If you've been keenly following Apple's recent announcements (like we do), you'd know about the exciting new feature coming to the AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C - lossless audio support with Apple Vision Pro. Now, if you're wondering, "Why exactly do I need the new AirPods for this feature?", read on. We've got some juicy tech details for you!
AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C: What's the Buzz?
Apple has unveiled the AirPods Pro 2 with USB-C, promising an ultra-modern wireless audio experience. Think lossless audio with ultra-low latency that's perfect for everything - from jamming to your favorite tunes, to intense gaming, to those all-important FaceTime calls.
How did Apple achieve this? They're making use of their new H2 chip in both the AirPods Pro and Apple Vision Pro. Together, with a novel wireless audio protocol, you'll be treated to powerful 20-bit, 48 kHz Lossless Audio. Sound quality like you've never experienced before in a wireless format!
So, Why Not the Lightning AirPods Pro 2?
Here's where the plot thickens. In a chat with Brian Tong, Apple's VP of Sensing and Connectivity, Ron Huang, spilled the beans.
The key? Bandwidth. Delivering lossless audio with ultra-low latency requires a broader bandwidth. Enter the 5 GHz frequency. Most Bluetooth devices, including the previous AirPods, operate at the 2.4 GHz frequency. While this frequency works, it's kinda like that congested freeway during rush hour – too much traffic and noise. 🚗🚌🚕
But 5 GHz? It's the open country road – quieter and smoother. Huang mentioned, "5 gig is much cleaner." This cleaner "airspace" is what makes the Apple Vision Pro and the new AirPods Pro communicate so seamlessly.
Though the AirPods Pro 2 (Lightning) do contain the H2 chip, sadly, they aren't 5GHz capable. So, if you're looking for that pristine wireless audio experience, the USB-C AirPods Pro 2 is the way to go.
Grab Them On Sale!
On the fence about upgrading? Well, here's a sweet deal to tip the scales. Amazon is offering a launch sale on the new USB-C AirPods Pro. Originally priced at $249, they're now available for just $199.99! 🎉
So, are you excited about this audio game-changer? Let us know in the comments! And, as always, keep grooving to your favorite beats.