In Spain, wireless headphones have had a great growth due to their ease of use and convenience, but nevertheless the technology is still incapable of the degree of quality and latency that wired models offer. At Qualcomm they have considered whether it is possible to achieve that excellence without giving up the convenience of wireless headphones.
With Snapdragon Sound, the company aims to create a new standard of quality that brings together the best of both worlds. But what is Snapdragon Sound and what makes it special?
Snapdragon Sound: the sound, how it should sound
Beyond its experience with mobile processors, Qualcomm is a company with a long history in audio technology and has proven it with technologies such as its bluetooth audio codecs under the aptX brand, as well as other technologies that have been incorporated in recent years. .
The company has combined all its experience in these areas to create a new standard that harnesses the full power of its mobile processors and Bluetooth headsets. Using phones and headphones with Snapdragon Sound technology we can listen to music in 24 bits and 96 kHz (32 kHz in voice calls) with a latency of 89 ms, a great figure if we take into account the sound quality.
Beyond the numbers, Qualcomm has focused on delivering an experience that not only sounds great, but eliminates the biggest drawbacks of wireless headphones. The technology is designed for robust connectivity, even in interference situations. It also takes into account battery consumption, which is reduced for the use of active noise cancellation or always-on voice command activation.
What technologies are involved in Snapdragon Sound
- Supported mobile technologies:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.
- Qualcomm FastConnect 6900.
- Qualcomm Aqstic Audio Codec.
- Qualcomm Aqstic Smart Speaker Amp.
- Headphone Processors:
- Qualcomm QCC514x and QCC515x.
- Qualcomm QCC3056.
- Audio technologies involved:
- Qualcomm TrueWireless Mirroring.
- Qualcomm Active Noise Cancellation.
- Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio.
- Qualcomm HDR & 3D Audio Record.
Xiaomi and Audio Technica will be the first
To facilitate the adaptation of Snapdragon Sound, Qualcomm has created a valid seal for both mobile phones and headphones that certifies that the device in question supports the entire conglomerate of technologies that guarantee the experience promised by Qualcomm.
Although at the moment there are no compatible devices, Qualcomm has secured two top-level manufacturers to show the capabilities of the technology in action, such as Xiaomi in the case of mobile phones and smart devices such as Audio Technica for headphones. To test the technology at its best, Amazon Music will have a high-quality playlist that brings out the best in technology.
At the moment the technology is limited to the best of Qualcomm, but it is to be expected that as time passes it will also begin to be compatible with new devices in lower ranges.
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