Tinny 'Telephone-like' Bluetooth Audio

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by roadbloc, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    I have a Bluetooth speaker. And I also have a PowerBook G4 (pics below). For some strange reason, when pairing the two, audio works but sounds really tinny, lacking in bass as though I'm hearing it through some sort of 60's telephone. It's also mono. I'd really like to get it working properly, but I'm unsure how I can do this, or if it can even be done.

    I'm running OS X 10.4.11. iTunes 9.2.1.

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  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    I don't believe Tiger supports A2DP required for stereo high quality music. Only Leopard and higher support it.
     
  3. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    That is a shame. Thanks for letting me know anyway. :)
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    That's correct. You could try a bluetooth transmitter that plugs into the audio out on your Mac...make sure you get one that people say will pair with bluetooth speakers or in particular your specific speaker.
     
  5. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

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    To fully clarify - A2DP is the "high quality" Bluetooth audio, meant for streaming music or similar. What you are getting is the "headset" Bluetooth profile - it sounds tinny like a phone, because your computer is treating it as if it were a phone headset!
     

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