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The AirPods Max earn a 6 out of 10 on our repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair):

The ear cushions attach (and detach) magnetically—no tools required.

The headband detaches from both earcups with a simple poke from a paperclip or SIM card tool—no wires and no fuss.

Drivers and battery are secured with screws and use repair-friendly board connections.

While screws are almost always preferable to glue, the sheer number of screw types here is baffling—you'll need an extensive toolkit, even by our standards.

Pentalobe screws and adhesives guard the earcups, complicating internal repairs.

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