Apple's 'lossless audio' is not available on AirPods Pro or AirPods Max



Apple announced that 'Lossless Audio' and 'Spatial Audio by Dolby Atmos' that realize high quality sound will be available on Apple Music from June 2021. However, tech media T3 tells us that lossless audio isn't available on AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, based on information from Apple.

AirPods Max and AirPods Pro don't support Apple Music Lossless, Apple confirms | T3
https://www.t3.com/news/airpods-max-and-airpods-pro-dont-support-apple-music-lossless-apple-confirms



AirPods, AirPods Max and AirPods Pro Don't Support Apple Music Lossless Audio --MacRumors
https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/17/airpods-apple-music-lossless-audio/

Apple's $ 549 AirPods Max can't play lossless Apple Music — even when plugged in --The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/17/22440788/apple-airpods-max-lossless-music-explainer-spatial-audio

From June 2021, Apple's music streaming service ' Apple Music ' was announced to support 'Spatial Audio by Dolby Atmos' and 'Lossless Audio' at no additional cost.

'Apple Music' supports spatial audio & lossless audio by Dolby Atmos at no additional cost --GIGAZINE



Apple's lossless audio refers to CD quality from '16-bit / 44.1kHz' to '24-bit / 48kHz'. In addition, 'high resolution lossless' of 'maximum 24-bit / 192kHz' is scheduled to start.

On the other hand, T3 points out that AirPods , AirPods Pro , and AirPods Max don't support lossless audio.

Apple treats AirPods Pro and AirPods Max as high-end headphones / earphones, but they treat audio as a Bluetooth AAC codec when connected to the iPhone. Since the lossless audio started by Apple is encoded as an ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) file, Apple explained that lossless files cannot be used with AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

However, both AirPods Pro and AirPods Max can use spatial audio by Dolby Atmos. Spatial audio by Dolby Atmos is compatible with Apple's H1 and W1 chips , so in addition to AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, BeatsX , Beats Solo3 Wireless , Beats Studio3 , Powerbeats3 Wireless , Beats Flex , Powerbeats Pro , It can also be used with Beats Solo Pro.

Bluetooth 5.0, supported by the iPhone 12 and AirPods Max, is logically capable of CD-quality music transmission, but is expected to enable lossless audio on Apple's existing devices and third-generation AirPods called 'AirPods 3'. Is small at the time of writing, T3 says.

On the other hand, Apple TV and HomePod support lossless audio. It may also be available if your Mac is connected to high quality speakers.

T3 explains 'what is the best way to listen to high-quality music on the iPhone', Apple explains that 'to use high resolution lossless, you need wired hardware with a DAC', and the iPhone Since it doesn't support aptX, he said, 'I would use wired headphones and earphones on the iPhone as well.'

in Hardware, Posted by logq_fa