Apple''s AirPod Pro 2 is a multitrack handheld that has received much recognition. Despite this, the next-generation model has a new custom amp and driver, a personalized spatial audio sound, and remote head tracking. Even if these modes are disabled, the audio hazards appear to be.
One user on Reddit has commented on my second pair of AirPods Pro 2 and the audio still appears to shift/drift all over the place sometimes it can compress the volume of a song and instead increase the volume randomly. No, there is no head tracking or spatial audio I have changed them off.
While another said, Ive had a similar experience recently. I remained concerned that one of my pods keeps becoming more loose than the other. Id constantly adjust it and this audio drifting would continue to happen. Im hoping that''s a software problem.
AirPods Pro 2 audio issues: My first-hand experience
I initially thought my own "audio drift" (as it''s been used by forum users on Reddit) experience was a result of the AirPods Pro 2 for my workouts. I figured it was a rogue feature of the usually strong eartip seal being affected by moisture from my activities reaching the ear canal and loosening the fit. On subsequent testing, however, I''ve discovered that this phenomenon has also occurred during more regular use where moisture was not a factor.
The unusual audio effect, like many of the comments I''ve read, appears to shift the sound from one earpiece to the other, with a rapid fluttering effect that makes the sound of voices and vocals appear to bounce back and forth from one side to the other. Interestingly, this occurs when spatial audio and dynamic head tracking are disabled.
Some users have mentioned lip sync issues where the lip movements of a person singing or talking in video content are out of sync with what''s coming in your ears, although I''ve never encountered this problem on the AirPods Pro 2.
Even though frustrating, it is pretty normal for software-driven products, such as the best noise canceling earbuds, to encounter some kind of bugs during their initial launch. Apple is not alone in dealing with software issues with a newly introduced model. After all, there is always room for improvement, and software updates are regularly used to improve a product and its features, as well as rectify any bugs that arise throughout its lifetime.
So far, Apple hasn''t commented on the audio issue affecting some AirPods Pro 2 users. It seems like this might be a software issue, and one that could easily be rectified with a update.
Check back for Apple''s response to my questions, and see if AirPods Pro 2 users should expect a software upgrade soon.