The Optimising-Airflow Edition Friday, November 25, 2022

I Spoke To Apple To Find Out The Secret Behind The AirPods Pro 2’s Audio Success, by Kashfia Kabir, What Hi-Fi?

In the AirPods Pro 2, the venting system was simplified: there’s now one vent at the back of the buds, rather than two (one in the front and one in the back) as found in the previous Pro model.

It’s thanks to this new back venting system that the AirPods Pro have been able to reach those higher, cleaner highs and better, deeper bass. Andersen says the biggest challenge has been to improve the high frequency response in particular. And they have been able to do so by optimising “the airflow for the driver so we can get better excursion.”

And as any turbulence in the airflow can result in distortion to the sound, the acoustic team has been able to minimise these turbulence issues - especially in the bass, which is now more precise. The amplification used inside helps by having fewer unwanted artefacts and a lower noise floor.

Apple's Black Friday Shopping Event Is Kicking Off Around The World, Here Are The Details, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

The “Apple Shopping Event” in celebration of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is starting to kick off around the world. This annual “event” from Apple offers a bonus Apple Gift Card when you buy an eligible product. It runs from November 25 through November 28 and offers gift cards ranging from $25 all the way up to $250.

Foxconn Woes Could Hit At Least 30% Of iPhone Nov Shipments From China Plant -Source, by Yimou Lee and Taipei newsroom, Reuters

Production of Apple Inc's iPhones could slump by at least 30% at Foxconn's factory in China's city of Zhengzhou after worker unrest disrupted operations, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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I find AirPods Pro 2 to be more comfortable in my ears personally than the original AirPods Pro. In fact, I've never enjoyed any in-ear headphones until AirPods Pro 2, which I can wear all day (almost).

(But I do use in-ear headphones for many years now; outside is noisy, and I do want to focus more on audiobooks and podcasts.)


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