TikToker shares hack for getting 'movie theater level' sound with AirPods

A teenager is going viral on TikTok after sharing her “hack” for watching movies with AirPods. The simple trick was shared by a user named Aubry, who claims her method makes it sound “like you’re in the movie”. For anyone who’s spent the majority of the year longing for movie theaters to re-open, it’s a welcome sight. Aubry’s video has drawn more than 10 million views and plenty of praise from other users. In the clip, Aubry alters her AirPods’ settings through the control panel on her iPad — which is similar on iPhones, too. She turns on the “transparency” and “spatial audio” settings, which allegedly recreate a cinematic, surround sound-type experience. Unfortunately, the spatial audio settings are only available for AirPods Pro owners, as regular AirPods don’t have those features. Thankfully, one commenter explained how to replicate the hack with a traditional pair of AirPods. “For regular AirPod people: 1. Settings 2. Accessibility 3. Audio/Visual 4. Mono audio off,” the user wrote