How to Eliminate Background Noise with AirPods
Play background sounds on AirPods
When you use supported AirPods with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can play calming sounds—such as ocean or rain—to mask unwanted environmental noise and help minimize distractions so you can focus or rest. Wear your AirPods, and make sure they're connected to your device.
The Discover D714U Wired Earbuds come with a detachable noise-canceling mic that isolates your voice from the background noise. These earbuds are also specifically designed to reduce the loss in sound transfer during calls, making them the best earbuds for conference calls.
In particular, the AirPods Pro features active noise cancellation — this feature is particularly popular in headphones designed for airplanes, such as the Bose 700 and Sony WH-1000XM3. Apple has integrated two microphones in each earbud to listen to background noise and actively cancel sound around you.
AirPods Pro and AirPods Max are equipped with noise-canceling modes, which make it easy to minimize any background noises.
Background Noises and Phone Calls The person wearing the headphones and answering the call from mom and dad will still be able to use Noise Cancellation, but the people on the other line will still hear background noises.
The AirPods Pro and AirPods Max are excellent noise cancellation devices, and the 3rd Generation AirPods are also great at blocking out background noise.
Before the Pros were released, one of the most annoying things about the standard AirPods is that in a noisy environment you'd have to turn up the volume to “hopefully” drown out the background chatter. With the new feature release, users found the noise cancelling to work well enough to filter out surrounding noises.
All versions of Apple AirPods reduce background noise to some degree. However, the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max have much more advanced noise-canceling capabilities than the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generation AirPods.
These internal noises also get canceled with anti-noise released by the AirPods. The noise cancellation microphones automatically make adjustments to noise levels 200 times per second. By making these continuous adjustments, you're able to listen to music, podcasts, and calls with the best possible sound quality.
Compared to other headsets and earbuds, the microphone in AirPods has a higher gain setting, which consequently means more background noises get picked up when making calls.
All versions of AirPods can filter out background noise when you're on a call or using Siri. However, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max have an additional noise-cancelling feature.
AirPods help with background noise, especially in busy places. AirPods have an Active Noise Cancellation system that will take out all of the background noise around a person. They also have a Transparency setting, which will only take out some of the background noise, but not all of it.