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.