Supported codecs

A codec is an “audio coding algorithm” used when transmitting sound wirelessly via Bluetooth connection.

The headset supports the following 2 codecs for music playback via an A2DP connection: SBC and AAC.

  • SBC

    This is an abbreviation for Subband Codec.

    SBC is the standard audio coding technology used in Bluetooth devices.

    All Bluetooth devices support SBC.

  • AAC

    This is an abbreviation for Advanced Audio Coding.

    AAC is mainly used in Apple products such as iPhone that can provide a higher sound quality than that of SBC.

When music in one of the above codecs is transmitted from a connected device, the headset switches to that codec automatically and plays back the music in the same codec.

If the connected device supports a codec of higher sound quality than SBC, you may need to set the device beforehand to enjoy music with the desired codec from the supported codecs.

Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the device regarding setting the codec.