The Apple passion is strong. There was a time when I, too, craved many of the company’s articles – even going so far as to spend hours camping for a brand new iPhone. Say what you want from Apple’s just-announced luxury AirPods Max, but there’s an undeniable fact about the new $ 550 cans (!): It will take a long time to get iteven if you are smart.
When you’re really excited for the AirPods Max, There is In a whimsical way, you can get them before most other people. At this point in time, the AirPods Max are shipped 12 to 14 weeks from the date of purchase. If I were to pre-order a pair today (which I am not) it would mean they would arrive somewhere between March 3rd and 17th. That’s quite a delay from their December 15th launch.
However, there is a little trick you can use to speed up shipping time a bit: add an engraving to your AirPods Max and you can get it almost a month early.
I have no idea why this works as the shipping is delayed should Still apply whether or not you engrave a poop emoji on your headset. (In fact, I would assume that engraving actually takes more time than getting a standard pair of headphones, but that’s clearly not the case).
I’m also not sure how long this little trick will work. So, enter your engraving order when you know you want to buy the headset from Apple (no critical reviews). Nothing against Apple, but I’d wait and see how well these headphones hold up against any other pair of high-end headphones in a somewhat crowded market before I pulled the trigger, but that’s just me. I prefer audio quality and noise-canceling features much more than the convenience of a wireless connection – even if it’s AirPods are incredibly useful for iPhone and iPad owners.
Once you start paying almost as much for headphones as you would for a Mac Mini, for example, you should probably be a little more demanding. Don’t buy AirPods Max just because they’re a fashion statement (sigh), buy them when they are objectively great for listening to music. We don’t know yet if they are great. Perhaps it is worth waiting a few days for audiophiles to give their reviews. Chances are, you can get your engraved pair a little earlier if you still want them.
And remember, while this trick will save you a month of waiting, it can affect your ability to resell the headphones if you decide to upgrade to something else at a later date. These are the dangers of personalization – and you may still have a few hoops to skip through get a refund If you don’t like her.