The AirPods Studio, Apple’s headset, is one of the products Apple will be showcasing during its WWDC 2020 virtual conference. After knowing its name and possible price, now the 9to5Mac portal echoes other features that could integrate the new member of the AirPods family. Firstly, they highlight its ability to detect the ears.
The AirPods Studio would have sensors to determine when they are placed on the head or supported on the neck. This means that when you remove them and rest them on your neck, audio playback will automatically be paused. Of course, when you return to your ears, it will resume. This feature is already present on the AirPods and AirPods Pro, however, its sensor only identifies when it enters or leaves your ear.
Another component built into each earpiece will have the ability to detect whether it is worn on the right or left ear. This will allow you to rotate the audio channels automatically. This would obviously allow you to forget about the right side for placing the headphones. In other words, the AirPods Studio would dispense with the “L” and “R” indicators; their presence would be meaningless in Apple’s proposal.
The AirPods Studio would also inherit the star functions of the AirPods Pro: active noise cancellation and transparency mode. With the former it will be possible to exclude sounds from the outside, while the latter does the opposite, amplifying them without compromising playback. Considering that this is a product focused on the professional sector, the source adds that once the headphones are paired with an iOS or Mac device, a customized EQ setting will be unlocked. Inside, users will be able to adjust bass, midrange and treble according to their preferences.
A couple of days ago, youtuber Jon Prosser, who has recently been successful in his leaks of Apple products, announced that the AirPods Studio will be priced at $350 and will be launched on June 22nd. Previously, Bloomberg said that the headphones will have a modular design, so users could exchange some of their parts to try different combinations. In the central part of their headset they would have a touch panel to interact with the playback.
Looks like Apple is sticking with the “AirPods” branding for their new over-ear headphones.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) May 9, 2020