Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speaker Review

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  1. admin Audioholics Robot Staff Member

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    With the aptX codec, Bluetooth audio is finally capable of CD-quality wireless reproduction. Aperion Audio leverages this new technology, along with analog and digital inputs, to create a pair of affordable, do-it-all speakers for the modern lifestyle ; the Allaire Bluetooth Speaker System. Can these mini-monitors compete against traditional speakers and the new field of bluetooth speaker docks? The answers lie within.
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  2. greatdavide Audioholic Intern

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    My buddy just got a set of these and I'm looking forward to getting to listen!
  3. Marshall_Guthrie Audioholics Videographer Extraordinaire

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    Please add your (and your buddy's) perspective in this thread. Goodness knows I don't have all the answers.
  4. olc Enthusiast

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    Yes aptX Bluetooth is very good but not really "CD-quality". It is markedly better than standard Bluetooth. But aptX sending devices are pretty hard to come by. Tablets and smartphones that have it tend to be very expensive. The best deals in tablets are some of the Samsungs. The other are junk. Here's a place to find what has aptX capability JBA: List Of Apt-X Compatible Devices (transmitters, receivers, etc.)
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  5. trunkmonkey Audiophyte

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    No Apple

    aptx codec
    Great Bluetooth products come out that cater to Iphones/pods in their marketing literature. Too bad they don't support aptx.
    Blackberry and Samsung have adopted this technology but I do not see anything from Apple.
    Sign of the times
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    aptX also keep there own list: aptX® Wireless Bluetooth Audio Products & Technology

    And you're right; I contacted all my friends and could find anyone with an aptX source. Receivers seem to be more common.

    As far as using the term "CD-Quality", aptX themselves are very careful about using the term "CD-Like". Based on these specs, the algorithm may not perfectly replicate CD standards, but it come very close:


    • Compression ratio: 4:1
    • Audio Format: 16-bit, 44.1kHz (CD-Quality)
    • Data Rates: 352kbps
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 22kHz
    • Algorithmic Delay: <1.89ms @ Fs 48KHz
    • Dynamic Range: 16-bit: >92dB
    • THD+N: -68.8dB

    from aptX® | High Quality Bluetooth® Stereo Audio | Codec

    Let's also keep in mind that very few people will actually be feeding these products CDs or Lossless audio files from their portable devices via a bluetooth connection. Pandora and YouTube are more likely sources, and from that perspective, the source file becomes the bottleneck, not the transmission medium. For folks with CD players: use a wire.
  7. rojo Audioholic Field Marshall

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    My lg g2 has aptX capability. Unfortunately, activating aptX on it requires adb or root and command line acrobatics; but at least it only needs enabled once.

    Wonder if any if your friends' phones have aptX but didn't know it?

    Anyway, since I generally don't put lossless media files on my phone, aptX sounds every bit as good as a wired connection could.

    Sent from my LG-VS980 using Tapatalk
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  8. Montucky Junior Audioholic

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    Maybe I missed it somewhere, but does anybody know what the usable range (distance) of these things is?
  9. Marshall_Guthrie Audioholics Videographer Extraordinaire

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    I was able to use them within about 30 feet through walls, if memory serves, with a Moto G.

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