Apple set to introduce noise cancelling AirPods this week
People have gotten used to the initially overhyped Apple AirPods since their launch in 2016, and it looks like they're about to become even better now with the pro model.
The tech giant is introducing a noise-cancelling set of AirPods starting this Wednesday, October 30.
The company released a new video showcasing the new wireless headphones today.
They're introducing an “innovative vent system” equalizing pressure and using two microphones to “continuously adapt to each individual ear and headphone fit.”
The first microphone faces outwards to pick up on and adjust to environmental noise. They then cancel background noise through “an equivalent anti-noise.” The second microphone faces the ear cancelling any remaining noise. According to the company, this technique adapts the sound signal 200 times per second.
Apple is also bringing in a "Transparency Mode" allowing users to hear their surroundings while listening to music by leaving “just the right amount of noise cancellation active.”
On top of the noise cancellation, AirPods Pro intend to bring “superior, immersive sound” with Adaptive EQ. The earbuds automatically tune frequencies of the music to the shape of a person's ear extending the battery life.
They'll also now have three different sizes of silicone tips to match different ear shapes.
“AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. The one-tap setup experience, incredible sound and iconic design have made them a beloved Apple product, and with AirPods Pro, we’re taking the magic even further,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The new in-ear AirPods Pro sound amazing with Adaptive EQ, fit comfortably with flexible ear tips and have innovative Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode. We think customers are going to love this new addition to the AirPods family.”
Check out Apple's video introducing the new headphones in the player below. They can be ordered online here right now and go for $249.
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