Apple’s freshly-announced wi-fi headphones, the AirPods Max, are one of many priciest round. And but, judging by the delivery instances on Apple’s on-line shops, they’re promoting like hotcakes.
On the time of writing, the headphones ship in 12–14 weeks within the U.S., irrespective of which colour you select. Which means there is no probability of getting these in time for Christmas — in truth, you will be fortunate to get them earlier than March, even when you order proper now.
Oddly sufficient, the AirPods Max ship rather a lot sooner when you add an engraving; within the U.S., the delivery time for many fashions drops to 6 to seven weeks. Within the UK and Australia, although, this trick does not work.
It is laborious to say whether or not it’s because the headphones are promoting rather well or Apple’s inventory is simply very restricted, however it actually seems to be good, given the AirPods Max’s $549 value. Competing merchandise with comparable options are rather a lot cheaper; for comparability, Sony’s WH-1000XM4 value $279.99, Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II are $269.95, and B&W’s PX7 value $340.