Bluedio Victory Bluetooth and Optical Headphone Review by mark2410
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Bluedio Victory Bluetooth and Optical Headphone Review by mark2410
 
Thanks to Bluedio for the sample.
 
TLDR?  Try here http://www.head-fi.org/t/827745/bluedio-victory-bluetooth-and-optical-headphone-review-by-mark2410#post_13057993
 

 
 
First Impressions:  Hmmm now I’m looking at the specs of this and crazy just doesn’t even come close.  These have all of the things.  First of all let’s go with the Bluetooth and Optical descriptor I’ve given them.  So they have Bluetooth, nothing super weird about that.  They also have a normal wired ability, again nothing weird there.  Then it has an optical input, yes an optical input.  I have never heard of anything having that before never mind having seen something with it.  Oh but the crazy doesn’t stop there, they have, just have a guess how many drivers?  Go on guess.  You’ll be wrong.  These have a total of 12.  That isn’t a typo, it has twelve drivers.  6 on each ear.  That is insane, just balls to the wall madness.  Which I don’t know if I think its insanity is genius or psychotic.  I mean 6 drivers in each ear, I, well I can’t find the words, it is just wow, good or bad wow I can’t yet say.
 
On the ears and first off these are rather bass centric.  Heavy, god it’s got a fair bump deep down low too.   Lol these are going to be an extravaganza of crazy town levels of delirium.  Lol. Cursum Perficio playing and good lord that’s some thunderous, monstrous low end at work.  If you hate mountains of bass then these aren’t for you.  The rest of the spectrum, there is a certain slight diffuseness at work.  Detail levels are very good but that slightly diffuse character creates a faintly open separation.  It’s a strange quality.  It’s curious, detail but it’s not direct and tangible, it adds a space and open like character yet having an enclosed sound signature with that bass and the weight of the vocals.  Distance and a slightly ethereal trait yet heavy.  Very strange. 
 

 
 
Source: Hisoundaudio Studio V 3rd Anv., HiFiMAN HM-650, 1G Ipod Shuffle, Nexus 5 and Graham Slee Solo Ultra Linear.  For Bluetooth mostly Nexus 5 and Lumia 735.  Additionally they also were their own source from an optical feed and USB feed.
 

 
 
Lows:  Lol, vastness extraordinaire.  They are not just bass monsters, not just bass cannons but bass howitzers.  They are vast and seriously powerful.  They can thump so hard with such a mountain of bass that its oppressive.  The scale is just insanity, vast and unending power in such a ridiculous abundance.  Lol its mental.  If this was my only headphone I’d have real problems with the quantity here, its crazy stuff but there is something so giddy and off the wall it’s hilariously entertaining.  It’s just so awe inspiring.  What’s more is that if you can try to put aside its vastness its quality is actually pretty good too.  I mean it could be harder and it could be more articulate but not at this quantity.  What’s more is that if you get a track with not a lot of bass, it goes away too, it’s not some ever present morass of bass there whether it should be or not.  These feel  I bit like a secret guilty pleasure.
 
Now the quantity thing.  Yeah they are huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeee.  There is no way around that, would either wasn’t all, and I do really mean all of the bass or you don’t.  if you don’t, these probably aren’t for you.  New if you slap on some Streisand the bass will be relatively diminutive but keep in mind the second you egg on that bass, provoke it into action it will act with astonishing violence.
 

 
 
Mids:  Actually, they are really pretty good.  While there is that stupendous bass driver ponding away there is I think, one dedicated mid driver.  While if I tuned them I’d bump it up a bit in quantity there is no getting away from the fact the quality is pretty good.  I would have liked a little more dryness, exploit that special diffuse quality more.  These are direct, a little heavy, buttery, and quite detailed.  Honestly its weird, they are so geed but I guess dedicated drivers can do that, it’s not having to worry about the bass production so the mids can be a good as they like without encumberment.  Flicking over to the Vinyl’s and the mid-range isn’t on its own too different, yet the bass difference in huge.  The bass is so huge, so unbelievably huge that the mids I keep wanting to bump up and forward yet that bass becomes brain liquefying.  So I find I’m in a bit of two minds.  The mids are capable but they don’t really get the chance to shine.  Hmm I do like the mids but they don’t have the energy I want.
 
