airpods 2 and other bluetooth 5 headphones: what about voice over latency

Hardware & Accessories


Can someone tell me if there is a difference between the airpods 2 and other bluetooth 5 headphones when using voice over aspecially for the latency of voice over?




Submitted by Ishkabibble on Saturday, August 1, 2020

I have used both AirPods and other Bluetooth 5 earbuds with VoiceOver. Trust me, the difference is massive. The AirPods have close to no latency but other earbuds have about a third of a second latency which is torturous. Hope this helps.

Submitted by Yvonnezed on Sunday, August 2, 2020

I don't know. I'm using a set of the latest Aftershokz and find it pretty good. Not that I've used the latest Airpods for comparison.

In general I think Bluetooth 5 is a big improvement, but I don't know whether it depends on brand.

Submitted by Daniel MacDonald on Sunday, August 2, 2020

these are bluetooth 5 and well, not entirely, the W1 chip, which is amazing! a range of 30ft and no lag. they are $561.20 Canadian with AppleCare+ for $37.00. I used to think they were bass havvvey but a firmware update fix that! I was going to cell them, bu they're just so good. if anybody ones me to put a review on here, let me know!