Founder Qualcomm has unveiled the aptX Lossless format, an evolution of its aptX Adaptive audio codec, which promises CD-quality sound via Bluetooth. A small revolution which should be confined to very high-end equipment at first.
Although there has been progress, with the era of MP3, then , the format has a speed range evolving between and 140 Kbps and 1 Mbps, all through the . With this format, Qualcomm emphasizes that no data is lost when audio is encoded and decoded. AptX LossLess is directly integrated into aptX Adaptive introduced by Qualcomm in 2018. It is added to aptX Voice, a new feature of the aptX Adaptive codec which was implemented last year, and which is designed to deliver improved voice call quality via Bluetooth., we got used to clipping sound. And, with the arrival of speakers, then , the high-society audio all the more so. The founder seeks to reconnect with the quality that was found on the famous optical audio discs, with 16-bit sound with a frequency of 44.1 kHz. Baptized
For future very high-end headphones
The aptX LossLess therefore makes it possible to go further than the 420 kbps ceiling of the Adaptive AptX and it is activated automatically, as soon as the codec detects that the audio file is lossless. In case of remoteness or congested environment, the codec knows how to adjust the bitrate to maintain it at 140 Kbps in order to maintain ahigh and undisturbed. Still, we will have to wait until the end of the year to see the arrival of the first accessories that can match this new format.
Thecompatible should be positioned at the very high end. In this regard, the founder had already prepared the ground by setting up a certification called Sound. As Futura explained last March, this label guarantees optimal audio quality of the up to the ear. A standard which was precisely reserved for very high-end mobiles and accessories.
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The manufacturer offor mobiles Qualcomm has just announced the implementation of a certification called Snapdragon Sound for smartphones and wireless audio systems. With this label, the brand wishes to provide audiophile quality wired sound, but wireless. It is mainly intended for the high-end market.
Guaranteeing optimal audio quality from smartphone to ear, this is the goal of the label that the founder Qualcomm has just announced. Simply baptized , it attaches itself to the quality of audio via headphones, earphones, or . A certification which implies respecting precise specifications. Binding criteria which will certainly position this label only on very high-end mobiles and accessories.
As proof, only smartphones powered by theof Qualcomm could be labeled initially. Then, these same mobiles will have to integrate both the Bluetooth FastConnect 6900 as well as the brand’s amplifier. So much for smartphones, but on the accessories side, they will also have to carry the dedicated from the manufacturer with models such as the QCC515x, the QCC514x or the QCC3056.
A complete channel for audio quality
That’s not all, the devices will also need to be compatible with theaptX Adaptive, aptX Voice Audio. En plus d’adapter la depending on the quality of the network, they promise to both eliminate latency, reduce surrounding noise and achieve spatialized audio recordings. For the moment, these two technologies are only found on very high-end helmet models. With this type of quality label attractive to users, intends to invite a little more in the mobiles, to the point of presenting a good part of the essential components of these.
For the moment, there are few candidates who have confirmed their interest in this Snapdragon Sound label. What we do know is that the audiophile brand Audio-Technica is on track to soon offer certified headphones. On the side of mobile manufacturers, only the Chinesehas manifested itself, with the upcoming release of a smartphone and headphones labeled Snapdragon Sound.