CSR CD-Quality audio enhances user experience for new Samsung Bluetooth stereo headset

24th May 2011
ES Admin
CSR plc today announced that its innovative aptX™ high-fidelity audio compression technology is a key feature in the new Samsung HS3000 Bluetooth Stereo headset, enabling Samsung to create a Bluetooth headset offering wireless stereo audio quality that is virtually indistinguishable from that of wired stereo audio devices.
“The HS3000 is Samsung’s first aptX-enabled consumer audio product and follows our recently announced partnership. This is the latest milestone along the road to widespread adoption of aptX technology as major consumer electronics manufacturers around the world embrace it as the ‘must have’ feature to enable high-quality music for their wireless audio products,” said Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President of CSR’s Audio and Consumer Business Unit.

“Samsung Electronics is clearly enthusiastic about aptX technology in the high-volume consumer electronics marketplace, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them as they adopt our aptX technology across a broad range of mobile handsets, feature phones, smartphones, tablets and headset products. By adopting aptX technology across their product lines, Samsung is setting a new standard for wireless audio quality in the mobile entertainment ecosystem,” added Murray.

CSR’s aptX technology uses advanced ADPCM principles to squeeze the entire 10Hz – 22kHz high-fidelity audio frequency range neatly within the constrained bandwidth of Bluetooth transmission standards. It delivers unprecedented audio reproduction with 92dB dynamic range, and has low latency that avoids lip-sync issues. When incorporated in Bluetooth A2DP stereo products like the Samsung HS3000, the aptX audio codec enables source material to be delivered transparently over the Bluetooth link, whether it is stored uncompressed on the source device or uses an alternative compression format such as MP3, AAC or FLAC.

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