The era of listening to music is changing —cords are becoming extinct as there are more ways to wirelessly stream our favorite songs at home and on the go. But as different Bluetooth®-compatible technologies surface, so does the question of whether we are sacrificing sound quality for the convenience of wireless streaming.
Here at Sony we recognize that sound quality and the flexibility of streaming your music should be a package deal, which is why our engineers developed the LDAC™ technology.
Put simply, LDAC™ is an audio-coding technology for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio.
LDAC™ is unlike any other Bluetooth®-compatible coding technology out there. It allows you to enjoy High-Res Audio content in exceptional sound quality by transmitting at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps. This is approximately three times more data than the conventional Bluetooth®-compatible audio technology, like Low Complexity Subband Coding (SBC), which has a transfer rate of 328 kbps.
The technology supports several transmission rates based on the wireless environment, providing the enhanced listening experience that music lovers crave and that was intended by the artists.
LDAC™ technology can be found in a number of Sony products, including select transmitters (Walkman® and smartphone) and receivers (headphones and wireless speakers). Here are a few examples of the products carrying (or leveraging) this innovative technology.
Sony Transmitter Products
Xperia™ Z5 Smartphone
The new Xperia™ Z5 smartphone has many great features, including Hybrid Autofocus to capture amazing pictures, and its waterproof design ensures that a little water doesn’t ruin your day. But the feature that is the most exciting to music fans and audiophiles is the amazing audio listening experience you receive.
Xperia™ Z5 is currently only available in the U.S. market
NWZ-A Series Walkman®
With the NWZ-A Series, you can transmit your music to any Bluetooth® device or stream your favorite songs via NFC-enabled products. In addition to playing studio-quality High-Res Music, the Walkman® A Series improves the sound quality of your existing music library with DSEE HX™ technology. And with 64 GB of internal memory, this is the perfect Walkman® for music fans who want to carry all their favorite songs wherever they go.
Sony Receiver Products
MDR-1ABT Bluetooth® Headphones
The MDR-1ABT wireless headphones are perfect for audiophiles who want to infuse fashion with their love for music. With a sleek metal headband and leather ear pads, these iconic headphones look as good as they feel. Optimized for High-Resolution Audio Bluetooth® streaming, the MDR-1ABT will capture the emotion behind every note of your favorite song so you can fully immerse yourself in your listening experience.
HT-NT5 Sound Bar with Bluetooth®
The HT-NT5 Sound Bar is a must-have for any tech-savvy music lover. Engineered for exceptional sound, the HT-NT5 perfectly supports High-Resolution Audio playback, bringing to life any movie or song. Plus, with LDAC™ technology, you can stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop via Bluetooth®.
No music fan should have to decide between the liberty of wireless streaming and the enjoyment of superior sound quality. Thanks to Sony’s LDAC™ technology you don’t need to make any sacrifices. Pick one of the many Sony products with this innovative technology and enjoy your favorite songs in High-Res Audio anywhere you’d like.