A new AirPods patent could make the listening experience more immersive
Apple’s recently filed patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals a possible future feature for AirPods. It aims to make listening to music more immersive and natural by taking into account the acoustics of the environment.
The headset dynamically adjusts various parameters to simulate your acoustic environment. In theory, using the available sensors, microphones and digital signal processing unit, the headset should be able to recognize where you are – car, train, bedroom, office, etc.
The algorithm will then adjust the sound pressure, simulate the acoustics of the environment, and tune the sound acoustics of the source audio or video file. From what we can see in the diagrams, the Spatial Sound feature also plays a key role.
Like most patents, this one may or may not lead to an actual product, so only time will tell.
Via (in Chinese)
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