Low frequency booming noise R AirPod Pros with ANC

jpow112

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 12, 2007
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Hi - has anyone else got this? When on a train, there was an annoying low frequency throbbing in the right AirPod, like a low frequency resonance. Became really distracting. It was also there when walking, as if it is picking up the thud of my shoes on the road. When I turn off ANC, it's very faint, and is in the middle.

I switched R and L, which is not ideal of course as the fit is poor, and the problem appeared to be in the left.

Anyone else? maybe its just me, maybe firmware, or maybe faulty?
 

jpow112

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 12, 2007
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update.. My right AirPod stem just touches the top of my cheek. When I lift the stem away slightly, the problem goes. Weird. Some low frequency sound was getting routed through the side of my face.
 

japanime

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Feb 27, 2006
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I've had a thumping noise when I'm walking. Only happens with the right AirPod Pro, not the left. Unfortunately, adjusting the fit hasn't helped. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the ANC microphone picking up the sound of my steps, and not quite processing it correctly.
 

peaceActivist

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Mar 7, 2011
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I had a similar "issue" on my left airpod pro, I even exchanged them at the apple store only to discover the problem now went over to the right airpod pro...I asked my wife to try them on and she had no problem. Which lead me to believe it was how I was fitting them into my ear canal or the placement of the airpods.

As these are my first in-ear noise canceling earphones, others being a pair of QC35s, I didn't think much of the placement or that it would have an adverse effect on the listening and noise canceling experience as oppose to over-ear noise canceling headphones.
 

strikereg

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Aug 25, 2009
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Had the same issue on the left one appearing in the last weeks, cleaning every vent solved the issue.