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Cosmic Ray

When Samsung will FIX android Pie CHANGES to the audio

Hello to all,

I have Samsung phones and devices for a while now.

My first Samsung phone was a S3.

When I got my Samsung S8 Plus, I two headphones, one earphone and over the ear, Samsung Level Pro.

Those headphones supported Hi Res audio such as DSD and FLAC files.

In the Level App, you could also toggle the audio stream UHQ audio over bluetooth. 

Then came the Android Pie update and Samsung REMOVED IT ALL.

No more AptXHD codecs in my S8 Plus, Sound Alive had UHQ for wired headphones instead??

I contacted Support and ended filing a bug report.

They said they would fix it in the next update.

Now I upgraded to a Note9 and same UHQ bluetooth audio got removed on the first update.

Now, 2020. After the complain, they brought back AptX at least!!!

But not AptX HD!!!

Still in my Note9 DSD 64 and 128 playback is TERRIBLE!!!

Now I see people with the Note10 having the same issues, where audiophile audio is not played well.

Here is the screenshot when the Samsung Level App had the "UHQ" button.

When Samsung will fix this or I should buy a Sony Xperia that supports AptX HD and Hi Res audio?

Should be my Note9 my last Samsung phone?

2017 screenshot when UHQ audio was supported.2017 screenshot when UHQ audio was supported.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.samsung.com/us/audio/headphones/in-ear/level-u-pro-wireless-headphones-black-eo-bn920cbe...

 

https://www.samsung.com/us/audio/headphones/on-ear/level-on-wireless-pro-headphones-black-eo-pn920cb...

 

 

Samsung UHQA Studio Sound 

 

Ultra High Quality Audio (UHQA) technology delivers a true 24bit digital audio experience with up to 2x wider frequency range than standard CD-quality wireless sound. Combined with noise-isolating ear gels, listeners experience vivid, concert hall sound. UHQA is compatible with select Samsung Galaxy devices.