So in quantitative terms they can be reasonably prominent but they are so weighted by all that butter.  Pleasing it maybe but there is a real heaviness at work and it therefore cant stretch its wings and rise about that bass.  It’s all so weighed down.
 

 
 
Highs:  Curious.  You see there must be what, 4 drivers in each ear that does the treble yet the treble quantity is suspiciously diminutive.  I mean there are so many drivers that must be doing treble then why is so lacking in quantity?  I mean it’s not like I’m some treble head that needs vast amounts of brightness but here it’s so hidden.  There should be lots of treble, endlessly shimmering treble with those 4 drivers to work with.  There isn’t which I find most curious.  Now don’t get me wrong I’d be the first one to complain if there were tons of treble but I just find myself thinking, why 4 drivers?  I won’t bash the quality levels that are here, though it is a little but lacking for the price but it seems inappropriate to.  These with their insane number of input options seem to counter that and while at the moment I’m optical less (computer died) these are something.  Lol that bass for one is crazy and the treble does its best to shimmer along best it can, keeping things on track for the most part.
 
Still in raw quantity terms it could de with a bump up.
 

 
 
Soundstage:  Weird. While for the most part it’s a closed experience yet there is a faintly diffuse something going on that means I can’t quite put my finger on where things are coming from.  Closed still because that bass could only be from a closed headphone but something, there is a something that I can only assume is the work of all those drivers.  Weird, but fun and interesting.
 

 
 
Comfort:  Well they are big weighty beasts and these they do clamp a little snugly to keep them on you.  So if you wear for hours at a time your ears, well mine did anyway, get a little squished.  Not sore or anything but after a couple hours a break was nice to let the ears have a bit of a breather.
 

 
 
Fit:  No problems.  They are a big heavy but on they went fine with no issues to speak of.
 

 
 
Cable:  Well. This may roll on a bit.  The normal cable, the 3.5 to 3.5 male to male one with the 6.25 adapter on the end worked just great.  It’s partially coiled too so that was nice, a big serious cable it is too.  Then we have no cable, Bluetooth, that worked great too, paired easy, no issues and the touch sensitive controls on the side come into play and they worked fine.  Though I must confess it was weird at first.  Then we have the USB socket, yes not only can you charge the things by it but you can pump audio through it as well!!!  Then if that wasn’t enough you have the most bizarre one.  Optical.  Yes you can connect them optically.  These must be the only headphones on earth that can do that right?  Basically the Victory’s are their own DAC and amp which if you have a laptop with on board audio then your likely best off using anything other than its own 3.5mm out as most laptop outputs suck horribly.  These get completely around that issue in the most convenient and varied ways.
 

 
Battery:  The battery quoted times are interesting.  Talk time and Bluetooth music playback is rated at 25 hours yet optical playback is 40.  That means the Bluetooth circuitry and transmitter eats up a fair chunk of that  battery then doesn’t it.  Naturally the USB playback has no rated life as USB supplies power!  Yey.  Now the standby time is a 1000 hours so I’m just going to take their word for it because there is no way I’m checking that.
 

 
 
Isolation:  Rather good.  These are big sealed, squishy padded and snugly fitted.  These rather seal nicely and thus they isolate well.  You know not that I’m sure I’d want to use these beasts out and about but you totally can if you want and not have people wanting to kill you.  Flights in a pinch would be okay maybe.  Naturally these will easily block out normal traffic so please do look where you’re going if your using them.
 

 
 
Build Quality:  These are expensive and they are built like tanks.  They are big and heavy beasts these feel extremely solid.  Of course at £300 so they should.  Big tough old monsters.  Visually and to the touch they feel impeccable too.  A little pleathery over kill on the headband maybe but it’s all soft n squishy comfy.
 

