I am considering buying a Bluetooth speaker for use with my Asus Transformer (amongst other devices) but I am unable to find out whether the Transformer supports the APT-X codec, or find any information as to whether this question is actually appropriate as I may be mixing my terms/getting confused.

I am considering a device such as this:

Creative ZiiSound D5

What I am wondering is whether the Transformer will be outputting the sound using the APT-X codec or not? Is there any way to determine this?

From the specifications of the Transformer here the Bluetooth is Bluetooth V2.1+EDR.


I doubt it, since it's proprietary; Android by default only supports these codecs. It's not required for the speakers to work though, as far as I can tell.

  • The speakers will fall back to SBC if the proprietary codec is not available.
    – Broam
    Aug 4 '11 at 16:44
  • Thanks, my main concern was whether it would be worth justifying the expense of a 'better' set of speakers if the device couldn't actually transmit the music in good enough quality and I think that this answers the question! Aug 5 '11 at 9:39

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