Re: QC35 Bluetooth Stuttering/Drop-outs
I am not an appologist for Bose. I'm not an emplyee nor a fanboy. I too had severe stuttering that was greatly dissappointing. Every second or third day, I'd have to turn bluetooth off and then on again to fix the issue for a two or three days before the stuttering would occur again. It would happen with iTunes on my iMac. No issue until I'd play something from iTunes. As soon as I pressed play, the computer's CPU was so affected by the issue that it was all i could do to get the cursor onto the stop button in iTunes. As soon as I stopped iTunes the stuttering stopped. With an old USB mouse, I'd turn bluetooth off and back on and the stuttering was gone.
I reasoned that Bose and Apple are updating software on an on-going basis. Perhaps my up-to-date headphones superceded the Mac's OS and they were "missaligned" so to speak. I updated the Mac's OS to the latest version. Bingo! The issue appears to be gone. Three weeks have passed without shutting down the computer and no stuttering when I turn on the Q35s and listen to iTunes. Moreover, the range has increased noticablly. On rare occasion, I might get a dropout when I turn my head. That might happen once in a listening session. I've not had occasion to test with my portable devices.
I share the above not as a fanboy but as someone wanting to be fair. I share my experience with the hope that it might be useful to someone else. I appreciate the frustrating disappointment of a product that is failing to meet the promise of the brochure.