Audio

Headphones, Headsets, & Earbuds

Develop next-generation Bluetooth headphones and earbuds.

Qualcomm Technologies’ low-power Bluetooth audio SoCs and technology solutions power devices from some of the world’s most recognizable audio brands. For more than 15 years, we’ve developed leading-edge Bluetooth SoCs, and the innovation, performance, and flexibility of our platforms has directly impacted the success of many iconic stereo headsets and truly wireless earbuds from the world’s leading names in audio. With our heritage in Bluetooth connectivity, RF, audio transmission, and power consumption, we are uniquely positioned to address the development challenges our customers face in designing smaller, low power, longer lasting, more richly featured audio devices.

Discover the powerful audio quality enabled by our Bluetooth solutions.

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Low-power Bluetooth audio

Develop feature-rich headset products without unnecessarily compromising on battery life.

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Integrated active noise cancelling technology

Provide superior listening experiences using our industry-leading noise cancellation technology, which is integrated in the SoC and enables super-low latency leak-through of the outside environment to allow for a truly natural awareness of your surroundings.

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Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo technology

Designed to deliver superior audio quality and extended battery life, Qualcomm® TrueWireless™ Stereo technology enables a robust and seamless user experience.

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Qualcomm TrueWireless Mirroring technology

Ensure a superior user experience with Qualcomm TrueWireless Mirroring technology, which seamlessly swaps between the earbud that’s connected to the smart device and the earbud that mirrors the connection, all without user intervention.

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Integrated voice assistant support

Offering both push-button voice activation and wake-word activation for multiple voice ecosystems, we enable OEMs to quickly and cost effectively add voice assistant capability to products at all tiers.

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High-res wireless audio

Deliver high-quality, “as good as wired” sound over Bluetooth wireless transmission using Qualcomm® aptX™, with support for up to 24-bit high definition (HD) audio.

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Robust and low-latency connectivity

Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive is a ground-breaking audio coding technology which combines robust premium audio quality with low-bit rate audio transmission, scalability, and the opportunity for low-latency—designed to create a premium wireless listening experience for end users.

Qualcomm has many high-quality audio products

Broad portfolio

Develop cost-effective solutions for multiple types and tiers of headset products with our feature-specific platforms.

Discover our platforms suitable for virtually any wireless headphone or truly wireless earbud.

From truly wireless hearables to stereo headphones, our Bluetooth audio SoC platforms provide customers with the flexibility needed to create a variety of products at all tiers, including:

Truly Wireless Earbuds

Sports Headsets

Enterprise Headsets

Stereo Over Ear Headsets

Gaming Headsets

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The State of Play report.

The consumer audio landscape is evolving quickly. To understand how, we surveyed 6,000 smartphone users from the U.S., U.K., China, Japan, India, and Germany to gain a broad global view of current attitudes and purchase drivers.

Learn more about developing Bluetooth audio products with Qualcomm’s technology.

Qualcomm eXtension Program

The eXtension Program consists of Qualcomm Technologies collaborations with third-party companies who port their digital signal processor (DSP)-based software solutions to run on our premium-tier flash-based products. Qualcomm eXtension Program software solutions cover a diverse range of areas, including noise cancelling technology, noise reduction, speech recognition, text-to-speech, audio enhancement, and sound post-processing.

Find a sales solution provider

Qualcomm Technologies works with distributors, design centers, and module and software providers around the world to enable efficient design, development, and distribution of leading voice and music products.

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