Due to the nature of how AirPods are registered (Each side is a separate bluetooth device), Premiere seems to think one is for output and one is for input as per screenshot below:
Forcing AirPod 2 into 2 CH 44.1khz makes it try it for a bit then fail back to 1 CH 16kHz. I know probably nobody here really use AirPods for editing purposes but is there a workaround?
Because 1 CH is being forced, the airpods seem to spread that 1ch across both airpods making it a mono 16khz, and sound quality is absolutely the worst. Sounds like a telephone call.
Once i quit Premiere, it lets me change it to 2CH 44.1khz and swaps back to 1CH 16khz when i open premiere again.
Thanks in advance
I don't use airpods so this is kind of a shot in the dark... But can you make an aggregate device and add both airpods to it, then connect premeire to the new aggregate device? See bottom of screenshot.
Did Neil's advice work for you? Let us know.
I was able to fix this by (in mac OS) creating an aggregate device, assign the Airpods, (in Premier) go to Preferences, Audio Hardware, Settings..., assign Aggregate Device, change Sample Rate: from 8.0kHz to 48.0kHz.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
2 years later from OP, this saved me. I almost was going to return my Ait Pod Pros. Thank You!