Apple recently launched its high-end headphones, the AirPods Max with active noise cancellation and a load of advanced features to boot. Their design may be polarising, but they will still sell pretty well. So, if you went through our article on the AirPods Max vs AirPods Pro and settled on buying the $549 headphones, you should probably invest in some good accessories as well. So, here are 10 useful AirPods Max accessories you can buy for yourself.
Useful AirPods Max Accessories (December 2020)
After a ton of looking around, we managed to find 10 awesome accessories for the AirPods Max that we think you ought to consider. This list has everything from chargers and cables, to headphone stands and cases. So take a look.
Best USB Type-C Chargers for AirPods Max
1. Official 20W USB C Power Adapter
In typical Apple fashion, while you get a USB C to Lightning cable in the box to charge the headphones, there’s no adapter included. Which means you have to buy one. Apple offers its own 20W USB C power adapter that you can get for $19.
There’s nothing extra special here. It’s just a USB C charger that you can use to charge your AirPods Max, and your iPhone as well.
Buy the official Apple 20W USB C Power Adapter ($19)
2. Anker Nano 20W USB C Power Adapter
If you’re looking for something at a slightly lower price, you can take a look at the Anker Nano 20W charger as well. This power adapter offers the same fast charging as Apple’s official brick, but it’s smaller by almost 50% (according to Anker).
It’s priced at a slightly lower $16.99, but you also get a full 18 months of warranty on it, just in case it acts up sometime.
Buy the Anker Nano 20W USB C Power Adapter ($16.99)
3. Aukey 18W USB C Power Adapter
Look, having spent $549 on your headphones, I wouldn’t blame you for wanting to save money on accessories. In that spirit, the Aukey 18W USB C charger should be a solid bet for you. It’s priced at $12.99 and will charge your iPhone and AirPods Max at faster rates than the usual 5W brick. Plus, it comes with protection against overheating, overcurrent, and overcharging, so your devices remain safe.
Buy the Aukey 18W USB C Power Adapter ($12.99)
Best Headphone Stands for AirPods Max
4. EURPMASK Headphone Hanger
Weird brand name aside, this is a pretty useful accessory to have for any headphone user. A headphone stand makes it easy to store your headphones when you’re not using them for short periods of time. This headphone hanger comes with a clamp that attaches to your table, and a rotating arm so you can adjust its position according to your preferences.
Unlike most headphone hangers, you don’t have to mess around with a screw-based clamping system here. It uses a spring-loaded clamp which just latches on to your desk with ease.
Buy the EURPMASK Headphone Hanger ($12.99)
5. KAFRI Headphone Stand with USB Charging Station
On the other hand, you may want to display your AirPods Max right on your desk. In that case, a desk headphone stand like this one is a great choice. What’s more, this accessory comes with a charging dock and USB hub built into the base, so you can charge up to three devices with the USB ports here, and you also get two AC outlets. That’s great because you can store your headphones and charge them conveniently.
Plus, it also has an RGB strip around the base which can display 9 different lighting modes with up to 16.8 million colours.
Buy the KAFRI Headphone Stand with USB Charging Station ($50.99)
On the other hand, if you just want a simple desk stand for your AirPods Max, you can get the New Bee Headphone Stand for a much lower price as well.
Buy the New Bee Headphone Stand ($8.99)
Best Cases for AirPods Max
6. Slappa HardBody Pro Headphone Case
Apple does give a Smart Case in the box of the AirPods Max, but that smart case looks to be pretty useless when it comes to actually protecting your headphones. If you tend to use your devices rather roughly, getting a sturdy case is a good idea, and the Slappa hard body headphone case is a solid bet.
As the name suggests, this is a hard body case which means your headphones will remain safe even if you drop them, or accidentally bump them into things. It’s also water resistant (which the AirPods Max are not), and fire retardant. Plus, you get a soft plush interior so your headphones will not get scratched.
Buy the Slappa HardBody Pro Headphone Case ($21.99)
Best Power Banks for AirPods Max
7. Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000 mAh Power Bank with USB C
The AirPods Max have a solid 20 hour battery life, but if you’re on a long trip, those 20 hours will be over really quickly. Plus, the Smart Case doesn’t charge the headphones either, unlike the AirPods or AirPods Pro case. So, it’s a good idea to get a power bank as well.
The Anker PowerCore Slim is a nice option. It has a 10,000mAh battery, so it can charge your AirPods Max multiple times over, and it has a USB Type-C port for fast charging your other devices (including iPhones) as well. It’s also sleek, and looks really nice. Plus, you get Anker’s 18 month warranty as well.
Buy the Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000 mAh Power Bank ($29.99)
Best Bluetooth Dongles for AirPods Max
8. Twelve South AirFly Pro
You might not want to lug around a cable with you at all times just to connect your AirPods Max to music equipment. Fortunately, Twelve South, the renowned accessories maker, has the AirFly Pro. This dongle connects to your music player, for example, and uses Bluetooth to connect with your AirPods Max. So you can enjoy your music without having wires dangling around your head.
This is also helpful if you’re on a flight and want to use your AirPods Max with the in flight entertainment system.
Buy the Twelve South AirFly Pro ($54.95)
Best AUX Cables for AirPods Max
9. Official Lightning to 3.5mm Cable
You know what says ‘high end headphones’? Not including an AUX cable in the box. That’s just ridiculous, but it is what it is. While the AirPods Max will obviously work really well wirelessly, if you want a wired connection, you’re gonna have to get an AUX cable separately. Apple sells its official one for a stupid $35 which is just weird. However, it is the official Apple cable, so if that’s what you want, it’s there for you.
Buy the official Lightning to 3.5mm Cable ($35)
10. DESOFICON MFi Lightning to 3.5mm Cable
On the other hand, you can get a third party MFi certified cable as well. This one, for example, comes in at just $8.99. It’s a 3.3 feet long cable, which is about 1m, so only slightly shorter than Apple’s offering.
It also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee, and a 12 month warranty, so you can buy it with ease of mind.
Buy DESOFICON MFi Lightning to 3.5mm Cable ($8.99)
Bonus: iDARS MFi Coiled Lightning to 3.5mm Cable
If you’re like me and you hate having your cables constantly getting tangled, the iDARS coiled Lightning to 3.5mm cable is something that might interest you. As the name suggests, this is a coiled cable, so it stretches out up to 5 feet, which is great.
Here too, you get a 12 month warranty on the cable, so you can buy it without worrying about it not lasting long enough.
Buy the iDARS MFi coiled Lightning to 3.5mm Cable ($20.99)
Check Out These Useful AirPods Max Accessories
There are not a lot of accessories out there for the AirPods Max. However, these are the 10 most useful ones that we could find for you. We have tried to include accessories including things like headphone cases, AUX cables, and more. Hopefully you were able to find some useful accessories on this list. If you have any other accessories that you think should be included on this list, let us know in the comments and we will check them out.