Adaptive Transparency is the one feature that will make me buy AirPods Pro 2


The announcement of the AirPods Pro 2 at Apple’s iPhone- and Apple Watch-heavy September  “Far Out” event came as something of a surprise given that the company typically unveils new AirPods later in the year. And while the new AirPods Pro 2 checks off several boxes on our list of anticipated upgrades, it has one new feature I didn’t expect: Adaptive Transparency.

An ambient sound mode like the AirPods Pro 2’s Adaptive Transparency is a feature found in some of the best headphones, and one that serves the exact opposite function as noise cancellation by allowing external sound in instead of keeping noise out.