macOS Sequoia lets you customize your AirPods audio

Apple’s upcoming macOS Sequoia update brings a much-anticipated feature to the Mac: Headphone Accommodations. This accessibility gem, previously exclusive to iPhones and iPads, lets you fine-tune your listening experience for a clearer, more personalized sound.

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Headphone Accommodations was a popular feature on iPhones and iPads, offering users the ability to fine-tune their audio for various listening needs.

Now, macOS Sequoia brings this functionality to the Mac, eliminating the need to adjust settings solely on your mobile device. Here’s a breakdown of the key features:

  • Amplify soft sounds: This is a game-changer for those who find it difficult to hear quieter details in music, podcasts, or movies. Dialogue whispers, background instruments, and subtle audio effects will become more prominent, enriching your listening experience.
  • Adjust specific frequencies: This caters to individuals with hearing loss or those who simply prefer a different audio profile. You can tailor the sound signature to emphasize high frequencies for a brighter experience or boost low frequencies for a more bass-heavy sound.

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Benefits for everyone

Headphone Accommodations aren’t just for people with hearing difficulties. Anyone who wants to personalize their audio experience on AirPods or compatible Beats headphones can benefit from this feature.

Seamless integration and persistence

Apple has designed Headphone Accommodations for seamless integration. You’ll find the options nestled within the Accessibility settings under System Settings on your Mac.

Once configured, your personalized audio settings will automatically apply whenever you use your AirPods or compatible Beats headphones with your Mac.

Here’s the best part: adjustments made on your Mac will persist even when you use your AirPods with other devices like your iPhone or iPad. No need to fiddle with settings on each device – your personalized listening experience travels with you.


macOS Sequoia is currently in beta testing, with a public release slated for sometime in July 2024. The full update is expected to be widely available by September or October.

(Via MacRumors)

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