Apple's incredible AirPods Max hit cheapest ever price in huge Amazon deal

These awesome-sounding headphones don't get many discounts, but you can now save £150

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Apple's phenomenal-sounding AirPods Max headphones launched at a premium price, and have pretty much held their price since their launch: but they've had a huge price drop at Amazon, knocking £150 off the RRP.

• Buy Apple AirPods Max | Was £549 | Now £399 | Save £150 at Amazon UK

Now, obviously that price is still, in fact, pretty damn premium. As I said in my AirPods Max review, they do sound better and feel more premium than effectively all of the other best noise-cancelling headphones, but it was hard to say that they sounded good enough to cost twice the price of the Sony WH-1000XM4, say.

But now they don't! And as I've been heading back into T3 Towers more this year, I've been so glad to have something with the sheer noise blocking power of the AirPods Max. Those shrieks and moans from the dungeon can be very distracting when you're trying to review phones.

The AirPods Max are so impressive partly for their sheer quality with music, where I found them a step ahead for dynamic range and detail over the obvious competition, but also for the active noise cancellation, as I mentioned above. I think only Sony and Bose arguably beat them, and really it's so close as makes no odds.

But my other favourite feature with them is the Spatial Audio 3D sound, which is just fantastic when watching videos, because you get a proper movie soundtrack feel. If you'll spend time travelling and will watch movies on your iPhone or iPad to pass the time, AirPods Max are a seriously great option.

Apple AirPods Max | Was £549 | Now £399 | Save £150 at Amazon UK

Apple AirPods Max | Was £549 | Now £399 | Save £150 at Amazon UK
Apple's excellent over-ear headphones feature active noise cancellation with Transparency mode, adaptive EQ for songs, auto-switching between your iOS devices, Spatial Audio support, and 20 hours of battery life. If you want the best audio quality from your iPhone possible, plus a load of extra tricks, they're worth the cash ultimately.

Matthew Bolton

Matt is T3's former AV and Smart Home Editor (UK), master of all things audiovisual, overseeing our TV, speakers and headphones coverage. He also covered smart home products and large appliances, as well as our toys and games articles. He's can explain both what Dolby Vision IQ is and why the Lego you're building doesn't fit together the way the instructions say, so is truly invaluable. Matt has worked for tech publications for over 10 years, in print and online, including running T3's print magazine and launching its most recent redesign. He's also contributed to a huge number of tech and gaming titles over the years. Say hello if you see him roaming the halls at CES, IFA or Toy Fair. Matt now works for our sister title TechRadar.