Qualcomm recently has unveiled two new Bluetooth audio systems on a chip aimed for use in truly wireless headphones. The QCC514X and the QCC304X are ultra low power chips that are designed for mid tired and entry-level headphones, respectively, with both supporting Qualcomm’s TrueWireless mirroring technology.
New Qualcomm chips for Bluetooth buds
This tech allows just a single earbud to connect wirelessly to a handset via Bluetooth, which the other bud can then mirror. This will allow the user to remove the connected bud and still continue listening without any interruptions via the mirrored one.
The new chips also feature active noise cancellation, which could make the feature standard in the more affordable true wireless buds that end up using chips. They also bring battery which is so much good to the table offering up to 13 hours of playback based on a 65mAh battery, according to Qualcomm- and could enable the use of ANC for extended periods without making a huge impact on battery life.
The chips also bring voice assistant support with them, but this is where they differ from each other. The more premium QCC514X features always on voice support, while the entry level QCC304X has push button voice activation. Either way, the new SoCs could see voice assistant support become more accessible on low-cost buds.
So if anyone of you has been hankering after a set of Apple Airpods Pro or Sony WF 1000XM3 true wireless buds, you may want to wait as these new Qualcomm chips will soon be making their way into upcoming headphones and could save you a pretty penny.
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