The new AirPods Pro 2 represents an update if not revolutionary, at least important for the earphones of the apple, as they improve the previous model on several fronts, such as ANC, sound, controls, and custody.
AirPods Pro 2 Faces Audio Drifting Problems
Now Apple has released one new version of the firmware which, even if not indicated in the release notes hopefully solves the annoying drifting audio and the problems of synchronization that have been plaguing users for some time.
But what exactly is going on? The drifting audio occurs when the sound moves between each side of the two earbuds, back and forth, and may not even be synchronized with videos. In this particular case, users also complain about an annoying change in volume levels which increases or decreases randomly. Here is an example reported on Reddit:
This is my second pair of AirPods Pro 2 and the audio still seems to move / effect drifting continuously, sometimes it can compress the volume and then randomly increase it.
No, it’s not head detection or spatial audio, I’ve turned them off.
Apple has not officially intervened on the matter, but given the spread of the reports, it seems to be a problem rather common. Yesterday’s update was identified by the number of build 5B58 and brings the firmware of the AirPods Pro 2 to version 5.1.58. it is indicated in the release notes with a generic “Bug fixes and other improvements“.
At the moment we do not know if this update resolved or not the problem, but you can check if at least it was automatically installed (AirPods firmware cannot be installed manually). With the headphones connected to your iPhone,
- Open the app Settings on your phone (the gear icon on the home screen)
- Go to the menu Bluetooth
- Find the AirPods in the device list
- Touch the “the” next to the name
- Look at the number next to the Firmware version
- In this menu, you can see the current firmware version. Today’s update should show version 5.1.58 with build number 5B58.
To check the firmware version from Mac:
- Update macOS to the latest version
- Press and hold the key Option while you choose the Apple menu at the top left of the screen
- Select System information
- Click on Bluetooth
- Look under your AirPods for the firmware version.
With macOS Ventura you can do this:
- Click on the Apple menu
- Click on System settings
- Click on Bluetooth
- Click on the button Info next to the name of your AirPods.
Meanwhile, Apple is also releasing updates for Beats Fit Pro, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Studio Buds.
Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.