AirPods and OSX audio quality - fixed

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

  1. balzz macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    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 "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

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    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

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

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