The company calls its new tech Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, a feature that is now available on its QCC514x Bluetooth audio chip.
Alongside support for voice assistants, “premium” audio quality, “extended” battery life and more, the Adaptive ANC can adjust in real time to changes in how the earbuds fit in your ears.
The company explains that its Adaptive ANC does all of this by automatically responding to any alteration to tightness of fit, the level of “leak-through” noise and both how and where the earbuds are used.
Qualcomm says its adaptive noise cancellation system can also account for changes to fit during activities like running.
The company calls it Adaptive Sound Control: a feature that senses your physical movement (sitting, walking, running or transit) to automatically apply the noise-cancelling preset you’ve customized.
However, given the chipmaker is revealing details on it, and taking into account that it’s available now on the company’s premium Bluetooth audio SoC (System on a Chip), you probably won’t have to wait long for headphone companies to put it inside new products.
And since everyone’s ears are different, Qualcomm says this tech can help companies deliver high-quality audio performance for more users.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) has been a standard feature on true wireless earbuds for quite some time.
However, Qualcomm has a solution that will automatically adjust the ANC levels when the fit of your earbuds changes or with variations in outside noise.
Instead of pushing or twisting earbuds into place, or taking the time to cycle through a full set of silicone tips, users can wear the buds and the hardware will adjust to variations in fit.