Bose 700 microphone on Ubuntu
Bose product name
Bose NC 700
What devices were you using that were affected and what version are they on (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S9 on Android 11, iPhone X on iOS14, etc.)
HP Omen 2020 laptop with Ubuntu 20.04
Detailed description of the issue and steps to reproduce
When I connect my headphones via Bluetooth on my laptop and connect to Zoom / Skype, in order to use the microphone I need to switch to HSP / HFP bluetooth profile. When I do that the quality of the audio drops, obviously people can hear me but the sound is lower in quality. When I want to listen to music and off from calls, I switch to A2DP and everything sounds awesome.
The same problem does not occur either on mobile or on Windows. So I have 2 questions:
- What does mobile phone or Windows do to make bidirectional bluetooth communication smoother, that is without switching to low quality audio? Or maybe it is still mono but they do something additional to suppress the low quality?
- Will purchasing Bose USB Link Bluetooth dongle help me? What does it do differently than the Bluetooth module on my laptop?
What environment do you experience the issue in? (e.g. noisy office, quiet kitchen, etc.)
When did you start to experience the issue? Did it work correctly previously?
Any troubleshooting steps you took