We all know and love Qualcomm for their Snapdragon processors in nearly every Android device, but that’s not all the company does. One of the things they showed off this week at the Tech Summit was headphones with HiFi DACs built right in. The HiFi DAC they showed off is powered by USB Type-C and will be ready for products next year.
Phones that don’t have 3.5mm jacks rely on the headphones to do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to audio quality. That’s why a lot of USB-C headphones don’t usually sound great. Qualcomm’s AQT1000 HiFi DAC can stream music at 32-bit quality. It has a dynamic range of 123 decibels and supports DSD. This should help USB-C headphones a lot.
Qualcomm will have this ready for manufacturers next year. Look to see some headphones with this tech included. Are you interested in USB-C headphones?