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Qualcomm’s aptX Lossless promises CD quality audio over Bluetooth

Qualcomm today announced aptX Lossless, a new feature of aptX Adaptive that promises to deliver CD-quality lossless audio over Bluetooth. AptX Lossless claims to deliver 16bit/44.1kHz mathematically bit-for-bit CD-quality audio with bit rate scalability between 1Mb/s - 140Kbit/s. Qualcomm says no data is lost when audio is encoded and decoded with aptX Lossless. The lossless...

Does Lossless Audio Work with Bluetooth?

Apple's announcement of lossless audio coming to Apple Music excited a lot of consumers, especially music enthusiasts and audiophiles. For years, audio streaming platforms have resorted to MP3 and AAC formats since they occupy less storage space. The reason they need less storage is that they're compressed, which means a lot of detail and clarity...

Windows 10 is getting a big improvement to the Bluetooth audio experience

Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21370 to the Dev channel. There's not a whole lot that's changed in the way of front-facing new features, but there are some changed coming to the Bluetooth audio experience. From now on, Windows 10 is only going to show you one audio endpoint for your Bluetooth peripherals....

Qualcomm’s new Bluetooth chips will bring BLE Audio to mid-tier true wireless earbuds

After launching the QCC514x and QCC304x Bluetooth SoCs earlier this year in March, Qualcomm has now launched the QCC305x chips for next-gen mid-tier and entry-level TWS earbuds. Designed to provide more flexible and cost-sensitive wireless audio options, the new Bluetooth chips are a significant improvement over the QCC304x, and they support many of Qualcomm's premium...

Qualcomm announces the aptX Voice Bluetooth audio codec for improved voice call quality

At CES‌ 2020, Qualcomm announced a new Bluetooth audio codec aimed at improving voice call quality. Aptly named aptX Voice, the new codec is part of the aptX Adaptive audio family. While mobile carriers have made great strides improving the voice call quality on their networks in recent years, users have not able to enjoy...

Bluetooth SIG introduces LE Audio with a new LC3 codec and support for Multi-Stream Audio, Hearing Aids, and Audio Sharing

At the ongoing CES 2020 trade show, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a few new capabilities for the wireless technology. These new features will be rolled out with supported devices later this year under the LE Audio moniker and will enhance audio performance over Bluetooth, add support for hearing aids, and enable...

AptX Adaptive is Qualcomm’s new Bluetooth audio codec which compresses audio at a variable bitrate

Almost all of the manufacturers have been rushing to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from their devices since 2016. While some of us may agree that wireless is really the future of technology, it still has a big flaw: quality isn't as good and as consistent a wired connection. Users of wireless headphones often encounter...

All Xiaomi phones on Android Oreo will support LDAC for high-quality Bluetooth music

All Xiaomi phones running on Android Oreo will support LDAC in the future, according to MyDrivers. According to the report, all development builds of Android Oreo for Xiaomi devices come with LDAC support, which will then arrive in stable builds later on. Installing a developer build will allow you to test it out now if you...

Google Won’t Add Support for aptX on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

With Android O, Google added support for more Bluetooth audio codecs such as Sony's LDAC as well as Qualcomm's aptX and aptX HD to enable high-quality bluetooth audio streaming on supported devices. If you're on an Android O Developer Preview, you can find an option to choose between various Bluetooth audio codecs under Developer Options. However,...