LDAC Transmitter for PC

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  1. huilun02

    huilun02 Master Guru

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    I have an ES100
    Not being able to use it with my PC is absurd

    I do not care what anyone else thinks of wireless audio. That is beyond the scope of this discussion.

    Any solution? That is all.
    Thanks
     
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    And I am sure that if you provide more detailed information about what "ES100" is you will get the answers quicker.
     
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    Its a portable Bluetooth audio receiver that supports LDAC, which is the highest quality Bluetooth audio codec in practical use. I bought it SPECIFICALLY for this reason.
     
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    The ES100 is a Bluetooth receiver...

    I need a transmitter that encodes in LDAC

    Not SBC
    Not AAC
    Not aptX
    Not aptX HD

    LDAC.

    Not for listening to media on my phone.
    But for listening to media on my computer.
     
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    I don't believe there is one. Not for the specific use you need it for. Even receivers are few and far between. You can transmit with Android Oreo and some DAP's but that's all I can find at the moment.
    aptX HD might be something you'll have to make do with, for now anyway.
     
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    Problem is computer, player, smartphone usually acts like a source of the sound, not like a receiver.

    What is the full scheme in your mind? You have some source of the sound, you have the BT receiver which you want to connect with PC, and you need some BT transmitter, right?
     
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    Thank you for being frank with me. I'm not giving up though. Perchance you know of a way to use a phone as a USB speaker? Specifically without using Soundwire.
     
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    Yes I want my computer to be the source of the sound. But I want to listen without tethering myself to a heavy object. And to use the best Bluetooth codec available, LDAC.
     
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    Good find. I didn't think their USB DAC feature would make use of Bluetooth transmitting for some reason. I think I'm tempted now for the M6 at least.
     
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    I use FIIO players - X5, X5II - for a long time. Now I have their DAC-AMP combo Q5 for home usage.
    I listened new M7 in the store and I really liked the sound. If only my current X5II stopped working I would buy M7 gladly. But of course I do use wired headphones - no point in buying fancy high tech player and use Bluetooth headphones. (And I do not use speakers at all.)
     
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    I can only theorize.
    M6 implements Bluetooth 4.2. R3 implements Bluetooth 4.1. Usually newer is better, but there is a moment of compatibility. You should be sure that all other devices implements 4.2 too or compatible with.
    I failed to find on R3`s page the text about transmitting in USB DAC mode (and in which encoding - LDAC or apt-X).
     
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    It's possible to transmit LDAC over Bluetooth on Linux.
    https://github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-modules-bt

    For Windows there is no easy solution - someone once constructed a transmitter using a Raspberry Pi that took an audio input and transmitted LDAC or aptX HD.
     

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