet was only available with the black stainless watch, but that may have been the only limitation. I don't remember when the norm became only standard combos that we had until the Studio launched - it may well have been right after the silliness of the way the launch was handled quietly ended - but at launch we definitely got choices not being offered with AirPods Max.

Of course nowadays Covid pretty much nixes the possibility of try on sessions almost everywhere - ironically here in NZ we could do it - if we had any physical Apple Stores...
 
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