An Explanation of Audio Latency

In this post, I will talk about audio latency which is a fairly technical term that is often applied to audio transmission products. First of all, the term latency itself is usually fairly well understood by everybody. It means that there’s a certain delay. If something happens, something else will happen a certain amount of time after the first event occurred. The time difference is called latency.

Let’s talk about audio transmission. Audio transmission systems are fairly widespread and are sometimes built by using wires and sometimes are wireless. A wireless audio receiver that is used for these setups such as a Bluetooth receiver will output the audio is certain amount of time after it is fed into the transmitting unit. In case of Bluetooth, however, it is not easy to measure this latency because the audio is oftentimes not directly apply to a transmitter but instead being stream from …