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AirPods Pro Latency is Lower than “Common” Models

As we know, the AirPods Pro offer a number of advanced (and new) features over previous models of Apple wireless headsets, such as noise cancellation; but for that, few expected: the musician / developer Stephen Coyle proved that the latency AirPods Pro smaller (and therefore better) than “ordinary” models.

It is worth noting that latency is not a problem during video playback, as the software adjusts both audio and video tracks to ensure that they are synchronized correctly. In this sense, latency is a problem for “sporadic” sounds, such as game sound effects, notification alerts, system sounds, etc.

To compare Bluetooth latency on Apple headphones (including the First and Second Generation AirPods, the AirPods Pro it's the Beats Studio3 Wireless), in addition to devices from other manufacturers (such as Sony WH-CH700N), Coyle used the standard iOS keyboard and a game of his own called Tapt 2 which was developed with a specific need for low audio latency.

As such, the difference between the iOS keyboard sounds and the iOS game keeps an open audio session, unlike the system sound. To measure the time of occurrence of sounds (and the time of each), he used a metronome set at 90bpm.

Wireless Headphones Latency Table

The results, as predicted, favored the AirPods Pro: While the first-generation model, which uses Apple's W1 chip, had a latency of 274 milliseconds, the second-generation headphones, powered by Apple's new H1 chip, registered latency. of 178ms. Already the newly released AirPods Pro, using the same H1 chip, achieved even better results of 144ms.

Compared to other wireless headset models, the Beats Studio3 and the Sony WH-CH700N, Apple's headphones (with the exception of first-generation AirPods) recorded lower latency, showing how much Ma has been improving this technology.

New AirPods Sales Forecasts

It's not today that we talk about the extraordinary sales of AirPods in 2019. Now, to reinforce the popularity of headsets in the market, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi has released some surprising numbers as reported by CNBC.

According to Sacconaghi, Apple pocketed $ 6 billion only with AirPods sales this year and the numbers are even more promising for 2020. According to the analyst, Ma could sell up to 85 million AirPods next year totaling around $ 15 billion in recipe!

If winds continue to blow in favor of AirPods, Saccanaghi points out that headphones will become Apple's third largest product by 2021 but it's important to be cautious about this, especially if market saturation becomes a problem.


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Price: R $ 2,024.10Installment Price: at up to 12x from R $ 187.42Feature: noise canceling wireless headphonesRelease: October 2019

via Apple World Today, 9to5Mac