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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RE[2]: aptX?
by adkilla on Tue 24th Jun 2014 11:21 UTC in reply to "RE: aptX?"
adkilla
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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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RE[3]: aptX?
by Eugenia on Tue 24th Jun 2014 11:29 in reply to "RE[2]: aptX?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

It is not specified if my receiver model (high-end model 2013) supports Apt-X, however a Google search reveals that Onkyo did license the codec in 2011. But if iOS doesn't support Apt-X, then it's the AAC trick you mentioned probably that makes it sound better than A2DP. My receiver does support AAC. Regardless, in my situation, iOS sounds better, so I will still have to keep around my old iPad for that reason.

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RE[4]: aptX?
by adkilla on Wed 25th Jun 2014 10:40 in reply to "RE[3]: aptX?"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

Here are a list of Onkyo devices that support it or add-ons from Onkyo that could enable APT-X for your device:
http://www.aptx.com/brand/onkyo

Unless you share the model number for the Onkyo device that you have, I would not be able to give you a specific solution.

APT-X support is broader than AAC, but devices with APT-X only started coming to market in late 2012. Some manufacturers provide a way to support it on older devices through the use of external dongles or add-ons. So if your receiver does not support APT-X natively, you could use the following for example:
http://www.aptx.com/category/receivers-transmitters

While the downside with using external APT-X BT modules is an additional device, the plus side is you could also use these anywhere that has audio-in without loss in quality. So you could these on your home theater or car for example.

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