The Apple AirPods have always been trendy buds with high sound quality, and when it comes to the Apple AirPods Max, you’ve got everything you need – they’re the game-changers.
As cool as they are, the Apple AirPods Max headphones are also replicated, and when you are looking to buy one of these, the situation usually gets very frustrating when you don’t know whether you are looking at a fake or real AirPods Max headphones.
In order to repair situations like that, this is why we have created this fake vs real AirPods Max authentication guide that teaches you all you need to know about authenticating AirPods Max headphones.
Don’t worry, it isn’t that hard authenticating these, and so as to make your job easier, we’ve added at least one real vs fake AirPods Max comparison image that will highlight the flaws on the fake AirPods, as well as the parts on the real headphones.
To put it shortly, the fastest way to spot fake Apple AirPods Max in 2021 is by checking the charging hole’s details, as well as the “L” and the “R” inscriptions on the interior side of the headphones. Most of the fake Apple AirPods Max pairs will have their charging holes too large, as well as their inscriptions inside the headphones being too thin.
Moving to the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Apple AirPods Max headphones, we’ll have a look at the bottom side of these.
We’re doing this because we now care about the shape of the charging hole, as well as about the two little details next to it on both the authentic vs fake AirPods Max pairs.
As you can see in this picture with the fake vs real Apple AirPods Max pairs above, we have pointed out three flaws in the fake pair’s charging hole and its two other surroundings.
1 – The first emoji pointer in the real vs fake Apple AirPods Max image above shows you how the fake pair’s round little hole is too big.
On the other hand, the authentic AirPods have the same hole looking smaller and narrower than the fake one.
2 – The charging hole on the replica Apple AirPods Max is also flawed: its silvery metal outline looks too thick and too big, as it covers more surface than it should.
Back to the authentic pair, you can see how its metal outline that’s all around the charging hole looks thinner and smaller than the fake one.
3 – The little hole bellow the charging one looks too big as well on the fake Apple AirPods, while the real pair has the same hole looking tinier than the replica pair’s hole.
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Proceeding to the second way on how to spot a fake pair of AirPods Max, we are now going to talk about the interior side of these headphones once again.
More precise, what we are going to talk about are the “L” and the “R” inscriptions that tell you which is the left and which is the right headphone.
Fits things off, we are going to talk a bit about the fake vs real AirPods Max headphones on the left pair, and then we’ll go to the right one.
In the image with the fake vs authentic AirPods Max headphones above, we have pointed out how the fake AirPods’ letter “L” looks too thin.
Looking at the real pair’s letter “L”, you can notice how the “L” is way thicker and way bulkier than the one seen on the fake AirPods.
Now that we’ve had that simple talk about the letter “L”, let’s go and have a look at the letter “R” which indicates the right AirPod Max.
As you can see in the image with the real vs fake AirPods Max pairs above, we have pointed out how the fake pair’s letter “R” looks yet again way too thin.
Looking at the authentic pair’s letter “R”, it is noticeably thicker and more defined than the fake one.
The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.
The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.
Moving forward to the third way on how to spot fake Apple AirPods Max pairs, we are now going to talk a bit about the text that’s written on the side of the boxes of these headphones.
Whenever you check the text on the side of the box of these headphones, make sure that the inscriptions are always the correct ones.
In the image with the real vs fake Apple AirPods Max’s boxes above, we have pointed out how the fake box has the wrong inscriptions.
It is visible how the authentic box says “AirPods Max” on the side, and within the same side of the fake pair’s box, there’s only the “Max” text.
Bear in mind that the authentic AirPods must say “AirPods Max” on the side of their boxes.
Going to the fourth method of the guide on how to authenticate AirPods Max headphones, we’re still going to chat a bit about the box.
This time, we’re going to flip the fake vs real AirPods Max boxes upside down, as we want to talk about the inscriptions on the bottom of these boxes.
In the image with the real vs fake AirPods Max’s boxes above, we have pointed out how the fake box has the wrong inscriptions, yet again.
That is because the fake box only says “Max”, when it should actually say “AirPods Max”, just like on the authentic pair’s box.
Going to the fifth method of the guide on how to spot a fake AirPods Max pair, we are now going to remove the sponges, as we want to see the diffusers on the real vs fake AirPods Max pairs.
In the image with the real vs fake AirPods Max pairs above, you can see how the fake Max AirPods have their diffusers being placed too close to each other.
On the other hand, the authentic pair’s diffusers are placed further away from each other, as there’s a little bit more space in-between these when compared to the fake ones.
Check out how to spot fake: Apple Watches, Apple AirPods Pro.
We will finish this authentication guide by recapping the differences between the counterfeit vs authentic AirPods Max.
Therefore, please find below the differences between the authentic vs replica Apple AirPods Max in fewer words from the full guide above.
If you have read this guide and are still uncertain about whether your Apple AirPods are real or fake, the Legit Check App offers an authentication service to put your mind at ease.
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Ch Daniel and Ch David