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AirPods developer, Bluetooth bandwidth is a bottleneck (in an indirect way) confusing: the Japanese version of Engadget

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Apple’s fully wireless earbuds, AirPods, have been very successful in recent years, with multiple variations, including the top-of-the-line AirPods Max.“Does not support lossless sound sources from Apple Music”I have a problem like.

Apple executives are talking about how big the Bluetooth bottleneck is for AirPods.

Gary Geaves, Apple’s vice president of sound, and Eric Treski, a product marketing team, detail the technology used for the AirPods in an interview with audio product magazine What HiFi … I wonder if Bluetooth is “getting in the way” (advancing) the AirPods hardware and “hampering sound quality.”

Gieves admits that it wants a wireless communication standard that can use a wider bandwidth while avoiding direct criticism of Bluetooth. “The amount of latency that occurs when you move your head is also important … so we have to focus on getting the most out of Bluetooth technology, but with a wider bandwidth. I’m sure I need it … stop here “he said, implying that Bluetooth’s bandwidth is narrow in an indirect way.

Later in the interview, Gieves explained that the third generation AirPods 3 is basically a new design from the ground up, using only custom-made parts. “First, I took a closer look at the strengths of the original AirPods,” he said. “A lot of people like the comfortable open-fit type (the kind that hooks into the dent in the ear) that fits comfortably without going into the ear canal. I found there is.”

At first glance, the AirPods Pro appears to be a type of channel that fits in your ears, but since the mouthpiece with the olives removed does not protrude, it may be a kind of “open fit” for Apple.

Additionally, the interview details the in-house acoustics team developing AirPods and advanced technologies like spatial audio, so if you’re interested, we recommend that you read the original text.

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