Loseless or Hi Resolution Audio using Apple Music from Android (Samasung Galaxy S20) or iPad Pro 2nd gen to Soundbar JBL 9.1


So I have the following burning issue:

My setup is:

1. Samsung Galaxy S20 with Apple Music capable of playing Hi-Res Loseless Audio and Dolby Atmos music

2. Apple Multiport USB-C - Digital AV Adaptor muf82zm/a that I used to connect the phone via a certified HDMI cable to soundbar

3. JBL 9.1 Soundbar that has only HDMI in and optical in (and also AirPlay2 and Chromecast)

So I connected the phone via adapter+HDMI cable to the soundbar yet the sound does not seem right, compared to chromecasting directly to soundbar.

My question is how can I transmit a Hi-Res Loseless 24bit/192 kHz and/or Dolby Atmos signal from my Samsung Galaxy S20 to my JBL9.1 soundbar.

I already ordered a USB-C to HDMI cable to make some extra tests and I'll update with the results.

Also tried a similar setup with an iPad Pro 2nd gen, an Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter with the same certified HDMI cable to the JBL 9.1 soundbar.

It does sound a lot better yet it does not want to play the Dolby Atmos content. (I choose to always play DolbyAtmos files in Ape Music settings and it it just skips over them)

Some help would be appreciated as I have already learned the importance of an external DAC yet putting one between the phone and soundbar would make no sense since the soundbar does not have an analog input
Last edited:

The latest video from AVForums

AVForums Movies Podcast: Streaming Theatrical Releases And The Future Of Cinema
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom