How To Change AirPods Max Ear Cushions

Are you not familiar with how to change your AirPods Max ear cushions?

We may have heard some negative feedback about AirPods Max even after a few months of its release. But even if that is the case, many users are still choosing to use it because of its ‘stunning over-ear design with high-fidelity audio’. Moreover, it’s a waste not to use it after spending almost a thousand bucks for it.

It may look like AirPods Max are just your average headphones, but it is actually built uniquely among others. The headband is adjustable, and together with the ear cushions, they are made from a breathable knit mesh. The earcups are also equipped with memory foam for that maximum amount of comfort and contour as much as possible.

But on top of all these, AirPods Max also features removable ear cushions. However, not all users are familiar with how to change them. 

So in this article, we will go over why you need to change your AirPods Max ear cushions. But do not worry, as we will also guide you through the steps on how to do it.

Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

1. Why Change Your AirPods Max Ear Cushions?

Whether your ear cushions are bound for replacement because of issues like condensation or the battery easily draining or just want a change in color, you will eventually have to change your AirPods Max ear cushions. Luckily, these ear cushions are magnetic, so replacing them will not be that difficult as you have imagined.

The packaging of the standalone ear cushions may also imply that Apple had intended these for customization, rather than for replacements. This is a pro for users who are looking forward to matching their silver or black AirPods Max to sky blue, green, or even red ear cushions for a more unique feel.

The box also looks similar to the Apple Watch’s band packaging. This is evident in its ‘simple pull tab’ design to remove the ear cushions from the box. Eventually, this can be used to store another set of cushions that are not in use.

2. Where Can I Buy A New Set Of Ear Cushions?

If you’re as excited as we are about purchasing a new set of ear cushions for your AirPods Max, you’re probably eager to know where you can secure them. The brand new AirPods Max ear cushions are available for purchase in Apple Store’s online shop

It retails for $69 for a set of ear cushions, and it comes in five unique colors: silver, black, green, sky blue, and red. However, we are unsure if Apple has any plan to widen the color selection in the future.

3. How To Change AirPods Max Ear Cushions: Step-By-Step.

Now that you know where you can purchase them, and that you’ve got a reason to change your AirPods Max ear cushions, you’re probably wondering how you can change them. Since the ear cushions attach to the AirPods Max magnetically, it’s easier to replace them once you’ve got the replacement.

Here’s how you can change your AirPods Max ear cushions:

  1. First, unbox the ear cushions that you’ve purchased.
  2. Next, grab the right ear cushion and pull it upwards in a firm but gentle manner to remove it.
  3. After that, repeat the same step for the left ear cushion.
  4. Then get your new ear cushions and take the right ear cushion.
  5. Now, position it over the right earcup which is labeled with ‘R’ on the side of the earcup.
  6. Next, gently set the ear cushion in place to snap it in place.
  7. Finally, repeat the same step for the left ear cushion.

If you’re still worried you may still mess things up, the package includes a pamphlet that has instructions on how to remove the original ear cushions. But you can also check out this video to see a live demo:

With that out of the way, let us know if you have successfully changed your AirPods Max ear cushions. We’re excited to hear from you!

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5. FAQ: Help! I’m Still Not Confident To Change My AirPods Max Ear Cushions.

Unfortunately, if you’re still hesitant in changing the ear cushions of your AirPods Max, you should contact Apple Support to determine your next steps. They will probably guide you on how to do it, but if that is still not to your liking, you can always ask for assistance at any Apple stores near you.

Though you should keep in mind that before making that trip, it may be best to check your service and support coverage first. This way, you can rest assured that they will be entertaining you and that you are still under warranty in case an issue surfaces.

This wraps up our guide, but we hope that we were able to help you be more familiar with how to change your AirPods Max ear cushions. Furthermore, we’re looking forward to seeing the color that you have decided to purchase and match to your existing AirPods Max, so don’t forget to comment it down!

If this guide helped you, please share it. 🙂


  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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