The Airpod pro 2nd generation is getting insane. After the new update:
> ambience mode - mix between noise cancelling and transparency
> personalised volume - it learns what volume you like and keeps it there, also auto adjusts
> adjusting the eq so you always hear the best
In essence, if I have them in my ears, they give me the sound that THEY think I want.
> you want to hear a honk, a bell, but not all of it
> you want to hear music at this volume, dw, we'll adjust it so that you hear it the way WE think you'll like, (e.g. running water = louder)
> airpod slipping out? dw, we'll redo the eq so you hear what WE want to hear
Right now it's fucking awesome. But the tin foil in me that wanted to make this thread thinks that cyber-pill might be near. And it might not be only internet content, but also our senses in general.
Notwithstanding, I absolutely love the airpods and especially the ambient mode and the volume adjust. I hear my surrounding, but I don't hear the loud noise of the city. Leaves ruffling in the corner? I know they're there. Honk? I hear it. Tires against pavement? I hear 10% of it.
I mean I have some chifi iem's (moondrop arias) but I reach for the airpods more, despite not being audiophile grade. If I want to LISTEN, sure, I have a dac+iems, which sound pretty great. But on the daily I prefer the ease of use.
I have the whole apple meme. I don't doubt sony, it could even be slightly better. But my apple products fuck up maybe once a month, maybe even less so. And they do what I want. So I take that comfort personally.