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Why are my AirPods loud on the outside?

As an AirPods owner, I’ve been frustrated by the loud sound coming from my AirPods when the volume is turned up. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share how I solved the problem and to provide other potential solutions to this common problem. In this blog post, I’ll be discussing why your AirPods may be loud on the outside and what you can do to fix it.

The most likely reason why your AirPods are loud on the outside is that you are listening to them at too high of a volume and it would be best to lower the volume.

Another thing to be aware of, is that it is actually very common for people to think their AirPods are connected when the sound is actually coming from their phone. It would help to check that your AirPods are actually connected to your phone.

Quick Tips:

  • The most likely reason why your AirPods are loud on the outside is that you are listening to them at too high of a volume and it would be best to lower the volume.
  • It is important not to listen to AirPods at a high volume because it can damage your hearing and even lead to tinnitus.
  • To get your AirPods to stop being loud on the outside, all that is necessary is to avoid listening to them at a high volume.
  • It would help to reset and reconnect your AirPods to your phone in case there is a problem with the connection.
  • AirPods do receive software updates and it might be the case that yours need an update.

Why are my AirPods loud on the outside?

If your AirPods are loud on the outside, the most likely reason is that you have the volume turned up. If you have the volume turned up, AirPods will leak some sound.

Generally, AirPods do not leak sound when the volume is below 60% but this will depend on what you are listening to.

If you are listening to your AirPods at a high enough volume such that other people can hear them, it would be likely that you are listening to them at too high of a volume.

You are not meant to listen to earphones at a high volume because it can damage your hearing and even lead to tinnitus.

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Why are my AirPods Pro loud on the outside?

If your AirPods Pro are loud on the outside, it is likely to be that you are listening to them at a volume that is too high.

In general, AirPods Pro should be less likely to leak sound because they feature ear tips as well as noise canceling mode. This should mean that it is not necessary to listen to them at a volume that is as high.

Again, if you are listening to AirPods Pro at a loud enough volume such that other people can hear them, it is likely that you are listening to them at a volume that is too high.

It is important not to listen to them at a high volume because it can damage your hearing.

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How to get my AirPods to stop being loud on the outside?

To get your AirPods to stop being loud on the outside, all that is necessary is to avoid listening to them at a high volume.

If your AirPods are loud enough such that you can hear them on the outside, it is probably the case that the sound is too loud.

As someone with tinnitus (a ringing sound that never goes away), I can tell you that listening to AirPods at a high volume is not worth it because you will risk getting tinnitus.

Why are my AirPods quiet but loud on the outside?

Make sure it is actually the AirPods that are playing. It could be the case that they are not connected to your phone’s Bluetooth and it is actually your phone that is playing the sound.

It would help to reset and reconnect your AirPods to your phone in case there is a problem with the connection.

To reset your AirPods, forget them from your device, put them in the case, open the lid and press the button for 15 seconds until the light flashes orange then white.

AirPods do receive software updates and it might be the case that yours need an update.

To update AirPods, all you need to do is to put them in the case, to charge the case and to put a previously connected Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) near to the case.