 
 
Aesthetics:  Hmm I like them most of the time.  They are big chunky things yet the pleather headband on the outside is soft.  It’s not quite in keeping with their weighty beastliness so I want that to be hard, but it is lovely and soft to the touch.  Hmm they are all fine looking but I dunno, they aren’t quite doing it for me. 
 

 
 
Phone Use:  Well I had them running over Bluetooth and a call came in.  it all worked as it was supposed to and I could be heard pretty well.  A little bit distant as is usual when the mics up by your ear.  I of course heard them perfectly.
 

 
 
Amped/Unamped:  Well running off their own steam they worked great, off a beefy amp that bass just got crazy.  Wild and brutal, like being hit by a charging rhino, they impacted hard and just ploughed right through everything.  The power there is just silly, just crazy.  Also to note that the volume control on USB is super sensitive.  I never got past 12% on the windows volume output.  I could have pushed a little higher but I didn’t want to.  For the love of god make sure you start them playing with the volume all the way down.  In short there are not meant to be used with an amp, they are meant to be their own DAC and their awn amp, use them that way.
 

 
 
Accessories:  Lots.  You get that case which I like then there was the normal cable but with a coil and a built in 6.25 to 3.5mm adapter. Then a micro USB cable to charge and play over.  Then there is that crazy optical cable.  That still kills me, headphones with an optical cable.  Then you have their button controls.  Okay se they aren’t really an accessory but I don’t know where they belong so it’s going here.  You have controls, not totally unusual but there are all touch sensitive gesture controls.  Seriously did Bluedio just go looking for every bit of tech they could throw into these?  Those controls at first I thought on I’m not going to like them.  Touch controls that I can’t see what I’m doing, oh no I won’t like that.  Yet I did, they actually became incredibly easy to use and worked really well. Not what I expected but really interesting stuff.  Oh and speaking of buttons, a hardware on of for Bluetooth, yey, no accidently leaving on and draining the battery.
 

 
 
Value:  Well for £300 they are pretty expensive.  The thing is at that price I wouldn’t really want such a bombastic bass response, I don’t care how good they are, they are tuned in a way I’d have a bit of trouble with.  What saves them though is the inputs.  Come on they have an optical input!!!  That’s just madness right there.  Now if you think of these as not a £300 pair of headphones but a £300 bundle of headphone, DAC and amp then its value for money rises significantly.  For the money you get everything which isn’t bad for 300 is it?
 
N.B.  It seems these have been brutally hacked in price, right now and I don’t know for how long.  Right now it’s at £130 or US$180 in the Black Friday sale.
 

 
 
Conclusion:  Ahh the Victory’s are a quite mad product.  I’m not totally sure its good mad, its wild and fun for sure, wow that bass is stupendously vigorous.  It’s got great clarity despite all that bass and it’s got a beautifully diffuse something going on up top too which I like.  Yet that bass, good lordy these couldn’t be my only headphone.  Oh good god no, they are wild like mad thing to be wheeled out for special occasions.  Still for all that bass I do find I rather like these.  Now I do think 12 drivers is a little bit silly but…… that faintly diffuse thing they have going on is really rather interesting.  I know saying interesting isn’t that helpful but I’m not sure what other word to use, it’s just so oddly different yet delicate.  It creates in some ways an almost open backed type feel yet they are in other acoustic terms so obviously sealed, its contradictory and weird.
 

 
 
Downside wise, there is two things.  The cost and the bass.  The cost is because if you want to use these are a normal headphone, half of what you’re paying for you aren’t using.  The DAC and amp in there are eating a chunk of that price tag.  The bass, now that is a preference thing.  At this price range I expect a more refined, mature sound and these are wild beasts.  If you want a heap ton of bass then have at it, they are epically crazy.  For me I want it to behave more politely, be less potent.  Yet they are nicely detailed and can do non bass centric music nicely yet when a bass track comes on it blows you away.  So I’m not sure if it really counts as a down side but I think I have to raise it as an issue, its bass is so scaled it’s a potential issue for many.
 

