AirPods Pro owners complain of worse noise cancellation after firmware updates

Ruben Fields
January 21, 2020

Many users reported on online discussions that, in this case, updates are automatically deployed once their earbuds are connected to an Apple hardware that has an internet connection.

One of the most impressive features of AirPods Pro is its noise cancellation technology, which blocks annoying ambient sounds, allowing you to enjoy your music in peace. AirPods Pro has a true in-ear, a noise-isolating design, which is a great advantage, seal out the outside world-wise. And, spoiler, it had.

After testing the bass, mid, and treble noise reduction, Rtings found "a significant drop in isolation performance, primarily in the bass range".

Another post from a Redditt user said, "The noise cancelling on my AirPods Pro right now is practically no different than having it set to off".

Some who have used the AirPods Pro in recent times, however, must've noticed that the active noise cancellation feature isn't as good as it used to be, especially compared to when it was taken fresh out of the box.

Apple isn't the only company accused of worsening performance with a firmware update.

Unfortunately, if you already have this version installed, there's no way of rolling it back.

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Third, once there, users must scroll down to locate AirPods Pro, then tap on it.

According to Rtings (via The Verge), the site which originally broke the story, their re-test of the AirPods Pro, after the 2C54 firmware update (which Apple has since stopped sending to AirPods but without a given reason), revealed that something had changed. But affected customers say the trouble began even earlier with firmware version 2B588, which rolled out in November.

You will have to wait until Apple releases a new firmware update to correct the problem, since there is no way to undo these updates.

The AirPods Pro is undoubtedly the victor for the sound category.

If you scroll down you should see a section that includes things like Wi-Fi Address, Modem Firmware, and EID. You won't find the new feature on the original Airpods.

Let's start with the basic AirPods version that comes with a standard charging case power-up via a lightning cable; the price starts at $149, moving up to $199 for the wirelessly charging case.

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