Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio

The next generation of aptX

No wires? No worries

aptX Adaptive audio technology has been designed to provide a Bluetooth wireless alternative to traditional wired systems that works seamlessly across all applications, including gaming, video and music.

Dynamic low latency mode

Great for gamers, it keeps audio in sync with media, reducing dreaded audio/lip-synchronization issues.

Adaptive bit rate

The bit rate adjusts to provide seamless glitch-free audio no matter where you are.

HD quality audio

Whatever the device, wherever you are, you can enjoy high resolution Bluetooth wireless audio.

Why Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive audio?

aptX Adaptive was created to answer your demands as a tech-savvy user. It promises high resolution, uninterrupted audio that simply works, delivering a premium and robust solution.

We live in an increasingly wire-free world

Experience the same audio quality wirelessly

High resolution audio

Get the very most from your music

Designed for more than music

Enjoy glitch-free audio anywhere

Headphones for gaming

Immerse yourself in mobile gaming with synchronised audio and video

5G mobile broadband for VR & AR

Encounter new, immersive experiences, faster

The transformation of wireless audio

Discover how the ground-breaking technology behind aptX Adaptive audio improves the wireless experience.

Key Features

Adjusts performance based on environment

Crowded RF environments are no longer a worry. Wherever you are, enjoy the same high-quality sound.

Low-latency mode

Designed to support video and gaming, aptX Adaptive delivers a fully immersive experience.

Dynamically auto-adjusts

Adjusts to what’s playing on your device, be that videos, music or gaming to help eliminate connectivity issues.

Audio that simply works

No user control or configuration needed – a robust and consistently premium experience.

“No statistically significant difference between Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive at 420kbit/s and Linear Audio at 24bit / 96kHz”

 - Salford University independent test results, June 2018

Technical Specifications

Latency
  • Low system latency approx. 80ms 
Compatibility
  • Backwards compatible with aptX & aptX HD
Bit Rate
  • Dynamic bit-rate adaptation designed to ensure consistently robust audio streaming in challenging RF environments
  • Bit-error resilience is designed to help maintain audio quality in challenging RF environments
  • Dynamic bit rate and latency adaptation based on handset user application focus without user intervention
  • Typically, 279kbps to 420kbps

Explore more aptX versions

Designed to deliver high definition (HD) audio over Bluetooth, to help you get the very most from your music.

Designed to deliver fully synchronized audio and video content, just the thing for using a Bluetooth wireless headset for gaming, where milliseconds mean virtual life or death.

Our original aptX technology powers the wireless sound behind many of the world’s finest smartphones, speakers, soundbars, headphones and tablets.

Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.