 
 
So would I / should you buy one?  M, I have no idea, it’s mad, it’s fun and killing me yet there’s something I like about it.  Like a super sour sweety, I hate it but there is something appealing and I keep coming back for more.  You?  Well do you want all that bass and do you want its Bluetooth/own amp and DAC being optical or USB connection yourself?  Seriously, the thing has an optical input!!!  What other headphone can say that?  Also I do rather like the touch controls, there is clearly a serious amount of tech gone into making these with their insane 12 drivers and freaking optical input.  Its wild, it’s crazy, it’s not cheap but the thing is the most balls to wall crazy headphone I’ve ever met!!!   
 
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Bluedio Victory Bluetooth and Optical Headphone Quick Review by mark2410
 
Thanks to Bluedio for the sample.
 
Brief:  Churchill’s headphones.  (V for Victory, get it?)
 
Price:  £200 or US$300  N.B. Black Friday sale makes them £130 or US$180
 
Specifications:  Transducer type, Dynamic.  Bluetooth version, 4.1. Frequency Response 10Hz to 22KHz. Impedance, 42 ohms x 2 32 ohms x 2 32 ohms x 8. Bluetooth Profiles aptX, A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP, ampX-LL. Digital audio support 24bit 48KHz. SPL 112dB. THD <0.1%. Drivers 50mm x 2 30mm x 2 20mm x 8. Bluetooth music time 25 hours. Optical Music time 40 hours. Standby time 1000 hours.
 
Accessories:  3.5mm audio cable, 6.3mm patch plug, User manual, Carrying case with a buckle, USB charging cable, Pouch for cables, Optical audio cable with adapter.
 
Build Quality:  They visually and to the touch feel flawless and they are weighty, things that feel built like tanks.
 
Isolation:  Actually rather good. They clamp reasonably well and they have thick squishy pads that got a good seal and thus isolated quite well for a headphone.  Fine for most uses and maybe even a little flying.  Naturally way more than enough to mean you don’t notice traffic out and about so please do use your eyes near traffic.
 
Comfort/Fit:  Well fit was good but they did impinge my ears a little, so while the pads are nice and soft they do get a little tiring on the ear after a few hours.  So for me it was mostly fine but I’d like a little break every few hours.
 
Aesthetics:  Nice. Not super great as they are all just mostly matte black tank like monsters.  They are kinda nice but hmm, there is something I dunno.  Though what is cool is the buttons being a touch sensitive gesture pad rather than buttons, that does look kinda cool in use especially.  Seriously, touch sensitive headphones, that’s some fancy stuff.
 
Sound:  First off these are very much all about the bass.  Whoa baby are these things all about the bass or what!!!  You might think with all those drivers that the treble would be the star of the show but actually the treble is rather light, don’t ask why all those drivers then but they do have a curiously diffuse quality to them.  Strange it is for sure but while I would have liked more it was interesting.  Delicate and flighty that I couldn’t quite place its location it created an almost open like effect yet the bass is so obviously closed and walled, viscous power too.  It just is a strange combination.  That something with such a massive bass response and the things being so solidly constructed, heavy beasts. Then you get this diffuse delicate treble.  It’s like an elephant performing ballet and performing it well.  Something in your brain just says no no no, this is all wrong, yet there it is.  The mids are a bit similar yet they are more heavy, rather over buttery.  I’d like them to be more forward but it’s not.  That might steal attention from the bass and trust me these are all about the bass.  Fabulous epic crazy insane bass that will rip your face off. It’s crazy but it’s fun and I can’t quite make up my mind about them.  Madness incarnate.
 
Value:  Usually going for US$300 or £200 they are not bad, with all those inputs they have, its own DAC and amp in one its good.  However the black Friday sale has them hacked down to £130 or US$180.  Wooo basstastic value.
 
Pro’s:  Soooo many inputs.  Built like tanks.  Mental bass response.
 
Con’s:  Bass is subtle as a howitzer.  Could do with a smidge more treble.
 
