The headphone jack is extremely important, and some people regard it as a crucial characteristic of a phone, however, it is also true that the use of Bluetooth audio is on the rise, and as time keeps on progressing, more and more people have started to emphasize and have started to given Bluetooth audio more and more importance. While a wired connection may satisfy your music and audio needs to a better extent, OnePlus has still given its users a wide range of options to choose from when hearing audio via Bluetooth. OnePlus allows its users to choose from three different codecs, so your audio needs are not left unsatisfied.

So, what codecs does OnePlus 5 exactly offer to its users, and how do you access them? What’s the deal? Let’s get into the details. First of all, you will have to head over to the settings app, and from here, you will have to scroll down to the very bottom and turn your attention to the “Advanced” tab. In this menu, you will find the presence of “Bluetooth Audio Codec”, and this too is found at the very bottom of the page.

From here, you have the range of three different options to choose from. These range from the likes of aptX, which is also the one selected by default, to the likes of aptX HD, and SBC, which is the option for supported headphones. And while it is indeed true that these would not really require a change, it is nice to know that the option for change is always there. Having the apt-X HD is a great option to have because, with the presence of compatible headphones, the quality of the audio is extremely satisfactory.

If you are interested to know more of the advanced codecs, then all you need to do is head over to check out all the new options that are supported in Android O.


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