airpods pros latest firmware update improves sound accuracy messes up the anc

The AirPods Pro received a firmware update shortly after the release on December 16 but a number of users complained about worse noise cancellation. While some suspected it might be a subjective thing the folks over at Rtings updated their review and confirmed the worsened noise-canceling capabilities.

More specifically, the AirPods Pro show a significant drop in isolation in the bass-range, meaning they won’t be able to block the sound from the engine of an airplane as well as before, for example. Which is probably the most common use case of these earbuds.

However, the review also…