After months of rumors, Apple has officially announced its own on-ear, wireless, noise canceling headphones, the AirPods Max. This is the first pair of noise canceling headphones to feature the Apple logo. They cost $549 and are now available for pre-order with shipping scheduled for December 15th.
Unlike AirPods and AirPods Pro, AirPods Max come in multiple colors (dark gray, silver, blue, green, and pink). They feature high-quality sound, adaptive EQ, active noise cancellation and spatial sound. Apple says the earphones offer 20 hours of battery life by charging them via Apple’s Lightning connector, not a USB-C cable. (No, there is no charging brick in the box.)
We’ll be reviewing the new wireless earbuds soon, but if you’re interested in pre-ordering, below are the retailers with product listings right now. You can pre-order the AirPods Max right now at: Apple, best buyand Aim. We expect other retailers to create listings soon and will update this article when they do.