treetreeseven wrote:casinterest wrote:Apple usually leads instead of follows, and one thing I have noticed lately, is that most people have switched to Bluetooth which doesn't require a dongle, and can charge separately.
Bluetooth audio quality is absolute garbage compared to even a 128Kbps MP3 made by a decent encoder. There is severe distortion audible even on cheap speakers. The move from the original SBC codec to aptX appears to perceptually improve things a bit, but it's still crap. The newer Bluetooth audio profiles have provisions for supporting MP3 and AAC, but nobody uses it. aptX is about as good as you'll get. http://www.sereneaudio.com/blog/how-good-is-bluetooth-audio-at-its-best
This article is written by an idiot.
The Bluetooth standard supports 800Kb/s of bandwidth . it can easily handle the 320 kb/s for 5.1 Audio qualification under AAC. It easily handles 128 Kbps of MP3. If your bluetooth headset or speaker doesn't support it, then it is a cheap and crappy bluetooth implementation..
The delay everyone complains about in Bluetooth is due to the far side device. If you bough a cheap device that can't decode encode and decode bluetooth , then you got what you paid for.
If you an iphone or ipod video using bluetooth, you will see that the iphone knows the bluetooth lag and will sync the audio. Meanwhile other devices such as PC's with browsers and 3rd party devices don't make the adjustment for the extra delay of the encoded and decoding of the audio.