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Aptx HD with Spotify 320kbps....?

radiorog

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Hi, I've just purchased the B&W PX7 headphones and will be using them to stream spotify from my galaxy S8 phone which has Aptx but not Aptx HD.
Is there any audio upgrade (claimed or heard) by using Aptx HD with spotify over non HD Aptx? I know that standard Aptx transfers at around 350kbps so does this mean that there will be no upgrade possible to HD, or does the science mean that there will still be some upgrade to audio quality going to Aptx HD?
Thank you.
 

Longchops

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The science suggests there is a slight improvement when comparing CD quality Audio,

Spotify is not CD quality audio though so I don't know. I've got a similar issue with my phone and I must say the sound over bluetooth is not particularly impressive to my ears, a wire is much better, and if the wire is coming out of something with a decent DAC in it then its better still.
 
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