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New Tech: Bluetooth LE Audio

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Bluetooth LE Audio is a new technology that aims to revolutionize the way we listen to audio on our headphones and other devices. This technology uses a low-energy variant of Bluetooth, which is designed to reduce the power consumption of audio devices while also providing better sound quality.

In this blog, we will explore how Bluetooth LE Audio works with headphones and why it is an important advancement in wireless audio technology.

Better Sound

The first thing to understand about Bluetooth LE Audio is that it uses a new compression algorithm called LC3. This algorithm allows for higher quality audio to be transmitted over Bluetooth, while also reducing the amount of data that needs to be transmitted. This means that headphones using Bluetooth LE Audio can provide better sound quality than traditional Bluetooth headphones, while also consuming less power. Here's an overview from Bluetooth.

Illustration showing Bluetooth codecs

Sharing Audio

Another key feature of Auracast Bluetooth LE Audio is its ability to support multiple audio streams simultaneously. This means that multiple headphones can connect to a single device and stream different audio content simultaneously. This is particularly useful in scenarios where multiple people want to listen to different music or watch different movies on a single device like enjoy televisions in public spaces. Some examples:

  • Watch the same video from an iPad or TV at home through your headphones
  • In an airport, you could connect your headphones to a specific TV to listen in - or even directly to gate agent updates
  • In the gym, you could connect your headphones to specific TV from the treadmill 
Auracast Bluetooth Technology

Better Latency, Battery Life

One of the most exciting aspects of Bluetooth LE Audio is a longer battery life and lower latency. You'll see a 20-30% improvement in battery life of LE audio supported devices compared to non LE Audio. Additionally, the latency - or the time it take for the audio to travel from device to headphones - is drastically reduced from 20-30 milleseconds compared to previous versions that can be as long as 200 milleseconds.

Latency Comparison

Epic Lab Edition: JLab's First LE Audio Headphones

Bluetooth LE Audio is an important advancement in wireless audio technology that has the potential to improve the way we listen to audio on our earbuds. This new Bluetooth technology enhances your wireless audio listening experience by streaming the LC3 codec. Bluetooth's new LC3 codec provides better sound quality over lower bitrates compared to the normal SBC codec. However, it's important to note that your device must also support Bluetooth LE Audio. As Bluetooth LE Audio adoption becomes more mainstream, you can be confident to know that the Epic Lab Edition earbuds will be some of the first to support this new technology. Check out the list below of compatible Bluetooth LE devices. 

Devices with Bluetooth LE
  • Google Pixel 7/8
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 / S23+ / S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 / Flip 4
  • Sony Xperia 1 V
  • Sony Xperia 5 V 

Epic Lab Edition Earbuds

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