The AirPods Professional obtained a firmware replace shortly after the discharge on December 16 however a variety of customers complained about worse noise cancellation. Whereas some suspected it is likely to be a subjective factor the oldsters over at Rtings up to date their evaluation and confirmed the worsened noise-canceling capabilities.
Extra particularly, the AirPods Professional present a big drop in isolation within the bass-range, which means they will not have the ability to block the sound from the engine of an airplane in addition to earlier than, for instance. Which might be the most typical use case of those earbuds.
Nonetheless, the evaluation additionally discovered a big enchancment in total frequency response and bass accuracy or in different phrases – the brand new firmware replace improves sound accuracy throughout the board.
In all probability Apple is engaged on a repair as the corporate pulled the 2C54 replace a few days after the December 16 rollout. You possibly can go verify in case you are nonetheless on the older 2B588 firmware by going to Settings > Basic > About > AirPods Professional.