Bluetooth aptX Lossless Audio Feature by Qualcomm
We all know the importance of having audio devices in today’s digital world. It has become an integral part of every individual’s life as it comes with several benefits. The use of audio devices and other related devices has expanded over the past couple of years.
Being an industry leader, Qualcomm has introduced its new Bluetooth aptX Lossless Audio feature to its existing Sound Technology. We have seen Apple’s new feature that lets us stream lossless music from the devices. The new aptX Lossless audio feature is a part of the company’s new sound support device.
The new aptX is the company’s new feature to Snapdragon Sound Technology. This feature is designed to offer lossless audio streaming for all Bluetooth-enabled devices. This technology will be used for devices such as wireless headphones and TWS earbuds.
This new aptX Lossless Audio feature will enable CD-quality 16-bit 44.1hHz lossless audio streaming to Bluetooth-enabled devices. This new feature comes as an extension to Qualcomm’s existing aptX Adaptive Technology. This new feature is designed to detect the quality of the audio stream so that the users can get a complete noiseless streaming experience.
The new Qualcomm’s Bluetooth aptX packs a bunch of features to give you the best audio quality. Here we have listed down some key features of this newly introduced lossless audio feature by Qualcomm.
- Supports all types of Bluetooth enabled devices
- Ideal technology feature for Wireless Earbuds and Headphones
- Supports 44.1kHz and 16-bit CD audio-based quality
- Ability to automatically select lossless audio quality
- Offers exact bit-by-bit audio with no noise
- About 1mbps of high-audio quality rate
Apple’s new lossless music streaming feature has gained many eyeballs. Likewise, Amazon too has made some changes to its existing audio streaming service i.e. Amazon Prime Music. To offer an improved audio quality through Bluetooth-enabled devices, Qualcomm has decided to make some changes to their existing audio technology and brought up this new lossless streaming feature.
The new lossless feature is designed to offer audio rates at 1Mbit/s which can be scaled down to 140 kbits/s. This will minimize the noise and provide lossless audio quality for a reliable music streaming experience. Since the new lossless feature will work on all types of Bluetooth-enabled devices, in the future, more tech giants will adopt this new technology feature in their streaming devices.
Qualcomm believes that users can play loud audio without damaging the speakers through this new technology. The Snapdragon sound will provide a super wideband voice. This technology will give you original recording-like audio quality with no noise.
“Currently lossless audio is only supported on client devices such as phones, PCs, and tablets,” James Chapman, VP, and GM at Qualcomm, said in a statement. “By supporting lossless audio on next-gen earbuds and headphones, we’re providing our customers another way to deliver sound the way the artist intended.”
“This integrated approach requires aptX Adaptive, a variable bit rate codec, working in conjunction with Qualcomm High Speed-Link technology that helps deliver bit-rates of over1Mbit/s. These technologies work seamlessly together (and without any input from the user) to scale up and down to provide bit-perfect lossless audio when RF conditions are optimal in congested RF environments to minimize glitching.”
The ability to auto-detect the type of audio quality and reproducing it makes this new aptX feature a clear winner in the race to bring the lossless streaming experience from Bluetooth-enabled devices.
According to Qualcomm, the new aptX Lossless Audio technology will be made available to the public in late 2021. We can expect this feature to be available widely in the first quarter of the next year i.e. in 2022.
The company is in talks with several tech-giants whom they can provide their new lossless audio technology feature for their next-generation mobile phones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
If we talk about the companies, Xiaomi, Asus, Edifier, Master, and Dynamic are eager to adopt this new lossless audio feature introduced by Qualcomm. It seems like the tech companies are now focusing more on providing more quality features instead of new devices which is indeed a good idea.