Poor Bluetooth Audio on 2013 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by megalaser, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. megalaser macrumors 6502

    megalaser

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    Hi, I just bought some Bose QC35 Wireless headphones, they connect fine to my IOS devices but when connected to the Mac Pro the audio is chopping and stuttering, cutting in and out . . . does anyone else have experience of this please and did you find a fix?

    The Mac Pro sees the headphone bluetooth, I connect to it and then select the headphones as the audio output device in system prefs . . . but then the horrible choppy broken audio . . . .
     
  2. Number Curtain macrumors newbie

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    Never select the Mic of those headphones as the MacOS sound input. I bought QC35's myself, two weeks ago. From my googling, it seems any access to it's mic, switches it's bluetooth codec over to one meant to take calls on a smart phone. Which turns the audio you hear on a computer into garbage. With no workarounds. Not even with Apple Bluetooth Explorer tweaks. So I just hold up an old mic up in front of me on the rare moments I need to speak. The amazing noise canceling silence is worth it though. There's allot to read about it in the Bose Reddit forum. https://www.reddit.com/r/bose/
     
  3. megalaser thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your reply, I haven't selected the QC35 mic as audio input, I removed and re-added the QC35's to the Mac Pro and it seems intermittent, they may run OK for a while then for no reason the audio in the headphones starts dropping out and stuttering (I am right next to the Mac) . . . .
     
  4. Number Curtain macrumors newbie

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    I had short bluetooth range stuttering too. Even just sitting at the computer. I solved it for me, by unplugging my
    IOGEAR GBU521 Bluetooth 4.0 dongle, from the front of my flashed Mac Pro early 2009. And and locating it next to the door to the hallway, on then end of a 6.5 foot male to female usb cable. That not only gave my QC35 headphones stutter free bluetooth range, as far as half the house now. But it also stopped my two Magic Mice from dropping connections once or twice per day. I disconnected the internal bluetooth card.
     
  5. megalaser thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks - do you have the 2013 Mac Pro?
     
  6. Number Curtain macrumors newbie

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  7. megalaser thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, different machine, my Bluetooth audio problem is with the 2013 Mac Pro . . .
     

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