Dec 4, 2016 at 11:17 AM Post #3 of 17

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EDIT: Text in quote is my initial 'review'.
 
I've switched from my Laptop's Bluetooth to Avantree DG50- Leaf Bluetooth USB Audio Adapter, and the sound is much, much better now, bass is 'fixed'.
 
Connects with AptX (sadly not AptX-LL).
 
I've had these for a few days now, and I really hate them.
Bass isn't actually bass, it's just somebody slapping your ears. And there's no way to equalize them.
Watching a movie you have to manually adjust sound level. Every time there is an 'explosion' you'll get a loud boom and then all bass just disappears.
Bass is not 'linear', it either at 100% or 0.
 
Or mine might just be broken.

 
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Great review Mark! Thanks.
I think the vinyl should sound a lot better. It has enough bass and good mids and clarity.

How do you view the mids of each?
Are they recessed with the Victory? Are they just as clear and detailed?
I enjoy the vinyl a lot. It's a lot better than the UFO U plus.
 
Dec 24, 2016 at 1:22 PM Post #6 of 17

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I love the vinyl plus so much. I listen to a lot of headphones (m100, studio 2, NAD VISO hp50, fidelio x1, denon ad600-ad2000, etc) and these are definitely one of my favorites. Bass level is about right (a little more lower bass is welcome), the midrange is great, treble is good, comfort is ok (after a little break in), and looks fairly good on the head.

These are so much better than the ufo u plus model. The bass on those are much stronger but the mids aren't as clear or forward as I like. I'm thinking the victory plus is similar to the ufo plus? I would definitely love to know.
 
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I love the vinyl plus so much. I listen to a lot of headphones (m100, studio 2, NAD VISO hp50, fidelio x1, denon ad600-ad2000, etc) and these are definitely one of my favorites. Bass level is about right (a little more lower bass is welcome), the midrange is great, treble is good, comfort is ok (after a little break in), and looks fairly good on the head.

These are so much better than the ufo u plus model. The bass on those are much stronger but the mids aren't as clear or forward as I like. I'm thinking the victory plus is similar to the ufo plus? I would definitely love to know.

 
Here's is a good comparison of the Vinyl and Victory that I found on Amazon:
 
Quote by PhotoGraphics:
One reason Bluedio has two models of super-premium headphones selling for close to the same price is that in terms of sound quality they are night and day. I don’t mean sound quality as in how good the sound is but rather how faithfully accurate it is (the Vinyl Plus model) or how head-exploding WOW the sound is (the Victory model). I can’t tell you how they will sound to you (and neither can anyone else). Sound perception has too many variables to do that, i.e. your age, ear shape, listening volume, music genre, input amplifier, etc. Never trust a review that raves about how excellent the sound is or how terrible it sounds. That is merely a personal opinion.... That being said, in my opinion [the Victory] are more suited to listeners of bass-heavy music than those who favor studio-monitor performance realism. Note that the Victory model has a 50mm bass diaphragm while the Vinyl Plus model has a 70mm diaphragm (one of the largest of any headphone). Theoretically then the Vinyl Plus should reproduce deep bass, right? In real-life listening tests what I found is that because of the internal sound processing and chamber design the Victory’s apparent bass level is much lower and more impressive. But the laws of physics aren’t completely erased by that observation – the Vinyl Plus actually does produce a richer more accurate bass, not on bass-heavy recordings but on something like a live kettle drum recording for example, where the Victory gives you more of a deep whump, the Vinyl Plus will sound like your head’s inside the drum.
 
How do they compare?

I’ve drawn some comparisons between the two high end Bluedio models. If you’re trying to decide which is for you it comes down to accuracy vs knock-your-socks-off. Otherwise they are both exceptionally well made and both sound extremely good and both are worth the asking price.... If you are shopping for something that you will be considering to be general purpose headphones you may love these if your musical tastes include a lot of bass and you can’t get enough of it. In fact you will out-bass your friends who try to show off their Dr. Dre’s (as I did). They spent more money but you got the better phones with the Victory’s. On the other hand if you love smooth vocals, mellow jazz or spot-on classical music these “may” not be your best choice, but it’s not up to me to decide … try them, you might like them.

