AirPods making strange "re-initializing" noise

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by barry.wiestling, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. barry.wiestling macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2014
    I just got my AirPods and paired them with my iPhone 6s. So far I am loving them.

    Under some circumstances when music was paused or the sound was stopped and then starts playing again I hear a faint, brief, high-frequency digital static noise. It always happens when there is no sound followed by playing a new song, video, etc.

    It seems as those it's re-initializing the sound since it was stopped but I was wandering if this happened in others AirPods as well.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    That doesn't sound right. I would try pairing the Airpods with a different device and see changes anything. Process of elimination.
  3. barry.wiestling thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2014
    They do the same thing when paired with my MacBook Air. Heres a more in depth post I found on an Apple form regarding the same situation:

    I just got brand new AirPods for my iPhone 7. I like them. Though I’m not sure if the following observation is normal. Under some circumstances, when music was paused and then starts playing again, I can hear a faint, very brief, high-frequency sort of “digital static noise” which seems to come only from the left ear plug. It seems to be some sort of audible re-initilization. It can be 100 % reproduced as follows:

    1. I put the AirPods in my ears. The “welcome chime” sounds. Everything is normal.

    2. I open the Music app and start playing. Everything is normal.

    3. I pause the Music app.

    4. I open the Music app again, wait 1-2 seconds, and this is when the short noise is noticable.

    5. I start playing music, everything is normal.

    6. Repeat at step 3 to reproduce.

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