Apple Music is available in a high resolution audio format and has recently become apparent. And now, the recently released support documentation aims to update users on what they can and can’t do with headphones like the AirPods Max.
There are plenty of support documents related to AirPods, Lossless Audio, Bluetooth, and more. This is what we have learned.
AAC and ALAC
AAC stands for Advanced Audio Codec and has been Apple’s preferred audio codec since the first day of iPod. Apple also developed the ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec), and the entire Apple Music catalog is also encoded in this format.
Interestingly, Apple admits you might not hear the difference. “While the difference between AAC and lossless audio is virtually indistinguishable, it gives Apple Music subscribers the ability to access music with lossless audio compression.”
It can be called, it’s not Apple’s fault. The company said, “The AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max and Beats wireless headphones use the Apple AAC Bluetooth codec to ensure excellent audio quality. Bluetooth connections do not support lossless audio.
“Uses lossless audio compression to stream music to iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Lossless normally plays on Bluetooth speakers and headphones. However, the Bluetooth connection does not support lossless audio. Hmm. “
In other words, it depends on Bluetooth and uses Bluetooth, so you get normal playback instead of lossless playback.
Apple makes an affordable small Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter ($ 9). It shipped with the first iPhone with the headphone jack removed.
Connect the adapter to your iPhone or iPad to enjoy music in lossless quality. Is this true, Apple? “Yes. The Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter It is designed to send audio from the iPhone’s Lightning connector. Includes a digital to analog converter that supports lossless audio up to ‘at 24 bits / 48 kHz. “
So what about AirPods Max?
I feel bad. This means the AirPods Max doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, only a Lightning connector, so I have a cable to connect my headphones to the 3.5mm headphone jack in Lightning, but it doesn’t work . Apple said: The AirPods Max Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable was designed to connect to analog sources for listening to movies and music. AirPods Max can be connected to devices that play lossless and high resolution lossless recordings with superior audio quality. However, considering the conversion from analog to digital via cable, playback is not completely lossless. “
It’s not completely lossless, I would have thought something was lossless or not.
Well, at least for the AirPods Max, it’s a lot clearer than before, if there is no more hope.
However, there are rumors that Apple might try to make things better by using AirPlay instead of Bluetooth and announcing its own system to fix this problem. I understand.