Callaway Epic Max Vs Cobra Speedzone Driver Review & Comparison

These days there is a lot of tech that goes into drivers. However, not all “advanced” driver features are necessary.

In fact, the unfortunate truth is that some of these types of features end up being more of a gimmick than anything.

So how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? The best way is to test the drivers for yourself and get fitted.

However, the next best thing is an in-depth, unbiased comparison review and that’s exactly what we have for you today.


Overview Of Both Drivers

Both the Callaway Epic Max and Cobra Speedzone drivers are predicated on pushing ball speed as far as it can go – just in different ways.

Both of these drivers have a premium feel and allow for shot shaping customization. But which one is best for your game?


Quick Comparison


Callaway Epic Max

Cobra Speedzone

Adjustable Weighting?




9, 10.5 and 12

9 and 10.5

Key Technology

A.I. designed face

CNC milled face


D2, D3 and D4





Overall Rating




Callaway Epic Max Key Features

The Callaway Epic Max features a rear 16g sliding weight to adjust ball flight.

It also has an SS21 stainless steel face designed by A.I. The ultra-thin face is stabilized by a couple of internal Jailbreak bars.


Cobra Speedzone Key Features

The adjustable weight of the Cobra Speedzone driver moves from the front to the back of the club allowing you to adjust the CG.

The chassis also incorporates carbon fiber to help keep the overall weight down. The CNC milled wraparound face helps with forgiveness.


Similarities And Differences

The key similarities between the Callaway Epic Max and the Cobra Speedzone is that they both utilize internal bars to help stabilize the face and head.

They also both have adjustable weights.

The main differences are that the footprint of the Callaway Epic Max is larger than the Speedzone and that the Speedzone produces less spin off the tee than the Callaway Epic Max.


Callaway Epic Max Vs. Epic Speed Vs. Epic Max LS

The Epic Max’s cousin, the Epic Speed driver, features Callaway’s aerodynamic cyclone head shape.

It also produces slightly less spin off the tee than the Callaway Epic Max. However, the Epic Speed is Callaway’s only Epic driver not to have an adjustable weight.

The Epic Max LS also has an oversized head but unlike the standard Epic Max the Epic Max LS has a 12 gram adjustable weight.


Cobra Speedzone Vs. Radspeed

The Radspeed has the same CNC milled face and carbon fiber chassis as the Cobra Speedzone.

However, it features split weighting in the front and back to increase forgiveness and lower spin rates. It also has an adjustable front to back weight.


Callaway Epic Max Options

  • Project X Cypher shaft
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke IM10 50 graphite shaft
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke iM10 60 Graphite shaft
  • Light, regular and stiff flexes


Cobra Speedzone Options

  • UST Helium 4 shaft
  • UST Helium 5 shaft
  • MCA Tensei CK AV Blue 65 shaft
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 shaft
  • Aldila Rogue Silver 60 shaft
  • Light, regular, stiff and extra stiff flex


Who Is Each Driver For?

The Callaway Epic Max driver is definitely more for players who prefer a higher launch angle and who are in need of forgiveness.

The Cobra Speedzone would suit lower handicappers who don’t really have a problem with launch.


Performance Distance & Feel Comparison

The CNC milled face of the Cobra Speedzone driver definitely felt nicer.

It was soft and provided great feedback.

The Speedzone also produced less spin thanks to the split weighting so it was generally longer than the Callaway Epic Max.


Accuracy & Consistency Comparison

In terms of accuracy, both of these drivers performed similarly.

The adjustable weights and hosels really allow you to shape shots the way you want.

The Jailbreak bars of the Epic Max though, made it the more consistent of the two.


Price Comparison

There is a pretty stark difference in price between these two drivers.

The Callaway Epic Max will run you about $530 while the Cobra Speedzone driver is much more affordable at $300.


Callaway Epic Max Pros & Cons


  • More consistent shot shaping, distance and ball placement
  • It’s a great option for higher handicappers
  • Stronger lofts than the Cobra Speedzone
  • The weight is easy to adjust
  • Very forgiving across most of the face
  • Adjustable hosel



  • It’s much more expensive than the Speedzone
  • It’s not great for low handicappers
  • It doesn’t feature the cyclone aero head shape that the other Epic drivers have
  • It doesn’t play as long as the Speedzone

Overall Score: 94/100

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Cobra Speedzone Pros & Cons



  • It has a nicer feel than the Callaway Epic Max
  • It’s much less expensive
  • Comes stock with Arccos Caddie smart grips
  • Produces very little spin off the tee
  • Generally plays longer than the Callaway Epic Max
  • You can shape your shots to a high degree with this driver


  • It isn’t as consistent as the Callaway Epic Max
  • Not great if you like to launch the ball high off the tee
  • The weight can be tricky to adjust
  • The smart grips lose connection with the app easily

Overall Score: 95/100

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Final Assessment

Both of these drivers have their fair share of pros and cons. What it really comes down to is where you’re at with your game.

The Callaway Epic Max has useful features that enhance forgiveness while the Cobra Speedzone driver was designed with lower handicap players in mind.

That being said, there is not a lot of fluff with either of these drivers. All of the advanced features serve a clear purpose.

You just have to decide which features will be more purposeful for you. However, we did like the greater distance and lesser price tag of the Cobra Speedzone.

It’s today’s overall pick so check it out soon!