145th AES CONVENTION Product Development Track Event PD17: The Current State and Future of High Resolution Audio via Bluetooth

AES New York 2018
Product Development Track Event PD17

Saturday, October 20, 1:00 pm — 2:15 pm (1E09)


Product Development: PD17 - The Current State and Future of High Resolution Audio via Bluetooth

Jay Yoo, Radsone Inc. - WA

This session is about the latest trends in high resolution Bluetooth audio and key technology elements in the fast growing Bluetooth audio market. It also covers practical design guidelines and there will be an audio demo during the session.

Sound quality was the top ranking purchase factor when choosing wireless headphones or speakers according to recent market reports. Bluetooth audio market is increasing every year, the high quality sector is growing even faster. Since 2016, 24 bit audio compression technologies for Bluetooth have been introduced which include Qualcomm aptX HD and Sony LDAC. To make hi-fi Bluetooth products, developers should consider other features like the external audio DACs, analog volume control, balanced output, algorithmic enhancements in addition to adopting 24bit Bluetooth audio codecs. Well designed high resolution Bluetooth products already show better than CD quality and in some use cases better than wired analog from smartphones. Recently there have been technological improvements to make it happen.

The Audio industry is transitioning from 16bit to 24bit high resolution in many audio products and services - sources, distributions, players, earphones / headphones. Bluetooth is ready for primetime in world of Hi Res, come find out why!

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