Apple does not I reported earlier this week Its Apple Music platform will deliver high-quality music, Space Audio, with Dolby Atmos. Any high-fidelity audio without the user paying more. However, Apple’s AirPods (as well as the Beats) were not qualified to reproduce HiFi quality. This situation has clearly left users of this device, especially AirPods Max, a bit disappointed.
Since the stories are not always told in one go, so do the rumors that came from celebrities The dropout John Prosser, might also give hope to those who have AirPods and want high-fidelity music.
As we have explained correctly In this articleThere are a number of restrictions on wireless headphones that prevent devices from playing in HD.
However, as Sony has already done, Apple might be working on a lossless codec that's optimized for bluetooth, or working on another focus!
Lost on Airpods? Where did such rumor come from?
Apple upon launching Apple Music hi-res Lossless, which will already be next June, left indications that the AirPods did not support them. However, this data was Sent by email By an Apple spokesperson:
Lossless audio is not supported on AirPods, any model. AirPods Max wired listening mode only accepts analog output sources. AirPods Max currently does not support digital audio formats in wired mode.
Thus, it clearly states that "AirPods Max currently do not support digital audio formats in wired mode."
In Apple terminology, Lossless is CD quality, from 16-bit playback at 44.1kHz to 24-bit 48kHz, while Hi-Res Lossless provides up to 24-bit at 192kHz. Both models of Apple headphones only use the Bluetooth AAC codec when connected to the iPhone, which means they cannot receive the full quality of Apple Music Lossless files, which will be encoded as ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) files.
There is no doubt that AirPods Max have exceptional sound - even with AAC over Bluetooth, and connecting with a cable can make the experience richer.
The rumors from Prosser are actually Apple is working on a codec that provides Lossless support for AirPods Max, even if it's via cable. So, it remains for us to wait for the Lossless release in June and see if something new might appear in the upcoming WWDC 2021.