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In case anyone ends up here, like me, experiencing this problem on a more recent Mac OS (in my case Sierra): None of the other solutions here worked for me. Sierra doesn't give the option to connect in headset or headphones mode, and the bitpool setting made no difference. I finally figured it out: Going to sound preferences and manually changing the sound ...


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I had the EXACT same problem and fixed it from the above comment like this: You have to uncheck “Handsfree Telephony” from the “Services” setting on your Bluetooth device → “Control Panel” → “Hardware and Sound” → “Devices and Printers”.  Select your device and right-click, open “Properties”, then go to the “Services” tab and uncheck “Handsfree Telephony”. ...


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The internet is filled with conflicting information because a lot of it applies to different scenarios. General background: Firstly, there's a paired device and a connected device and then an actively communicating device. Your links above confuse these and no distinction, but there is a difference in functionality. A device can be paired, but not ...


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The "Stereo" device is technically known in Bluetooth jargon as "Advanced Audio Distribution Profile", or with an acronym A2DP. It is optimized for transferring 2-channel stereo sound with good quality in one direction only. The "Hands-free" device corresponds, respectively, to either the "Hands-Free Profile" (HFP) or "Headset Profile" (HSP). Both of them ...


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I think I have finally found a reliable answer for this. Win+A brings up the action center If you dont see "connect" you may need to click expand Click Connect and then you can force connect your Bluetooth device. For those that like shortcuts, Win+K from anywhere in Windows takes you directly to the "Connect" page and allows you to click your device and ...


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Bring up the start menu. Search for "Device Manager". Go to "View" and click "Show hidden devices" In Device Manager, expand Bluetooth. Right click on Bluetooth Generic Adapter and update the driver. Restart. Worked for me. :)


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I just ran into this issue, turns out I had two profiles, Hands Free and Stereo, I was using hands free, changed to stereo and this fixed the issue:


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The Bluetooth standard maximum data rate is at best 3Mbps or about 2.1 after protocol overheads take their cut. Wi-Fi on the other hand maxes anywhere from 54 to 1300+Mbps depending on whether you have "g", "n", or "ac" Wi-Fi and what enhancements the adaptors and router support. So no. Bluetooth is not faster than Wi-Fi. Not even vaguely close. ...


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This is challenging because of the necessary interoperation with WinRT, but it is possible in pure PowerShell: [CmdletBinding()] Param ( [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][ValidateSet('Off', 'On')][string]$BluetoothStatus ) If ((Get-Service bthserv).Status -eq 'Stopped') { Start-Service bthserv } Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Runtime.WindowsRuntime $...


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I've experimented with my own bluetooth headset and here's my results: the "Stereo" device is the main high-quality playback device of the headset, while the "hands-free" device is a lower quality monophonic playback device Attempting to capture audio from the bluetooth microphone (which is also labeled "hands-free") disables the main playback device, but ...


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In Windows 7, part of the Bluetooth stack was provided by 3rd party (such as Widcomm, Toshiba, etc) add-on software. Some of them did support battery level display for some type of devices (there are multiple way to report battery level). That's why some people say that it's supported by Windows, but it may not be the case for everyone. In Windows 10, ...


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First, go to Control Panel and open "Device Manager" (or just search for it from the Start Menu). From there, click the dropdown next to Bluetooth and locate the Bluetooth adapter for your device. (It will be the item that does not have "Enumerator" in its name.) In my case, it's "Bluetooth USB Module": Right-click this item and select "Properties". Then go ...


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Your headset needs to support aptX (https://www.aptx.com/products). This is a limitation of the bluetooth A2DP profile. Without aptX, it will not be able to receive hifi stereo sound one way while sending microphone audio the other way. And no, contrary to some information floating around in various forums you cannot make this work via playing with Windows ...


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This annoying behaviour is caused by limited Bluetooth bandwitch when using both mic+headset channels. It's quite well explained here: https://www.howtogeek.com/354321/why-bluetooth-headsets-are-terrible-on-windows-pcs/ Here's the salient part for your issue: Technically, when you’re just using the headphones as a sound output device, they’re using the A2DP ...


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Go to Device Manager > Bluetooth > Microsoft Bluetooth emulator (mine also had an LE enumerator) Go to action up top and click disable - mine was the LE one that had to be disabled. Ignore the warning and it will work. The sound now comes from my Bluetooth speaker.


