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Apple reportedly working on a cheaper AirPods Max with plastic design

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Expanding the portfolio of products under the AirPods lineup, Apple recently launched its AirPods Max headphones. It is also the most expensive product in the lineup, priced at $549, positioning it as a premium offering.

However, it now seems that the company has a cheaper variant of the same on its way. Reports have indicated that Apple could be launching a less-expensive ‘Sport’ edition of the AirPods Max and there will be few changes to make it cheaper.

Apple AirPods Max
Apple AirPods Max

As per the latest information coming from LeaksApplePro, the upcoming cheaper model of the Apple AirPods Max headphones could be priced around $350. With such pricing, it will be competing against the likes of the Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II.

To make the headphones cheaper, the company has planned to make some changes. It has reportedly opted to go with a plastic build instead of machine-textured anodized aluminum ear cups and stainless steel headband.

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If the company opts for a good quality of plastic, the experience could be a premium one. Opting for plastic could be a good thing as the headphones will be lighter in weight, something that many users have criticized Apple for the current model of AirPods Max.

In terms of features, we expect Apple to retain some of the highlighting features of the recently launched headphones, including Active Noise Cancellation

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, spatial audio, and Transparency Mode, and 20-hour battery life. However, we advise you to take all this information related to the cheaper AirPods Max with a pinch of salt.

Meanwhile, Apple is all set to launch its next-generation AirPods true wireless earphones in the market in the coming months. The company is also expected to launch a couple of new products this year, including an AR device and AirTags, among others.

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