Apple shares information with Apple Support to answer questions aboutLossless sound on Apple Music Various matters With highlights in headphone support like AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max
Apple answers questions about lossless audio in Apple Music.
Apple Introduces Lossless Audio in Apple Music to Help Listeners You can listen to high-quality music as if you were in a recording room through your device. But there are many questions, whether it is compatible with which headphones can be used with AirPods or not, Apple has revealed and answered these questions.
Lossless audio in Apple Music is compatible with iOS 14.6 and above.
Lossless audio in Apple Music will be available for listening to Apple Music on devices running iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4 or later.
Lossless audio on Apple Music will be available to users from June 2016.
iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4 were not released as of the date of this information.
Lossless audio playback takes up a large amount of data (data).
Apple claims that playing lossless audio over Cellular or W-Fi consumes a lot of data. And loading Lossless music on the device will also take up a lot of space. Therefore, it should be carefully considered
Lossless sound can be heard from the device’s speakers or headphones. External speaker via cable
Apple says users can listen to lossless audio from the speakers of devices such as the iPhone, iPad, or by connecting a headset to the speaker.
Lossless audio can be heard over your Mac’s speakers or through headphones plugged into the headphone jack.
Apple says you can listen to lossless audio through speakers or headphones plugged into the headphone jack. But if you want to listen to lossless music above 48 kHz, Mac users will also need a digital-to-analog converter.
Listen to lossless audio music through HomePod, HomPod mini.
Apple revealed that HomePod, HomePod mini use ACC to provide excellent sound quality and support for lossless audio playback, with a future software update.
HomePod, HomePod mini are not available in Thailand.
Apple TV 4K supports Lossless, Hi-Res Lossless sound (may be supported in the future).
Apple says that Apple TV 4K will not support high-resolution lossless playback at this time, and Apple TV 4K will support the 16-bit / 44.1 kHz to 24-bit / 48 kHz lossless audio standard.
The term “Hi-res lossless audio playback not supported at this time” may mean that Apple TV 4K may support Hi-res lossless audio in the future via Software Update.
It is not possible to listen to lossless audio music through the Bluetooth speakerphone connection.
Apple says that lossless audio can be played through devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, but listening to lossless audio is not supported by Bluetooth-connected headphone speakers.
AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max cannot hear lossless audio.
Apple has confirmed that the AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and Beats wireless earbuds use the Bluetooth AAC codec, which does not support lossless audio.
Headphones connected to the device with a 3.5mm Lightning cable support lossless audio playback.
Apple claims that the Lightning to 3.5mm cable is designed to stream audio from the iPhone through the Lightning port, which converts audio from digital to analog and supports 24-bit / 48kHz lossless audio.
AirPods Max does not support “full-blown” lossless audio playback, even when connected via a 3.5mm Lightning cable.
Apple claims that the 3.5mm Lightning cable is designed to allow AirPods Max to connect to analog devices for listening to music.
AirPods Max can be connected to the device to play Lossless music and Hi-Rs Lossless music playback with excellent sound quality. But with online analog-to-digital conversion, lossless audio playback is not fully supported.
This information is only part of it. You can find more information about lossless audio at Apple Support: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212183