Transparency Is Audio AR

Ryan Jones, on Twitter:

You can FEEL the pressure equalize when you put in AirPods Pro, wow.

You can really feel the difference between AirPods Pro and other ear-canal-sealing earbuds when you chew something with them on. Totally different experience.

But my favorite is Transparency Mode. It’s like a personal soundtrack to the world. Nothing changes, just an extra audio layered added. Holy hell.

This comment crystallized a thought that I couldn’t quite put my finger on while trying to describe transparency mode: it is audio AR. That’s it.

Thursday, 31 October 2019