The Bluetooth SIG has completed development of the Bluetooth LE Audio specifications. This specification provides new features for Bluetooth devices. This will make wireless headphones and speakers more efficient and functional as well as improve sound quality.
Bluetooth LE Audio was first announced in 2020. The Bluetooth SIG originally hoped that the supported devices would be available before the year ends. The dates were changed due to the pandemic.
Bluetooth LE Audio has a new audio codec called LC3, which is designed to transmit audio more efficiently. This allows for better sound quality at the same bandwidth. The sound quality will be superior to the SBC. You can also reduce the transfer rate without affecting the quality. This can help you save your battery life.
LE Audio also supports multiple audio devices being connected to one source, in addition to the new codec. Auracast is a feature that allows multiple headphones to be connected to one audio source. This could be used in the gym, for example.
Bluetooth LE Audio, which allows each earbud to connect to an audio source separately, is another feature that has been improved.
Qualcomm also recently announced the aptX Lossless Standard, which will improve sound quality. It is unclear which devices will be supported by this system. Bluetooth LE Audio will be available in Android 13 as well as iOS 16.