New features for Apple's rumored AirPods Studio headphones get detailed in report
Head and neck detection could be included in Apple's newest headphones.
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been rumored to be prepping over-ear
headphones for some time, and now we seem to be getting a little more detail about what some of the features will be in the rumored AirPods Studio.
The latest rumor, via 9to5Mac, details how the new headphones will have "neck detection" sensors that may function similarly to how current AirPods pause music when the headphones are taken out of an ear. A different sensor will be able to tell which is the right or left ear, automatically adjusting where to send the audio as opposed to other over-ear headphones that have markings for right or left.
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Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Apple's new headphones are also expected to feature active noise cancellation and a transparency mode similar to its
. A previous report from Bloomberg detailed two versions, one with leather ear cups and the other with a lighter, fitness-focused material. Bloomberg's report also noted that the ear pads and headband will be magnetic and customizable.
According to a recent tweet by notable leaker Jon Prosser, Apple's new AirPods Studio will be priced at $349.