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[3]: aptX?
by Eugenia on Tue 24th Jun 2014 11:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: aptX?"
Eugenia
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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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RE[5]: aptX?
by Eugenia on Wed 25th Jun 2014 18:21 in reply to "RE[4]: aptX?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

My model is not on that list (that's just two old products). But this does not matter, the point is that iOS manages to sound better, no matter what. AptX or not, A2DP via iOS' AAC just sounds better.

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