AirPods and OSX audio quality - fixed

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by balzz, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. balzz macrumors regular

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    Sep 14, 2012
    #1
    So far I've been happy with the AirPods on my iOS devices but when I switched to my Mbp, I was horribly disappointed. Audio quality sounded like an AM radio. Searched here first but didn't find any posts on it. Fired up the google and came across a few articles and tried a couple of things. This worked for me:

    In terminal

    sudo killall coreaudiod
    defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" -int 90
    sudo killall coreaudiod

    I've tested this with the very large sample size of 1 so ymmv.
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Apr 3, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK.
    #2
    Yes I've noticed that the audio quality through my MacBook Pro is poor compared to my iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Pro. I really hope they fix this through a software update as it's annoying. I don't want to go through the malarchy you mentioned to fix it.
     
  3. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Aug 7, 2013
    #3
    Thanks for the help. I'm not sure what those terminal commands do, so I'll wait for more input.
     

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