the Organization Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG), which is responsible for the development and promotion of standard of the same name, announced a new technology LE Audio. Development designed to improve the sound quality of Bluetooth headphones in conditions when manufacturers are increasingly abandoning the 3.5 mm audio connection in favor of wireless interface.
the Announcement of Bluetooth Audio LE was held in the framework of the exhibition Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, which opens today in Las Vegas. The new standard provides support for high-quality sound hearing AIDS, the ability to broadcast audio to multiple devices and improved compatibility with wireless headsets.
For most users, the most noticeable will be to support the audio codec LC3 (Low Complexity Communication Codec), writes The Verge. It offers a more efficient compression algorithm than the widely used today, but outdated LC3, and reduces power consumption while simultaneously improving the quality of the sound.
Thanks to the cooperation with the European Association of manufacturers of hearing aid the Bluetooth SIG in the coming years will be able to implement support for connection via the Audio LE of a wide range of devices, including TVs. And screens can appear the whole Bluetooth system that can connect hearing-impaired viewers.
in Addition, the technology will support multithreaded audio. This means that Bluetooth headphones can “catch” from a smartphone of its own, independent signal.
As expected, the specifications Audio LE will be published in the first half of 2020. The first devices with support for the new Protocol is unlikely to emerge before 2021-th.