 
Mar 26, 2017 at 12:43 PM Post #8 of 17

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I been listening to both. And the vinyl plus has ever so slightly more bass impact. The mids on the vinyls are more present and in your face.

The victorys have more treble (lower treble) and less mid presence. The mids are definitely present though (just slightly less than the vinyl plus). They sound a little more analytical and slightly clearer (but colder) than the vinyl plus.

Although the victory is very good sounding, they are not as musical or engaging as the vinyl plus. I enjoy all music a little better on the vinyl plus. The bass is richer and the mids are awesome.

If you never here the vinyl plus then the victorys would sound excellent too, better than most at its price range.

I mostly listen to the vinyl plus but I sometimes switch to the victory if I'm in the mood for a stronger treble edge.

If the bluedio vinyl plus had about a 2db increase in the mid treble (to give a little more sparkle and shimmer) then it would be flawless.
 
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Thanks Mark and the others here for all the info.
Since my HE-560s are out of commission temporarily till my new pads come; thanks to HiFiman and Mark
who went above and beyond the warranty for me, it was a good excuse to buy something else.
Since there were substantial discounts available on the Vinyls 64, Vinyl Plus 98 and the Victorys 119 I bought all 3. Mercadolibre will get what I don't want.

The Vinyls are a good balanced set except for a sizzle on certain female vocals such as Sheena Easton's When He Shines when using BT from various sources.
That clears up when driven direct by my Lenovo Yoga 2 with or without a Fiio E77K or E12 or via USB to my Geek Pulse or SMLS Q5 with headphone adapter.

The Plus loses that sizzle/screechiness and just lets the music come through.
Hard to explain but wth the + I hear silence then suddenly am in the performance.
They do sound better witb tighter bass hooked to a good amp.
My favorite BT HP so far though I prefer
the HE-560 driven by the E12 from an EastVita or Ugreen receiver.
Just wish all headphones had pads shaped like the HE-1000 for us with Dumbo like ears.

The Vs were bought after the others and shipped by a slower carrier so don't expect those for a month or so. Ordered those for organ symphonies but both the Vinyls and the + do such a good job down low that perhaps the Vs will be overkill.

Was looking to extensively mod the HE-560s for the bass extension but since I'm old and lost much of the upper registers maybe I'll keep them stock.

BT source: LG 4K TV via Toslink to EastVita Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver.
Bluetooth Profile: RX:A2DP AVRCP TX:A2DP
CODEC: TX: Priority APT-X, Second SBC, Third APTX-LL, Fourth Fast stream; RX: SBC
Will receive from or transmit to 2 devices simultaneously (only 1 codec at a time using priority list)

By the way the APT-X LL CODEC for the Vs was emailed to me upon request from Bluedio.
Hello Richard ,we had sent the apt-x LL codec to you ,this id our mailbox hp.he@gdliwei.com,please check it
 
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Well, shiiieee7. Victory does not have aptx-ll.




http://www.bluedio.com/en/topics/536

They are still advertising them as aptx low latency on their product page tho.

I'm not buying any Chinese cars.


The APT-X LL CODEC for the Vs was emailed to me upon request from Bluedio.
Hello Richard ,we had sent the apt-x LL codec to you ,this id our mailbox hp.he@gdliwei.com,please check it
Hook the Vs to a Windows PC and update the firmware. 5 minutes total.
 
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The APT-X LL CODEC for the Vs was emailed to me upon request from Bluedio.
Hello Richard ,we had sent the apt-x LL codec to you ,this id our mailbox hp.he@gdliwei.com,please check it
Hook the Vs to a Windows PC and update the firmware. 5 minutes total.

Would you be willing to forward me this update? Because they specifically told me there is/will not be any LL update?
 
