- Apr 30, 2021
SBC is the most basic codec with the lowest bitrate and, therefore, the lowest sound quality. AAC and AptX are both steps up from SBC and are generally mainstream, though different devices might support either or both (AAC is most common on Apple phones and tablets, while AptX is the preferred standard for Android).
SBC - Android users get stuck with the lowest quality?
Sampling Rate: Up to 48kHz
AAC - Pretty much just Apple products?
Bit depth: Up to 24-bit
Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz
Bitrate: Up to 320Kbps
And they call it a Pro unit... I'm not convinced.
The biggest advantage of aptX over SBC is latency and lower power usage. There also is a slight quality improvement, but it is not obvious and majority will not hear a difference.