Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 24th Jun 2014 07:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The OnePlus One is among the most talked-about phones these days. Both because of its high-end features and affordable price, making it one of the flagship models of 2014, but also because it's... impossible to get one. These are my first impressions of the device so far.
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aptX?
by stelios on Tue 24th Jun 2014 07:58 UTC
stelios
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2011-03-03

Aren't IOS devices using aptX instead of A2DP? Maybe that's the reason sound quality is better.

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RE: aptX?
by Eugenia on Tue 24th Jun 2014 08:03 in reply to "aptX?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

It's possible, I don't know this detail. All I know is that both OSes are connected via bluetooth to my receiver, and one sounds amazing and the other one sounds very flat and thin. Using the included AudioFX app that comes with the Cyanogen phone, that allows to equalize, doesn't really address the underlying problem.

EDIT: I just had a look at the AptX site, and they mention that the Z Ultra and Moto G supposedly include that codec. We own these phones, and we have tested them here. Their quality is NOT the same as iOS', it's in fact the same as OnePlus One's (thin/flat).

Edited 2014-06-24 08:10 UTC

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RE[2]: aptX?
by remenic on Tue 24th Jun 2014 09:04 in reply to "RE: aptX?"
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2005-07-06

30p/60p/120p I think you meant fps ;)

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RE[2]: aptX?
by adkilla on Tue 24th Jun 2014 11:21 in reply to "RE: aptX?"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

APT-X requires that both the phone and the BT receiver support it. iPhones support AAC streaming over BT provided also that the BT receiver supports it. Apple refuses to support APT-X on their phones/tablets even though their Macs support it.

The benefit of APT-X over AAC is that it supported over a larger number of devices and supports up to 24-bit/96kHz loss-less audio streams.

I use my Galaxy Mega with a Phiaton PS 210 BTNC and Azio BTD-v400 BT receiver. I stream FLACs to my headphones and HTPC with equivalent audio quality to just plugging them in directly.

For an exhaustive list of APT-X certified audio equipment:
http://www.aptx.com

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