LDAC (codec)

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LDAC (codec)
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Developed by Sony
Type of format Audio codec

LDAC is an audio coding technology developed by Sony, which allows streaming audio over Bluetooth connections up to 990 kbit/s at 24bit/96khz (also called High-resolution audio). It is used by various Sony products, including headphones, smartphones, portable media players, active speakers and home theaters. LDAC is a lossy codec[1][2], which employs a hybrid coding scheme to provide more efficient data compression. Its main competitor is Qualcomm's aptX-HD technology. While not directly competitive in terms of bitrate, AAC is in practice a competitive technology for improved wireless audio quality and is used by Apple, YouTube and other firms. [3]

Starting from Android 8.0 'Oreo', LDAC is part of the Android Open Source Project, enabling every OEM to integrate this standard into their own Android devices freely.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darko, John H. (2017-03-29). "The inconvenient truth about Bluetooth audio". DAR__KO. Retrieved 2018-01-13. 
  2. ^ "What is Sony LDAC, and how does it do it?". AVHub. 2015-08-24. Retrieved 2018-01-13. 
  3. ^ ""Best Wireless Headphones of 2018"". 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2018-03-09. 
  4. ^ "What you need to know about Sony's LDAC". 22 August 2017. 

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