After Apple’s introduction of lossless audio to provide high-quality audio streaming to its subscriber the American chipset maker, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., has introduced aptX Lossless as its new sound support. This is the company’s latest feature of Snapdragon Sound Technology which is intended to offer lossless audio streaming for Bluetooth enabled devices like wireless headphones and TWS earbuds.
Qualcomm has announced the introduction of aptX Lossless Bluetooth codec as a part of the Snapdragon Sound platform that will be offering Bluetooth CD-quality audio 16-bit 44.1kHz over Bluetooth wireless technology. The company has optimised a number of core wireless connectivity and audio technologies, including aptX Adaptive, which work together to auto-detect and scale up and are designed to deliver CD lossless audio when a user is listening to a lossless music file and the RF conditions are suitable.
As per Qualcomm, aptX Lossless will not only offer CD lossless audio quality reliably over Bluetooth wireless technology but aptX Adaptive works in conjunction with Qualcomm Bluetooth High-Speed Link technology to help deliver the required sustainable data throughput.
Moreover, it has been designed to offer rates beyond 1Mbit/s yet smoothly scale down to 140kbits/s in congested RF environments to minimize any audio dropouts or glitches for a consistent and reliable listening experience.
aptX Lossless will support 44.1kHz, 16-bit CD lossless audio quality. The users will be able to select between CD lossless audio 44.1kHz and 24-bit 96kHz lossy. The latest sound technology by Qualcomm can auto-detect to enable CD lossless audio when the source is lossless audio. It also optimises the listening experience with Snapdragon Sound.
The Qualcomm Aqstic technology will ensure that the user can play extra loud music without damaging the phone’s speaker. You also get a super wideband voice with Snapdragon sound. It provides a narrowband voice 8kHz sampled audio with a 4kHz frequency response which is equivalent to POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) quality. Moreover, you get Wideband voice 16kHz sampled audio with 8kHz frequency response and Super wideband voice quality at 32kHz using aptX voice for crystal clear voice calls.
Snapdragon Sound with aptX Lossless technology is helpful in retaining the originality of content bit for bit, resulting in music identical to the original recording. It’s designed to scale up to deliver 16-bit 44.1kHz Lossless CD quality when users are listening to lossless streaming source content, like Amazon HD, and it can scale back the bit-rate in busy RF environments to ensure no drop-outs or audio glitches.
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