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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by SebastienT, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. SebastienT

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    I would like to use AAC by default to stream audio from my device (Android 10) to a specific headset. I know how to change the codec used and can switch to AAC when connected (from developer options), but when disconnecting and reconnecting the headset, the connection default to aptX. Is there a way to make the change persistent?
     


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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Use an audio player that supports AAC...
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Usually Bluetooth will automatically select the best available codec that the Android device and the headphones, headsets, speakers etc. support. Isn't aptX supposed to have better SQ and a lower latency than AAC, and that's why it's the default. With the lowest common denominator codec for any BT audio devices been SBC.

    Depending on the particular headset you've got, it may have a supporting app from the manufacturer that allows you to select a default codec to use, e.g. the Sony BT headphones I use, it can select either LDAC or AAC as the persistent default from the Sony app.
     
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  4. SebastienT

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    You have a good point there but the fact is that I am almost always streaming from Spotify so that the original files are either ACC or OGG. I would prefer to avoid transcoding (even to a good format such as AptX) since it always impart an additional loss and requires additional processing. I will check with the manufacturer for the kind of application you mention. My headphones are Audio Technica ATH-M50X. Thanks!
     
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  5. mikedt

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    This should do what you require.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.audiotechnica.connect
    Allows you to change the Bluetooth codec according to the sound quality or connection status
     
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