Apple’s new spatial audio feature turns the AirPods Pro into a home theater for your ears

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Since releasing them last year, Apple has quietly continued to improve upon the AirPods Pro with firmware updates that have tweaked their noise cancellation and sound quality. The company rarely details or comments on the changes that come in each release of AirPods firmware; there are no update notes that spell out what’s new. Nor is there any way to manually force install the latest AirPods / AirPods Pro software. It just… happens in the background at some point as you use them. But last month, the AirPods Pro picked up a pair of new features that Apple did announce: spatial audio and automatic switching.

Automatic switching is the simpler one, and it’ll probably make a bigger difference to your day-to-day use of the AirPods Pro….

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Author: Chris Welch