Friday, September 12, 2008

What is A2DP?


When reading Bluetooth devices descriptions, you may have come across the abbreviation A2DP, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile. This profile defines how high-quality audio (stereo or mono) can be streamed from one device to another over a Bluetooth connection. If your cell phone/mp3 player, or computer, does not support the A2DP profile, there is still a solution for you.


For any audio device (MP3, CD, iPod,etc) you can purchase a A2DP transmitter, that will allow you to listen to your music collection through Bluetooth Stereo Headphones or Bluetooth Speakers.

For computers, if you are only going to stream music, the A2DP transmitter may be used. However, if you will be streaming music and transferring data, it is best to purchase a Bluetooth USB adapter (dongle).

2 comments:

sunshine said...

What is the easiest way to tell if a device is A2DP?
My cell has the Bluetooth symbol.

Wired for Wireless said...

Sunshine,first check out your cell phone manual and verify under the Bluetooth section if your phone supports the A2DP profile sometimes simply called Bluetooth "Stereo".

You can also try to pair and connect your cell phone with a known Bluetooth A2DP device(headphones or speaker).If it fails, then...it's not A2DP!

Laurent