As an avid music lover, I’ve always wanted to find a pair of headphones that had great sound quality, were comfortable to wear, and had a decent mic. After doing some research and testing, I’ve come to the conclusion that AirPods have a great mic.
In this blog post, I’ll explain why AirPods are such a great choice for anyone looking for an all-around quality mic. I’ll also discuss the features that make AirPods stand out from other headphones, and provide some tips for getting the most out of your AirPods mic. So if you’re in the market for a great pair of headphones with a good mic, read on to find out why AirPods are an ideal choice.
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.
|Quick Tips for AirPods Mic|
|✓ The mic on AirPods is good for general use such as talking on the phone or video call|
|✓ AirPods Pro mic performs similarly to the mic on Regular AirPods|
|✓ Clean the mic with Blu-Tack if not working well|
|✓ Try using one mic at a time to experiment and improve the sound quality|
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.
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:
- Get some Blu-Tack
- 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:
- Go to settings
- Go to Bluetooth
- Click the “i” next to your AirPods
- Click “Microphone”
- Change it from “Always left” or “Always right”
Pros and Cons of AirPods mic
- The mic on AirPods is generally very good for general use cases such as talking on the phone or on a video call.
- The AirPods pro mic performs very similarly to the mic on the Regular AirPods.
- The AirPods are very convenient and comfortable to wear.
- The mic on the AirPods would not be the best choice for professional recording use cases.
- The mic can be easily blocked by clothing or other objects.
- The mic can easily be damaged if it is not handled with care.