The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro could offer truly amazing audio

Galaxy Buds 3 Case (1)

The tech world is abuzz with news about the upcoming Galaxy products that Samsung is going to announce during its next Unpacked event. Among the devices, we know that the Korean giant’s going to announce a pair of new (and familiar) earbuds. Well, according to a new report, the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro might bring a lossless audio codec.

There’s some controversy surrounding Samsung’s upcoming earbuds. The base Galaxy Buds 3 aren’t a major issue, but the pro versions might stir the pot a bit. They look shockingly (and annoyingly) similar to Apple’s AirPods. This is pretty upsetting, as Samsung used to be the company that always stood against Apple. Now, it’s taking far too many notes from its book.

In any case, we’ll see these earbuds along with Samsung’s other exciting devices during the next Unpacked event. It’s going down on July 10th.

The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro could use a lossless audio codec

Samsung’s flagship earbuds typically have some of the best audio for consumer-grade Bluetooth earbuds. They’re not going to dethrone earbuds from audiophile companies like the Campfire Audio Fathom.

However, it’s not only about the hardware. One thing that dictates how good a pair of earbuds will sound is the codec. This is the bit of technology that compresses the audio signal to send from your device to your earbuds. Some codecs are better than others, and they allow for more data to be sent. As such, codecs like these allow for more detailed audio.

According to a new report, the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro will use a near-lossless audio codec. The report points to a max audio quality of 24-bit/96kHz. The previous Galaxy Buds used a codec with 24-bit/48kHz. So, this new codec will double the sample rate of the old one. That’s great to hear because you’ll be able to hear the audio with much more detail.

It doesn’t matter how high-quality the music file is if your earbuds’ codec is squeezing all of the data out of the audio signal. It’s like watching a 4K video on a 1080p display.

We don’t know what codec the company’s going to use. Qualcomm has its aptX Lossless codec, but we don’t believe that this is what Samsung is using. The company might be using a proprietary codec this time around. In any case, it’s great to see an improvement in the audio quality department.

The post The Galaxy Buds 3 Pro could offer truly amazing audio appeared first on Android Headlines.