What was Apple thinking when it priced the $550 AirPods Max?
AirPods are a sensation. They sound great, they could hardly be more portable, and they offer all kinds of deep integrations with iPhones and iPads that other headphones can’t even hope to match. But they’re not for everyone. For hearing-aid users, people who can’t or hate putting things in their ears, AirPods are out, and the over-the-ear Max model is more expensive than many audiophile headphones.
Is there a place in Apple’s lineup for some lower-priced on-ear AirPods?