Today we're tracking the first $50 discount on Apple's AirPods Max headphones. You can get the Sky Blue AirPods Max for $499.00 on Amazon, B&H Photo, and Adorama, down from $549.00. Sky Blue is the only color at this price.

airpods max reaons 3Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Adorama. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Over the past few months, the best straight cash discount on the AirPods Max was about $30 on Amazon. Today's sale is the first time a major Apple reseller has knocked down the price of the AirPods Max to below $500, so if you are still shopping for a Sky Blue version of the AirPods Max, this is definitely the best sale around.

We track sales for every model of the AirPods in our Best AirPods Deals guide, so be sure to bookmark that page while you shop around for the wireless headphones.

Update: Amazon is now also offering the Silver AirPods Max at $499.00.

Related Roundups: Apple Deals, AirPods Max
Buyer's Guide: AirPods Max (Neutral)
Related Forum: AirPods

Top Rated Comments

smuzzy Avatar
13 months ago
I can't use these for production. I can't walk down a city street without fear of these getting snatched. I wouldn't wear these in a conference call. And I can't work out with these. Therefore, I consider them purely travel headphones. Once they are in range of travel headphone prices, which max out at about $350 , then I will consider.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StupidOpinion Avatar
13 months ago
these headphones are only worth about $300. maybe $350 due to the build quality
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Deliro Avatar
13 months ago

these headphones are only worth about $300. maybe $350 due to the build quality
I thought the same. Until I tried them. But people going to hate. That’s fine.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kennyt72 Avatar
13 months ago
Still a good $400 overpriced ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RFolk Avatar
13 months ago
nope, too heavy for any serious listener . First 10 minutes is heaven , they do sound amazing, but then it will act like a neck muscle builder device. Also, and this might be unclear for many, but due to the used materials, they do not age well.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
diamornte Avatar
13 months ago
Today, for $500 you could buy 3.9 shares of AAPL and turn it into profit or you could waste money on a used material non-aging-well device that can't even play Apple Lossless.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

AirPods Max 17 off Feature

Deals: Get Apple's Silver and Space Gray AirPods Max for $532.32 on Amazon ($17 Off)

Thursday April 29, 2021 11:03 am PDT by
Amazon today is offering Apple's AirPods Max for $532.32, down from $549.00. While not a particularly steep discount, this is among the best prices we've now tracked for the AirPods Max. Both the Silver and Space Gray colors are available at this price and ready to ship today directly from Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and...
AirPods Max new feature

Deals: AirPods Max Drop to $519 on Expercom ($30 Off)

Wednesday May 12, 2021 6:52 am PDT by
Expercom today is offering the AirPods Max for $519.00, down from $549.00. This sale marks a new all-time low price on the AirPods Max, and is beating Amazon's current price of $532.26. On Expercom, the $519.00 price tag is available in all five colors of the AirPods Max. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may...
airpods max b

AirPods Max Launched One Year Ago Today

Wednesday December 15, 2021 7:54 am PST by
A year ago today, Apple made AirPods Max available to purchase a week after announcing its first over-ear headphones via a press release on its website. AirPods Max are Apple's first AirPods branded over-ear headphones and are undoubtedly a premium option for customers looking for over-ear headphones in the market. Rumors had initially indicated the headphones would be called "AirPods...
AirPods Max In Stock black

Major AirPods Max Restock Includes Four Colors Available to Ship Today

Thursday April 1, 2021 10:14 am PDT by
We're tracking one of the biggest restocks of AirPods Max headphones as we enter April, available at Amazon and Verizon. This restock includes nearly all colors of the AirPods Max. Amazon has all five colors except Pink available, with Space Gray at slightly delayed 1-2 day shipping estimates. Verizon is offering free two-day shipping on the Space Gray, Green, and Sky Blue AirPods Max. A ...
AirPods Max Deal Feature Green

Deals: AirPods Max on Sale for $449 in Every Color ($100 Off)

Tuesday March 15, 2022 6:59 am PDT by
AirPods Max have returned to $449.00 in all colors on Amazon, down from $549.00. All models are in stock and ready to ship out today, but the Silver model's stock is beginning to run out as of writing. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. We haven't ...
AirPods Max Deal Feature Black

Deals: AirPods Max Available for $469.99 on Best Buy and Amazon ($79 Off)

Friday August 13, 2021 6:46 am PDT by
Amazon and Best Buy today are offering a deal on Apple's AirPods Max headphones. You can get the AirPods Max for $469.99, down from $549.00 ($79 off). Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. We've tracked lower prices on the AirPods Max, down to $100 off, but...
AirPods Discount Feature Magenta

Deals: AirPods 2 Discounted to $99.99 and More AirPods Sales (Up to $100 Off)

Monday January 24, 2022 9:15 am PST by
Apple's AirPods 2 have dropped to $99.99 on Amazon today, down from $129.00. This is the model with the Wired Charging Case, and they're sold directly from Amazon and are in stock today. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Compared to holiday...
AirPods Max Deal Feature Green

Deals: AirPods Max Available for $454.99 at Amazon and Best Buy ($94 Off)

Tuesday July 20, 2021 6:32 am PDT by
Following a $100 off deal on AirPods Max from Adorama last week, Amazon and Best Buy today are following up with a solid second-best offer on the high-end headphones. You can get the AirPods Max for $454.99, down from $549.00 ($94 off). Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the...

Popular Stories

apple ar headset concept 1

Apple's Headset Said to Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars, Jony Ive Has Remained Involved With Design

Friday May 20, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset. Now, in a follow-up report, he has shared several additional details about the wearable device. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For starters, one of the headset's marquee features is said to be lifelike...
iPhone 14 Purple Lineup Feature

Will the iPhone 14 Be a Disappointment?

Saturday May 21, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
With around four months to go before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup, the overwhelming majority of rumors related to the new devices so far have focused on the iPhone 14 Pro, rather than the standard iPhone 14 – leading to questions about how different the iPhone 14 will actually be from its predecessor, the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected...
sony headphones 1

Sony's New WH-1000XM5 Headphones vs. Apple's AirPods Max

Friday May 20, 2022 12:18 pm PDT by
Sony this week came out with an updated version of its popular over-ear noise canceling headphones, so we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are better and whether it's worth buying the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony over Apple's $549 AirPods Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First of all, the AirPods Max win out when it comes ...
studio display 3

Apple's Rumored 27-Inch Mini-LED Display Now Said to Launch in October

Friday May 20, 2022 8:07 am PDT by
Apple now plans to release a new 27-inch display with mini-LED backlighting in October due to the Shanghai lockdown, which has resulted in production of the display being delayed, according to display industry consultant Ross Young. In a tweet, Young said Apple is in the process of moving production of the display from Quanta Computer to a different supplier and/or location, resulting in a...
HomePodandMini feature green

Kuo: Apple to Release New HomePod in Late 2022 or Early 2023

Friday May 20, 2022 8:55 am PDT by
Apple is working on an updated version of the HomePod that could come in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says that there "may not be much innovation in hardware design" for the new HomePod, and there is no word on what size the device will be and if it will be a HomePod mini successor or a larger speaker. Apple would ...
airtag purple

Best Apple Deals of the Week: Save on AirTag, AirPods 3, and iPads

Friday May 20, 2022 8:01 am PDT by
Solid markdowns on the AirTag, AirPods 3, and a few iPad models were introduced this week, and below you'll find all of the best deals of the past few days that are still available to purchase. AirTag Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. What's the...