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Do AirPods have a good mic?

If you are thinking of getting AirPods, you might be wondering how good the mic will be. This post will show you how good the mic on the AirPods is and how you can get it to work better.

The mic on the AirPods works well for regular use cases such as talking to people on the phone or on Zoom. However, the AirPods mic would not be the best choice for professional recording use cases.

Do AirPods have a good mic?

The mic, on the AirPods, is generally very good. If you intend to get AirPods for general use cases such as talking on the phone, talking on FaceTime, Zoom, Skype or similar things, you will likely find that your AirPods work perfectly well.

However, if you are intending to use your AirPods for professional use cases such as music production, it will not be good enough.

With that being said, it is not uncommon to see people on Youtube, using their AirPods as a mic, but they’re not typically large Youtubers.

How good is the AirPods pro mic?

The AirPods pro mic is also generally very good. It is also appropriate for general use cases such as talking on the phone or talking over video calls.

There are better mics out there, but for the convenience that you get with the AirPod pros as wireless earphones, they are really hard to beat.

Read more: Can you listen to music with one AirPod?

Is the AirPods pro mic better?

The AirPods pro mic performs very similarly to the mic on the Regular AirPods.

If you are deciding between regular AirPods and the AirPod Pros, the deciding factor should really be whether or not you need the noise-canceling feature and if you think you will need the ear tips that you get on the AirPods pro.

The ear tips are particularly useful for working out etc because they help the AirPods to stay in your ears.

Read more: Why won’t my AirPods answer calls?

How to make the mic work well

Below are the two main options you have when getting the mic on the AirPods work better.

Clean them

If the mic on the AirPods is dirty, it can cause the mic to not be able to record your voice as well. The problem is that metal filings can easily get into the filing grill which can make it harder for the mic to hear your voice.

The following Approach has helped a number of people to dramatically improve their AirPod’s mic:

  1. Get some Blu-Tack
  2. Firmly press it into the microphone grill several times

Try both of them

Only one mic is actually used at a time to record your voice. It could be the case that the mic on one of your AirPods works better than the other one.

It would help to try the following:

  1. Go to settings
  2. Go to Bluetooth
  3. Click the “i” next to your AirPods
  4. Click “Microphone”
  5. Change it from “Always left” or “Always right”