Apple Unveils New Features for AirPods Pro: Adaptive Audio, Personalized Volume, and Conversation Awareness
Get ready for an enhanced iPhone experience! Alongside the preview of the upcoming iOS version at WWDC, Apple has introduced some exciting updates for its second-gen AirPods Pro. With a firmware update, these wireless earbuds now boast a range of new features that automatically adapt to your environment and activity.
The standout addition is Adaptive Audio, a tool that dynamically blends transparency mode and active noise cancellation (ANC) based on your surroundings. Using advanced technology and machine learning algorithms, the AirPods Pro can discern between different types of noise, adjust noise control settings throughout the day, and even adapt to whether you’re stationary or in motion. The goal is for these adjustments to happen seamlessly, so you hardly notice the changes.
Adaptive Audio gradually adjusts noise cancellation levels to combat external noise, such as a noisy coffee shop or an air conditioner. The transition is smooth, ensuring that the change in cancellation level doesn’t become a distraction itself. In fact, you’ll likely only notice the adjustments if you’re specifically listening for them or encounter loud noise.
In addition to Adaptive Audio, the AirPods Pro now feature Personalized Volume, which uses machine learning to fine-tune the media experience based on your environmental conditions and listening preferences. Although it may take some time to notice a difference with this feature, it adds another layer of hands-off adjustment to enhance your audio experience.
One particularly handy feature is Conversation Awareness. When you start talking, the AirPods Pro automatically lower the volume or pause, focusing on voices in front of you and reducing background noise. This is a more seamless alternative to completely stopping media playback, making it ideal for quick conversations.
Apple’s implementation of Conversation Awareness is less prone to false triggers compared to similar features from other brands. It reduces volume when you’re listening to music and pauses podcasts and audiobooks when it detects your voice. If you prefer, you can disable this feature entirely in the AirPods Pro settings.
Overall, these new updates for the AirPods Pro offer a more immersive and convenient audio experience. Stay tuned for more exciting innovations from Apple!