Apple’s upcoming high-end over-ear headphones may have a head and neck detection function similar to the ear detection feature of regular AirPods.
We have heard of Apple’s upcoming over-ear headphones for some time now, with evidence from multiple sources indicating the official launch later this year. And now 9to5Mac has learned more exclusive details about the ” AirPods Studio “, including specifications and settings.
One of the main features of AirPods is ear detection , which automatically pauses a song when we remove the headphones. AirPods Studio will have a similar function, but it will work differently. Instead of ear detection, Apple is working on including sensors that can detect whether the headphones are on the head or neck .
Based on this, let’s assume that AirPods Studio will play or pause content when it detects that it is placed on your head. Neck detection can be used to keep the headphones on while music is paused, just like when removing an AirPod from the ear.
Another new sensor will be able to detect left and right ears to automatically target audio channels. This means that there is probably no right or wrong side to use AirPods Studio, while current headphones have fixed left and right channels.
Just like AirPods Pro, the new Apple headphones will have active noise cancellation and transparency mode . Users will be able to easily switch between modes to reduce external noise or listen to ambient sound.
Since AirPods Studio should focus primarily on professional users, pairing the earbuds to a Mac or iOS device will unlock custom equalizer settings , with low, medium and high frequency adjustments available.
According to a recent Bloomberg report , Apple’s own-brand over-ear headphones will be available in two variants : a ” premium version with leather-like fabrics ” and a ” fitness-focused model that uses lighter, more breathable materials with small perforations. “.
Over the weekend, leaker Jon Prosser revealed that Apple’s high-end over-ear headphones will be called AirPods Studio and will be sold for $ 349.
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