Can AirPods play Apple Music lossless audio?
No, AirPods do not support Apple Music lossless playback.
Rumors point to a firmware update in the works. This update would add high-fidelity audio playback to all AirPods models when released.
Existing AirPods hardware (W1 / H1) is capable of wirelessly streaming lossless audio encoded as ALAC or FLAC with a future update installed.