I have just purchased AirPods. When I'm in my kitchen watching videos from my MacBook Pro paired with AirPods, the audio in the AirPods frequently tend to switch over to low-quality audio for a second. This is discernable because there is a volume spike/panning-style effect. This is probably due to connectivity issues.
I'm assuming the problem is due to one of the following:
- The Wi-Fi LAN router connection to the MacBook
- The Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connection from the MacBook to the AirPods
I don't think that the first point is the main issue because I don't usually experience audio loss when playing video from the MacBook speakers in this room – but it could be.
My question is: do AirPods directly benefit from better LAN Wi-Fi? I.e. does the LAN Wi-Fi improve device connectivity for the AirPods, for instance by 'empowering' the user to traverse further to other rooms, than would be possible if there was no LAN Wi-Fi present (like outdoors)?
If yes, that may suggest to me that I should upgrade my Wi-Fi router to improve the AirPod experience.