Here’s When You Can Get Apple’s New Noise-Canceling Headphones

The latest release can be yours for a casual $549.

Apple's dropped a holiday surprise: a pair of $549 noise-canceling headphones. After months of rumors, the AirPods Max will go on sale starting Dec. 15, the Verge reports, with preorders beginning today.

The Airpods Max have a wide assortment of features, some of which will be familiar if you own Airpods or an Apple Watch. There's adaptive technology to make music more immersive, and a watch-like Digital Crown to control volume, skip tracks, or activate Siri.