Pretty Great, Pretty Loud, Pretty Expensive, Pretty Heavy, and Pretty
I’ve spent some time with the AirPods Max after a long wait, and I could wax rhapsodic about how much I like them. But M.G. Siegler, writing at his site 500ish, wrapped it up better than I ever could in the title of his post alone: ‘Pretty Great, Pretty Loud, Pretty Expensive, Pretty Heavy, and Pretty’:
That leads back to the main purpose of these things: the sound. Again, I’m hardly the person you should listen to in this regard, but they are fantastic to my ears. Yes, better than the QC35s and certainly than the smaller AirPods (as you might hope given the price). I’ve turned them up loud, they not only get loud, they do not seem to distort.
It’s well worth a read.
Other reviews that I’ve read or watched and largely agree with:
- Heavy is the Head the Wears the AirPods Max by John Gruber at Daring Fireball
- AirPods Max Review: An Audiophile’s Perspective by Quinn Nelson at Snazzy Labs
- Apple AirPods Max review: luxurious sound for a luxury price by Chris Welch writing at The Verge
- AirPods Max Review: Luxury Listening! by Marques Brownlee at MKBHD