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Bluetooth headphones always have additional latency because of encoding, transmission, buffering and decoding of the audio stream. The latencies I have seen have varied from 30 ms to nearly a second. Some video players are able to correct for latency, but not all. An additional problem is that while Bluetooth headphones are supposed to report their latency ...


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For those on the regular Windows 10 desktop without touch, you need to open the connect widget from the system tray notifications icon ... Click the existing device to reconnect to While this workflow is ok, ideally there should also be a reconnect button in the main control panel too.


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At random times when I connected my bluetooth headset (on Windows 7), the sound would get really bad. After extensive research on Google, I found out that this seems to be because the Bluetooth protocol as it is right now does not provide sufficient bandwidth for the headset to use the microphone and high quality audio at the same time. This could be ...


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I developed a wireless converter for wired USB keyboards since I never saw this convertor except Bluetooth adapters. I wanted to make a wireless converter for fast pairing. I created a converter using USB host MCU (pic24fj128gb106) and RF IC (nRF24L01). I built a USB dongle using RF IC, the built in MCU and USB controller (nRF24LU1P). You can check a ...


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You may have Audio Enhancements enabled. This causes a delay in the sound (in addition to the delay already present from Bluetooth headphones). To disable this feature: Right Click the speaker icon next to your clock calendar at the bottom right of your desktop Select Troubleshoot sound problems Select your audio device, it should be listed as Haylou-GT2_R ...


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TLDR; If you are running Windows 10 2004 or newer (which you should), download and run the excellent open-source program AudioPlaybackConnector and you're good to go. Official GIF: 2020-05-29: Microsoft is re-adding A2DP sink support to Windows 10 in version 2004. In the codebase of Windows 10 preview builds, references to Bluetooth’s A2DP Sink feature has ...


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As it turns out, yes, you can pair multiple "hosts" with a single device. Once the device has been connected to device A, connection attempts from device B will fail. In my case, I've set my Android phone to not automatically connect to the Bluetooth device. Whenever I want to use it, I disconnect it (not unpair) from my computer and then attempt a ...


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Try this solution found at forums.logitech.com It worked for me. The issue seems to be that the Logitech dongle is using HID mode and needs to be in HCI mode to work with headphones. I know this is an old thread, but I'm adding this in case anyone else is looking for a solution to this problem. When I first got my diNovo Edge, I found and tried the ...


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I found a solution that seems to work for me. 1.) Uninstall everything that is Bluetooth-related that is listed in Programs & Features. 2.) Uninstall all Bluetooth-related drivers listed in the Device Manager. 3.) Restart the computer. Bluetooth will be reinstalled, and you can reinstall the programs that you removed from Programs & Features. The ...


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I found an easy fix that worked for me - turn off windows 10 fast-startup and then turn off your computer then on again. steps: WinKey -> type to search "Power & sleep settings" "additional power settings" "choose what the power buttons do" "change settings that are currently unavailable" untick "Turn on fast startup" Save changes turn off computer then ...


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I'm using a similar bluetooth dongle, from the same brand (Orico BTA-403) and Windows 10. In my case I had to do this: 1. Turn on Bluetooth Windows Services Open windows services (run services.msc or search for "services" on windows search). Change the Bluetooth Handsfree Service and the Bluetooth Support Service to automatic (on properties) and start ...


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After much frustration, googling and facepalming without getting any wiser, the following "WTH-I'll-just-try-this" fix worked for me: go to bluetooth settings. your bluetooth headset should show "connected mucic, voice". now, go to control panel -> sound. on the "playback" tab, your headset should be shown as a hands-free part, and a headphones part. Now, ...


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Short: No Long: There are so called Profiles in Bluetooth, and only one can be active at a time. A2DP supports one-way HQ audio (unless hacks) HSP/HFP support two-way audio, but only with very poor quality (HFP 1.6 added mSBC, which is a 16kHz mono codec, before, it was even worse). (ref http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3399361/bluetooth-headsets-...


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Hey I had the same problem. I followed the steps on this forum and they worked great. by Anjela T. Click on Start to open the Start Menu. Right-click on Computer and select Properties. (You can also use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + Pause Break to open System.) From the System window that opens, find and click on Advanced system settings ...


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