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(Basic Audio Profile)

A key, low-level Bluetooth profile that enables LE Audio, the newer standard for all kinds of audio over Bluetooth wireless connections.

See: LE Audio

A phone must support both Bluetooth 5.2 (or newer) and BAP to use LE Audio, including new features such as broadcast (one-to-many) audio services.

Several other core, low-level profiles are generally also required for LE Audio, such as CAP (Common Audio Profile), MCP (Media Control Profile), CCP (Call Control Profile), and VCP (Volume Control Profile).

In addition, one or more "Use Case" profiles are required to actually use LE Audio. These higher-level profiles include TMAP (Telephony and Media Audio Profile), PBP (Public Broadcast Profile), and HAP (Hearing Access Profile, for Hearing Aid ecosystem).

Last updated Aug 15, 2023 by Rich Brome

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.

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