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The AirPods Max are by far the best over-ear headphones I've had on my ears so far. You can find a detailed one here Review of the AirPods Maxthat I wrote just a few days ago.
While I was still sure in the test that I would not buy the AirPods Max from Apple, but only borrow it for the test, the world is already looking different today. I ordered them from an electronics store without further ado because I just couldn't find other over-ears good anymore. But that's a story for another post.
Just in case you want to get the AirPods Max, I can help you this link to Idealo recommend. So you can find the cheapest offers on the net. I got the AirPods Max over 170 euros cheaper this way (compared to the price from Apple itself).
Be honest - the Smart Case that Apple supplies with the AirPods Max is simply functionless and looks very modest. I always think of an ugly designer handbag when I see this thing.
The protective function is only given to a limited extent, as the case actually only covers the ear cups and leaves the headband completely free.
So an alternative to the smart case has to be found - one that protects the AirPods Max well during transport and also has the "smart" function that activates the energy-saving function when the headphones are stowed away.
From my point of view, the best transport bag that I could find as an alternative to the Apple Smart Case is this AirPods Max case from co2CREA. They cost around 40 euros, but if you get a pair of headphones that easily cost 10 times as much, then you shouldn't save on the case.
The hard case not only protects against mechanical stress, but also against liquids, dust and dirt. It's not completely waterproof due to the zipper, but it easily keeps the AirPods Max away from a rain shower.
There is also enough space inside for a charging cable and a small power supply unit. And if you really want to, you can even pack the strange Smart Case from Apple into the co2CREA.
Since the AirPods Max is also available in various colors, you can also get the co2CREA bag in the options red, blue, black and light gray. Unfortunately, there is no green variant. Personally, I think the light gray and black versions are the most beautiful anyway.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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