Budget Wireless Earbuds Get High-end Features, Thanks To Qualcomm

Apple changed the audio tech landscape with its high-end AirPods. Other big and small brands soon embraced the trend, and before we knew it, wireless earbuds were everywhere. Although their price point was arguably more affordable than AirPods, they did lack a few high-end features. Things are going to leap on that front, too, as Qualcomm gears up to disrupt the scene with its latest QCC305x Bluetooth audio chip.

Qualcomm QCC305x Bluetooth Chip: Premium Features Aboard Affordable Wireless Earbuds

Now, budget-friendly consumers don’t have to save up and splurge on high-end wireless earbuds to experience some nifty features. Qualcomm’s QCC305x is now a part of its family of Bluetooth audio chips bringing some vivid premium features to true wireless earbuds.

The QCC305x Bluetooth chipset packs quad-core hardware that enables adaptive noise cancellation, improved aptX assistance with 96kHz audio, aptX voice for calls, and hands-free voice control.

With the latest Bluetooth chipset, Qualcomm’s QCC305x chip becomes the first to bring Bluetooth LE Audio spec, enabling high-end features like audio sharing.

With audio-sharing, users of budget earbuds will be able to stream a song or a video to their friend’s wireless earbuds too.

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Launch Details

Concerning the launch timeline, Qualcomm is expected to start rolling out the QCC305x chips by the first half of 2021. Precisely, we can expect it to come out by the middle of next year.

It is interesting to see Qualcomm bringing out the latest audio chipset alongside the uber-powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset. This could mean that the upcoming flagship smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor may also pack the QCC305x Bluetooth chipset.

As of now, Qualcomm has not revealed the list of products that will pack the latest audio chip, but we can expect the usual Qualcomm-ally brands like Anker, Bose, Jabra, Sennheiser, and others to feature it.

The future of sound tech looks promising and affordable with the QCC305x Bluetooth chipset. We may see some new wireless earbuds tagging along with the latest features and support for voice assistant.

The latest leap in audio tech will make it easier for consumers to shift from wired audio earphones to wireless earbuds.

What’s your take on the new Bluetooth chipset by Qualcomm? Would you consider buying budget earbuds once they launch with it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Zara Ali
Zara is a seasoned tech journalist with over 6 years of experience and expertise in producing content around consumer electronics, software, hardware, and more. She has worked with some of the leading tech publications like ExtremeTech, Wccftech, MakeTechEasier, MySmartPrice, and several others. When not writing about the latest in the world of tech, she likes to indulge in creating memes!