Crackling in right AirPod Pro when clearing throat/burping.

dancecircadance

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Nov 4, 2019
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Is this affecting anybody else? When I clear my throat/burp while listening to music, my right earbud crackles...but only with ANC/Transparency mode turned ON.
 
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j0nblayz

macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2007
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Have the exact same issue with my right one. Also noticed in loud environment, with ANC on the right bud has less noise reduction.

did you get the pods replaced?
 

cmatuk

macrumors member
Jul 10, 2013
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I had that exact same issue on my right airpod; not only coughing/burping but just with ANC or Transparency mode on; took them to Apple and they decided to replace it; they don't have any in stock so I'll have to wait for them to get them and then 'I'll get it replaced.
 

j0nblayz

macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2007
176
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I had that exact same issue on my right airpod; not only coughing/burping but just with ANC or Transparency mode on; took them to Apple and they decided to replace it; they don't have any in stock so I'll have to wait for them to get them and then 'I'll get it replaced.
my replacements should arrive by tomorrow and I’ll provide an update. Hopefully fixes the issue
 
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j0nblayz

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Jul 21, 2007
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Quick update, I believe the cause of the crackle is due to blown driver. I was listening to my music at gym bit louder then usual, and throughout the whole song the right pod crackled and distorted none stop like a blown driver. For people with crackle issue, you guys may want to do a warranty replacement
 

Toratek

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Oct 10, 2019
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Had the exact same issue with left unit, also got a buzz with any kind of bass transient. Apple replaced left unit (only) under warranty and attributed the cause as a blown driver.
 
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Jefe's MacAir

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Nov 21, 2010
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Had similar issues first with the left then the right. I believed it was the os update. Called support once and they kept me going w/ the same three or four questions and two reps for 1.5 hours. They then moved me to iPhone support and an actual call, I was chatting w/ the two reps. I was done and declined. Was going to just return them to BestBuy but were out of the return window. I assumed it would be extended a bit as it was a Christmas present, but was not. My wife, tired of hearing me complain, called Apple support and got them to replace both units. New units work excellent. Waiting for them to fail or update.

Original Christmas gift version worked great. Easily created a 'Good Seal' according to the Tip Fit Test. Then one day when I took my first phone call I heard the left ear "crackle". I described it to support as "clipping", a term often used in the stereo field do describe a failing or underpowered but over volumed speaker. Soon after, the right ear started and I could do it on command by merely speaking sharply. Then Siri became fickle. Not every time and I thought it was my hoodie on my jacket causing issues. I decided to attempt the Tip Fit Test and couldn't get either ear to create a "Good Seal" consistently. Like one in ten attempts and never both ears at the same time. I tried all the sizes again many times. All this was w/ NC or Transparency on. So, they became an overpriced version of the originals and very annoying in either active mode.

Glad my wife purchased AppleCare+ as I see sending these in often until they fix whatever is wrong with them. I did get me my replacements overnight. And they are phenomenal when working correctly.
 
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