When it comes to sound quality, there’s no doubt that the best AirPods you can buy today are the AirPods Max. They are absolutely impressive when it comes to audio quality, although they are naturally far from perfect.

I love my AirPods Max, but I am very aware that I paid the Apple Tax: if I had gone for the Sony WH-1000XM4s (which were the top of the line at the time), I would have had even better noise cancellation for considerably less money.