“An Apple patent application discovered on Thursday describes a set of earbud type headphones that automatically adjust audio output based on seal quality, with necessary impedance data gathered by built-in microphones or electrical current measurements,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple’s ‘Electronic device and headset with speaker seal evaluation capabilities’ details a new type of self-calibrating earbud that can deliver enhanced audio reproduction over a wide variety of ear shapes and sizes,” Campbell reports. “Also alluded to in the patent are noise canceling headphones which rely heavily on good earbud-to-ear seals to operate. ”
Campbell reports, “Apple’s invention is primarily aimed at earbud headphones, which are designed to create a seal in a user’s ear that helps reduce ambient noise while retaining a compact form factor.”
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