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* If the volume cursor is not displayed in the menu bar, select the Apple menu > System settings. Click on. Click on the output tab, then select “Show it in the menu bar”.

Active noise reduction modes and transparency of AirPods Pro and Airpods Max

Airpods Pro and AirPods Max incorporate three noise control modes: active noise reduction, transparency and disabled. You can go from one to the other depending on what you want to hear around you.

What is the active reduction modes of noise and transparency ?

When you activate noise reduction mode, one or more outdoor -oriented microphones detect ambient noises. Your AirPods Pro (1st or 2nd generation) or AirPods Max then generates an antibray that blocks them before you can hear them. In addition, an inward -oriented microphone detects unwanted noise in your ear. They are also neutralized by a fog generated by your AirPods Pro or Airpods Max. Transparency mode lets out the external sounds so that you can remain attentive to your environment. Active noise and transparency reduction modes work optimally when your AirPods Pro are perfectly adjusted to your ears. If you have pro AirPods (2nd generation) and the latest version of iOS or iPados, you can also use adaptive transparency feature to reduce strong sounds around you. While you wear your AirPods Pro (2nd generation), connected to your iPhone or iPod Touch, go to settings> [your airpods], then activate adaptive transparency.

Tilting between noise control modes

You can go from one noise control mode to another directly on your AirPods Pro or Airpods Max, or on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac. When you go from one mode to another, you hear a sound. When you choose a noise control mode under iOS, iPados, Watchos or MacOS, noise reduction mode corresponds to the noise reduction option.

Top between noise control modes on your Max AirPods

Noise control button on Max AirPods

When you wear your airpods max, press the noise control button to switch between the active noise and transparency modes. You can customize the modes between which you want to switch (active noise reduction, transparency or deactivated) in Bluetooth settings on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Top between noise control modes on your AirPods Pro

Sensor-press on pro AirPods

Press the sensor-pressure in a prolonged manner located on the rod with an airpod until you hear a sound.

When you wear your two airpods, press the sensor-pressure of one or the other of the AirPods to switch between the active noise and transparency reduction modes. You can customize the modes between which you want to switch (active noise reduction, transparency or deactivated) in Bluetooth settings on your iPhone, iPad or Mac. To use the active noise reduction mode with a single airpod, go to settings> Accessibility> Airpods on your iPhone or iPad, then activate the noise reduction option with an AirPod. Then press the sensor-pressure to switch to switching between the active noise reduction modes, transparency and disabled.

Switch between noise control modes on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the control center on your iOS or iPados device.
  2. When you wear your airpods max or two airpods, press the volume cursor extended, until the additional controls appear.
  3. Tap the noise control icon in the lower left corner.
    Noise reduction and transparency modes on an iPhone
  4. Tap noise reduction, transparency or deactivated.

You can also customize noise control modes and switch between different modes by accessing adjustments:

  1. After placing your airpods in your ears and connected them to your iPhone or iPad, access settings> Bluetooth. You can also access settings> [your airpods].
  2. When you wear your airpods max or two airpods, touch the button more info Located next to your AirPods in the list of devices.
  3. To switch between noise control modes, touch noise reduction, transparency or deactivated. To select the noise control modes that you want to use with the sensor-pressure on your AirPods Pro or with the noise control button on your AirPods Max, select two or three modes under the Tilting button between.
    Bluetooth settings on an iPhone

Switch between noise control modes on your Apple Watch

  1. When you listen to content via your Apple Watch, touch the Airplay icon .
    Airplay icon on Apple Watch
  2. Tap noise reduction, transparency or deactivated.
    Noise reduction and transparency modes on Apple Watch

Switch between noise control modes on your Mac

  1. When your AirPods Pro or Airpods Max are connected to your Mac, click on the volume cursor In the menu bar on your mac.*
  2. Select your Airpods Pro or Airpods Max, then choose noise reduction, transparency or disabled.
    Use the menu bar of your Mac to switch between noise control modes

You can also choose the two or three noise control modes that you want to use with the sensor-pressure on your AirPods Pro or with the noise control button on your AirPods Max:

Use the system settings to choose noise control modes between which you want to alternate

  1. When your AirPods Pro or Airpods Max are connected to your Mac, select the Apple menu > System settings.
  2. Click on “Stay supported to switch between” to select the two or three noise control modes between which you want to alternate.

* If the volume cursor is not displayed in the menu bar, select the Apple menu > System settings. Click on. Click on the output tab, then select “Show it in the menu bar”.

Airpods 3: Should we fall for the new Apple wireless headphones ?

After months of waiting, AirPods 3 are finally official. But should we crack for the new wireless headphones of Apple ?

Posted on October 22, 2021 at 8:30 a.m

2021 AirPods 3

Fans have been waiting for them for months, they are now official. Apple presented its airpods 3 during its keynote devoted to MacBook Pro.

Rumors had seen right, the new Apple wireless headphones are positioned between AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro. Thus, the American offers an extensive and relevant range of audio products. But then, Should we crack for AirPods 3 ?

Yes, for their new design

Widely criticized at the exit of the first AirPods, the design of the Apple wireless headphones ended up being copied by competition. The new AirPods 3 take up a format revealing an ear rod.

In reality, AirPods 3 are a kind of Mix between AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro. All plastic (solid) dressed, they are now in the ear, like the pro. On the other hand, no small rubber tip, however more comfortable.

AirPods 3 thus bring a slight passive insulation without creating a plug effect, very unpleasant for certain users.

Finally, this new version is resistant to perspiration and rain. Athletes will be delighted.

Yes, if you have an iPhone

Apple has a considerable strike force, its ecosystem. All brand products communicate with each other with disconcerting ease which makes the daily life of users much more pleasant.

Like their predecessors, AirPods 3 necessarily inherit this asset. Thus, the association with an iPhone, iPad or Mac does not take more than three seconds. As soon as the case is opened a window appears on the other device. And it works !

Yes, for space audio

One of the big novelties of the AirPods 3 is the management of the space audio. Available only on Apple Music, this technology allows you to listen to a 360 -degree sound for a more immersive experience.
The Apple Music catalog is quickly expanding from titles compatible with this format. On Apple TV+, programs are also available with space audio and/or Dolby Atmos. In our opinion, this format represents the next major stage of the general public audio. A good reason to adopt the AirPods 3 so.

We also emphasize thatApple has improved sound quality. A new driver reduces distortion, especially in the treble. Airpods 3 also deliver more bass.

Yes, for autonomy

Incredible and magical headphones are good, provided you can use them for several hours. Good news, AirPods 3 are more enduring than AirPods 2. Apple announces 6 hours of listening with a single load and a case capable of recharging the headphones 4 times. In total we can reach 30 hours of listening with a single load.

To spoil nothing, the housing of these AirPods 3 is Compatible with Magsafe, Apple magnetic wireless charging technology.