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Does OpenSL ES Hi-Res make sense with Bluetooth 16bit 44kHz?

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After upgrading to Poweramp v3 I have tried 3 different Bluetooth reveivers with all 3 audio engines: OpenSL ES, OpenSL ES Hi-Res and AudioTrack. All of the BT receivers report they can only process 16 bit and 44 kHz.

Does it make sense to use OpenSL ES Hi-Res with a higher resolution if the target device can only handle 16 bit 44 kHz? I thought I would hear a slightly improved quality with Hi-Res but this could be a placebo effect. Should I stay with OpenSL ES (without Hi-Res) to ensure a continuous 16 bit 44 kHz signal processing? Or is there any added value if I choose higher resolution signal processing despite the lower resolution of the target device?

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