AirPods Max accessory does Apple’Better headphones

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AirPods Max accessory does Apple'Better headphones

Here are eight accessories users agree that you must check out.

Call it a caddy, call it sports bra — no matter what it looks like to you, it’s still a practically pointless product. Does it protect the pricey headphones? No. Does it elevate their overall aesthetic? No, not if you ask me.

I’ve been spending more time out and about lately, though. And I’d like to bring the headphones I’ve used at home for a greater part of the last year with me, so I can channel the superb sound quality, easy Siri access and effortless noise cancellation wherever I go.

OK, maybe I’m being a little harsh. Storage in the Smart Case does preserve AirPods Max battery charge by enabling an ultra-low-power state. AirPods Max get around 20 hours of playtime with ANC on, but the case can help save power whenever you’re not listening to music or taking calls.

Story Highlights

  • The AirPods Max is now available as Apple’s ultimate smart listening experience – and if you’re willing to make a heavy investment in over-ear headphones like these, you’re probably interested in accessories that make the AirPods Max even better to use.

  • I’ve been using Apple AirPods Max for nearly a year, and if there’s one thing I’ve grown to detest about the $549 headphones (besides that price) over time, it’s the dreaded carrying case.

But I haven’t felt like the included AirPods Max case makes for a truly portable pair of headphones, even if it turns the mesh headband into a sort of carrying handle. I’m not comfortable tossing the headphones in my backpack, weekend duffle or daily tote bag.

That’s why I bought this $30 AirPods Max case on Amazon. There are dozens of AirPods Max cases listed on the e-retailer, but I was most satisfied with the customer reviews on this model.

It’s shockproof (protective of drops) and waterproof, promising to keep my headphones safe, wherever I go. Better yet, it comes with a magnet that claims to trigger the same AirPods Max low-power mode as Apple’s Smart Case. That means my AirPods Max battery life should still persevere when I take them on a weekend trip.

The case zips entirely shut, meaning no part of my AirPods Max are exposed. It also has a little carrying strap, which I don’t imagine using much, but could be useful for retrieving the headphones if they’ve fallen to the bottom of my bag.