Do the AirPods filter out background noise during playback?

I exercise in a crowded gym with plenty of noise and currently use bulky noise-canceling headphones in order to hear the music clearly and without turning up the volume to high levels simply to overcome the ambient noise.

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    The technical specs say they are not noise canceling.

  • In fact apple has just announced that the w1 chip included filters out all noise while calling but not while playback, �� sorry