An Apple engineer explains why AirPods Pro 2 don’t support lossless audio

It seemed that Apple was going to introduce lossless audio in the AirPods Pro 2however, it seems that in the end it has not been like that, so a company engineer has stepped forward to explain why the latest generation wireless earbuds from the bitten apple don’t support such a feature.

The AirPods Pro 2 headphones are not exactly cheap and have been acclaimed, like other models of similar devices from Apple, for their sound quality and its noise cancellation capabilities. The fact that Apple Music offers lossless audio seemed like an indication that the feature would be introduced to take advantage of the latest model of headphones via Bluetooth, but in the end it has not been like that. While some may blame the limitations of wireless audio codecs, the Apple engineer has acknowledged that this is not the origin.

In an interview with the media What Hi-Fi?Apple’s acoustic engineer, Esge Andersen, has recognized, as we have already said, that the limitation is not in the codec used to transmit the sound through Bluetooth, but in the fact that the company has preferred to focus on delivering a reliable experience rather than serving up raw acoustic details.

In order to improve the audio quality in the AirPods Pro 2, Andersen explained that the company has focused on engineering, focusing mainly on adjusting the airflow channel inside the headphones to improve sound quality. audio at all levels while still delivering audio at the same definition as the previous generation.

On the possibility of supporting lossless audio in future generations of AirPods Pro, Andersen has not given any concrete answer except that the company is open to changes. At this point, it’s worth remembering that Apple has added to your music service lossless audio compression with its own codec, Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC)offering output ranging from 16-bit/44.1kHz (CD quality) to 24-bit/192kHz.

Be that as it may, it is not possible to have lossless audio using the AirPods Pro 2 via the Bluetooth interface. iPhone and iPad speakers and wired headphone models can support such a feature, although an external digital-to-analog converter (DAC) should ideally be used, while a Mac technically requires wired headphones to enjoy high-quality music. fidelity.

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