Samsung’s Unpacked occasion revealed quite a few new units within the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Watch 5, however amongst these bulletins was a brand new wi-fi earphone within the Galaxy Buds Professional 2.
The earbuds come assist a brand new Samsung proprietary expertise known as Seamless Hello-Fi Codec that, in brief, claims to allow the next high quality listening expertise over Bluetooth.
For extra on the way it works and which units it really works with, learn our clarification of Samsung’s Seamless Hello-Fi Codec.
What’s Samsung Seamless Hello-Fi Codec?
The most recent Galaxy Buds Professional earphones come stocked with options comparable to 360 audio, however what caught our eye was the reveal of Samsung’s up to date Seamless Codec.
Referred to as Seamless Hello-Fi Codec, it builds on the Scalable Codec Samsung launched a number of years in the past. In line with South Korean model, the codec is ready to encode full 24-bit audio, transmit it to the Galaxy Buds Professional 2, which is then capable of decode the sign and keep the 24-bit top quality sound all through the gadget chain.
24-bit in comparison with 16-bit permits for increased decision, extra element, readability and improved dynamic vary (i.e. the loudness of music). 24-bit is a more true illustration of how music was recorded and mastered, retaining extra info within the audio sign than 16-bit lossless is ready to. From a technical standpoint, sound high quality in a 24-bit file needs to be higher.
Samsung hasn’t gone into rather more element about its Seamless Hello-Fi Codec, however the headphones solely assist SBC and AAC codecs with no aptX HD, LDAC or LHDC assist.
What units does the Seamless Hello-Fi Codec work with?
There’s a caveat with the Seamless Hello-Fi in that it solely works with Samsung units. A Samsung Galaxy gadget with One UI 4.0 or increased is required to take heed to 24-bit audio with the earphones.
It additionally requires audio that’s in 24-bit to transmit it to the Galaxy Buds Professional 2. The likes of Spotify and Deezer received’t present that, however probably Tidal Hello-Fi and undoubtedly Qobuz have tracks in 24-bit.