Bluetooth LE Audio is here.  Wireless headphones will last longer with it, will play better and make the whole environment sound louder

Bluetooth SIG, the organization behind the blue-tooth communication standard, she announced, that it is preparing new specifications that take advantage of the open 6GHz band. It has adapted Wi-Fi 6E after release for unlicensed use until now, and Wi-Fi 7 is also counting on it. In the case of Bluetooth, however, it is a surprise, because it has never been extended even to the more common 5GHz band.

Since its introduction in 1998, it has worked exclusively in the 2.4 GHz band. In Europe, it is specifically the range of 2400 to 2483.5 MHz, where it uses 79 different channels with a width of 1 MHz.

The move to 6 GHz will only affect the Bluetooth LE offshoot, which is intended for low-drain devices, but after the latest update it is better prepared for headsets as well. Due to the bandwidth, there could finally be headphones that transmit sound in “CD quality” without compromise.

But the Bluetooth SIG is tight-lipped about the details. However, in addition to the benefits of lower band interference, he mentions that communication on the new frequencies will increase network throughput, reduce response and offer more accurate spatial localization.

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