Loss of streaming on Apple Music probably not an option for your AirPods, but it is for your wise speaker. 9to5Mac reports that’s Apple gisaad loss of support for HomePod and HomePod mini through an “upcoming software update.” The company didn’t say when the upgrade will come, or if you’ll get features like Dolby Atmos via the original HomePod (which already supports Atmos for videos).
The same support document that talks about HomePod support also identifies that you can use AirPods Max to listen to lossless audio via the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter, even if the analog-to-digital conversion of the cable means you also lose audio fidelity. The Lightning to 3.5mm adapter for the IPhone will provide lossless playback via a 24-bit / 48kHz DAC.
Apple can provide lossless via HomePods thanks to the added WiFi bandwidth. AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones lack capacity, according to Apple.
We can’t expect a night and day difference in sound quality through HomePods, especially the HomePod mini – there’s something a mainstream smart speaker can do in terms of copying the finest details. a song, even if you set up a stereo pair. However, if nothing else, the lack of support ensures that any limitations in audio quality are due to the hardware, not the source material.
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