Essential Phone updated with MQA support for top-notch sound quality

Essential Phone updated with MQA support for top-notch sound quality
Essential is making everything in its power to prevent consumers who bought the PH-1 from being disappointed because they choose this particular phone, but also to appeal to even more people who were cautious about getting one.

After delivering the first Android P Beta 1 update to the Essential Phone, the U.S. company is now bringing another major update that will further improve the user experience. Essential announced that its smartphone is now tuned and calibrated to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) for high-quality sound.

For those who don't know, MQA is a new method of unpacking songs that gives a lossless audio experience in a smaller size. More importantly, Essential announced that all PH-1 owners will have access to thousands of MQA tracks on TIDAL. The music streaming service offers Essential Phone users a three-month subscription of TIDAL HiFi for free.

And, to make it easier for customers to decide whether or not to purchase it, the company is running a deal on the Essential Phone, which is now available for $499 bundled with the Essential high-resolution Earphones.

Last but not least, Essential announced that it will launch a new accessory, the Audio Adapter HD, later this summer. According to Essential, this particular accessory will be the first to feature a high-resolution ESS Sabre DAC with hardware MQA rendering.

The Audio Adapter HD will be made of machined titanium and will feature 3.5mm audio port jack for almost all types of headphones. It will also embed Essential's Click connect technology, which allows users to listen to music while charging the Essential Phone.

source: Essential

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6 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1229; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nice Essential!

2. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

"Top notch quality"? I see what you did there.

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Everyone did.

3. Nionx

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Guess I got to break back out my Essential Phone. Haven't used it in a minute but with so many updates I think its work using again. This better sound quality has my interest peaked. Want to compare it to me beloved v20

4. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

They even created a mod for headphones jack Circuit Breaker: The Essential Phone’s first new module since launch is a magnetic headphone jack.https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/7/17439734/essential-phone-headphone-jack-module-release-date

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Wow, and it uses Sabre DAC This is absolutely great idea

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