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  1. MF-Karma's Avatar
    I have loved my Icon so far, it has been perfectly stable and has taken great pictures. However, it has now irritated me for the first time. I was looking into getting some Bluetooth headphones for the office and the Icon does not support the aptx codec for Bluetooth. I think the flagship phones for HTC, Sony, Motorola, and Samsung all support it. I really can't believe they advertise this phone for media recording and playback and don't support the best Bluetooth audio. Nokia's Bluetooth headphones support aptx. Very surprised.
    03-05-2014 03:06 PM
  2. Joel S79's Avatar
    Looks like this is a WP limitation, not an Icon limitation. 8.1 maybe?
    03-05-2014 03:19 PM
  3. MF-Karma's Avatar
    Sure hope it's in 8.1 but have seen nothing.
    03-05-2014 03:22 PM
  4. js8229's Avatar
    I'd suspect it's just lacking in software, and could be included in 8.1. I don't think there's a hardware component responsible for aptx support.
    03-05-2014 03:37 PM
  5. Starrbuck's Avatar
    I've never heard of it...
    03-05-2014 03:40 PM
  6. nasellok's Avatar
    What exactly is APTX Codec - I have connected to my TV, PC, Tablet, Headphones, and Bluetooth speaker with no issues.
    03-06-2014 10:05 AM
  7. primortal's Avatar
    03-06-2014 10:12 AM
  8. Joel S79's Avatar
    What exactly is APTX Codec - I have connected to my TV, PC, Tablet, Headphones, and Bluetooth speaker with no issues.
    Audio codec that allows higher quality audio transfer over BT's A2DP protocol.
    03-06-2014 10:13 AM
  9. Joel S79's Avatar
    So it's a compression protocol. Compressing compressed music... hmm...
    03-06-2014 10:14 AM
  10. MF-Karma's Avatar
    Bluetooth audio is highly compressed. Aptx has several compression levels but I believe all of them are better than standard Bluetooth protocols and Aptx can also do lossless over Bluetooth "supposedly". Wireless headphones are great for working out or at the office. Once you've tried them you probably wouldn't want to go back to wired but audio quality is a consideration.
    03-06-2014 11:20 AM
  11. Joel S79's Avatar
    Bluetooth audio is highly compressed. Aptx has several compression levels but I believe all of them are better than standard Bluetooth protocols and Aptx can also do lossless over Bluetooth "supposedly". Wireless headphones are great for working out or at the office. Once you've tried them you probably wouldn't want to go back to wired but audio quality is a consideration.
    It seems APT-X is more like ZIP compression than MP3 like compression, meaning it rebuilds the audio source in the headphones before playing the audio so you don't lose any of the frequency range. That kind of compression is the only way to transfer compressed audio and still call it lossless.

    I use bluetooth for audio whenever I'm driving, so I'm all for the best possible quality.
    03-06-2014 11:49 AM
  12. Ashu Ashu's Avatar
    aptX support coming to all Windows Phone 8 - Lumia devices with the Lumia denim update which is expected to release next month.

    Source:
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=3OsGKyuz
    Last edited by Ashu Ashu; 10-21-2014 at 12:16 PM.
    10-21-2014 08:57 AM
  13. Jas00555's Avatar
    Windows Phone supports it, but Verizon hasn't pushed out the necessary firmware.
    10-21-2014 09:13 AM
  14. gernerttl's Avatar
    What exactly is APTX Codec - I have connected to my TV, PC, Tablet, Headphones, and Bluetooth speaker with no issues.
    aptX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The HTC M8 supports it. It's baked into its firmware.
    10-21-2014 12:59 PM

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