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OK, got the file a second time. It's an Android app not windows.
They sent a zip file which got sent to Spam then deleted by my security apps.
If, repeat if, I understood the Chinglish correctly this time this is an Android App called Aptx control.
I sideloaded it after submitting the file to Virus Total with 1 hit and 58 clean reports:
WhiteArmor Android-PUA.SN-Sure.36373246233837576144080650.[PUA] Possibly Unwanted Program.
and it looks like it communicates via Bluetooth with the Victorys and either loads or modifies the firmware
from Apt-x to Apt-x LL.
I don't have the Victories yet or I would have tried it out.
I uploaded it to my Google drive. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVz-PBgaVCERnh2M2tjb0gzMm8/view?usp=sharing
I believe you can download it from there. If not contact me and I'll figure out what I need to do to make it downloadable.

Post your results please.
 
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OK, got the file a second time. It's an Android app not windows.
They sent a zip file which got sent to Spam then deleted by my security apps.
If, repeat if, I understood the Chinglish correctly this time this is an Android App called Aptx control.
I sideloaded it after submitting the file to Virus Total with 1 hit and 58 clean reports:
WhiteArmor Android-PUA.SN-Sure.36373246233837576144080650.[PUA] Possibly Unwanted Program.
and it looks like it communicates via Bluetooth with the Victorys and either loads or modifies the firmware
from Apt-x to Apt-x LL.
I don't have the Victories yet or I would have tried it out.
I uploaded it to my Google drive. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByVz-PBgaVCERnh2M2tjb0gzMm8/view?usp=sharing
I believe you can download it from there. If not contact me and I'll figure out what I need to do to make it downloadable.

Post your results please.

Can't access your google drive, but anyway if it's android apk, it's not Apt-x LL update, it's only to enable Apt-x on the phone.

Seems Bluedio webpage has changed (for the worst) so I can't get to the forum, and I got no reply to my email asking them for the Apt-x LL update :/

That zip that they sent you could be an update.
 
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The ZIP only had the APK inside it. I bought the Vs from the Bluedio Audio Equipment Store on Aliexpress.
This blurb ftom the Victorys on Walmart US seems say the LL CODEC is already in the HPs and the Android app only controls it.
PM me your email and I'll send it to you.
Can't upload a file here and Google Drive sharing is indecipherable to me.
Only 3 options but only for viewing. Nothing about allowing downloads.
Probably because it's an addon for the world's worst browser.

Victory will give you a HD listening experience.
Lossless aptx-LL transmission with low latency. Victory supports aptx-LL low latency encoding and decoding technology of audio compression.
32ms delay is better than 40ms of industry standard.
The aptx-LL profile can be controlled by specified App, and we will provide you with lossless decoding format such as AAC, SBC and Faststream to bring your high quality sound experience.
 
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The ZIP only had the APK inside it. I bought the Vs from the Bluedio Audio Equipment Store on Aliexpress.
This blurb ftom the Victorys on Walmart US seems say the LL CODEC is already in the HPs and the Android app only controls it.
PM me your email and I'll send it to you.
Can't upload a file here and Google Drive sharing is indecipherable to me.
Only 3 options but only for viewing. Nothing about allowing downloads.
Probably because it's an addon for the world's worst browser.

Victory will give you a HD listening experience.
Lossless aptx-LL transmission with low latency. Victory supports aptx-LL low latency encoding and decoding technology of audio compression.
32ms delay is better than 40ms of industry standard.
The aptx-LL profile can be controlled by specified App, and we will provide you with lossless decoding format such as AAC, SBC and Faststream to bring your high quality sound experience.

It's probably the same app as they have on their webpage Size: 2.44MB (h**p://wap.bluedio.com/wifi.html), useless and has nothing to do with the aptxll. It just enables phone to use aptx even if the manufacturer of the phone didn't pay licence fees to use apt-x, so ...

Yes they claim on the box, on their adds, on their page (not ll just about 32ms delay)... that these are aptxll headphones, but it's just a lie. They answered on their forum, that "engineers" decided to not include ll and they don't intend to.
 

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