Finally! Crystal-Clear Calls with Your AirPods, Even in Noisy Environments

So, you use AirPods as your go-to headphone solution for your voice and video calls. That choice is easy to understand given the enormous popularity of Airpods. They’re lightweight, stylish, and they sound great when listening to music, movies or podcasts.

But… Do AirPods represent your best choice for clear, noise free communication, and if not, is there a way to enhance their performance to help make them more suitable for use on important calls?  The short answer is a resounding YES! 

In this blog, you’ll learn about a couple of the shortcomings of AirPods and why, under normal conditions, they’re not ideal for use on voice and video calls. You’ll also learn what you can affordably do to transform those less than ideal AirPods into the perfect sound solution for all your communication needs.

So if you’ve ever questioned your AirPods ability to remove distracting background noise, or been bothered by the noise in your caller’s background, keep reading because this blog will introduce you to an amazing solution that will magically transform your AirPods into world class, professional grade earbuds. 

To begin, let’s take a quick look at two ways AirPods come up short when it comes to using them on your daily business calls.

2 Areas That Could  Use Improvement

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As you know, there are different models of AirPods such as the AirPods gen 1, 2 and 3 as well as the AirPods Pro. No matter which model you’re using, AirPods, in general, fall short when it comes to two things;

  1. Battery Life. This is noteworthy because if you’re using AirPods for your business calls, you may find them needing to be recharged at some point during the day, which can be highly inconvenient, and if the battery dies during your conversation, that’s a lot more than inconvenient. And though talk time is a known issue at just 5-6 hours, it’s not something that this blog will give you an answer to. But all’s not lost because there is a solution to another known problem with AirPods that I think you’re going to like.
  2. Background noise reduction. Unlike battery life, this blog will provide you with a solution to the problem of AirPods not removing enough of your background noise. In fact, the solution I’ll provide you with, will also remove the noise from your caller's background. That’s something that AirPods, and headsets in general can’t do.

Apple loyalists may argue that AirPods contain state-of-the-art technology that delivers a premium audio experience, including background noise suppression. And to a degree, they would be correct. But I would argue that there's room for improvement as evidenced by the sound samples we subjected them to in the video below. Watch, and listen and see if you don't agree.


When using Airpods for business calls, there’s a good chance that noise is going to be a problem. But fortunately, there is a solution, and it’s called neep. I know, neep’s a funny name, but there’s really nothing funny about trying to get your message across, and having your client, customer or colleague struggling to hear it because of the distraction caused by background noise.

Noise is a problem, and neep is the answer!

What is neep?

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Affordable noise canceling software. neep is an affordable software Application that’s designed to remove unwanted background noise from your computer based voice and video calls. And though neep will transform your AirPods into elite sounding earbuds, it does the same thing for whatever audio device you’re using. So if you use a conference phone, webcam, or even your computer speakers and mic for example, neep will remove the distracting background noise, and give you, and your caller’s a better audio experience.

neep learns your voice. neep ai powered software uses sophisticated algorithms to learn your voice, and once it does, it isolates it from other voices and noise to keep you sounding consistently crisp and clear. Further, neep will also enhance your voice audio quality which is like frosting on the cake because your voice is kept in the forefront while  at the same time, it’s being enhanced for optimum audio quality.

2-way noise reduction. Though neep will eliminate the noise from your background, it also removes the sound coming from your caller’s background. So if there’s noisy coworkers, barking dogs, or crying babies, rest assured neep will remove it. To activate this feature, you simply turn on “speaker noise reduction” within the neep app. And when that’s not needed, toggle it off. With neep you’re assured of a great sounding call with AirPods or any other audio device you happen to be using.

Audio file cleanup. You can also use neep to clean up your audio files without the need to use additional software. That helps to make neep even more versatile, valuable and useful. And if you happen to be a gamer, there’s another feature within the neep app that you’re bound to like.

Voice changer. If you want to mix things up, and have some fun, there’s the ability to change your voice from within the neep app. So if you prefer a robotic voice over your normal voice, for example, feel free to experiment with neep and get creative.

Bottom Line

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The bottom line is AirPods are great earbuds, but like with any product, they’re not perfect. As noted earlier, they could use a longer life battery, and of course, better background noise cancellation. And though I can’t do anything about the battery life problem, I can steer you to  the neep app which will put your AirPods on steroids in terms of noise cancellation and voice enhancements. Pairing neep up with your AirPods gives you the best of both worlds; the earbuds you know, like and trust, and software to make them peform even better. And when you do, you and your caller's will have better sounding, noise free calls without the frustration.

Give it a try. If you’ve ever experienced noise being a problem when using AirPods for business calls, I would highly recommend that you look into adding neep for a truly winning combination. And rather than simply taking my word for how good neep is, why not try it for yourself? You can try neep for free by going to neep.com and click on the "get neep free" button.

Have A Question, Or Need Some Help?

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Headset Advisor has been assisting customers with their communication needs since 1994. We’re here to help answer your questions, provide you with a tailored, compatible solution, or to assist you in getting your neep software set up and running great. So contact us today to speak to one of our helpful, knowledgeable Advisors.

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Sound like a pro on every call, even if your dog is barking in the background

Eliminate background noises for your microphone with Neep's AI-powered noise cancellation.

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