Qualcomm’s new tech claims of streaming lossless audio wirelessly, but there’s a catch

 Qualcomm’s new tech claims of streaming lossless audio wirelessly, but there’s a catch

2021 has been a big year for the music industry. Following Apple’s announcement of Lossless Audio coming to Apple Music, other players like Amazon and Spotify have also realized the significance of CD-quality music going forward. However, one issue still remains — most of the earphones and headphones out there don’t support lossless quality due to the limitation of bandwidth on these devices. Qualcomm thinks it can solve this problem with its latest aptX Lossless technology.

aptX Lossless is a part of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Sound program announced earlier this year. The tech guarantees streaming CD-quality (16-bit / 44.1kHz) lossless audio over Bluetooth. The chip company says the first devices with the new technology are expected to be available in early 2022.

But what’s the catch? Hardware upgrade. As impressive and exciting as it may ‘sound’ (pun intended), Qualcomm’s new tech requires both your Android phone…

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