Bluetooth audio has been around for years, but it’s seen a significant increase in use because of Apple’s initiative to eliminate headphone jacks in smartphones. Unfortunately, Bluetooth headphones, especially tiny earbuds, still lack the standard audio performance that wired headsets deliver. Apple has been performing to fix that situation with support for lossless audio in Apple Music. Qualcomm is doing an equivalent for the overall population with the new aptX Lossless feature soon to Snapdragon Sound certified smartphones audio accessories.
Lossless audio, sometimes called CD-quality audio, naturally requires more data and more bandwidth to support its 16-bit 44.1kHz rate. That’s peanuts for cables, but Bluetooth, despite its age and prevalence, the wireless communication technology remains to catch up in some regards. Qualcomm is just about saying that Bluetooth audio has indeed finally been trapped with this new aptX Lossless capability.
Now a neighbourhood of its Snapdragon Sound certification, aptX Lossless builds abreast of the marginally new aptX Adaptive codec introduced three years ago. to realize this feat, it utilizes Qualcomm’s Bluetooth High-Speed Link to satisfy the necessity for faster, more comprehensive, and more stable data throughput. As more music streaming services embrace lossless audio, aptX Lossless promises to stay up with the days and let consumers enjoy that high-quality audio experience these services deliver.
That said, the foremost discerning listeners might recognize the standard improvements between lossy and lossless audio over Bluetooth. However, the bulk of users will probably appreciate the improved connection stability that aptX Lossless also brings as part of its foundations. After all, streaming high-quality audio would be pointless if your phone and headphones keep getting disconnected.
Snapdragon Sound’s aptX Lossless support doesn’t happen by magic, though. to experience that CD-quality audio, you’ll need certified devices on both ends of the road. Unfortunately, the list of certified phones and audio accessories remains a touch vague at the instant. It’d take a short time before aptX lossless becomes a typical feature within the mobile market.