Apple clarifies lossless audio on Apple Music, assures it's coming to the HomePod

23 May 2021
Won't be available on any of the AirPods due to Bluetooth's limitations.

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  • Anonymous

Sean Mclean, 08 Jun 2021When will the Apple Music android app be updated so android... moreEventouh apple support lossless now, but apple never mention how compatible it on android, since android uses different hardware there is no guarantee the lossless same one of another, the bad news even some android cut off the jack audio, and find cheap type c adapter with detailed specs for lossless like apple lightning jack is nearly impossible

I even can’t believe if samsung support hi res DAC inside their phone, since gsmarena specs 32bit 192khz

  • Anonymous

Sean Mclean, 08 Jun 2021When will the Apple Music android app be updated so android... moreEventouh apple support lossless now, but apple never mention how compatible it on android, since android uses different hardware there is no guarantee the lossless same one of another, the bad news even some android cut off the jack audio, and find cheap type c adapter with detailed specs for lossless like apple lightning jack is nearly impossible

I even can’t believe if samsung support hi res DAC inside their phone, since gsmarena specs 32bit 192khz

  • Anonymous

Sean Mclean, 24 May 2021Apologies After speaking to a friend who works in within... moreActually listening lossless via buds is good too, eventough only aac codec but if the ear is sensitive, the song details in lossless is different from regular aac

  • daveclark966

you can use a professional FLAC to iPad converter - Avdshare Audio Converter with which you can easily convert your FLAC file to your iPad model more supported MP3 file.

When will the Apple Music android app be updated so android devices can play lossless too?

Anonymous, 23 May 2021Still not lossless though...Most of my ALACs (lossless compared to the original CD) are below 800 kbps. LDAC can transmit them to the headphones without any further loss, at least in theory. After that, of course, everything else depends on the DAC in the headphones.

  • Mike

YUKI93, 23 May 2021Uncompressed audio.It’s not uncompressed. It’s compressed in a way that is lossless

  • Mike

Anon, 24 May 2021LG stopped making phones.Their website doesn’t seem to think so

prasad-gsma, 24 May 2021Hi-Res and lossless are not the same. Please read the damn ... morei own high resolution audio player nw-zx300, astell and kern michelle limited and wh-1000xm3, ibasso dc02, sony xba-40, akg k511, ect i know what's the difference, the article which you probably complied is very flawed, with regular apple lightning to 3.5m, the quality of components are very poor, you won't tell the difference with regular 16bits 44.1khtz lossless alac/flac let alone higher resolution, thus it defeats the point, on the other hand, a US$60 ibasso dc02 with apple iphone will work wonders has the dac is audiophile grade.

in regards to wireless, if you ever had the chance to use high resolution audio player use ldac mode with wh-1000xm3, even though it's lossy, it's like day and night esp high resolution audio files ( i have 260gb of audio, around 80gb are high res audio), as it's does allow high resolution decoding at 96htz 24bits at 998kbits which is high bitrate (also very similar bitrate to average 16bits 44.1ktz alac or flac

  • Anon

YUKI93, 24 May 2021That is why LG never remove the headphone jack on their pho... moreLG stopped making phones.

prasad-gsma, 24 May 2021I specifically added a paragraph in the article to avoid un... moreApologies

After speaking to a friend who works in within the audio industry I now completely understand what Hi Res and Lossless is now and I now know NO Bluetooth codec can transmit lossless audio.

Thank God I've got my FiiO Q3 DAC and Philips X3 headphones to handle Lossless and Hi Res music.

The Galaxy buds pro sound quality is still amazing though!

r33fd, 23 May 202199 percent of people can not tell the difference in a blind... moreFor wireless audio anyway. For wired audio though, it's a completely day-and-night difference.

Sean Mclean, 24 May 2021Apologies GSM After speaking to a friend who works in wi... moreThat is why LG never remove the headphone jack on their phones. They absolutely know that DAC won't work wirelessly.

Sean Mclean, 23 May 2021Please gets your facts straight GSM arena before you post n... moreApologies GSM

After speaking to a friend who works in within the audio industry I now completely understand what Hi Res and Lossless is now and I now know NO Bluetooth codec can transmit lossless audio.

Thank God I've got my FiiO Q3 DAC and Philips X3 headphones to handle Lossless and Hi Res music.

The Galaxy buds pro sound quality is still amazing though!

imparanoic, 23 May 2021GSM arena has been factually inaccurate, both aptx hd and l... moreHi-Res and lossless are not the same. Please read the damn article.

YUKI93, 23 May 2021Uncompressed audio.Lossless doesn't mean uncompressed. It is compressed losslessly (as opposed to lossy compression). Sending unaltered, uncompressed media over the internet would require significantly more bandwidth.

Sean Mclean, 23 May 2021Please gets your facts straight GSM arena before you post n... moreI specifically added a paragraph in the article to avoid uninformed comments like these that confuse Hi-Resolution audio with lossless audio. They are not the same thing. There are several Bluetooth codecs that can do Hi-Res audio. There are none that can do it losslessly.

why so much issue? i'm perplexed that people bought wireless audio but cry for lossless?!
at least they now get why some people bash Apple for removing the jack.
to be fair, high bitrate audio has little difference to lossless, if one can hear it, it is only in the highest frequencies which matters little to music

  • Nick

WE ARE ALL THINKING IT - Next iphones and pods will be hi-res capable
Congratulations apple for solving the problem you created
Reminds me of the 3.5mm lightning problem

  • Ez

MQA is scam go check on youtube.