Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm shopping for a new Bluetooth headset for my iPhone 4 and noticed that some headsets support the apt-X codec for "CD-quality sound". Presumably this is better quality than plain old A2DP that I've been using so far.

Which iPhones (if any) support apt-X audio over Bluetooth?

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

No iPhone has native support for apt-X, but you can buy a dongle such as the Sennheiser BTD 300i or a similar one from Creative to enable apt-X support.

share|improve this answer

Currently no iPhones support aptX, but it is supported by the Mac OS X. You can use dongles from Creative, Sennheiser or Jaybird with the iPhone to take advantage of aptX audio quality.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.