AirPods Max

Sonyfy lets jailbreakers toggle noise cancellation mode on certain Sony headphones via Control Center

Apple’s AirPods Pro sent a shockwave through the earbud industry when they became some of the first wireless earbuds to support active noise cancellation. Fast-forward to today, and even Apple’s newer AirPods Max over-ear headphones support this feature along with transparency.

But Apple isn’t the only brand pumping out earbuds and headphones with active noise cancellation and features similar to that of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Sadly, the company limits iOS’ native controls to the first party audio consumption devices — requiring the use of third party apps to control third party accessories (eww).

Switch between Active Noise Cancellation & Transparency modes more easily with QuickANC

If you have a pair of AirPods Pro or AirPods Max at your disposal, then chances are you’ve become somewhat fond of their Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes. The only problem? – Switching between those modes in a pinch, especially in rapid succession, tends to be a cumbersome two-step process.

Recognizing that this process could do with some refinements, iOS developer exodia9610 conceived a new and free jailbreak tweak known as QuickANC.

Netflix is not testing spatial audio for AirPods after all

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Along with the AirPods Pro, Apple welcomed a new feature called "spatial audio". It gives a "theater-like experience" when listening to supported content from an iPhone or iPad. But third-party support from apps like Netflix isn't an option right now. And it may not be anytime soon, either.

Why I returned my AirPods Max

Back at the beginning of December, Apple launched its first own-branded over-ear headphones. And, as is sometimes the case, there was a discussion that launched right around the same time: are the new headphones worth the cost?