Posts Tagged ‘Audio’
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3.5mm audio vs USB Type-C: the good, bad and the future

by: Rob TriggsJuly 12, 2016
The venerable 3.5mm audio jack is in danger of being phased out. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the future of what USB Type-C audio is going to mean for smartphone and music enthusiasts.
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Intel to propose a USB Type-C audio specification

by: Rob TriggsApril 27, 2016
Speaking at IDF Shenzhen, Intel unveiled some of its early plans for a USB Type-C digital audio specification and what this could bring to consumers.
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Android beats Apple in ditching the headphone port on smartphones

by: Kris CarlonApril 20, 2016
While the upcoming iPhone 7 has been rumored to do away with the 3.5mm headphone port, the first phones to do so have just been announced on Android.
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LG collaborates with Bang & Olufsen to bring premium audio to the LG G5

by: Rob TriggsFebruary 19, 2016
LG has been working closely with audio specialists Bang & Olufsen to develop a premium audio experience for the upcoming LG G5 smartphone.
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Android Marshmallow edges closer to “Pro Audio” with lower audio latency

by: Rob TriggsFebruary 3, 2016
Research conducted by Superpowered reveals that Android Marshmallow offers vastly improved round-trip audio latency when compared with Lollipop.
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The great audio myth: why you don’t need that 32-bit DAC

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 19, 2016
There is a growing trend of shoving a 32-bit DAC into flagship smartphones, but this is nothing more than a marketing gimmick. Here is why.
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Elliptic Labs to bring ultrasound proximity gestures to smartphones

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 19, 2016
Elliptic Labs’ newly announced BEAUTY ultrasound proximity software could make the infra-red sensors found in today’s smartphones obsolete.
 
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Qualcomm announces aptX HD codec with 24-bit Bluetooth audio

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 6, 2016
Qualcomm's newly announced CSR8675 codec claims to bring hi-res 24-bit Bluetooth audio to mobile products.
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A closer look at the Axon phone’s “Hi-Fi Audio”

by: Rob TriggsJuly 20, 2015
ZTE's new Axon smartphone promises 32-bit "Hi-Fi Audio", so let's take a look at exactly what that means and how it stacks up against the competition.
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Android is still suffering from horrendous audio latency

by: Rob TriggsJuly 10, 2015
Android is still suffering from overly long round-trip audio latency, as these latest graphs show.
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