Qualcomm continues to demonstrate its vision in wireless audio by introducing audio technology aptX Lossless to the wide sound range.
aptX Lossless is a new capability of the proven aptX Adaptive technology. It also represents a new feature of the Snapdragon Sound technology that is designed to deliver lossless sound quality via Bluetooth wireless technology.
aptX Lossless technology allows lossless audio streaming via Bluetooth as long as your headphones and streaming device support it.
The technology constantly monitors the input, output, and RF environment to get the best possible quality and performance.
The company has taken a systems-wide approach and improved a number of core wireless and audio technologies, including aptX Adaptive, which work together for automatic detection and scaling and are designed to deliver lossless audio with CD fidelity when a user listens to a music file without loss and RF conditions are appropriate. .
“We are passionate about the future of audio and are constantly looking for ways to help our customers deliver new and exciting listening experiences,” the company said. Until now, the bitrate needed to deliver lossless audio over Bluetooth was not available. With several leading music streaming services now offering extensive lossless music libraries, and consumer demand for audio growing, we are pleased to announce this new support for lossless audio streaming with CD fidelity for Bluetooth earphones and headphones that we plan to make available to customers in later this year.
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Qualcomm unveils aptX Lossless for Bluetooth devices
To help deliver lossless CD-fidelity audio reliably over Bluetooth wireless technology, aptX Adaptive works in tandem with Qualcomm Bluetooth High Speed Link technology to provide the data transfer speed needed to wirelessly stream a lossless track.
The technology can compress the signal into 24-bit 96kHz quality to ensure you don’t experience any interruptions. You can also manually switch between 16-bit 44.1 kHz and 24-bit 96 kHz broadcast modes. This is although the technology automatically switches to the first mode when it detects a source without loss.
Designed to work together seamlessly, these technologies deliver rates in excess of 1 Mbps while smoothly downsizing to 140 Kbps in crowded RF environments to reduce any audio interruptions or glitches for a consistent and reliable listening experience.
Audio quality is the single most important driver of buying across all audio devices according to the 2021 State of Audio Survey, which also shows an increased demand for higher-quality audio broadcasts.
More than half of the survey respondents strive for high fidelity or lossless sound quality. And 64 percent say that uncompromised sound quality likely influences their decision to purchase wireless earbuds.
It is noteworthy that 2021 was a big year for lossless music after Apple went into high-quality streaming and Amazon no longer charged extra fees for it.
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