Qualcomm Introduces aptX Lossless Technology for Bluetooth Devices

The American Tech Qualcomm is responsible for Snapdragon processors and the development of various new technologies and components for mobile devices. In fact, technologies include, for example, Snapdragon sound.

This Snapdragon Sound technology adds several improvements that the company is gradually introducing, the last of which is the format lossless aptX which promises CD quality, or comparable to this standard, for Bluetooth devices.

Snapdragon Sound technology now integrates aptX Lossless feature

Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound aptX Lossless
Description of the new aptX Lossless technology for Bluetooth devices.

As the name suggests, aptX Lossless technology allows lossless audio streaming via Bluetoothas long as the transmitter and receiver support it. That is, both the smartphone (example of transmitter) and Bluetooth headset (example of receiver) must support it.

Once aptX Lossless technology is supported by both parties, it will be possible to send / stream CD-quality audio via Bluetooth. Lastly, we will have a quality alternative to wired headphones and earphones for streaming audio.

In fact, it is one of the biggest news for the audio industry since the popularization of Bluetooth headphones and earphones. An increasingly popular solution since smartphones began to give up the audio port Jacob 3.5 mm.

Lossy Bluetooth audio streaming a reality thanks to Qualcomm

aptX Lossless Snapdragon Sound Bluetooth Qualcomm
Comparison between aptX Lossless from Snapdragon Sound and other competitors.

The aptX Lossless functionality or standard not only ensures better audio streaming quality via Bluetooth (wireless), but also has smart features. In fact, it is a standard that can reach a quality on 16 bits at 44.1 kHz.

However, as a general rule of thumb, if the strength / quality of the Bluetooth connection is not very good, the stream will adjust the baud rate to ensure that some audio reaches the receiver.

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Thus, despite transmitting as a general rule the 1 Mbit / sIf necessary, the signal is automatically reduced to just 140 Kbits / s to keep the connection stable for the user.

Increased quality in the next Bluetooth headphones and earphones

Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound

More specifically, the new aptX Lossless from Snapdragon Sound is an extension of aptX Adaptive technology that is present in the best products and gadgets dedicated to wireless audio.

Also note that this technology operates a constant monitoring of signal input and output levels, adjusting as necessary to ensure the best possible quality and stability.

our new #aptX Lossless audio technology is designed to deliver lossless Bluetooth audio, reproducing original audio recordings bit by bit to ensure that you hear every detail of the original performance, just as the artist intended. Learn more: https://t.co/eTANlA7YKJ

– Qualcomm (@Qualcomm) September 1, 2021

Hopefully, the biggest drawback of Bluetooth headphones and earphones is finally solved: the quality of the audio streaming. This, of course, reminds us of the quality standard expected of a CD, without even daring to play it in FLAC format.

Finally, the first audio products and solutions compatible with Qualcomm’s aptX Lossless standard will hit the market later this year.

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